I’ve been participating in the 100+ lbs to lose board on weightwatchers.com for years. One thing that I learned from that being there is loose skin in is a fact of life.
In fact, I never even thought to worry about loose skin before someone brought it up.
I’ve been obese for a long time. The chances of my skin tightening up when I get to a healthy weight are slim to none. I don’t want to have skin removal surgery unless it becomes medically necessary.
I think that this article and image is really good for people to see. This woman should be proud of her body!!!
I’m not a fan of shows like biggest loser because I think that the show gives unrealistic expectations of weight loss. I also think that only showing perfect body bikini pictures or pictures of people with their shirt on gives an unrealistic expectation as well.
Asking that woman to put her shirt on is just hiding the fact that you might have loose skin when you are at a healthy weight.
I don’t know if I would ever feel comfortable wearing a bikini like this woman, but I applaud those who do. If I can get my thigh fat/skin jiggle out there, why not my belly as well?
From the posts I’ve seen on the weight watchers board, I think that more people need to see pictures like this to know that this is still beautiful! Loose skin is not something to be afraid or ashamed of!
I can only aspire to have 1/2 the confidence of this woman when I reach my goal weight.