Because I started so heavy (I was almost 350 when I started), I have SKIN....boy do I! I went to have a consult with a plastic surgeon, because no matter how hard I was working, this "arm flab" and "stomach rolls" were not going anywhere (and I seriously work hard...I am in the gym 6 days a week, and on the 7th day, I'm running).
He was AMAZED with the amount of skin I have. I am really thin-looking, outwardly, but I have "pushing 20 lbs" of skin on me, that is NOT going anywhere. I have at least 15 on my belly alone! It is going to cost me $17,550 to have an extended abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck"), brachioplasty ("arm lift") and a mastopexy ("breast lift"...I'm wearing a DD cup, but barely have a C cup's worth of actual breast tissue). Needless to say, surgery is NOT going to happen. I can't get financed.
So right now, I weigh 200 lbs. Subtract 20 lbs of skin, and I'm at 180 lbs, which is 4 lbs under 184, which is my top weight for Weight Watchers (at 6 feet tall).
I really want to make my weight loss an even 150 lbs lost, since I've lost 146.2 lbs. I've been trying for a few weeks to get down about 4 or so lbs (the lowest I've weighed is 198.8). My surgeon told me that I have "MAYBE" 5 lbs that I can lose.
With that being said, I think I'm going to get my doctor's note and goal out in the next couple of weeks. I would like to get back down to 198.8 lbs (this was period week, so I gained 1.2 this week) and make goal. That would give me the 2 lb fluctuation that I could have to get to 150 lbs lost.
The best part of all of this is that I'm HEALTHY. I have been off of all of my blood pressure meds for months now (I was on 4 at 22 years old). I am still working on my mind being 100% healthy, but that's a work in progress!
I started WW on April 13, 2011. The second pics were taken last week or so.
From a tight 26/28W to a size 8.
Oh hai, neck, nice to meet you!
Yep, I did this ALL with WW. I'm crazy excited! Now on to keeping my mind right and maintaining (which I'm obviously good at since my weight has not changed by over 2 lbs in weeks!)
It can be done. I'm living proof, yall!