I can only imagine that because my skin has been stretched over this larger frame for so long, losing the fat underneath will result in some sagginess. And I'm okay with that. I mean really, being a size 10 with some saggy skin will be much more desirable for me than being a fully filled out size 24!
But what I'm wondering is...is there anything I should be doing now that can help my skin 'spring back' a bit more than doing nothing? Anyone heard of anything? Not some "miracle cream" that costs a fortune, but solid, practical advice?
I'm hoping my age (still kinda youngish? at least I like to think so...ha!) and my genetics (my mom will turn 60 next month, but could easily pass for 49!) will help me in this department...but just wondering if any of you all had any advice for someone who is expecting to lose some major weight this year? I think I'll be hardest hit in my upper arms and my belly...and I'd love to show both off someday without significant saggy skin!
In other news...I took the dog for a walk this morning, despite the single digits! The wind wasn't blowing, so that helped...though by the end of the walk I was wishing for a knit face mask to wear (even though those are scary-lookin'). Another strange thing happened during my walk...I got this urge a couple of times to start jogging! Um...I'm not exactly a runner. I mean, I used to be...after college I was in better shape and ran 2-3 miles a day for a while there. I even ran a 10K a few years ago. But it has been quite some time before I've done any jogging/running. I'm talking years. Once I'm in shape enough to have the stamina to run for more than a block, then running begins to become fun for me. But I'll never be a marathoner I'm sure. I know...never say never, right? Well, I didn't break into the jog today when I got the urge...not sure why...but I may just start to mix it up a bit on my walks. Goodness knows I could use it and so could the pooch.
Yesterday was a rougher day for me temptation-wise. I didn't give into eating poorly or eating things I know I shouldn't, but I was tempted hard-core. First time I've felt that level of temptation since I started this deal 3 weeks ago. Don't know what was different about yesterday. I think maybe it was because I was feeling a bit run down and not the best and just wanted to snuggle up in the recliner all day and eat easy comfort food. BUT I didn't! I worked out (only once instead of twice) and ate healthy stuff (though I did fall on the 'snacky' side of things and could have ate less...but it was all healthier fare!). I know the temptations will come and go - sometimes easy to handle and other times a challenge - but I'm not scared of them!
Thanks for your encouragement everybody...I've loved meeting new friends and connecting with old through this forum...your comments are like food for my soul...keep 'em coming!