Being brave - pics of my batwing arms and tummy...and some before and afters
I am still 22 lbs from goal (though I'd like to lose about 30 more lbs). I tried to get a few angles...
Holding my arm loose
Making a muscle...grrrr
reaching for my water bottle
Otherwise, my arms look pretty normal
My belly isn't too bad with undies on...keep in mind I also had a 8 1/2 lb and a 10 lb baby. I could use a tummy tuck but I'm not stressing over it. My skin has a bad reaction to surgical tape so I have a lot of little scars all over from my skin scabbing over where the tape was.
Yes, I still have cellulite
A few before and afters for those researching weight loss surgery. It's SO worth it!!
Me and my cute husband many years ago
Me and my cute husband yesterday
They really bother me but I self-paid for the VSG and have no money for plastics. I'm hoping that insurance will cover a breast lift/reduction but I won't know until I make goal (for insurance to pay, they have to remove a minimum weight of tissue from the breasts). I'll just have to live with the arms and stomach. Ah well.
Btw...I talked to my daughter's high intensity trainer (my daughter plays HS volleyball on the way to playing in college and is at 18%BF---ugh! so was her moma at 16 yrs old) and he told me that regarding all the studies he has read regarding skin and it's elasticity...even though some is genes and age...the best thing for skin is water, 'high quality protein, good nutrition and of course weight training. He told me it might take up to 1 year AFTER I am at goal and consistant weight training to see where my skin on my belly and arms/legs/breasts will really end up at...so be patient with yourself. You are much younger than I am...so I bet with a little time you will be where you want to be---but heck, you look great!
Your hubby is so cute!
Highest Weight: 380 Consult Weight: 357 Surgery Weight: 309
Goal Weight: 220 (9/29/10) Revised Goal Range 215-220 Current Weight: 224
Plastics: Circumferential Lower Body Lift - 11/18/2011
Gynecomastia - 6/14/2012
***Getting to Goal Challenge: -13.9/22.7 July 29th surgiversary**