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Friday, July 09, 2010

In my whole life, I've lost about 85 pounds. I was 275 pounds at age 17. I'll admit that I'm a tall, broad girl by nature (my goal weight is 160), but that was still an extra 115 pounds I was carrying around at a very early age.

I've lost 21 pounds since starting on SP, and I'm extremely happy with it. But I find myself doubting a lot lately. See, I have a problem. I don't have stretchy skin at all. I developed a bunch of stretch marks just from growing up (you don't get stretch marks on your shoulders from being heavy), so when I gained all of that weight, well...

Basically, I have stretch marks everywhere on my body. They're the worst on my stomach and chest, though. They weren't so bad when my body was more filled out, but now that I'm losing weight all over, I'm getting really... saggy.

It kills me, because I look at hubby, and he's so lean and fit and his body is just beautiful, and mine is sagging and floppy and gross. I don't think I even have any options to fix the problem, except plastic surgery of some sort. Ugh.
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    Yes, looking at the outside of your body is so normal and not liking it is also normal. But, what I have been really focusing on is how I feel. For example...

    It is really hot in Vermont. Has been for the last week. 90 degrees plus. We never use the AC, and the unit is old and heavy and stored in the basement. I am thinking the last time we used it was three years ago. Well, I was so uncomfortable from the heat, and my hubby was at work. I lifted that AC unit and carried it up two flights of stairs and installed it myself. Never in a million years did I think I would be able to do something like that and live to tell it. Now I have a nice cool bedroom, plus a huge sense of accomplishment. I am not looking at my stretched out belly from weight gain, and bearing 3 children. I am thinking that the AC unit that must weigh over 50 pounds. I am healthy and strong and what a good feeling that is!!!

    Stay positive!

    Lisa


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    s. I decided to blog about this so I am going to copy and paste because I thought it was something positive to blog about. Hope you don't mind! emoticon
    3762 days ago
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