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Old 05-08-2012, 09:59 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Rubystars View Post
I don't know what exercise to even try to do to be honest. I have a physical job. I walk, climb ladders, and lift somewhat heavy objects all the time. Both my arms and legs are tired after I get home from work so I know I'm working both my upper and lower body.

There might be some specific exercises for these things but I'm really afraid I'm going to end up eventually needing full body contouring to look normal but then if I do that, I'll have scars and I don't know if I could even afford anything like that. I've heard it can cost $25,000, which I don't think I would be able to afford.

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm glad if I'd inspired anyone else at all but I'm not feeling particularly inspired myself at the moment.
Hi Ruby,

I lost from 318 to 158 and am 5'10. I was 32-33 at the time. Everyone is different. But my skin did NOT bounce back. I did have 25k in plastic surgery. It is a personal decision. However, when I met my husband I had not had surgery yet. And he is fit and athletic and fell in love with me for me. I am not going to be modest here...with clothing on I was very striking, and naked I was very insecure about my body. But I was honest with him before we were intimate and he made me feel great about myself. I had the surgery for myself and for my clothing to fit better. It isn't any easy or cheep solution, but don't think you won't find love. Find your confidence and go for it. I still have lose skin on my arms and I just have learned to deal with it. I let myself get that heavy and I refuse to no wear tanks and sundresses. I live in TX and is HOT and we are on the lake a LOT. Most of our friends we boat with have "perfect" figures, and you know...I have accepted I don't/won't and they see me for me...not my figure. As for scarring..if you find the right surgeon it fades and is barely noticeable after a year or two...and I had a tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation. So keep the faith and get is worth some saggy skin...I'd rather be a saggy size 6 than a full size 26W anyday of the week!

Take Care,
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