Hi- I just read your post and wanted to let you know that you are not alone.
I am trying to lose a lot of weight again and hoping this time it will stick as a lifestyle change.
A few years ago I lost nearly 50 pds and have a small bone structure. When I got down to around 136. I looked in the mirror naked and nearly fainted. I could not believe the skin on my stomach and the way it looked! I said out loud "I should have just stayed fat!"
I went to a plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck consultation.
The surgeon told me that I had the "curse". Some women after having children and not being fit have this drooping saggy belly -called the "skirt"-that cannot be repaired unless you have surgery to remove the excess. He also went on to tell me that he could make my stomach as flat as I wanted with a scar of course and the total cost around 10,000. (Major Surgery with risks as well) I did not have this done because of the cost.
I know exactly how you feel because not everyone's skin has the same elasticity.
I think about it all the time. Now that I have gained the weight back plus some and now that I am committed to making my weight loss goals a lifestyle change-the surgery is still stuck in my mind because I know how it is going to look when all is said and done.
But this is true that I know that if I never have the surgery-I will feel better, have a lot more energy and will live longer! Right now I don't feel good in or out of clothes. I have to do this for health....and try as best as I can to let go of the rest.
I know this does not help much- I just wanted you to know that you are not alone.
Good luck to you