I have a few questions...
Do you ever get past the point of looking in the mirror and seeing what you have yet to do instead of seeing what you have accomplished? It is so hard some days to know that I have lost almost 35 lbs and most people don't even realize it (or acknowledge it if they do). I am still a fat person. I still look in the mirror and it's hard to pick out improvements some days. Others I am all about how I am beginning to have a jawline and I have collar bones and my fingers reach around my wrist now. But days like today I just see my double chin and two rolls of belly.
It also makes it very hard to pick out what to wear for work on the days you feel so fat too.
Are there any exercises that will help with the belly weight loss? My legs, arms & shoulders are actually coming along nicely when I can give myself that credit. And I have to admit the belly is going away too. But I was just wondering if there is a way to speed up the belly loss? My son, who is 14 and very fit, told me to do crunches so I have been doing them (50/day for now) and I do feel stronger muscles in my stomach but am not sure if they are helping the fat to go away too or just strengthening what I already have.
I watched this week's extreme makeover weight loss and am now even more scared about the amount of skin that I will have left when I am done losing. Is there anything that can be done to tighten the skin as we go along? I do know that I am in no way ever going to lose 200lbs in a year as he did. And I do think that losing over a period of time allows the body to adjust along the way but also think that there is only so much adjusting the body can do. If I get to the healthy range for my height I will have lost around 155-160lbs. Now at 35lbs my breasts have already become fairly deflated and while my belly is getting smaller it also seems looser. So when is it that you decide that you are actually going to need surgery to take away what is left over and that you need a boob job because your nipples are to your belly button? LOL
Sorry for all the questions in one post but I know you guys will offer advice whenever you can. Thanks!