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5 hours ago, Arabesque said:

This is a really great place to start. Start making small changes which are much easier to adopt & adapt to. And yes the head work is incredibly important & it is also the hardest thing so starting now is a good idea too.

If you do decide to go down the skin removal path, waiting until you’ve stabilised your weight for a few months is a good idea. I haven’t gone that route as I don’t have a lot of loose skin - two finger pinches so not worth the surgery. It doesn’t limit me in any way & like @catwoman7 I can hide it easily under clothes. I even wear body con clothes without shape wear. I was fortunate as I hadn’t carried my highest weight for long & didn’t have as much to lose comparatively. I certainly had my age against me but maybe good genes helped too 😉.

Yeah exactly what I was thinking! I think binge eating and snacking is one of my biggest downfalls, so I want to tackle that head-on. I am 3 days down without eating crisps and masses of chocolate and sweets!

I'll definitely let it stabalise - I imagine although I am 27, I will definitely have loose skin. I have always been a bigger girl. Been at my heaviest weight for a year or two now I think, but I have always had a belly so that's gonna be the area for me!

I will say though, with all the moisturising I have been doing, especially on my tummy, it has made me not hate it as much, but just to kind of accept it as part of me. I usually don't look at myself in the mirror, I won't even touch my tummy, so to have to be gentle and care for it in a way has been a bit cathartic. So, if anything, that is helping haha.

That is amazing you have been so fortunate with your loose skin, I am so happy for you! :)

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On 1/16/2024 at 1:13 PM, Bypass2Freedom said:

I think my package will come with 2 years support too! Just out of curiosity (if you don't mind sharing), who did you go with?

I'll have to ask my GP if I can sort those things out then - I am pretty sure I have a B12 deficiency anyway! Thank you for sharing your advice :)

I chose a Spire hospital. Its very local. I was so glad they took me on. Its been a life changer

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16 hours ago, summerseeker said:

I chose a Spire hospital. Its very local. I was so glad they took me on. Its been a life changer

Ahh I am going with a Spire hospital too! Simon Monkhouse is doing mine :)

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