Embrace your Share-pei look.
As the poung melt away, your skin may get a bit droopy. Just like the Shar-pei dogs with the many folds of sagginh skin, you too will be loveable, soft, and healthy. Your loose skin may tighten up in time, or you may choose to have it surgically helped along.
Yet, is it not better to have the saggin skin, proud scars of your battle, than to be sick? Would you rather trade that skin for diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer risks, breathlessness, and immobility? Resolve not to be distressed by loose skin. It is only on the outside. Inside you are healthier, happier, and still you. Acknowledge the sagging skin as a positive change, for it is an indicator that WLS is working for you. You are fulfilling your commitment to yourself.
Action for the day:
Make a list of the things you can do now, that you coud not do before you had weight loss surgery.
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I know that there are many things I can do now that I could not do before, more than I can even write down. I know that the loose skin is an acheivement, and a battle scar, but why did it have to be my arms??