Eventually, everyone gets to crunch time when we have to make big decisions. Then, we ask ourselves: Should we continue down the same path or change the route?
Kayla Hurley found herself at a crossroads at the moment she was 357 pounds and for this reason couldn’t even sit in a roller coaster. She decided to lose all her excess weight.
Two years later, she lost an amazing 193 pounds. She shared this incredible experience on Imgur.
Because “90% of people ask the same question,” Kayla decided to explain the thing in her post — the problem of loose skin.
How does it look?
Kayla put it this way:
“Here it is, it’s ugly but it’s the reality of massive weight-loss. Loose skin. I mainly have it around my abdomen but I also have it around my upper chest and arms. It causes back and skin problems. It changes the way I can exercise and alters my center of gravity. I have to dress around my body instead of dressing the way I would like, there are certain things I can and cannot wear. And certainly, yea. It really has an impact on my self confidence and how I see myself. My plan is to get it removed once I feel like I have toned and reduced it as much as I am able naturally!”
Kayla also explained the problems she encountered while dealing with everyday routines.
“Loose skin changes what should be a 15 minute shower into a 30 minute because it needs its own care and drying or else it causes infections and other problems. No amount of exercising will remove this, it may reduce in a year or so with more toning and weight training but it will never be completely gone without surgical intervention.”
She says she would do the same thing again, though the whole process of weight loss was extremely challenging. Now she’s saving the money for surgery in order to get rid of all the spare skin.
People supported her efforts and story with at least 1500 comments praising her.
Great work, Kayla!
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