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I am the 498th blogger this week to write about loose skin

Posted Dec 23 2009 12:00am
The other day I was wearing a bow tie, leather chaps and shiny dress shoes. I was coming up with some erotic dance moves to "Rico Suave" by Gerardo in anticipation for my Chippendale audition.

All of the sudden I looked down at my loose skin and realized my dream could never be.

DAMN YOU LOOSE SKIN!!!!!! I had such strong moves.

I have seen a lot of bloggers recently write about loose skin.

I get asked about loose skin all the time. I get at least five emails a week about loose skin.

In all fairness, I am the wrong person to ask. From not realizing I had a penis for six years to having loose skin is a pretty darn good trade off.

From working out a lot, I will admit that my skin did get a little tighter. Sure, I still have skin in my stomach and thigh area, but it is not truly that bad.

Most people I meet now do not believe that I lost over 200 pounds in a year. I do not look like I was ever 420 pounds.

My wife said I act different now.
Maybe a little more confident?
Maybe a little more determined?

I remember seeing people who lost a lot of weight with skin everywhere, hanging off of their arms and stomach. It scared me as well.

My doctor told me when I maintained my weight, if I kept working out, my skin would get tighter. He was right. I mean, I still have some, but not so much for someone who lost 220 pounds.

People do not want to hear "Having loose skin is better than being overweight!" In fact, I do not blame them. That is not a great answer.

Yet, it might be the only one I know. I love reading about Sarah, who has maintained her huge weight loss for so long and then made the decision to have surgery to remove excess skin. She did not make a snap decision. She made one that will make her confident for the rest of her life. It is not easy, but worth it.

For me, I will deal with the skin. I mean, I am still 5 foot 6 and bald. It is not like I will become Cary Grant if I did not have the skin. As long as I can touch my toes, pick up my son and hug my wife I am happy.

I wish I knew what to tell you. I really do not know the answer for loose skin. Once you lose weight, you will have to make that decision.

Maybe you will work out?
Maybe you will get surgery?
Maybe you will live with it?

There is no right or wrong answer......

Well, maybe gaining weight to make your skin tighter. That might be a wrong answer.
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