The sixth part of the diary “Notes of a thin woman” is about the skin after a diet. Elena talks about how her skin has changed after losing weight and how she removed sagging skin.
IN THIS PART:
Causes of Concern: Loose Skin
For many, the condition of the skin after losing weight is of great concern. How frustratingly she sagged and what I did or plan to do with her. I told my husband and he replied:
“Knowing you, I’m guessing you’re about to start describing yourself as an emaciated Shar-Pei.”
In a word, he believes that in this sense I should not have cause for concern. But there are reasons. Alas.
My skin, which had been heavily oiled for about 15 years, was of course stretched. Cheeks, neck, arms, legs, back, stomach. As the weight came off over the course of the year, the skin began to adjust a bit.
If I were younger, then there would be less problems, because young skin is full of collagen, it is elastic and all that. But I was already 55, I had just entered menopause, so I expected horrors and nightmares. At first, I didn’t really notice the changes, but when I lost about half the weight, one day I reached out with my hand to the button on the night light to turn it off and saw the inner surface of the hand. O! O! Here it is, it’s here.
I started preparing for the worst:
- I began to think about crazy workouts, until someone told me that in order to stretch the skin, I need to fill with muscles the volume that was occupied by fat.
I didn’t want to think about that volume, no matter what it was filled with. I still remember all those cases when people give you a seat next to the driver, because it is not difficult for three people of normal size to fit in the back seat, and with you in the back two others will either be cramped or they will not fit.
That volume meant a return to these terrible clothing sizes, which are usually found separately in stores under a sign like “Big Women” or something more delicate. Lord, how much I used to go there sadly and joylessly, fiddling with these large clothes, sadly leafing through hangers and hangers, knowing that none of this would adorn me, I just had to buy it, because you can’t wear the same thing, it’s loses both color and shape.
So I immediately decided — the main thing for me is to remove these volumes, and I will fight with wrinkles and sagging to the best of my ability.
Tips: how to remove sagging skin
I even invented such a comforter for myself — Plisetskaya and Krachkovskaya. Both wonderful women. Almost the same age. One has more wrinkles, yes. In short, I chose the Plisetskaya version for myself.
It sounds crazy, I know where I am and where Plisetskaya is. But as a guide.
I immediately dismissed the Gurchenko option, I will never lie under the knife. Let me remind you: I was already approaching 56 and my thoughts on this matter differed from the possible thoughts of a young woman. After all, plus all this, my peers without excess weight were also covered with wrinkles, same age! so in their environment I was not unnecessarily wrinkled.
While a young, losing weight woman of the same age is still far from this problem. I don’t know how I would perceive wrinkles and sagging if I were 10–15-20 years younger. But I acted philosophically — there are wrinkles, I continue to lose weight, and there will be more of them.
Loose skin on arms and legs
I took up weights for hands: I moved them back and forth when I watched TV shows on my computer. Sometimes I forgot and started this business, then I caught myself and started again.
For leg tone walked a lot. Maybe I would start running, but then there was a problem with my knee. The doctor said that in connection with losing weight, I greatly increased the load and my knees, which had been carrying 15 extra 40–50 kg for so many years, simply could not stand it.
I will return to the issue of health and excess weight, probably in the sequel.
And about carrying extra pounds on myself, I’ll tell you this: about two years ago, my husband and I were going on vacation and I was packing my bags and, without waiting for my husband, I decided to weigh the suitcase myself, I, grunting, lifted it and brought it down on the scales, it was very heavy . Scales showed 25 kg. And then I froze, pierced by a terrible thought — I CARRIED TWO SUCH SUITCASES FOR 15 YEARS IN A ROW ON MYSELF! TWO. SUCH. SUITCASE.
Therefore, I no longer experienced the issue of sagging and worries about this. And I don’t feel. But I’m taking action.
Loose skin on the face
Face — creams, lots of creams, daughters gave me some kind of garbage — you smear the gel and carry some kind of joke the size of a bar of soap over your face in the right directions, there are two metal balls on it and they squeak when you need to stop. I don’t really believe in miracles, but they gave me and I use it.
I smear on the whole body Coconut oila lot and thick, but on the face so 10 times a day.
Loose skin on the abdomen
A sad place is the stomach. He looks deplorable. Wrinkled scoundrel. I don’t wear tights and never have. I die in it. But I buy myself rather strong underpants, I don’t know what else to call them, let them be strong. They are not a bikini, so far, they reach the navel line. Well hide the belly jeans and tight pants. Well, you probably won’t go to the beach in a two-piece swimsuit.
As we know, there are different types of shapes — apples, pears and something else. I was an apple. Apples have a stomach problem. Pears have such a problem much less often, therefore, I think if a pear loses weight, then its stomach will look much better than that of a thinner apple.
chest after weight loss
My main problem was not even the stomach. And not breasts (it was huge and bothered me worse, I don’t know what). By the way, she also did not really stick out with such a weight of 10 kilograms each. So the chest behaved predictably. I would not take a nude photo, but in a bra I am a beauty and a young woman.
BY THE WAYa bodice for a small (albeit drooping) chest is much easier to find than, God forgive me, for those my airships.
And grateful shoulders! Grateful for the fact that this wild burden was removed from them! And nothing bulges under the bodice line on the back, and above the line too. And do not correct the airships in their cups. In the morning I put my small breasts in cups and forgot about them.
thighs after weight loss
My main problem was the inner thighs. My thighs, thighs, were very thick.
I remember how terribly I rubbed them when walking, and what darkened skin was on them from these constant rubbing. Then I stopped wearing skirts and dresses, they didn’t suit me, they made me just a huge boulder, but most importantly, the trousers did not allow my legs to rub.
That’s where the skin sagged thoroughly. But not to the knee, of course, but, let’s say, I will never go to the beach in swimming trunks. I wrote and thought:
“Lord, you might think that before that I was right on the beach in swimming trunks, I was closing like a Bedouin in all sorts of pareos, or as they are called there. Well, now I go in short shorts, business something.
In a word, summing up — in my elderly opinion, wrinkles are a much lesser evil than a lot of excess weight. In terms of convenience, well-being, aesthetics. We have not yet raised the topic of health! And there is no end there.
Suffice it to say that according to the results of the study of my vessels, it turned out that my vessels are 10 years older than me. That is, they seem to belong to a woman SEVENTY years. Impressive, right?
I want to apologize if in some definitions I was harsh, indelicate, I really don’t want anyone to feel insulted or uncomfortable from my words.
I just want to point out: I WRITE EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT MYSELF AND ONLY ABOUT MYSELF. With someone, my feelings may coincide, with someone — no, this is normal.
CONTINUATION:“Food. How much in this sound … ”