Let me just start by saying this week’s weigh in made me *much* happier than last week’s. I am inching closer to my birthday goal, which I may still not make (by the way). I do not think I have mentioned this (although I may have and forgot), but my birthday goal weight of 225 is actually the lowest I have ever weighed as an adult. So, going below that number should be quite exhilarating…and I cannot wait.
On to this morning…I weighed in at 244.4, which is a 2.6 pound loss from last week. That brings my grand total to 70.6 pounds in 27 weeks. Insanity, really. I am actually speechless to think that more than *seventy* pounds used to be attached to my body. I just simply cannot wrap my head around it. Cannot.
I have started to wonder about excess skin this week, though. For those of you out there who have lost a significant amount of weight…was this a problem for you? Did you take any preventative measures to help reduce your risk of excess skin (such as creams or special exercises to tone/tighten)? Anyone have any idea how in the world I will be able to tell if I have “excess” skin? I mean, I am “squishy” right now…in my abdomen…but that does not constitute “excess” skin, does it?