**PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE BEFORE CLICKING THE LINKS IN THE ARTICLE**
This morning I was strolling around the internet and I stumbled upon this article. “What It’s Really Like to Lose 160 Pounds.” I thought there would be some in depth discussion about what a person go through as they lose the weight and how they feel, emotionally and physically before during after such a dramatic weight loss. What I didn’t expect was a 22 page slide show journaling her journey.
Now, before you click on the link I am going to warn you the images are graphic and contain nudity. To me I found them very tastefully done and exquisite, and heartbreakingly beautiful. No I am not artsy, fartsy. I don’t even pretend to understand art, but I do understand what is going through her head. No I haven’t lost my weight yet but I know what she is feeling.
I know that once I lose my weight that my journey still won’t be over that many people that go through this will have to have plastic surgery. I have prepared myself for that possibility. A full body lift is the most extreme of surgeries. A tummy tuck is not out of the question, leg and arm surgeries to remove excess skin.
I’m actually seriously considering breast reduction at this point already due to back pain and shoulder pain. This is a major decision and not one to be entered into lightly. This is a huge deal. I’ve always said I didn’t care about my breasts, cut them off I don’t care, but the truth is, I do care. Every woman cares about her breasts.
I do hope that you take a moment to look at the link I shared and view it with an open mind. This woman was more courageous than I could ever be in sharing her story.