It’s hot AF right now. I guess in this situation I wear as little as possible, but honestly, I’ve determined that I’m going to be hot no matter what I wear, so I’m wearing whatever I feel like. Except shorts. I don’t wear shorts.
I wore shorts when I was much younger. Maybe this was the last time? Who can guess the year? LOL Notice the mullet please 🙂
I probably stopped wearing shorts when I started gaining weight. I always had a hard time accepting my body and all it’s fluffiness, especially from the waist down; I always felt SO DIFFERENT from everyone else around me. Now, I prefer to wear dresses/skirts – I just find them more comfortable and cooler in the heat – but I wonder if it’s because I conditioned myself to be so negative about my legs? Or if it is simply because I prefer dresses?
It doesn’t matter really, because I’m not going to wear shorts at this point in my life anyway. I am NOT comfortable in them (I’ve tried). And I know why: I have quite a bit of extra skin on my inner thighs. And stretch marks. Oh…the stretch marks.
My legs/hips/butt have always been where I carry my weight and at my heaviest I was about 200 pounds. Now that I’m down to 130 or so, the extra skin doesn’t have anywhere to go. I’ve lost weight slowly, and my legs are very muscular, but after being overweight for most of my life and now being over 40 I’m not sure I can “loose” the skin.
My arms are pretty “swingy” as well. The tops of my arms and shoulders are quite muscular, surprisingly so actually, but I have the hereditary flappy triceps as well, and they’re REALLY not going anywhere, as hard as I try. And now that I’m getting older they’re more “wrinkly” than they used to be.
I don’t know. I’ve started to become a little more self-conscious of this lately, especially leading up to our beach vacation, but I’m not letting it stop me from wearing sleeveless tops or my bikini. I still draw the line at shorts though. I don’t like to LOOK at the hanging skin and I certainly don’t want anyone else to see it…
I know I don’t want to do liposuction or any sort of invasive procedure to get rid of the extra skin. I’m trying to keep it moisturized as much as possible with almond oil, and I use the foam roller every day or so, but that’s all I can think of to do about it.
Anyone else dealing with this? What do you do about it, if anything?
Ultimately, I’m deciding to not GAF, but I’m also not going to wear what I’m uncomfortable in…