While reading some other weight loss blogs today, my fiancee came across a lady who lost a ton of weight. This individual used to weigh in the high 300's. She managed to lose so much weight that she got down to around 180 lbs. What an amazing accomplishment!! In her blog, she mentions the misconception many people have about loose skin. She did some research and the following information is what she discovered. Many people think that the skin around the stomach area is like a balloon. Once the air (fat) is let out the balloon (skin) it becomes all shriveled and there is no way to fix it. As a matter of fact, the human skin does exactly the opposite but in the same token, it does take time and determination to help your skin return to is natural form. If you pinch the skin on the back of your hand you can see how thin, the human skin really is. She goes on to say how the human skin is a living organism that stretches to cover the changes (fat mass accumulation) in the human body. As the fat mass is lost, the human skin shrinks to cover it just the same but you have to make sure that you are losing the weight at a nice healthy pace. However, individuals who go on these crash diets, tend to lose a ton of weight really quickly, leaving no time for their skin to adjust accordingly. This is why some people look like they have loose skin. Well, I am happy to tell you that I can avoid the whole loose skin saga by continuing to lose my fat at a nice healthy pace. I love finding great tips to help me get to my goals.
If anyone else has any information to add about the scary possibility of ending up with loose skin, please comment or email it to me - firstname.lastname@example.org.
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 39 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)
Breakfast - 3 egg whites on 2 slices of Weight Watchers whole wheat bread with a slice of Weight Watchers american cheese = Points 3
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 2 rice cakes, 1 Weight Watchers brownie, 1 Weight Watchers carrot cake, and 1 large pear = Points 7
Early Afternoon - 2 Boca veggie burgers on 2 slices of Weight Watchers whole wheat bread with 2 slices of Weight Watchers american cheese and a side of baked potato chips = Points 9
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of pork chops with a side of apples in brown sugar (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 6
Dinner - 1 1/2 servings of Two Cheese Vegetable Lasagna (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 9
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 35 points (4 points under my daily limit)
Today I ran for 30 mins on the elliptical and I did my core body routine: Side Dumbbell Crunches (3 sets x 20 reps with 25lbs), Medicine Ball Sit Ups with Leg Lifts (2 sets x 15 reps with a 4 lb ball), and Planks (1 rep x 30 secs). Tomorrow I will be executing my back and triceps routines.
Day #59 - Weigh-In = 266.2 lbs
|Day #59 Weigh-In|
|Day #59 Front Shot|