We get tons and tons and tons of posts about people worrying about loose skin. People wondering what they will look like after, etc. I know I did.
So, I have this hair-brained idea. How about we show our loose skin or find an image that looks similar to our bodies to give an idea to newbies and others about what they might look like at after loosing 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200 pounds. (There are tons of plastic surgery before and after photos to search for body doubles if you don't want to take a picture of your body).
Now... I know some people might not want to have images of themselves associated with photos, so we can do this mostly anonymously. I would know, but that's it. I would be willing to take PMs of people's photos and then post them on your behalf.
I would need info like this:
How much have you lost?
How old were you when you lost the weight?
How long were you at your high weight?
Are you still losing weight?
How long did it take you to lose the weight?
Did you have weight loss surgery?
Do you have pregnancy stretch marks?
Do you have weight gain stretch marks?
If you are in maintenance, how long have you been maintaining?
Then, your posting would look like this:
Lost: 100 pounds
Age at weight loss: 35
Number of years at high weight: 15
Weight loss surgery? No
Pregnancy stretch marks? No
Fat gain stretch marks? Yes
Still losing weight: No, in maintenance
How long did it take you to lose the weight: 3 years, but in starts and stops
Months/Years maintaining: 2 years
No one would know who it was. I could even be cryptic, so like if you lost 103 pounds, I would just say 100 so that people couldn't piece it together in other ways on the forum of finding your signature and seeing 103 and figuring out that a photo is yours. Same with age. Say you were 34, I would say 35, etc. (if you wish).
In progress photos are also great - we can get some before, during, at end of weight loss and after maintaining awhile (like 6 months or a year or so), so that people can see the rate of skin shrinkage.
Or, of course, you could just take photos of yourself and or find a body double and post those photos on your own, non-anonymously.
If any photos were sent with head shots, I would blur the faces. If any photos were sent with crotch shots or boob shots, I would crop those out/blur them so that we don't get into porno territory.
What do you think gals and guys?
And the more people who participate, the more we can see that we are all different and our bodies react/respond to weight loss differently too.