What To Expect After Weight Loss ?
Massive weight loss can reverse disease and save lives, but it does come with some costs.
Sagging Skin, Hair Loss, etc..
Eight months ago, I started my weight loss journey..
You wouldn't think that loosing weight could cause problems... But in some instances, it can. The url posted above is for people with 'massive' weight loss, but even those of us who lost 30 pounds or more, or are still loosing it, there comes a time when you are in the 'maintenance' mode.. and you wonder what to expect NOW ?
I started my weight loss journey in Oct, 2008. I lost 30 pounds in about 4 months doing low-carb. I exercised a LOT. I now weigh about 132 pounds and I'm very comfortable with that. My blood pressure was normal, when I went to the doctor for my check up the other day. Things are looking good, or they would SEEM.
I started with the hair loss about 2 months ago. I'm on Biotin and daily multi vitamins. My hair is growing more, yet still falling out although not as much. I'd say for this southern gal, the 'thinning' is more appropriate. I'm so used to my thick mane, that having thin hair, well, just made my appearance different.
The sagging skin, and loss of muscle tone.. well, my skin around my face pretty much does not sag any more, but I've definitely loss muscle tone in my legs. Some say they are 'bird legs' , but hey they are MINE. My legs were never fat to begin with, never had cellulite. I'd say for 47 years old my legs look pretty good.
But is is all about appearances ? Not really. My weight loss was for health reasons. My doctor said at 5'4' and 165 pounds, that this vertically challenged gal was pre-hypertensive.. and I needed to do something about it -- quickly ! She wrote me a note that suggested I join a gym, and 'Use it REGULARLY'. So I did. 8 months later, Here I am 132 pounds, and loving it.
A lot of us in the low carb community know how to loose the weight, but just what are we doing to keep it OFF ?? I am still exercising, but have upped the carbs a couple of days a week. I'm proud of the fact that I've kept the weight off for 5 months now.
- New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
- This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!