Do whatever it takes to feel good in -- and about -- your skin. For some of us, that means repeating positive affirmations. For others, it means having skin removal surgery. No matter your approach, it’s all good so long as you’re making informed, caring choices that enable you to be healthy physically AND mentally.
Take time to slow down and relax. The period after weight loss can be a busy time full of new challenges, especially if you’re getting more active. Don’t forget to slow things down and enjoy some low-key sensuality, like massage, gentle yoga, or more of No. 5.
Remember that your body tells a story -- YOUR story. Your skin and your scars are a record of your past, and your past is what makes your story powerful and inspirational. Listen to your body. Learn from it. Take care of it. Treat it well and you’ll have the power and the energy to write yourself a kickass future.
My classmate and I are all grown up, and we still run into each other occasionally. When we happen to cross paths, I’m always walking tall, smiling, and feeling good about my body. I don’t give a shit if she notices my batwings. My body is my story, and the longer I treat my body well, the better the story gets.