veryone has a breaking point when they hit rock bottom and know that if they don’t change what they’re doing, they’re going to stay right down there at the bottom (not exactly the best place to be).
For Kayla Hurley, it was when she was kicked off of a roller coaster at 24 years old for being too heavy at 357 pounds. It was then and there that the only way to go was up, and to do that, she got her weight down.
After two years she managed to drop 193 pounds and shared her incredible weight loss story on Imgur.
Even though she lost the weight some time ago, she still gets questions about it, and “90% of people ask the same question,” so she decided to address it in a post — the loose skin.
What’s the loose skin like?
“Here it is, it’s ugly but it’s the reality of massive weight-loss. Loose skin. I mainly have it around my abdomen but I also have it around my upper chest and arms. It causes back and skin problems. It changes the way I can exercise and alters my center of gravity. I have to dress around my body instead of dressing the way I would like, there are certain things I can and cannot wear. And certainly, yea. It really has an impact on my self confidence and how I see myself. My plan is to get it removed once I feel like I have toned and reduced it as much as I am able naturally!”
She also talked about how having loose skin affects her daily routines like showering and general self-care.
“Loose skin changes what should be a 15 minute shower into a 30 minute because it needs its own care and drying or else it causes infections and other problems. No amount of exercising will remove this, it may reduce in a year or so with more toning and weight training but it will never be completely gone without surgical intervention.”
Despite those struggles, Kayla said it’s well worth it and is currently saving up for an operation to remove the excess skin while she tones up her body naturally.
There are more than 1,500 comments on her post, with people praising her for being so open and upfront about it and for all her hard work.
Keep it up, Kayla!