2.06.2007

#49 - Stretch marks

I'll be the first to admit that stretch marks are not only the bane of fat people, but of all. Unfortunately, most of us suffer from these little dermatological horrors. We all know where stretch marks come from, the name gives it away. Your skin gets stretched beyond its limits, the collagen production is disrupted, and a scar forms. How sad. Many average Jills and Joes get stretch marks too. I think most people hear about pregnant women getting them, but even bodybuilding and puberty can cause them, anything that stretches the skin too much too fast. But I think its the stretch marks of the heavy-set that are so greatly reviled. I mean really, us fat people brought them on ourselves, right? We ate too much too fast, gained too much weight too fast, and pushed our poor bodies to the limit.

I just hate having stretch marks. I think my stretch marks made their first appearance in my teens. Oh the joys of being a self-conscious chubby teenager with stretch marks. First it started out with a few stretch marks on my belly, eventually I got a couple on my bum and my hips, over the years a few showed up on my thighs and my breasts and some more on my belly, and now they've invaded my upper arms. I'm beginning to look like some kind of road map made from skin and scars. Yuck! It kind of freaks me out to think what I'll look like when I lose all my excess weight (remember, I have another 120 pounds to lose) . I know with time, the stretch marks will fade. But still, I'll probably go through some period of looking like the elephant man or something. I can't wait though. It's true, I'd rather look like a wrinkled bag of skin than to be fat. Wouldn't you? Besides, with modern technology, one can tighten up, cinch up, sculpt and mold the body with plastic surgery. I've even heard of some fellow weight losers who actually start saving accounts for the express purpose of having tummy tucks and such once they have lost the weight. Maybe a bit too extreme for my taste. I think I'll just wait and see how wrinkled I end up. Who knows, maybe I'll be one of those lucky ones with amazing skin plasticity, that will firm up with each pound lost. One can only hope!

7 comments:

Karen said...

Oh yes, stretch marks-- I hate 'em too!

christie said...

I keep hoping that same thing, that I'll be one of the lucky ones with amazing skin elasticity. LOL. If not, I may need one of those bank accounts!

Christie
http://letsseewhathappens1.blogspot.com

Kat E said...

I got stretch marks just from going through puberty! (hips & boobs)

honib1 said...

Stretch marks Suck.. but instead of seeing the worst see the best.. you are losing weight your body is changing.. and that is so good.. Stretch marks are the badge of age and though they are not attractive.. Its okay... all that matters are the changes you are making.. try a little Palmers oil or one of their lotions.. sometimes they can help...
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I lost over 100 pounds in the last year I am 22 I have learned to remove stretch marks you exfoliate twice a week with scrub brush with smooth round wooden pegs then mix aloe and apricot and scrub the rest of week twice a day you put a mix of aloe and collagen. This is slow poor people way if you want
5X quicker results use trilastin in the process WITH exfoliation. If you do this long enough you will COMPLETELY REMOVE YOUR MARKS the exfoliation is the true key it is copying manually the same principle that laser surgery works on removing layers of skin so it can heal new just much slower than laser. Also do not get surgery to make skin tighten unless you are an EXTREME case or older than 30the skin will tighten back all the way on its own be patient it took 6 months after losing weight for my skin to tighten so all together for 100 pounds it took me 1 1/2 years to tighten back it is a game of time surgery will leave scars that you dont wont be patient and keep working and you will be amazed at what is possible never accept the answer it cant be fixed that is only said by people who have not found an answer, answer is out there you just havent found it. Or maybe you just did =).

Anonymous said...

For those reading this blog 3+ years late (like I am), take a good multi Vitimin whilst your on your eating plan, and make sure it has a good dosage of Zinc in it. Zinc, and also Vit A are great aids when it comes to improving skin elasticity. Also ensure to moisturise everyday with something like Palmers Cocoa Butter, or a Vitimin E based cream/oil.

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