So, after dealing with some real-life issues in the past few weeks (including the loss of my dog), I've decided to get my weight down, once and for all.
I feel pretty good about the diet I have planned, and the exercises I plan on doing (probably lot of bike-riding until I get down enough I'm comfortable working-out in public), but honestly, my Number 1, single greatest fear is having "loose skin".
I'm 24 years-old, and I've been steadily putting on weight since I was about 15. I think I was about 20 when I hit the 250 mark, while I think I hit about 300 lbs last year, after my Grandfather passed away. From what I've been able to read online, it sounds as though your age and the length of time you've spent overweight has a lot to do with how quickly your skin will "snap-back". What worries me, though, is that 300 lbs is a LOT of weight, and I'm worried whether it even WILL snap-back.
Moreso than that, I'm hoping to be able to enlist in the Navy once this is all said and done, but if there's excess skin, would I even be ABLE to get cosmetic-surgery to take care of it? I thought I'd heard surgery, no matter what the reason is, would prevent you from being able to enlist, although I could definitely be wrong. Either way, if there's a way I can handle it naturally, during the weight-loss, I would much rather go that route!