Hey, all of us who've been fat/are fat/were very fat prolly have issues with that body part. While fat, we hate the big ole ham arms. While slimming, we hate the emptying skin that crinkles and hangs. When at goal--I'm not there, but I've read enough blogs to know-- we hate the empty sac of skin and think about plastic surgery.
Yeah. I hate my upper arms. But I've been wearing sleeveless since last year. I figure if you don't like seeing my ugly upper arms, too bad for you. It gets too dang hot in Miami and I've gone too many years covering up and tolerating the raging hot-humidity. Last year, with hot flashes still occasionally striking, I said, "I NEED SLEEVELESS" and I let my freaky arms fly!
Here's a pic of my fatwings last May, and even after TWO YEARS of Pilates in this pic, there they are, with more muscle, but oodles of fat:
|May 31, 2010 --fatwings at 266 lbs|
Here are my fatwings today in my new purple Soffe tank:
|Fatwings at 198 lbs on May 23, 2011, after Pilates (excuse the dirty hair)|
I found my new workout wear to be great for Pilates. For an 8 buck tank, worked lovely. I like functional CHEAP. Snug, but not so snug as to impede Pilates moves. We did ALL sorts of new stuff today and trainer was woohooing my increased flexibility and ability to do stuff even harder and better with less abdominal fat. I felt pretty damn great doing the Cadillac stuff! I need to get another pair or two of these shorts. They were super comfy and stayed in place, and if I could find the tank with a V, even better. In some positions, the edge of the decolletage hit my lip. I need it a bit lower.
First, me in a purple top back in Nov of 2008 at nearly 280 lbs:
|Purple Top at 278 lbs...Nov 2008.."I gots HAMS for arms!"|
|Aspire 7 inch Bike Shorts ($17) and Soffe tank ($8) in XL; arms hanging naturally.|
|Nov 2009 at 268 lbs. I was pressing my arms close to body with effort.|
|Still lots of torso/back/arm fat to lose!|
|Belly is not as sticky-outie. This pleases me no end.|
|Older pic at 268 lbs. Compare.|
|Sweetest Hubby in the World and Pic-Taker, and He Pleases me No End!|
Yep. I ate more than planned cause that no-crouton Caesar Salad was soooo crazy good, but dang, that was a lot of dressing! I couldn't even guesstimate how much that dressing was...and I ain't happy with that. No bread, no dessert, lots of amazing decaf made in a Frieling French press right at our table. I ordered three, this was so good. About 6 cups of coffee. Yum. Hey, and fluids!
Anyway, the Princess is solidly back on plan TODAY! No dressing orgy. But here I am, bare arms in view:
Don't care if anyone thinks they're gross. I felt pretty and had fun and did lots of smooching of hubby between cafe sipping. Fitting MORE than comfortably in a booth. Lotsa room. Life is good!~~
Well, I had my post Pilates fluids while uploading all these pics and I can have my lunch salad and fruit.
I wish you a very happy Monday and may this be a great week of fatfighting. Encourage a fatfighter today!