It's been about 2 months since I told myself I was done with my weight loss journey. I went from 340 lbs to 173 over the course of 4-5 years, which 125 of it was during 3 years. However, I have severe excess abdominal skin. I did most of the weight loss by doing a lot of walking, jogging and caloric control. The excess skin is just getting to me, though. I'm at my target weight, yet I'm not satisfied with my body.
I've talked with my doctor, and he said that there wasn't much I could do about it while I was losing weight and the only option right now is surgery. That just...makes me want to sit and cry. I look on some websites that say that it may be possible to fix it without surgery, but I'm getting torn on believing websites vs. having faith in my doctor. This can't just be it.
I'm 23, 173 lbs, no weight needed to be lost, and my abdominal area isn't as flat as people my age with just as healthy a body. I look like I weigh 20-40 lbs more than I actually am. Am I setting my expectations unrealistically or did I go horribly wrong in my weight loss?
It's just depressing that even though it wasn't my *personal* goal to lose this weight, I feel like I've worked so hard for such little results. Fine, I'm able to move around easier and my internal organs are healthy, but I'm NOT satisfied with my looks. Call me vain if you want.