I have been overweight all my life. I was an obese child, teenager and adult. My weight eventually put my life at risk when I had a major heamorrage during child birth. It was in that moment I realised something had to change. I had spent the last 34 years feeling so miserable and alone. A good friend of mine took me to slimming world in February 2016 that was the start of my life changing forever. In 14 months I lost 10.5 stone and became a whole new me. My little boy has finally got the mother he deserves who will live to see him grow. I also embraced exercise and recently achieved my dream of fulfilling the promise I made my dad the day he died. I ran a half marathon for my hero and I thought all my dreams had come true. However as much as I have tried to see the excess skin I have been left with as a reflection of my amazing achievements I am now finding it is really knocking my confidence and I now dream of being able to have surgery to complete the final part of my journey. Yes I have this new body but in some ways I despise that body. There has been nothing I have wanted more in my life than to be able to wear a bikini and feel ok. To be able to wear clothes without needing underwear to secure my excess skin. I guess people may read this and think it was my fault I was overweight and so I should pay for the removal of the skin and trust me I wish I could. I feel ashamed and embarrassed I’m having to ask for help with this but i need to swallow my pride for the sake of my mental health and say I need help here. So if you can help me take this final step then from the bottom of my heart I am so grateful. I can’t even begin to tell you what this would mean to me ... please consider helping me x
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Tavistock, South West England, United Kingdom