Imgur user Hurleyyy831 decided to share her weight loss story on the website after people started asking her whether she suffered from loose skin.
She lost 193lbs (more than 13 stone) over the span of two years.
But while she’s happy with her weight loss achievement, the loose skin is causing her physical problems.
She said: “I mainly have it around my abdomen but I also have it around my upper chest and arms.
“It causes back and skin problems. It changes the way I can exercise and alters my centre of gravity.
“I have to dress around my body instead of dressing the way I would like, there are certain things I can and cannot wear.
“It really has an impact on my self confidence and how I see myself.”
Her plan is to get it removed once she feels like she has toned and reduced it as much as she can naturally.
But while the loose skin may reduce in a year or so, she’s realised no amount of exercising will remove it completely.
She continued: “Loose skin changes what should be a 15 minute shower into a 30 minute because it needs it’s own care and drying or else it causes infections and other problems.
“But I wouldn’t change anything. I would take yards and yards of loose skin over being the unhealthy and depressed person I was two years ago.”
After encouragement from other Imgur users, the woman decided to create a GoFundMe page to help raise the money for surgery to remove the loose skin.
She said: “I was hesitant at first because I posted this post to answer the questions most of you have asked me and to shed some light on the loose skin subject and show that even though it is a daunting aspect of weight loss, it is always worth it in the end.”
To donate to her cause, visit https://www.gofundme.com/loose-skin-removal-for-kayla
Weight loss diets aren’t all about what you eat but the amount you eat too, which is why a new plate design could trick your mind into eating less and shedding the pounds.
A crinkly plate, designed with…