In the past two years, Kayla Hurley lost 193 pounds. When most people hear about her dramatic weight loss, they have one question: Does she have a ton of loose skin?
The short answer? Yes. Hurley posted the following photos on Imgur in an effort to stop others from feeling embarrassed about excess skin, an inevitable part of massive weight loss.
The flaps of loose skin on her stomach, chest, and upper arms represent all the progress Hurley has made. “I wouldn’t change anything,” she said. “I would take yards and yards of loose skin over being the unhealthy and depressed person I was.”
Hurley also talks about considering surgery to remove her excess skin. She makes it clear her decision to do so isn’t just cosmetic. There are lifestyle reasons too. Showering, for example, takes twice as long now to properly wash and dry while avoiding infections. It’s something you probably wouldn’t know, unless you dealt with saggy skin first hand, and it’s just another reason we’re so happy Hurley shared her story.