Kristina Miles wanted to look and feel sexier than ever for her wedding day so she lost an incredible 125 lbs, slimming down to 140 lbs in time for the big day. Now she says that losing the weight has destroyed her sex life.
The 23-year-old from Ipswich, England, went from a size 24 to a 14. However, she was horrified to find that, after shedding all these pounds, she was left her with the “body of a granny” due to loose skin.
Kristina is so unhappy with her new figure that, quite apart from not feeling sexier, she refuses to let her husband Ashley see her naked.
1. Kristina lost 9st ahead of her wedding but was horrified when she was left with fold of excess skin (image source: www.photo-features.co.uk).
Kristina has already been turned down for skin removal surgery on the NHS and is afraid that her only option to look good again and save her marriage might be to regain the lost weight.
Kristina, a mother of three, said:
I cannot stay like this. It’s like being locked in a prison of skin.
I just wanted to look good on my wedding day but dieting for my wedding has destroyed everything.
I felt like I was hiding a big secret under my wedding dress. Everyone told me I looked lovely but they had no idea of the horror underneath.
2. Kristina says that she had to tuck her skin into her pants for her wedding with husband Ashley (right).
Kristina added that her slimmer appearance ruined her wedding day and has also affected her marriage. She said:
My husband was marrying a granny. The first year of our married life has been horrific. I want to feel normal again. Some days I wish I could cut it all off myself.
Kristina was motivated to get slimmer after her first attempt to buy a wedding dress ended disastrously because none would fit. She said:
I took one into the changing rooms and I was puffing and panting trying to get it on. I was bright red, sweating and close to tears. In the end I just pulled it off and ran out of the shop.
3. The NHS has refused Kristina to have her skin removed and she says she can’t afford the surgery herself (image source: www.photo-features.co.uk).
4. Kristina, pictured here with Ashley and her three children, says she feels like she has the body of a granny.
Several weeks of dieting followed and her GP prescribed medication to help her lose weight. Soon Kristina was losing 15 lbs per month.
But going down from a size 24 to a size 14, Kristina noticed that, as the pounds were going away, they left behind saggy skin. On her wedding day, she was close to tears as she had to hide the loose skin. She said:
I should have felt a million dollars because I had made it to a size 14. But I felt disgusting. I was hiding the body of a pensioner.
It should have been such a special night but I felt too self-conscious to enjoy it. I felt sexier when I was fatter. I felt like a freak but Ashley told me not to be daft.
5. The 23-year-old decided to shed the pounds after she struggled to find a dress for her wedding day — pictured left and right before the weight loss (image source: www.photo-features.co.uk).
6. Kristina says that not only did her excess skin ruin her wedding day but it has also had a big impact on her first year of married life as she has felt ashamed of the way she looks.
After the wedding, Kristina saw her GP who agreed to refer her for an apronectomy to get the loose skin on her stomach removed.
But the doctor’s referral was turned down and now Kristina is at a loss at what to do as she is unable to afford the operation herself. She said:
We don’t have the money for private surgery. It would cost at least ┬ú10,000.
Kristina admits to being tempted to start eating junk food again to fill in the empty folds. She said:
It means I would have lost all the weight for nothing but how can I live looking like this? I feel constantly sick with shame and anxiety.
7. Kristina worries that the only way she can feel normal is to put the weight she lost back on.
Source: The Daily Mail.
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