Tuesday 24 April 2018

Mum inspires with honest photo of excess skin following six stone weight loss

Photo Credit: Instagram @LosingGravity
Photo Credit: Instagram @LosingGravity
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A mother who shared honest images of her body after having two babies and losing more than six stone has received global attention for opening up about the side effect of her transformation.

American mum Rachel Graham shared images of the excess skin left on her body as a result of the massive weight loss which she said was an effort to portray “every aspect” of her journey.

"Ever since I started my Instagram, I've wanted to keep true to being honest about every aspect of this journey. The good, the bad … insecurities and all," she said speaking to People magazine.

"I find that sometimes it's easy to pick which photos I like the most of myself and add them online – but there's more to my journey than just posed pictures at the best angles. I want to keep it 'real' to those following my journey, and my excess skin is my reality." 

The mum-of-two has been documenting her weight loss journey on her Instagram account, and has shed more than 90lb (over six stone) in one year.

Graham admitted to her 107k followers she is saving to have surgery to correct the skin left behind.

“I do plan to have surgery,” she said. “But right now I’m just working on self-love.”

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