I was the fat girl growing up, always on a diet that never worked and always bigger than everyone my age. I decided to try one last time, so I started counting calories/fat grams and walking daily.
In 18 months I managed to lose 175 lbs. That was 9 years ago and needless to say the skin is not going away on it's own(and there's alot). I'm looking forward to finding out my true weight after the surgery.