I was one of those rare genuinely fat chicks who was more than comfortable with my body. Even when I was 170kg I was still able to look in the mirror and like what I saw. Fully clothed and naked. Now that I'm half the size I once was I'm smaller but saggy. I still love my body.
I got banded purely for my health. Even at my biggest my blood sugars were fine, my cholesterol was better than fine and my blood pressure swung from normal to borderline. (But I didn't really pay too much attention to that cause most health professionals don't know how to accurately take the blood pressure of overweight people resulting in erroneous higher readings.) But, I knew if I was still overweight in 10, 15, 20 years ... I wouldn't be so healthy anymore. I was a time bomb waiting to go off.
I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and all things considered ... I'm pretty damn fit and strong. For those who are familiar with healthy resting and recovery heart rates, my resting heart rate is 44-48bpm and my recovery heart rate is usually somewhere between 35-45bpm.
So that's me. Fit, fabulous and finally at goal weight !