Who else is concerned about having loose skin?

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Posted: 09 Sep 2012, 06:45
I already lost 14kg (31 lbs)and to reach my goal i need to lose 18kg (39 lbs) more. All together a weight loss of 32kg (70 lbs) I lose 2 pounds each week with hard work, in the beginning it was faster due to excess water i guess. I'm afraid of having loose skin when i get thinner.I almost 29 years old. I heard that the older you are the more trouble you're in. Two of my friends who have always been skinny got a baby and didn't gain almost anything during pregnancy have now horrible excess skin. I feel so sorry for them. I heard that some loose skin snaps back but after a year and after working out a lot. Who else is sharing my worries? Surgery is out of the question. Yikes

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Posted: 09 Sep 2012, 09:27
Age does make a difference but also genetics. Excerise only helps to tone up the muscles which can make things less saggy. Losing weight slowly can help by giving the skin some time to shink. But good for you doing this now. I'm 55 and have 150 pounds to lose so there will be a lot of loose skin left over. The other day this guy shook my hand rather vigourously and I could feel my bingo wings flapping around.

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Posted: 09 Sep 2012, 09:30
i share ur worries
im almost certain that i will have loose skin
because im hoping to loose alot of weight, 85kg in total to be exact
lost 30kg of that already so i still have a long way to go
but to be honest i prefer loose skin over dying

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Posted: 09 Sep 2012, 09:36
Hi, it does cross my mind, but I'm trying to reduce the effects by eating plenty of fruit & veg. Using body cream, keeping myself hydrated & exercising like a madman. So far so good.

Good luck
Cymru Rydd

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Posted: 09 Sep 2012, 10:07
I used to worry about it a lot, but I have come to the conclusion that I'd rather look like someone who used to be obese, than actually obese.

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Posted: 09 Sep 2012, 10:13
Cimaen I also am doing all those things, hopefully it will prevent us from having loose skin. Good luck to all of us Smile

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Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 07:01
I have given up worrying about the loose skin. After being very obese as a child and teenager, having three abdominal surgeries and yo-yo dieting my skin is literally a snapped rubber band.
Good luck with yours..

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Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 08:31
I'm exercising swimming and lifting weights i still have a lot of lose skin on my arms

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Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 08:37
I don't like it,but love losing the pounds.Getting a little sag in my chest,not much in my belly.At my age I thought I'd have a lot of loose skin around my waist but it seems to be tightening up.My worst is my upper arms under my biceps.But like the way I look today better than 6 mos. ago.

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Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 10:09
unfortunately..i have loose skin on my breast and some on by belly(what used to be breast and belly)..i've lost 20 kilos (44-45 pounds)..started 6.5 months ago..i exercised at least 5 days a week.jogging ,walking eliptical,swimming and weight training for upper body..still couldnt avoid it..my breasts have deflated and what left is not pretty..im also 48 years old..this isnt the first time ive lost this amount of weight..when i gave birth to my son, i was even heavier..weight came off even quicker than now and didnt have sagging skin..just a couple of strecth marks on my belly(he was huge 9.3 pounds (4.2 kilos at birth)im only 5,2. i was 33 then.so it must be the age..even though im doing my best to exercise to help loose weight and tone up..my skin has not snapped back..also my lower butt has excess skin..ive started squats for the past month, hoping this will help..my breast are a lost cause..only surgery can fix them..thats the truth..some women are lucky and have good genetics ..im not one of them..

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Posted: 13 Sep 2012, 20:36
My daughter lost weight when in high school, her breasts were not the same. It was weird and surprising that that would happen. I let her have implants.

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 22:29
I looked in the mirror today and saw that my arms are sagging big time but then I look at how big my pants are on me and say who cares if I have saggy arms.

I cant remember a time that I did not have saggy boobs as I am and always have been large breasted. Even when I lose weight, the boobs shrink proportionately to the rest of me. but of course sag more.

Once I hit my final goal weight of 150 and keep it off for 1 year, I am going to have my breasts lifted. I figure with all the money I save by not eating fast food, I can have the breasts of a 21 year old.

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Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 02:56
i agree 100% with you!!!!if i had the money i would definitely get a boob job..not playboy bunny kind..just back to my natural size..belly i dont care..the surgey for stomach lift is very painfuland the scar reaches from hip to hip..my friend had it and she went through hell..she still gained weight again..i agree you must wait for at least a year or two to do surgery after you loose the weight..give time for your body to maintain and not to gain any weight back..which is the hardest part ..to maintain..lost more weight from last time i posted here(went down to 55.5 kgs)now im back to 60 kgs..it just proves that if you slack off you can gain the weight in a second! it takes forever to loose and you can gain pounds back in an instant..that sucks ..

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Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 09:53
I also am worried about the excess skin as I lose weight since I have a lot to lose. I have had 4 c-sections 3 bikini cuts and one from my belly button down,a tubal ligation and a complete hysterectomy. I don't think I have any muscles in my abdomen area that were not affected by my surgeries. I am hoping not to have alot of excess skin and would love to know if there is some kind of secret out there. I am 34 and hoping I still have some elasticity in my skin.

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