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UGH!! Loose Skin!!

ok, so this is just a rant..but if anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE feel free to post on this..

Ok, so I've been on Weight Watchers since November 2007. To date, I've lost 53 lbs. 9 more to go and I'll be at my goal weight. Up until about a month ago, I hadnt worked out at all. All I did was cut my portions and I lost the 53 lbs doing that alone. I feel better than I have in a long time, but my only problem is that I have loose skin now from the weight loss..I HATE it!! It almost makes me wanna go back to being overweight!! And I refuse to have cosmetic surgery if it's not absolutely necessary...Ok..Rant over..thanks for listening

Tue. May 12, 6:46pm

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galganic spa from nu skin. that's all you need to look will fin dnothing better

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 11:43 PM

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has anyone been successful at tightening up their loose skin, especially around the lower abdomen region after weight loss? Without surgery...

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 12:23 PM

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loose flabby stomach

I have three boys ages 12, 8, and 5. my stomach is stretched and loose and I was wondering how much it will tighten back up as I go down towards 115-120. Does anyone have any before and after pictures to show how much yours tightened up?

Friday, May 15, 2009, 12:22 PM

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Loose skin and how to fix it!

I'm currently a team member in "LOSE 100 POUNDS" and a fellow member asked about this same was my response:

In response to loose and sagging skin: I thought that it was most likely to occur if the weight was dropped at a very rapid weight...Such as gastric bypass surgery, lap band surgery, crash dieting, fasting, etc. I think losing weight slowly is the best thing you can do to help with "sagging". However, sagging skin can happen even to those of us that lose weight slowly.

What I think happens is that we lose WEIGHT, not necessarily FAT - which is the key here. Say a woman becomes pregnant and gains 50 lbs. during the pregnancy. What if she loses all of the 50lbs she gained, but she has a flabby stomach (that she didn't have before), some loose skin on her arms (where did that come from!?), and she has love handles that didn't exist a year ago. Why? Because she didn't necessarily lose the FAT that she gained, perhaps she lost muscle mass. So her body fat % hasn't changed, just her weight. Therefore the fat that she gained will still be there - so she'll have the flabby skin.

I think a way of combating this is weight training....toning the muscles and focus on losing fat instead of weight. If I were you *******, I would ask about "body fat calipers" at the Y you go to. If you find a personal trainer or someone that works in the gym, they'll know what you're looking for and will be able to perform a BMI (w/ the caliper). I would go every few months and test your BMI with them, this is a sure way to know if you're losing fat and how much.

Here are a few good websites about it:

---- Also, you say that you didn't work out at all, that you just did portion control and watched what you ate. I think that might be your problem right there - my theory is that you lost a significant amount of muscle mass but that perhaps you haven't lose as much of your body fat % as you think you have.

Look into getting a proper BMI done with the caliper and see what happens.

Friday, May 15, 2009, 4:05 PM

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Ok so you have to make sure to keep your muscle tone up while buring the fat off under the skin. Does anyone have any pictures to show how they tightened up their abs after loosing weight? What is the workouts and diet strategy that worked to accomplish this?

Friday, May 22, 2009, 3:38 PM

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