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Old 12-08-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Skin after weight loss

I'm working on losing weight. Ideally about 80 pounds.

Pregnancy proved to me I do not have very elastic skin. I was left with awful stretch marks on my stomach and boobs. So I'm concerned about what condition my skin will be left in if I do manage to drop the weight. I have a saggy belly as it is. If I lose weight, will I be left deflated? Or will my skin adjust some? Is there anything I can do during the weight loss to help my skin out? I don't expect to ever wear a bikini, but don't want to look 80 either.

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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It really just depends :/ I think genetics is a huge factor?? My sister lost a ton, and just shrunk right up! My
Mom is very saggy. But that's likely age too? GL!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Genetics stink. I have my moms skin. She has horrible stretch marks too and wasn't overweight until after kids. Pregnancy wreaked havoc on her body. I bet I end up with a fold of skin when this is all said and done. I will just have to love myself and be happy that its at least empty. Sigh.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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Re: Skin after weight loss

i already have saggy skin after having my 2nd child & has gotten worse w/ each one. im now done having kids. im also concerned about this too since i have alot of weight to lose. i just started my weight loss journy. (i tried b4 but my body refused after i had the baby & i dont bf wich makes is more frustrating ) i finaly have lost 9lbs. but i have alot more to go. i need to b @ 145 & i weigh 258 im worried about the saggyness too after im done losing it all.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #5
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Re: Skin after weight loss

I have lost 95 lbs
From 274 to 179 !
I have saggy skin on my boobs, thighs, arms and stomach but with strength training and use of vitamin E and shea butters I am seeing some improvement.

Since I too experienced stretching and sagging after pregnancy I knew it was inevitable BUT... It can improve with patience, hard work, strength training, protein, water, and butters like shea and vitamin E!

Dont let the fear of saggy skin stop you from losing weight!!

It gets better!

One day at a time!
One lb at a time!
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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Re: Skin after weight loss

thankfully my skin issues r down above my pic area. i hate it but at least its not this bad. i dont have saggy skin anywhere else and ive lost over 100 lbs twice

at least mine isnt this bad

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thankfully my skin issues r down above my pic area. i hate it but at least its not this bad. i dont have saggy skin anywhere else and ive lost over 100 lbs twice


You STILL look amazing!!!!

I have a boat anchor scar on my belly that is puckered, so it seems like it will always be that way :/ (2 emergency c-sections, first horizontal, second vertical) I have lost 83 lbs, but recently gained back 13... And am going to start after the holidays to lose again (starting school will be a BIG incentive) I have heard if you lose it slowly, its more likely to get back into shape...Anyone have any proof?? LOL!!!
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thankfully my skin issues r down above my pic area. i hate it but at least its not this bad. i dont have saggy skin anywhere else and ive lost over 100 lbs twice
Wtg!!!!!!
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thankfully my skin issues r down above my pic area. i hate it but at least its not this bad. i dont have saggy skin anywhere else and ive lost over 100 lbs twice

How!? Any good tricks or tips you'd wanna share?
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oh thats not me in the pic. it was an example of saggy skin due to weight loss. my skin is nowhere near rhat bad. for some reason when i edited my original post the text deleted
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