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Nishky Thu 24-Apr-14 12:09:56

I have, after 10 years of trying, lost 3 stones at slimming world (and half a stone before that but my leader will not let me count that in the book!!!!)

i now weigh 12 8 and am 5 9' and at the moment appear to be half way between a 12 and a 14. When I was at my slimmest I was a 12, never been smaller than that. although I accept that as this is 15-20 years ago, the sizes may be different.

I have not yet set a target, the range in weight given for my height is huge. I was thinking of going for 11 13. ( I never weighed myself when I was a size 12 so have no idea what I weighed then)

The weight loss is very noticeable in my face and the bones that run across the base of neck/ top of chest are quite prominent. I am thrilled about my face ( I now have the super short crop that I always had but avoided when I was bigger and love it). I worry however that if I lose too much more then I will look gaunt- those sticky out bones are a worry.

My legs now look good (will never be great) to the extent that I happily wear skirts above the knee for the first time in 15 years.

Now the big BUT- my stomach does not look good, it is saggy and wrinkly and I have wrinkly skin on other parts of body too (arms and shoulders).

So my questions are - is the fact that there is still loose skin on my stomach a sign that I need to lose more weight, or is it exercise that is needed for that? I currently do no exercise at all (yes I know....)
Should I follow my instinct and not lose too much more

Have a medal if you got to the end of this post!!

MrsHuxtableReturns Thu 24-Apr-14 15:58:44

I would think that the loose skin is a result of your great weight loss and that you need to exercise to firm up. But I'm no expert. Well done btw!

Nishky Thu 24-Apr-14 16:16:41

Thank you Mrs Huxtable! Yes I think you may be right - will have to sort myself out. grin

tb Fri 25-Apr-14 20:17:05

Also, it can take up to 2 years for your skin to catch up with your weight loss, so don't give up hope just yet of it shrinking.

Nishky Sun 27-Apr-14 09:14:42

Oh. That is good news! Thanks

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