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OopsDearyMe Wed 14-Dec-16 21:49:44

I think my fear of excess skin is stopping me ? I also look at people like Tina Malone and Pauline Quirk and think, wow you look like shit since you got thin. I cannot get passed the idea that fat is better than a bag of wrinkly skin. As soon as I lose weight of my mumtum it starts to gt lose and I panic and stuff my face.
Anyone else?

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amusedbush Thu 15-Dec-16 11:45:12

I have a lot to lose (lost 23lbs, got 76 to go) and already I've noticed that by body goes loose and wobbly for a couple of weeks and then snaps back to being tighter. The loose stage usually comes just before I get a "woosh" on the scales.

Personally there's no way I'll escape without loose skin because I've been (varying levels of) obese for about 15 years but I figure I'll look a helluva lot better than I do right now. I'll never be on the cover of Women's Fitness but I'll be able to shop anywhere and know that I look good in my clothes, and that I'm much healthier.

At my heaviest, my BMI was 38.4 and I got out of breath tying my shoes.

Lesley1980 Thu 15-Dec-16 16:05:23

I've lost 3+ stone since June & I have another stone to go & I have a horrible saggy belly. In a way it ruins the weight loss but the benefits of the weight loss far outweigh the unsightly skin. I'd rather be fitter, stronger & healthier with a sagging tummy tucked into my pants than puffing up a hill & not being able to buy nice clothes from a high street store.

I get stretch marks easily & my belly stretched from my first pregnancy so the damage isn't purely down to the weight loss.

YorkiesGlasses Sat 24-Dec-16 11:35:34

This is my fear too, but I have gallstones and the weight has to come off.

I'm going to enjoy myself (moderately) this week and then on 1st January I'm starting up with MyFitnessPal again - low fat diet - and aiming for 1500 calories a day. That should mean a pound a week weightloss and hopefully my skin will be able to keep up with that!

SSYMONDS Sat 24-Dec-16 22:04:39

Have you ever thought about surgery? Save up and have it as a reward once you're fit and healthy?
It might be too extreme for you, but I had a breast reduction and lift and it has done so much for my self esteem and confidence. I'm so glad I did it.

mummypig14 Sun 01-Jan-17 14:49:03

My tummy skin is vile after losing 3st and my boobs have always been saggy and are worse after weightloss and breastfeeding.

My stomach is the worst. I had awful stretch marks during pregnancy and even when I had a bump, the part underneath sagged and was floppy underneath the roundness of the bumplay... it's left me with a 'front bum' which makes me so depressed. Exercise and a good diet has helped but I think surgery is my only option.

Im saving up for a tummy tuck and breastlift, but the surgeon advised me to lose a further 2st first. I'm 26 and single so I think I need to do it for my self-confidence

Wolfiefan Sun 01-Jan-17 14:50:51

I lost 5 stone and didn't have lots of excess skin. Even if I did I would rather not be obese and have to maybe face health consequences.

HeCantBeSerious Sun 01-Jan-17 14:58:06

low fat diet

Please please please understand the science of weightloss. Low fat is not likely to be the way to go.

Chipsandonionrings Sun 01-Jan-17 19:00:29


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