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Tighten loose skin after weight loss.

mssarah87mssarah87 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
Hi, so I've lost about 75+ lbs over the past almost year now and I'm not at my goal yet, but I'm noticing some loose skin already. Are there exercises that you can do to tighten your skin? This is the lowest weight I've been at in my adult life and I'm 32, have never had children and don't want to have any kind of surgery. Also I've lost and gained about 50 lbs about 5 times in my life, have had stretch marks for as long as I can remember, which I'm not concerned with, because I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get rid of them haha. I'm sorry this isn't really a success story post, but I figured those who have lost the weight would know best.
edited July 1

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  • TheArttoBETheArttoBE Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member
    At 32 years old, over time... your skin will begin to adjust.

    I'm 69 now. And back when I was about 50, I got up to 230 lbs. Besides being miserable...I had NEVER weighed that much. (I also learned that MARRIED LIFE is a sure Kill on Diets)

    The most I had ever gotten up to was 175. And when I lost the weight during my younger years, the skin slowly went back to normal. But at the age of 50, it was a much different story. well... I'm back down to 165, and plan on being 140. I'm 5'6" so that should give you some perspective. The areas that are the worst, is my belly and hip areas. The skin is sagging. I walk every day - and it is not making any difference. Truth is, I bent this body out of shape one too many times.

    So...my advice to you. DO NOT go back to yo-yoing your diets. Let this be the last time you gain and lose. We lose skin cells every day, which means the body is still rejuvenating itself. Exercise could help build some muscle and tone - which I know works when I was in my 30's...and in the best shape.

    IF you feel you might need a Nip and Tuck... just make sure you have LOST all the WEIGHT YOU SHOULD. I've seen many a woman who had big breasts....Got a NIP/TUCK....THEN THEY LOST WEIGHT...and lost whatever Boobies that had.

    At my age, I'll be happy just to lose the belly fat, permanently. AT least I can wear a body shaper. HAHAHA And leave the rest to the imagination.

    But at my age, this is all positive, since I still walk every day. And I keep a positive outlook, on staying limber. Wrinkles will set in ... because honestly, AGING is a process of slowly dying. And I am not worried about that. But I am not going to allow myself to get FAT in the process. I've kept the weight off for the past 5 years, and feel better than ever.

    From someone who has been there - Pay attention now, so you won't have MORE regrets later. Stay away from SUGAR, Dairy, and any Flour processed foods, permanently. It's addictive and will trash the best of will powers.

    I did Bright Line Eating - and got down to a weight I had in High School - and learned my lesson the 2nd time around, soon enough - it's not worth the pain of having to lose again. I'm still a beautiful Woman...but even when I was younger and FAT - I looked old. FAT AGES You more than just the weight...it takes a toll on your FACIAL muscles as well.
  • CherylGodfrey1CherylGodfrey1 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    I don't know if you have access to a pool or enjoy swimming but I've been really firming up my upper arms by swimming about 50 minutes/day/4 days a week over the past few weeks. Also adding in some weights will help tighten up that skin as well.
  • The_Movie_ChairThe_Movie_Chair Member Posts: 85 Member Member Posts: 85 Member
    I have lost 156 pounds. My loose skin is my trophy, just like my wrinkles, it belongs to me. It shows what I am capable of. The good and the bad, the ugly. I did that to myself. It's a reminder of what could happen again if I don't watch out. I notice it's tightening up a bit but will not fully go away. In my age (I am in my mid 50's) it's not that big of a deal, but it does bother me a bit. I have a feeling I might get it fixed one day. As for my boops. Well, there is gravity, you just can't challenge it. :-)

    As for my face. I have been told I look order since I lost weight. Chocolate seems to be a good wrinkle remover after all. :-)
    edited July 1
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