AnnPT77 wrote: »
Loose skin is very thin - like if you pinch the skin on the back of your hand & pull that up, for most of us. It tends to hang in narrow wrinkly ways, almost like folds of a fabric like fine-rib corduroy or lightweight velveteen. Anything thicker is probably still skin with a subcutaneous fat layer, or possibly what I think of as "squishy fat".IME, fat cells seem not to politely deplete themselves from the outer layer on one's body to the inner layer, but often randomly through one's fat mass, leaving the remainder hanging out on one's body in a less-firm form, i.e., "squishier", maybe hang-ier. This causes thicker folds if it's hang-y, like maybe stuffed-comforter-sized folds or bigger.
Personally, I decided to keep losing until I felt like the remaining fat on my fatter parts was not dragging down on the skin in those areas, under the influence of gravity. I think this might only work if you haven't lost massive amounts (I ended up losing just over 60 pounds,180s to 120s).
Appearance will improve over time, particularly if you keep working out - exercise that builds strength and muscle may be particularly helpful.
I 1000% endorse that idea of not comparing ourselves to photoshopped celebrities or Instagrammers. They don't look like that, either, and the honest ones will say so. We women, particularly, tend to be hypercritical of ourselves. A body that can do good stuff, and that feels good, is a good body. Granny sez.
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