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4/9/13 11:33 P

Thanks for your replies guys!

Don't worry, we'll just rock our stretch marks with pride. Luckily, they'll fade to silver, and we'll look like really cool tigers. Am I right? Lol.

....That was indeed an odd joke, but you know, they're really not bad. :) I'd much rather be healthy with stretch marks and lose skin than be unhealthy!!!!

Think of 'em as shiny, pretty versions of battle scars. :D

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4/9/13 11:06 P

I think loose skin is more dependent on how quickly you lost the weight -unhealthy and quick, vs slow and steady. Also, there's the factor of age. The younger you are, the more elasticity your skin has which means it will more easily bounce back.
I worried about that too being that I was 330 pounds. I have come to terms with the fact that even though I'm still young, I'll probably have loose skin, but I don't think it will be as bad because I'm younger, and I'm losing weight very slowly.

The loose skin might bounce back, but unfortunately, the stretch marks are fairly permanent. That was one thing I had to learn to cope with as I started seeing major weight loss. My legs are damaged, and my stretch marks are permanent....

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4/9/13 11:03 P

no, it will go back to any size you end up at...the stretch marks will stay most likely though

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4/9/13 5:16 P

Hi there!

This question isn't a scape goat for me at all. I'd much rather be healthier and lose the weight and have lose skin than not.

But I want to know-- Do stretch marks mean your skin is less likely to bounce back?

My goal weight is 140, which means I have roughly 66 lbs left to lose. I also have pretty bad stretch marks I got in college. (Oi, college.) I'm only 21, and I'm a wee bit concerned about it now.

Now, it will NOT stop me from losing weigh and loving myself. Those things are necessary and wonderful. But I will say I am concerned.

I plan on losing no more than 2lbs a week, maximum-- And honestly, most weeks, I'd be shocked to lose more than a 1/2 lb on my calorie budget. (I eat 1800 a day, because my body feels best around that number.) I also know that bounce back has a lot to do with age and genetics.

But stretch marks-- Are they relevant? Has anyone with stretch marks bounced back?

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