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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,455
3/21/10 2:55 P

Great advice, 2PERSEVERE!

Coach Jen

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3/21/10 2:32 P

Regardless of whether or not that was what I wanted to hear, it was most assuredly what I needed to hear. Thank you.

2PERSEVERE Posts: 257
3/21/10 2:02 P

My choice was to be healthy and have extra skin. I hope one day to be able to have some removed - however - living a long healthy life is my first goal.

There is no magic solution or cream. Eat a balanced diet that includes the vitamins and nutrients necessary for overall body health. Keep hydrated. Loose gradually.

I know it's not the answer you want - it's not the answer anyone wants but we can't plan on loosing 25 or 50 % of body weight and expect our skin to bounce back.

Genetics, age, etc. play into it.

Please try to take this one thing at a time. Healthy, weight loss. They day may come that you can afford cosmetic surgery.

I think physical exercise absolutely helps tighten skin. I have noticed swimming (and moving me ol' neck back and forth *has made the skin under my chin and neck appear tighter.

Remember - one step at a time. We wont' really know what our end result is until the end and this is a time consuming process.

Congrats on the decision to make healthy changes :)

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3/21/10 1:54 P

Will lotions help? I want to be healthy but I can not afford surgery for excess skin and I can't imagine how depressing it will be to not even feel less self conscious

ANNERS8 Posts: 156
3/21/10 1:46 P

lose weight gradually so your skin has time to shrink. make sure to strength train to replace some of the volume of your body fat with muscle.

SHARONGD Posts: 2,051
3/21/10 1:38 P

I would make sure to strength train as you keep losing weight. Do this in addition to cardio.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,455
3/21/10 12:50 P

Genetics and age have a lot to do with excess skin. The older you are, the less likely it is to "bounce back". Losing weight slowly gives your skin the best chance of returning to normal, but the more you have to lose, the harder it is for the skin to completely return to its original shape.

Coach Jen

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3/21/10 10:46 A

My starting weight was 333 on March 8 of this year and my goal is to lose 100 lbs in a year. I am very scared about excess saggy skin... What are the things I need to know?

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