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__AMY__ Posts: 1,180
9/22/12 2:55 P

~~~I lost 165 lbs and did it gradually and worked out from day one and really stuck to my exercise plan. ~~~~

- Message Posted by: SWEETJANNY - 9/22/2012

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Interested in walking away the pounds?

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9/22/12 2:34 P

Great job lady. I would say to continue on what you are doing and give it some time. It's obvious from your previous success that you know how to stick with a plan. You might still check around for all the possible NON-surgery options that has worked for folks and give them a try first. Again, great job.

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HEATHOG Posts: 65
9/22/12 2:10 P

I do not have any advice either, but wanted to pop in and say congratulations on this amazing achievement! Your success gives me so much inspiration! I have 60 pounds to lose to get to my ideal weight, and have only lost about 4 so far. But reading your accomplishment has been a morale booster for me!

Weigh to go!!

9/22/12 11:07 A

thanks Coach Jen. I lost it all in a 2 year period and have kept all but 2 lbs off for the last year. I hope to be able to afford some kind of plastic surgery some day for at least a tummy tuck.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,752
9/22/12 10:37 A

Hi Janny

Depending on how long it's been since you lost the weight, some of the skin might shrink back eventually. But with a very large weight loss, excess skin is kind of inevitable. I don't have any words of advice, but I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!! You should be very proud of your amazing accomplishment.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
9/22/12 2:06 A

I lost 165 lbs and did it gradually and worked out from day one and really stuck to my exercise plan. I am going to be 52 in January and I still have 12 lbs to lose to get to my final weight loss goal but I still don't like what I see because my stomach is very loose and I have quite a pouch there which will never go away without surgery and my upper arms suffered as well and although I work my triceps and biceps and have from the start I have loose skin there too that will require surgery. And lastly my butt is very loose and I have walked and walked and done squats and the stair stepper and on and on. I cannot afford plastic surgery, who can? So I guess I would just like to hear from others who have this issue and how to deal with it or any advice to improve what I have to work with.

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