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DINA1958 SparkPoints: (35,286)
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10/14/09 10:16 P

My skin is pretty good for 51

LOVLY2008 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/14/09 6:20 P

Good advice from all of you, but I think the best advice of all is to loose the weight slowly. My doctor says even 1 lb. a week is too much but what does he know, he's as skinny as a rail!

LOVLY2008 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/14/09 6:17 P

I droop, I sag, I flop and I bag.But I don't care cause the fat's not there!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!


LOL Cute! emoticon

DALEALLEN Posts: 1,153
10/10/09 8:51 P

At this stage of life, the loose skin is prolly here to stay. Losing weight slowly, no more than 1 lb a week, and staying moisturized helps too.

TLORDAGAMA Posts: 265
10/10/09 3:40 P

It's called aging, you can use Aveeno for skin hydration, if you have a lot of money you can do plastic surgery.
I know one one gal that lost a ton of weight but her face looks so saggy, we think she is taking 'stuff' in order to lose weight and melotin to sleep. I don't want that kind of weight loss.
I just want to be medium again!! We all need some fat on our body
don't try to over do it. Build beauty inside and you will radiate that glow of health nobody will notice, honest!

TATTER3 SparkPoints: (251,801)
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10/10/09 3:32 P

I droop, I sag, I flop and I bag.But I don't care cause the fat's not there!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

AUSOMEVOICE SparkPoints: (38,749)
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10/10/09 6:51 A

Just getting into my 50's. So far the skin is still tight. I drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep. I'm 40 pounds overweight.

SCORPION1352 Posts: 3,989
10/9/09 8:22 P

I hope it does for I have to loose over 100 lbs and have been yo yoing for years I think mine has pretty much lost it's elasticity.

JUSTSOFIT Posts: 46
10/9/09 8:26 A

Staying hydrated inside and out will help. Drink plenty of water and lotion up head to toe every morning and evening. Skin does lose it's elasticity as we age, but doing the above as well as lifting weights to build the muscles will help.

Sally

SIMPLYABUNDANT Posts: 2,750
10/7/09 9:42 A

I think a lot depends upon how much you have to lose, how long you've been overweight, and genetically how elastic your skin is. I've lost about 50 pounds, and although there has been some loose skin and a little sagging (although not as much as I had dreaded), I'd rather have that 50 pounds gone and "droop" a little than to have the weight back on and be filled out with fat!

I think exercising to tone the underlying muscles might help some, but whether or not it eliminates what is essentially excess skin, you'll look better and feel better toned and fit, and isn't that the point?

So keep up the good work!

SAMMYLYNNE SparkPoints: (20,372)
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10/7/09 9:24 A

I sure hope so. I don't think it will go totally back. Just so long as we look better. emoticon emoticon

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10/6/09 8:21 P

I have to loose about 60lbs. So far I've lost 25. I've noticed that my skin has gotten very loose and I'm wondering if it will go back. Does over 50 skin shrink???? emoticon

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