Where is this extra skin gonna go?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It appears my stomach is not snapping back like it did when I was younger. Back then I would gain around 70-80lbs in pregancy but within a year it would be gone and my stomach would return to normal. Now I have folds of skin that are kinda "droopy". What the heck!!! I seriously am not liking the look of this and was not expecting it. I wonder if it eventually get firmer or am I just stuck with a baggy belly? I don't know. I am going to search the site to see if anyone has posted info on this subject. I hope there are exercises or vitamins to help... but It's skin so I'm really freaking out a little.
On the bright side I'd rather have extra skin than extra fat. (I try hard to always see the bright side, but this is really bothering me).
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    I always get that sag, too, which is, honestly, one of the reasons I've been making excuses to put off the loss again. How bad will it be this time? Jeez. But I will do it anyway, and have more time on earth with my kids. That's my motivation. But I notice it in my face, too - my mom's jowls...........I want to cry, but I will keep going and try to always remember what is important in life. emoticon
    1821 days ago
    Losing the wieigh that I have, I am having that problem. I got myself some camishapers that holds it all in so I look better. As much as a tummy tuck would be nice, to expensive. I can live with that problem as long as healthy and full of energy.
    1823 days ago
    Thanks for all the comments!!
    1824 days ago
  • MS0669
    My extra tummy skin is still there as in my thighs as well and it's been about a year since I started maintenance. I just figure my heart would rather have the skin than the fat and try and let it go. Being almost 44 now, I just figure I can just be careful when clothes shopping.
    1824 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    I can't even think about that one- Sorry. I can just imagine what its gonna be like for ME.
    1826 days ago
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  • LISAN0415
    A woman at the gym said her loose skin was helped with Strength training, sit ups with weights, she used ab videos for five minutes a day and used Jergens skin firming cream, it's not perfect, but she has seen a difference. Also make sure you take a supplemnt with Omega 3s and one with Collagen, it helps skin elasticity. They sell them at Walgreens and GNC.

    1827 days ago
    Oh dear! I would imagine everyone's different, but mine never went back to pre-chubby. I weighed 94 lbs the first time I saw the obstetrician. I asked him how much weight I should gain and he laughed and said, "As much as you want." Having been clinically anorexic, I was surprised to have an appetite and took him at his word. I gained about 60 lbs. At my post-birthing checkup, I asked the doctor (not the same guy) when my tummy would quit looking like this and he said, " Like a camel's scrotum?" He refused to answer my question. I'm 60 now, and nothing I've done has changed my wobbly tummy skin. I considered a tummy tuck when I lost my big weight with SP, but it really seemed silly, so I just live with it. That was me, this is you. Hope you find an answer!
    1827 days ago
    I hate that part about losing weight. I was hoping for something more than the other replies to your blog. I cannot afford a tummy tuck . . . . . is there anything else?
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  • CRAFTY626
    I have a hard time with the thought of this and I think it has been one of the problems with my hard time losing weight not wanting flabby skin.
    1827 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/16/2013 6:54:42 PM
  • JIBBIE49
    Check out MAMACLOK on YouTube as she lots 70# and has kept it off for over 3 yrs now and she had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift. She looks great. She said she wasn't happy after her weight loss when she put on a new bra and only "filled it up half way on the bottom'. emoticon She did a LOT of exercise for her stomach but couldn't get rid of the flabby skin or the "pooch" and wanted it flat and the skin gone. Her surgery was $15,500 total for everything, but she put it on payments and she said it was well worth the money.

    1827 days ago
    One of the tough things on aging is that our skin looses elasticity. I hate it too!
    1827 days ago
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