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4/11/14 10:31 A

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I've lost 108 lbs (I'm 51) and yes, I have lots of loose skin. But I can tell you this....loose skin is way better than carrying around 108 extra pounds!!!

Surgery to remove it?? NO way! It's expensive and a painful recovery.

**LINDA**

Weight loss is accomplished with the mind.


A person who wants something WILL find a way....a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

Which do you prefer?
The pain of self discipline?....or...the pain of self regret?






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4/10/14 11:26 P

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I read a few posts that people are having problems with rashes because of loose skin and their skin is hanging.

I am overweight and having problems with skin rashes do to the fat layers I have on my stomach, I think it's called "an Apron".

I think it would be so much better to have hanging skin without the fat and hanging skin with fat attached. It is so heavy to carry around. I will gladly trade the loose skin for my fat skin.

"Choices you make today, make your tomorrow."


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4/2/14 4:06 P

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Thanks Jan !! It is good to have some info to check out. emoticon



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4/2/14 4:02 P

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The Spark Team "At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance" has information on surgery as well as resources to reach acceptance. Here's a link to a thread and if you click on the link in the OP, you should get to a resources page with lots of helpful info.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messagebo
ard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x54528740


Otherwise, don't know if your fitness plan includes strength training, but you may want to considering incorporating some.

Congratulations on your success so far!


"This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth....Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie?" - Marilyn Monroe
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4/2/14 3:55 P

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As I stated, I've lost and gained often, and wasn't shocked and horrified at some loose skin, because I still felt better with the weight gone, it all just seems to "come together" on it's own, no time to look at oneself and wonder and ponder over it. Too much living to do, don't overthink it. Enjoy feeling better for as long as it lasts, reality, my friend. I'm 67, and still dealing with weight, off and on, not even thinking or worrying about "loose skin". It's your choice and if you can afford it, have it removed, it just isn't going to make mental magic happen. Good Luck.

Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.


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4/2/14 3:47 P

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How long is "In time? I think I look better heavy w/ tight skin then smaller w/ loose skin. I will still lose the weight because I NEED to be healthy...I just find it disappointing that I will have my skin flopping around after I get smaller. emoticon



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4/2/14 3:25 P

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Let's see, I've lost lots of weight over the years, when I was in my 50's, the loose skin still went away by itself..........but later on, in the early 60's, you might have a problem. But as you lose and gain back, it seems to take care of itself over time. Can you afford to have the skin removed? And if you gain weight back and lose again, you will be in the same boat.

Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.


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4/2/14 3:05 P

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I have only lost 35 pounds but find my skin on arms, thighs ,belly etc loose and starting to hang. I am 55 so this happens at my age anyway but now that I am losing its very noticeable. I saw on "The Biggest Loser" that they have surgery to take off the extra skin after wt lost. Does anyone have info on this subject ? emoticon



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