It's mostly genetics and age. You look pretty young, if you don't mind me assuming. ;) So you probably have a pretty good chance of bouncing back. You also don't have too much to lose so you have that working for you as well. What I would recommend (as hard as it may be) is to slow down on the weight loss. Slow weight loss helps combat loose skin because your skin has time to adapt. How long you've been carrying this extra weight is another factor.
I have a ton of loose skin in my belly because of a few factors I imagine; two pregnancies where my weight soared from 115 lbs- 180 lbs in 9 months. I got down to 130 lbs after my first pregnancy and then soared back up to 180 lbs in my second. It dropped to 150 lbs and then up to 160 lbs post pregnancy in 2 years before I got serious about weight loss. Then I lost quickly. I've lost close to 50 lbs in 7 months. I'm also in my 30's now so I imagine my skin is not as elastic as it was in my 20's. And I don't think I have good skin elasticity in my genes.
At any rate, they say it takes up to 2 years to reach the elasticity it will remain at after weight loss. I know I will always have a bit of loose skin in my belly, especially around my incision. I don't exactly have high hopes for it. Just something I have to come to terms with, I still hold a little hope some of the elasticity will return. Hopefully enough that I can get away with wearing a high rise bikini or boy shorts. ;)
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 2/1/2013 (07:48)
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"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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