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4/15/11 10:38 P

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Of course that 80% is an average. Some people are in the 20% range some close to the 100% range. Not sure if this was a positive or a negative thought. emoticon

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MOMAAGAINX2's Photo MOMAAGAINX2 Posts: 97
4/15/11 9:05 P

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Wow 80% of our thoughts are negative. That is way more than I would have imagined. Thank you for the article sharing.

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4/15/11 10:25 A

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Here's some thoughts to help as you make your decision.
I just read the article I am inserting the link for. I will be posting it in several places because I think it can help many of us.... women think 60,000 thoughts per day and 80% are negative. The article gives some helpful tips to change this.
www.realage.com/tips/reduce-stress-t
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4/15/11 10:14 A

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Skin removal surgery is now pretty common. Since the popularity of gastric bypass surgery, there are many people who have way too much excess skin. Depending on the amount, it can be a health hazard, with rashes and fungus growing in the folds. Talk to a very good plastic surgeon, someone who does a lot of the surgery, and he will help you decide whether or not you want to proceed, and if so, how best to do it. You will have big scars, but scars don't pull down and put pressure on all the skin above. I have had my share of cosmetic surgery, including lipo. The big warning was that you have to be sure that your days of weight gain are over, and that you are pretty close to your goal weight. One of the reasons to give it a year or so is to be sure your weight loss is comfortably permanent.

I have yet to read of someone who had excess skin removed and regretted it.

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4/14/11 11:02 P

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Good for you! You are right we have to look after our selves and you look great!

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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,541
4/14/11 7:42 P

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I have to tell you I had the surgery at age 65. It was a gift to myself because I didn't see it as anything anyone would especially notice, but I did. It was a big step in deciding I had value and worth without regard to anyone else's opinion.

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ONEKIDSMOM's Photo ONEKIDSMOM Posts: 7,299
4/14/11 7:35 P

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Thanks to all who shared their experiences. I didn't ask the question, but I do think about it, as I, too, have lost and have some loose skin. However, I have noticed it getting better, compared to a year ago, and it is my intention to wait at least a couple more years before considering any alteration.

I may not, even then, as at my age, "why"? Only if it is a true health issue, because right now, while not the prettiest sight in the world, it is what it is: part of my history with my body.



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MOMAAGAINX2's Photo MOMAAGAINX2 Posts: 97
4/14/11 6:20 P

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Well I have maintained the weightloss for almost a year now but have really been in the gym pretty hard since January. I guess I will give it a few more months especially since I started doing the ripped in 30 to see what happens. Thanks to all of you for your responses. emoticon

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4/14/11 4:58 P

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I lost 90 pounds and had a huge amount of excess skin in my mid-section, partly because I gained so quickly there when I got sick! After being within 5% of my goal weight for two years, I opted for a modified tummy tuck, sometimes called a dermo-lipectomy. The scar from my belly ring is now down at my pubis....the scar is HUGE, but fading. I had an exceptionally long healing time, with some moderate swelling for over six months, but it was worth all of it! Now that I am fifteen pounds lighter than when I had my surgery I am starting to see excess skin on my arms and thighs...but nothing as severe as my belly!

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4/14/11 3:24 P

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Congrats on reaching goal. I waited several years but eventually I did have a tummy tuck and I don't regret it. However, before I did the surgery, I exercised, kept my weight even for almost 5 years, worked with a personal trainer. I got three opinions and all the drs. agreed that I had done as much as I could. Genetics, age, how long you carried the extra weight, number of pregnancies and your age when you were pregnant all affect the elasticity of your skin.

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4/14/11 3:22 P

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Well it's age in my case, I've never had a problem when I was younger with my yo-yo bod. I am doing free weights and it seems to help some but I guess the birthday suit is getting tired. emoticon

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MOMAAGAINX2's Photo MOMAAGAINX2 Posts: 97
4/14/11 12:30 P

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Thanks hadn't thought about using the coconut oil on my skin. I usually just make myself eat a teaspoon of it.

My daughter did at least say last night she thought she saw 2 squares on my tummy last night when I was doing an ab workout so that helps.

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HOUNDLOVER1's Photo HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 8,349
4/14/11 11:40 A

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Forget body wraps and skin fiming creams, the only thing they do well is rob your bank account. If you want to do something good for your skin consider organic products, in particular straight virgin coconutoil.
The elasticity of skin is partly genetic and largely dependent on age. I would say give yourself at least another year after losing the weight to build more muscle and then see how it looks to decide if you want to have some plastic surgery. And keep in mind that in the meantime you are very healthy, so enjoy life and celebrate every day that you are alive and moving.
Might want to challenge the kids to a workout session whenever they make jokes and see who laughs last. emoticon

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MOMAAGAINX2's Photo MOMAAGAINX2 Posts: 97
4/14/11 11:28 A

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OK-I have my days when I look in the mirror and get disgusted. My kids call the extra skin on my stomach pizza dough. At one time I was 300 lbs I am now approximately 135 so I have extra skin.
For those who have lost over 100 lbs how much of the extra skin at least tightens up some? I am truly debating whether I should look into plastic surgery or just wait to see how much muscle I can build underneath to at least make it look a little better.
Do body wraps and skin firming creams work for anyone?

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