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Excess skin - is it avoidable?

S: 18st6lb C: 15st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 35 Loss: 2st13lb(15.89%)
#1
I was reading an old Rosemary Conley magazine last night. In it was the story of a woman, Kerry Pillai, who had lost 10st 6lb. There was a photo of her in her bra and knickers and she did not have a single stretch mark or ounce or excess skin.

Kerry did a lot of aerobic exercise. Could this be the key to avoiding excess skin? Or is there any vitamins, creams or potions that anyone can recommend?
 
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S: 15st11lb C: 15st9lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 31.4 Loss: 0st2lb(0.9%)
#2
This is one of my fears! I have seen programmes where people have lost lots of weight and ended up having to have surgery to remove excess skin. x
 
S: 18st6lb C: 15st7lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 35 Loss: 2st13lb(15.89%)
#3
I know what you mean, ktbryony. It is, of course, better to have excess skin and a healthy heart. Be nice to avoid it though.

i am watching Kerry's story on rosemaryconley.tv

I am looking for clues LOL
 

time2bslim

Just doing it this time
S: 13st7lb C: 12st2lb G: 10st10lb Loss: 1st5lb(10.05%)
#6
I'm 54 and have dieted and regained weight for the last 15 - 18 years ! I have a very flobby stomach - I don't think I could firm it up at my age and after so many attempts - but I'd rather be 10 stones with the flobby stomach (when I get there - still a way to go) than have a firm BIG FAT BELLY which I had previously.

If you're a lot younger than me, I can see how you would be worrying though.
 
S: 20st5lb C: 18st11.5lb G: 15st0lb Loss: 1st7.5lb(7.54%)
#8
Doesn't answer your question but I know the girl you have mentioned! I used to work with her about 11 years ago and she is married to an old schoolfriend of mine!

I've only seen her in passing lately but I know (from facebook) that she is now extremely active and does lots of exercise classes!

x
 
S: 16st12.5lb C: 15st2lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 1st10.5lb(10.36%)
#9
This is what I'm dreading and seriously considering surgery when I'm at target. After having 2 children I had the floppy, flappy belly drooping down, I'm losing and it is getting smaller (I think) but I don't think I'm ever going to have a stomach like a pussycat doll lol! It's horrid! It actually makes me feel ill touching it! :(
 

IanH

Silver Member
S: 27st8.5lb C: 11st11lb G: 11st10.5lb BMI: 23.7 Loss: 15st11.5lb(57.31%)
#12
Execrcise, creams, etc can play their part. but a lot is down to nature unfortunately - some people get away with little skin, some will have lots.

Unfortunately - it's too late for me - i just have to be resigned to having the skin - but i'd rather have the loose skin then be carting around the overweight adult that i used to have.
 

Shrinking_Bev

Likes to eat.........alot
S: 19st5lb C: 15st6lb G: 12st10lb BMI: 32.8 Loss: 3st13lb(20.3%)
#13
I think alot depends on age. The younger you are the more elasticity you will have in your skin so it usually pings back ok :)

If I have any when I'm done, I'll be looking for a surgeon with a very sharp knife :D
 
S: 13st6lb C: 8st12lb G: 8st11lb BMI: 24.2 Loss: 4st8lb(34.04%)
#14
I think it's a combination of factors: activity levels, genetics, age and just plain luck!

I'm hoping I'll strike it lucky, 1st 1.5lbs left and seem to be mostly together, doing lots of swimming to keep toning!
 
#15
my kangaroo pouch belly i can live with, spanx are very good :)

what i hate and always have is my bingo wings, i use weights on my arms but i fear its just to late, i dont think the skin will ever tone up.

i would love to wear vest tops in the summer but thats never going to happen.

but hey shrugs are good , for celluilte i use avons strtch mark cream, its amazing, and it has got rid of 90% of my tummy stretch marks. i have used it for years but i can def recommend it but it wont happen overnight
 


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