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Old 04-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default When does the loose skin start to show up?

I've lost 65 lbs and have another 95 to go. So far, I don't have any loose skin, but I know I have a LOOOOOOONG way to go.

For those of you who do have loose skin, when did it start showing up?
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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I started at 303 and I noticed the skin somewhere around 210-200. At first it didn't seem to be too bad. But the more you lose the more you see. Supposedly, it gets worse before it gets better. I am starting to notice mine getting better now after being around the same weight for a year. I want to lose about another 50 and I plan on it getting worse again. But it's no big thing because I know it'll get better again too!
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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i've lost 15lbs and i'm seeing ripples on my thighs making them look like they're wax slumping in the sun.

not everybody gets loose skin - some ppl are blessed with great elasticity.
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I noticed after around...I dunno, maybe 30-40 pounds. I thought it'd be absolutely horrible, but given the amount I've lost, it's not that terrible. I thought because I noticed it quickly, it'd get worse really fast. Nope.

Now, keep in mind, my arms are absolutely wrecked right now, but it's still not as bad as I thought, and it does seem to be improving.
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I didn't think I had any as of losing 100 lb. But after losing 120, yep I've got it. But it's not bad. I don't expect to be flawless after all I've put this body through!
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #6
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I'm starting to notice it now & i'm not gonna lie, It's bothering me. I've lost almost 65lbs and it's showing up on me in just weird places I didn't expect, but it's cool I guess. Also, everyone is different
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #7
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After the first 30lbs I started to see loose skin, but it usually seemed that my skin was playing catch up with my loses. I would lose the fat and then the skin would shrink with it.

I've got a little bit of extra skin right now, but I find that it is slowly shrinking up as I maintain. I think strength training is really helping there.
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