Originally Posted by sontaikle
This is something I've been struggling with for the past year and a half. I too was obese since childhood, so there was no reference for me (no former skinny weight or clothes). 107 was much too thin so I thought 112-115 worked. I gained up to around 118 while strength training and I noticed that my loose skin was a bit more manageable and my clothes still fit...but I felt "heavy." Losing weight again makes me FEEL better (I feel lighter and agile again) but now my loose skin is much more irritating and makes it difficult to do higher impact exercises. It stinks because when lighter I want to so them more!!
I guess I have to decide: be slightly heavier and stronger with less loose skin, or lighter and agile with loose skin... :/
Have you tried wearing a slimmer or a binder while you exercise? While I was losing weight, I had a ton of loose skin on my stomach. I wore a slimmer, This one
, and it helped so much! Now, 3 weeks after surgery, I am wear it as my abdominal binder because I can get it on and off by myself! My other one was a 2 person job!