Hi NSWLG, welcome! Are you talking about going from 17 stone (238 lbs) to 9 stone (126 lbs)? The amount of elasticity in your skin is genetic, and that's probably the biggest determining factor for how much loose skin you'll have during weight loss. How old you are and how long you've been at a higher weight will also be factors. I'm sure strength training exercises right from the start of your weight loss journey will help, but they probably can't stop it completely. The good news is that you will be healthier overall! Good luck!
Current Attempt (Slow Carb Diet, started July 19, 2013) <> Previous Attempt (Calorie-Counting, 2009)
= 10 lbs lost; = 5 lbs lost:
196 lbs = "Overweight" BMI of 29.8 MET GOAL!!
178 lbs = Lowest Weight in 13 years, BMI of 27.1 MET GOAL!!
164 lbs = "Normal Weight" BMI of 24.9
145 lbs = Goal Weight BMI of 22.0
Stay between 145 lbs and 155 lbs