Originally Posted by Meg
One thing that I can tell you for sure is that all our big losers here agree that excess skin (if you do end up with it) is much better than excess fat!
Amen to that! I have some loose skin and stretch marks mostly around my lower middle, hips and thigh area. But it only shows if I don't practice good sitting posture, and when naked. I now wear, and love, hip huggers and ultra low rise jeans...and you don't see the bit of puckered lose skin. If I'm naked and lean forward, looking in the mirror, I think gag me! LOL But who am I going to pose like THAT for?
I wear a two piece bathing suit now, and again, the lose skin is not a problem. I just have to consciously be aware of my posture, which is a good thing.
And perhaps one day my rich uncle will get out of the poorhouse and I'll get the lower section and the breasts done up right. My arms and face didn't suffer really. But my mid-section was mighty rotund for many a year. I think if I haven't been exercising daily for over a year, I'd have a much bigger problem with it. And that I lost the weight slowly helped. Because I'm certainly not a young chick, and I've had a baby, and have been overweight for nearly 20 years, AND smoked for about 18 years. So I pretty much had everything against me skin-wise and I am NOT unhappy with how I look at all. Just the opposite.