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Old 09-21-2017, 04:48 PM   #1
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Okay, I am 68 years old and use to weigh 255 lbs. I lost down to 170 lbs (Up to 180 lbs today ). Here is my problem, stomach overhang & somewhat droopy thighs. No money for skin tightening. I can't do real strenuous exercise but I can exercise. Any suggestions to help with the loose skin?
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:03 PM   #2
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Jack Kruse recommends cold thermogenesis for this, and it is free I guess if you have a bath.

You need to do lots of research on it, as you have to be relatively healthy, but there is some good info on his site and forum.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:55 AM   #3
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Stand on your head? Just joking of course. I have a very similar experience. I have given up worrying about it.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:19 AM   #4
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I'm worried about having an apron due to three c sections. I have been reading a lot about excess skin issue due to weight loss. The one thing I keep seeing is fasting. I admit I don't understand the science behind it but fasting can shrink skin. There was a debate about skin shrinkage on another forum I visit and a Doctor there was arguing that there was no way except surgery to remove skin. She did finally admit fasting helps a lot. Although She was much more in favor of surgery.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:12 AM   #5
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Spanx/shapewear.

I'm 52 and have lost about 35 lbs., I'm still carrying extra, and I've got the exact same problem. I'm at the stage where desire to lose weight is competing against desire to NOT deal with more crepey(sp?) skin and new wrinkles and sags.

Unfortunately, the loss of collagen and elastin in our skin means things just don't bounce back after a certain age. I have heard that nonsurgical skin tightening can help, using a laser to raise the temperature in the deep dermal levels, but I have no idea of the cost.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:12 PM   #6
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Cardio and exercise is a must for body reshaping and tightening. I know many don't want to hear that answer. Exercising is just as hard as losing weight and eating healthy. It is a daily commitment.
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:37 AM   #7
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Cardio and exercise is a must for body reshaping and tightening. I know many don't want to hear that answer. Exercising is just as hard as losing weight and eating healthy. It is a daily commitment.
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:32 PM   #9
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Okay, I am 68 years old and use to weigh 255 lbs. I lost down to 170 lbs (Up to 180 lbs today ). Here is my problem, stomach overhang & somewhat droopy thighs. No money for skin tightening. I can't do real strenuous exercise but I can exercise. Any suggestions to help with the loose skin?
Hi,

You might want to consider 36 hour fasts twice a week and add in either yoga, Pilates or Callanetics as an exercise program (al three are non-impact, non-aerobic but effective exercise programs).

I'm a believer in fasting and the resultant autophagy for preventing lose skin while losing weight. I also know that people do report improvements after the fact with fasting improving baggy excess skin. I'm now 65 and have lost close to 60 pounds this year through fasting. My skin is actually smoother, softer, and tighter than it was before I started (breasts too for that matter).

Good luck.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:47 AM   #10
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:48 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone!! I did a 36 hour fasts twice a week last week & lost 2 lbs. I'm doing the same thing this week. We will see.
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Sassy are you trying to lose weight or help with excess skin? Cause weight loss creates the excess skin? The more you lose the more excess skin you will have.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:43 AM   #13
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I always think of Andrea's blockbusting post

I am PROUD of my ugly body because...

on her site

imperfect life

As for me, I have excess skin. You'd only know it from certain positions but in those positions, yeah - it's conventionally hideous, hanging down in a bifurcated curtain. I'm not often in that position unless I'm working out and I'm pretty much covered (tho' nothing will ever persuade me to wear compression garments unless I need it for joint support).

I have a substantial wattle and double chin - but I have those irrespective of what weight I am as it seems to be a family thing.

If you have inherited some things or of an age when it's unlikely you're going to tighten everything back in, then I don't think it's practical without surgery. I don't see how the excess skin around my middle is ever going to fit me again, particularly as an accident meant that I lost some height in my long bones and my spine - so I literally have excess skin from those.

To be clear, I don't plan to have surgery to remove the skin - if it bothered me more, or if the skin round my middle were more of an apron and needed lots of extra special care to stop skin infections setting in there, then I might reconsider this.

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Old 10-03-2017, 09:19 AM   #14
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I always think of Andrea's blockbusting post

I am PROUD of my ugly body because...

on her site

imperfect life

As for me, I have excess skin. You'd only know it from certain positions but in those positions, yeah - it's conventionally hideous, hanging down in a bifurcated curtain. I'm not often in that position unless I'm working out and I'm pretty much covered (tho' nothing will ever persuade me to wear compression garments unless I need it for joint support).

I have a substantial wattle and double chin - but I have those irrespective of what weight I am as it seems to be a family thing.

If you have inherited some things or of an age when it's unlikely you're going to tighten everything back in, then I don't think it's practical without surgery. I don't see how the excess skin around my middle is ever going to fit me again, particularly as an accident meant that I lost some height in my long bones and my spine - so I literally have excess skin from those.

To be clear, I don't plan to have surgery to remove the skin - if it bothered me more, or if the skin round my middle were more of an apron and needed lots of extra special care to stop skin infections setting in there, then I might reconsider this.
Girl if you could see all of my loose hanging skin, it might make you cry I don't chose to spend my day's dwelling on it. I am just enjoying the New Life and New Health that Weight Loss has given me!!!! If we spend our time dwelling on all the things in life that might happen or might go wrong, we forget how to live.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:35 AM   #15
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All I can say about this is...We should have thought about that before we allowed ourselves to gain all this weight. I know that's harsh, but it's the truth. I feel if I was not upset about being so fat, why should I be upset about the loose skin? I can't afford surgery, and to be honest, I don't like pain!! And the recovery is painful.

I think some people will have more loose skin than others. Heredity has a lot to do with it. Just do the best you can, and SMILE!! Then people won't notice your loose skin.
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All I can say about this is...We should have thought about that before we allowed ourselves to gain all this weight. I know that's harsh, but it's the truth. I feel if I was not upset about being so fat, why should I be upset about the loose skin? I can't afford surgery, and to be honest, I don't like pain!! And the recovery is painful.

I think some people will have more loose skin than others. Heredity has a lot to do with it. Just do the best you can, and SMILE!! Then people won't notice your loose skin.


If I had spent my entire adult life abusing my body with alcohol or cigarettes or drugs, I would have permanent physical damage to contend with. If I can emerge from a life of obesity with the only physical side effect being loose skin, I can live with that... Literally!
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:20 PM   #17
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All I can say about this is...We should have thought about that before we allowed ourselves to gain all this weight. I know that's harsh, but it's the truth. I feel if I was not upset about being so fat, why should I be upset about the loose skin? I can't afford surgery, and to be honest, I don't like pain!! And the recovery is painful.

I think some people will have more loose skin than others. Heredity has a lot to do with it. Just do the best you can, and SMILE!! Then people won't notice your loose skin.
A great post reminding us to keep perspective.
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