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#1 SatanDrankMyCoffee

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 06:22 PM

So far I’ve lost 90lbs and I’ve been left with loose skin. I didn’t think it would be that bad when I first started losing weight but the issue is becoming more apparent. I also feel like I’m much bigger than I am due to the loose skin distorting my view of myself.
I really just wanted to post this to feel less alone-has anyone else dealt with this? How do you combat it? General thoughts and feelings?


For reference:
HW: 284lbs
CW: 193lbs

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 01:21 AM

You are absolutely not alone. I struggle with this every day -- went from 275 to 124 over about 2 years (though lost 100 of it in 10 months) and it is rough, seeing all of the skin left. This is maybe a bit graphic, but it kind of feels like living inside a burlap sack made of skin, loose folds you can get caught up in.

I've considered surgery, but you need to be weight stable for at least 6 months and I'm not done losing yet...

So I just try to suck it up (literally!) and know that I'll drop another pants size or two once the extra skin is all gone.

Also, I definitely recommend a compression/ support garment, especially if you're wearing something to a nice event. It'll smooth everything out and you won't feel quite as "loose" or at least, I didnt.
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#3 SatanDrankMyCoffee

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 04:30 AM

You are absolutely not alone. I struggle with this every day -- went from 275 to 124 over about 2 years (though lost 100 of it in 10 months) and it is rough, seeing all of the skin left. This is maybe a bit graphic, but it kind of feels like living inside a burlap sack made of skin, loose folds you can get caught up in.

I've considered surgery, but you need to be weight stable for at least 6 months and I'm not done losing yet...

So I just try to suck it up (literally!) and know that I'll drop another pants size or two once the extra skin is all gone.

Also, I definitely recommend a compression/ support garment, especially if you're wearing something to a nice event. It'll smooth everything out and you won't feel quite as "loose" or at least, I didnt.


Thank you!

Sometimes it just really hits me that actually I’m gonna have this loose skin unless I go under the knife and that’s a bit upsetting to me 😅

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 05:43 AM

Yep. I lost 100 pounds 218 -118, but have gained a few back now. I think the misery of the dysmorphia was really at an all time high at my lower weight and being left with the skin sack has driven me to misery eating 20 pounds back on. I feel like what’s even the point if the point if that’s what I’m left with? If I’ll never be happy anyway why even try
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