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Reply From Marina, Age 23 - 06/01/11 - IP#: 70.54.150.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Coming from someone who started at 237lbs and currently weighs 127lbs I can tell you first hand what that's like.
The truth is...it's not that bad! You'll feel soooo much better about yourself overall anyway. The stretch marks will fade dramatically. There might be a subtle hint of some...but the ones that do remain won't be terribly obvious. Even so, you learn to dress your body in flattering ways...there are very few things that you "can't" wear...but seriously, who cares? You feel great anyway.
As long as you're exercising and losing the weight slowly, saggy skin is extremely minimal. You may have a little in your trouble spots, but once again, you just learn to dress to impress!
Fortunately, youth is on your side! Your skin still has the elasticity to return to normal! Just keep on your journey & don't worry about that stuff...in the end you'll see it was all still worth it!!

Reply From Amanda, Age 22 - 05/31/11 - IP#: 63.135.9.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
You're definitely not alone! As for the stretch marks, they disappear. trust me. i was covered in them, and now theyre invisible. the only time you can see them is if you look closely, they look a little silvery thats about it. I have a little bit of extra skin, but not a noticeable amount. you cant tell unless you pinch it. Just make sure to stay hydrated and drink water and your skin with shrink with you. usually it's people who lose over 100 pounds that have the worst cases, and you're still young and your skin is still elastic enough to bounce back. Trust me on this, you'll look great. If you want to help fade the stretch marks and keep your skin healthy moisturize with cocoa butter or that scar fading cream. I hope I helped, and good luck :)