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Originally Posted by mprelaw
Funny---I open this thread titled "excess skin" and for the first time in about a week, the Palmer Cash ad of that redhead in the open plaid shirt popped up on the right.
If you're middle aged, there's only so much that you'll be able to tighten loose folds of skin after a dramatic weight loss. Skin loses its elasticity with age.
I'm 59, so I guess I'm pretty far into middle age. I've been up and down a number of times, even in middle age (post-40). It takes a while for the loose skin to tighten up, but if you can keep the weight off and continue exercising, it does tighten up.
I've lost 47 lbs since the beginning of the year, and I'm definitely a little "baggy" right now. But, even if it doesn't tighten up, I'd rather be thin, healthy and "baggy" than fat, unhealthy and whatever the opposite of baggy is. (Tight?)