View Full Version : Take break from weight loss? Loose skin appearing

11-15-2015, 08:58 AM
Hello all-

Over the past year and a half I am down over 150 pounds. My arms and legs look good but I am noticing loose skin starting to appear around my stomach. I still want to lose another 35 pounds and then maintain. Since I am noticing this loose skin would it be best to stop my weight loss for a period of a month or so to let the skin tighten up or should I keep losing now?


11-15-2015, 10:04 AM
Congratulations on your weight loss so far!! Your skin may or may not ever "tighten up". It really depends on the elasticity of your skin and how many years you carried around the extra weight. Everyone is different. I've lost 115 pounds slowly over the past two years and have a ton of excess skin and now what I call pancake boobs. It's no fun and not pretty, but I'll take it over being fat and unhealthy any day. I am about 20 pounds away from my goal and I'm not going to stop just because of the loose skin. Guess you have to decide if you'd rather have a little loose skin or an extra 35 pounds on you.