It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Weight Loss Message Board

lost weight without exercise

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-04-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 5
Chowie HB User
lost weight without exercise

I have lost 45 pounds within the last year. First I counted calories, and lost 20. I eventually joined weight watchers and lost the rest.
The thing is, my skin is now saggy! I know this is pretty common, but I'm only 16.

I lost weight to have a better body and feel good about myself. Now I'm just embarassed by how flabby I am as opposed to feeling bad about being fat.

Unfortunately I lost a lot of my wieght without exercise. Just dieting.

Do I now need to do weight training or something equally sinister? Not looking forward to it, but I'm willing to. Is that what I've gotta do?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-04-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 311
boicrazy3188 HB User
Re: lost weight without exercise

First of all, CONGRATS! For being 16, you had alot of motivation in you to lose 45 pounds. Now, because you didn't exercise, and the amount of weight you lost, you have sagging skin. I would suggest weight training, or some sort of cardio to tighten your skin. since you are so young, your skin still has that elasticity and will most likely go back to normal as you exercise. On the other hand, if you were quite overweight, your skin may not totally go back, even if you exercise. In that case, you would have to have surgery. Now, your only 16, so I definitely do not reccommend anything like that, because your body is still growing and it may fix itself. But, if in 5 years your still not happy, than maybe surgery is the way to go.
Either way, you should still exercise to keep that weight off. Great Job.

Old 08-04-2006, 05:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 250
Texanne HB User
Re: lost weight without exercise

Chowie, Chowie, Chowie,

Calm down! You are so young, your skin is very elastic. Do not get upset. Exercise is good for you and you should be doing some everyday, because hopefully someday you will be 40, 50, 60...and want to be in the good habit of getting 30 minutes of exercise a day! So make it something that you enjoy: Skating, dancing, jogging, etc... do it for YOU and your health! That said, (whew!) exercise does NOT tighten your skin. It MIGHT pump up your muscles if you are lifting heavy weights, for extended periods of time. That is hard to do for a female. Soon as you stop, you'll be right back where you started. If you research liposuction, you will find that lipo patients are sent home with a very restrictive girdle or corset for the very reason for which you are posting. The girdle/corset is worn constantly so that the skin will not be fighting gravity and shrink into the proper size for the new, smaller body part. (Supposedly).

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Oh no....I lost my pain meds.... schao Pain Management 27 04-28-2010 10:23 AM
How I lost 77 pounds in 2005 CorbinRay68 Weight Loss 8 01-07-2006 11:38 PM
I have lost over 100 pounds last year, and now I am gaining it back. HELP bardzookie Weight Loss 0 09-12-2005 01:49 PM
lost 125 pounds without surgery or pills... wendy67 Weight Loss 58 02-27-2005 01:06 AM
Lost 25lbs and broke through weight plateau joekerr30 Weight Loss 7 02-11-2005 12:45 PM
Anyone here lost a lot without the surgery? Terranne Obesity 22 12-27-2004 10:34 AM
Raise your hand if you lost weight using CLA astara Weight Loss 23 11-09-2004 06:27 PM
Lost weight on CLA without exercise? forreal Weight Loss 2 10-26-2003 03:17 PM
Pounds lost vs. inches lost when HYPO? wiski Thyroid Disorders 6 01-20-2003 08:26 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:03 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!