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Hi all, I'm new here!


I've been working on a healthy eating plan for the last couple of weeks in France. I managed to lose 5lbs the first week and 3lbs the second week! Go me! I weighed in at 13st 7lbs at the start, I'm in my late 50s and around 5ft 2ins tall.

So, my question is; will my flabby skin shrink down as I lose more weight or do I need to do any exercises to help?

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I believe weight training helps a lot. Once in my thirties I lost about thirty pounds and you couldn't tell I had ever been overweight. I was a size zero to two. Exercise will give you tone and definition. I have also heard to use lotion on the flabby tummy skin, especially for those who have had children. Good luck!

Nannyjules in reply to Hidden

Thanks Melhall. I have some small weights which I can use but had a complicated hysterectomy some years ago so have to be careful not to do too much pulling on my abdo area due to scar tissue. I will defo try the lotion as well.!

YellowRose554st 7lbs

Morning Nannyjules

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

Well done on losing 8lbs over the last 2 weeks, normallyI would give you a newbie badge but I will award you a 7lb badge instead to celebrate your achievement so far, it's a great start.

Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if your on a mobile. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had success following this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance.

Have a look at the Daily Diary which you can find on the Home page in Events. It is where all the members are sharing their daily plans on what they are eating and any exercise they are doing. This thread will give you some ideas on how to start.

Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

Take your measurements at the start together with a photo so you can see the changes on the days the scales don't move.

We have daily weigh ins so why not come along and join us today. You can find the weigh ins on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the post in Events and record your start weight and any loss/gain or maintain for the week.

To get the most of the forum be active, share tips, recipes and experiences. Read some of the posts they are very motivating.

Have a good first week.


Hi Nannyjules well done on your weight loss so far. Just to let you know I weighed 13st4lbs when I first started and have managed to lose just over 2st so far by calorie counting, I am only 5ft. I can only say how this has happened with myself on the calorie counting, but if you are doing any other type of dieting, especially the ones where you lose weight faster then I cannot say how they will work. I don't have much flabby skin leftover now as I have become much firmer as I have lost a fair bit of my fat, but your skin should go down very slowly with any fat as you only tend to lose around a pound or two a week. It does go a little better if you do some exercise with it as well.

Do make sure you eat enough calories every day as well because by not doing this it can cause you many problems. If you don't eat enough calories your body thinks you are starving it and turns what you do eat into body fat and this weighs more than eating the extra calories does so it stops you from losing weight and sometimes puts weight on instead. It makes most of your body look flabbier in the end as well. Please don't make this mistake. Good luck with your journey.

Thank you all for your kind support and great advice! I really appreciate it. I'm glad I joined this forum now, because everyone makes you feel important. 😊❤️

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