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CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (53,174)
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4/25/13 4:14 A

I understand 110% what you are saying. I have lost 126 pounds, and my body is a mess. I feel unsexy sometimes, and my loose skin gets me down.

you know what though? I may have some loose skin, and my body may look like a melting road map, but my boyfriend can pick me up and carry me back to the bedroom -- he could never do that before!!


ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (28,360)
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4/25/13 1:01 A

Wow, thanks for the mybodygallery site. So interesting. Will bookmark it!

ERICADURR Posts: 241
4/23/13 9:16 P

Progress pics make me realize how my body has changed. I used the same poses each time. It was nice checking up on changes when I felt like nothing had altered.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (32,113)
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4/21/13 12:08 A

After losing 92#s, I'm saving for a boob job! I know how you feel. I'm almost at goal and and am thrilled at my loss. But I would really like the girls on my chest and not at my waist. I would love to lose the crepe paper tummy and the weird lumps on the inside of my thighs.

Hubby is sweet and says I'm sexy but it's hard to believe.

Keep working out, building muscle helps alot. So do well fitting clothes. And some sexy, supportive lingerie.

ZAHARABENGALS SparkPoints: (18,799)
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4/20/13 11:59 P

Thanks everyone. I think I need some self perception checks. I found an interesting site http://www.mybodygallery.com/ I found it odd I rate myself about 40lbs heavier and 4 pants sizes when I am trying to find a body match. I think I really need to work on that!!! I am proud of my loss and excited to continue on. I want to be healthy and fit (I think my horse is happy I am lighter as well !) I definately need some retail therapy as well!!!! :)

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,036
4/20/13 11:27 P

I saw your pic 30 pounds lighter and you look great. I think many of us have a distorted body image of ourselves, me included. Keep focusing on the health aspects of what you are doing. Yeah it's nice to look great naked, but it's also great to look good with clothes on. The right clothes and lingerie can help in many ways. Push up bras are great for pulling it all together.

I would much rather be 30+ pounds lighter than carrying all that extra fat around. Also, make sure you are lifting weights. It can really help reshape your body in more ways than one.

VATRUCKER SparkPoints: (20,629)
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4/20/13 6:53 P

forget about feeling un - sexy and focus on staying alive and living life to the fullest possible point emoticon

LIZERRA SparkPoints: (5,267)
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4/19/13 10:55 P

Try focusing on the health advantages being thinner has. I know it's easier said than done but if you can this should help. It helps me.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (140,488)
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4/18/13 1:37 P

ZAHARABENGALS,

You're being much too hard on yourself ! I lost 50+ pounds. Some of my skin popped back. Some didn't. In truth, there are parts of me that bear more than a passing resemblance to a Shar Pei Puppy !! Lots of me is sagging. The gals have fallen and they can't get up ! LOL !!!

I'll be honest. Some days, the sagging skin gets me down. Then I go off and bang off 50 military style pushups. Then I remind myself that I ran a couple of 5Ks for fun. Then I remind myself that I completed a Spartan Sprint in November last year.

What I've learned from my own years of trying to lose weight is this,"What I can do with my body IS more important than how it looks". Okay, I have stretch marks and sagging skin. I'm not perfect. I never will be and I'm okay with that. Like I said, what my body can do since losing the weight and becoming more fit is what matters most to me. Everything else is cosmetic.

If you truly want a flat tummy, there is always cosmetic surgery. That's always an option if you decide you really don't like parts of your body and want to change them. No one would think less of you if you wanted a boob job. Lots of women have had tummy tucks to lift their spirits. Me ? Maybe when I win Mega bucks. For now, I'm really happy that I'm in better shape at 49 than I was when I was a teenager.

How to feel better about yourself right now ? DITCH the old clothes ! Go out and buy a new bra. A good bra will lift your gals and your spirits. Go buy some new clothes that flatter your new figure. nothing says new attitude like some new clothes. If you wear the same old baggy clothes, you're going to continued to be depressed about how you look. Go out and spend some money. Buy some great new outfits that flatter your figure. Believe me, you'll start feeling better about yourself when you start wearing new clothes.

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ZAHARABENGALS SparkPoints: (18,799)
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4/18/13 10:07 A

Well I have lost 30lbs wohoo, bad thing is I look in the mirror and see a body looking worse then it did when I was heavier. I still have 30-40 more to go but the sagging skin and disproportinate fat make me feel a bit unattractive and overly worried about my appearance. I use to be proud of my body and not afraid to do it with the lights on. Now I want it pitch black lol! How did some of you or are some of you overcoming the feeling of being unattractive??? I am about to never look at myself naked in the mirror again !!!!!! Its affecting me on many more levels then I thought I would be (for example I am down a cup size in my bra and I have always been proud of my rack but not its got a bit of lose skin and starting to droop.....). I workout pretty hard everyday hoping to build muscle to shape my body as I lose but I wonder about the lose skin and the sagging as we age. How can I find my mojo??? am I doomed to wearing a bra at night and a nighty LOL????????? Thanks and love to all you are all doing AWESOME!

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