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1,113 4/8/13 9:21 A
Shar Pei skin and tube sock boobs for sure. Not knowing how to handle the comments sometimes (120# down) The hardest by far though, has been to figure out how to stay on maintainance, and stay motivated. Lossing is fun! Trying to stay in my new wardwrobe? Challenging.
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34 4/8/13 7:40 A
For me, of course there are downsides and I feel it's important to recognize what they are and make peace with the fact that the other, positive results of weight loss are more important. There have been times in the past when I've noticed "the twins" starting to deflate as I lost weight and the prospect of having a shrivelled bosom (like rubber balls in the toes of wool socks) was enough for me to quit, saying to meself, "I may have a fat behind but I DO have a nice rack." This time though, I KNOW what's going to happen but I reassure myself that I can always roll them up and stuff them in my bra, as long as I can fit into those jeans I've been saving since the stone age.
This depends on the person also, how they worked out etc. I know many people who have lost weight, and a lot of weight and don't have the sag you are describing, but they worked out as they lost. My sister is a deflated bag full of wrinkled skin she tells me by pinching her arm and showing me the wrinkles. She says that's how her entire body looks from that darn surgery (stomach stapling) or whatever it is called, She aged 30 years in a year and a half. She looked like death warmed over, but all of us won't look like that who lose weight. Too fast of a weight loss and not enough workout will do that horrifically. Dont get discouraged even age will make your skin sag some. She is finally looking a bit better after 10 years after the surgery, but still real bad. I am not being mean I love my sister, it is the truth, and the truth must be told in order to educate others. If it were me in her shoes I don't know how I would be, she is less healthy then ever and looks much older then what she is and is full of flab. Deep wrinkles in her face and her neck that should have not been there at the age of 37. She had all of us siblings and Mom worried and still does but not as much.
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86 4/2/13 12:27 P
if i had a down side it would be my clothes not fitting but at the same time i love it, as long as weight loss is healthy i don't really see a down side, you are getting healthier be proud!
The positives so outweigh the negatives of weight loss :)
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3,011 4/2/13 11:18 A
I haven't lost enough to see a downside yet!!!
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2,241 4/2/13 11:12 A
There is NO downside to weight loss--you feel great, you look great, you can wear skinny clothes!!! So what if I have some loose skin around my gut?!? I EARNED IT! I carried twin babies FULL TERM...for 37 weeks & 1 day!
I've earned all my loose skin, scars & stretch marks....and I wouldn't trade them for the world. They are ME--my life history & accomplishments! And once I'm in my size 4 skinny jeans, nobody can see them anyway. ;)
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2,116 4/2/13 10:42 A
Consistent cardio and strength training exercise will help it to some degree as long as you don't loose too fast.
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365 4/2/13 8:41 A
I agree with TWilliams The dreaded bosom shrinkage.
Edited by: JAVAJENN at: 4/2/2013 (08:42)
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34 4/2/13 8:07 A
For me, the downside is always the same: The Boobs. I always lose weight there first, and they deflate like sad balloons the day after the party.
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987 4/2/13 7:16 A
I think I look younger after weight loss, but I still wouldn't mind having some of that fat back under the skin on my face, to smooth out signs of creases or wrinkles! I do have some loose skin, but nothing too dramatic. My husband is extremely against me getting cosmetic surgery and thinks I am positively gorgeous, but there are times if I had extra money sitting around, I think I'd get some "work done."
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2,953 4/2/13 6:52 A
Strength training, yoga, pilates will all help IF you do them on a regular basis.
I already have loose skin on my lower abdomen from when I had my children and I think this will get worse the more weight I lose. I really need to lose the weight for health reasons so I'm not letting it put me off but it gets me down to think about it. I suppose a tummy tuck might be an option later on but I'm not keen on having surgery. I'll just have to wait and see how it goes.
I've lost 75 pounds so I need new clothes. I like getting new better fitting clothes but I have about 125 pounds more to lose so the downside is trying to wear things for as long as I can. This means some things a bit too loose, and often buying things a little too tight. No matter how you slice it the downside is greatly outstripped by the upside of losing weight.
Edited by: CLARISSABOND at: 4/2/2013 (01:19)
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239 4/1/13 10:18 P
Buying new clothes. Sure it's fun to go shopping for clothes that flatter your new body, but for those of us who don't earn all that much money, it's kind of dangerous to get too excited about going shopping for smaller clothes. I've been able to resist thus far.
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4,339 4/1/13 9:53 P
Depending on your age, some of it will go away, if you do some weight lifting. But often times, we gain weight back, and lose again, and so on, so just go with it, still better than carrying too much weight. Unless you think you may be making a movie or performing at some point, it doesn't matter.
for me, its been loose skin!!! i always knew it would happen, but didnt know what an impact it was going to have when it actually started... right now i am beginning to see it, under my chin and on my neck, and on my upper arms, and my buttocks...those i can feel...the loose skin...tmi...???? sorry if it hurts to hear the truth...if you lose enough weight its bound to happen. it isnt slowing me down from trying to lose though....maybe one day i can find a way to FIX it...for now, i live with it, wear it as a badge of honor in a way...it means im still losing.... i just hate that it has to be a part of the deal....
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