Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
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.

TWILLIAMS82 SparkPoints: (3,985)
Fitness Minutes: (17,093)
Posts: 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.

RONIGH Posts: 631
4/2/13 4:09 P

I don't see a downside. Coming up with one is the equivalent of creating an excuse not to lose weight.

MARTYJOE Posts: 428
4/2/13 3:54 P

Need to spend money buying knew clothes..oh well I guess I was due.

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,453
4/2/13 3:34 P

I have lost over 200 pounds and I do have loose skin but never viewed it as a "down side".
I would sooner put up with it than the health issues and comments!!!

By the way, I have heard that some hospitals will give huge discounts to harvest your skin for burn victims. I haven't looked into it cause it really doesn't bother me

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (196,969)
Fitness Minutes: (294,073)
Posts: 27,057
4/2/13 3:13 P

When I lost the weight, some of my skin popped back and some didn't. In past, I've described my stomach as bearing more than a passing resemblance to a Shar Pei puppy !! LOL !!

I'll admit that I'm not fond of the excess skin. I wish it had popped back the way my arms did, but it didn't. Can I wear a bikini ? I could, but it wouldn't be a pretty sight.


Like others, I've come to appreciate what my body can do since losing the weight and have stopped worrying about how it looks. I'm not perfect. I never will be. And I'm okay with that.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
4/2/13 3:05 P

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.

ELIJAHSMOMMY1 SparkPoints: (2,615)
Fitness Minutes: (4,524)
Posts: 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!

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
4/2/13 12:22 P

@KJ, deflated bag? Your way with words cracks me up! The only downside I see is that some people tell me I look sick, so I find it hard to look healthy in the face while having a "HOT" bod! LOL!

4/2/13 12:17 P

I see no downside to weight loss, except I don't have money to buy new clothes.

JEEP8294 Posts: 4,591
4/2/13 11:42 A

The positives so outweigh the negatives of weight loss :)

ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (155,162)
Fitness Minutes: (152,671)
Posts: 7,220
4/2/13 11:18 A

I haven't lost enough to see a downside yet!!!

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (194,509)
Fitness Minutes: (253,710)
Posts: 2,243
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. ;)

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
Fitness Minutes: (17,448)
Posts: 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.

JAVAJENN SparkPoints: (8,282)
Fitness Minutes: (2,214)
Posts: 365
4/2/13 8:41 A

I agree with TWilliams The dreaded bosom shrinkage. emoticon

Edited by: JAVAJENN at: 4/2/2013 (08:42)
TWILLIAMS82 SparkPoints: (3,985)
Fitness Minutes: (17,093)
Posts: 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.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,271)
Fitness Minutes: (40)
Posts: 1,068
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."

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
Posts: 2,954
4/2/13 6:52 A

Strength training, yoga, pilates will all help IF you do them on a regular basis.

REDPANDA10 Posts: 361
4/2/13 4:00 A

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.

4/2/13 1:17 A

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. emoticon

Edited by: CLARISSABOND at: 4/2/2013 (01:19)
JUBILANT_SLEEP SparkPoints: (6,507)
Fitness Minutes: (4,106)
Posts: 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.

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,652
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.

MKMMARTY Posts: 6,720
4/1/13 9:34 P

some of my special clothes I bought in Indonesia now are too large for me

CBDTRAIN SparkPoints: (5,003)
Fitness Minutes: (5,800)
Posts: 44
4/1/13 9:27 P

Their is always surgery

4/1/13 9:00 P

I was pretty much a deflated bag after my first 40lbs of loss.....I was lucky to have found weightlifting in the nick of time.

SOFT_VAL67 Posts: 2,845
4/1/13 7:41 P

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 means im still losing....
i just hate that it has to be a part of the deal....

Page: 1 of (1)  

Other SparkPeople Cafe Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
How important to eat all calories? 12/7/2016 5:48:50 AM
Looking Forward 3/22/2016 11:22:46 PM
Why do people regain weight? Your input needed! 6/14/2016 9:28:32 PM
Just checking in 10/13/2016 3:13:41 AM
I like having ads here, don't you? 1/20/2017 10:50:45 PM