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Lost Weight, Feel Flabbier :(

Monday, April 08, 2013

So for the past few months, I feel really good about the progress I've made. I'm at 40 pounds since Christmas, and that's pretty freaking substantial!

For the past few months (since the end of January), I haven't been able to get out & exercise pretty much at all because of bursitis in my knees. I stuck to my calorie range, though, and it felt good to still be on track without exercise. As they say, nutrition is 80% of the battle (or 90%, or whatever high number people say. Bottom line is, it matters a lot!). I'm really proud of what I've accomplished while feeling like the deck was stacked against me.

However, now that I've lost a good chunk of weight, I've noticed that I'm growing bat wings on my arms, my thighs kind of look a little deflated in places. I'm losing weight & my skin isn't keeping up. So on the one hand, the number say I'm doing great and accomplishing a lot. I tried on my 16 jeans the other day and I can pull them all the way up now! That's HUGE!! I was so excited and it seems so amazingly close.

On the other hand, the jiggles really get to me. As we go into summer, I'm even more aware of my arms. Now that I'm back at the gym, I'm working on upper body strength training, but have to be pretty careful about my legs.

So, for people who may have been in a similar boat...

What steps can you take to work on excess skin? I've seen several things from strength training, just-stay-on-track-it'll-go-aw
ay, to you're-screwed-gonna-need-plas


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAREBEARCARES 4/15/2013 9:01AM

    I can relate! I have found strength training has helped a lot, and just giving my skin some time to tighten naturally... but ultimately I have realised that I notice my arms far more then anyone else does and that in my head they look far worse then in reality... i mean how often do you really walk around with your arms extended out from your sides? :-) great job with 40 pounds since Christmas! that's AMAZING!

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WINDSONG26 4/8/2013 9:57PM

    Lotion might help but other than that, I don't know what to say. Sorry

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NEEDBU66 4/8/2013 6:33PM

    I feel the same way. Lost weight, but feel flabbier. I also don't know what gives.

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