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9/12/07 4:45 P

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Since losing the weight, I think I have more wrinkles on my face, but I've been mistaken for a high schooler twice in the past week! So either I'm being too hard on myself, or I ignored the wrinkles earlier. Hard to say which. Hemerrhoid cream, you say? Hmmmm...


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9/7/07 5:12 P

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I HAVE HAD THE TUMMY TUCK. AND MY DR TIGHTENED MY STOMACH MUSCLES WHILE DOING IT. IT LOOKS GREAT AND WONT BE MUCH OF A SCAR IF ANY AT ALL.

BESSIE

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9/7/07 5:10 P

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oh no, 2BFIT, your "after" pix look GREAT!! you said there are wrinkles, but i don't see any wrinkles and you look very healthy!

i don't really worry about looking "old" (can't really help it!), but i like not looking angry/stressed all the time...

i also like the idea that fat is still moving around and skin can still tighten! this maintenance is good stuff! :)

A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for.

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9/7/07 4:56 P

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I've heard before about using hemorrhoid cream to tighten face skin! I never quite believed it before, but if you've tried it...

I love that comment that skin keeps shrinking for months! I'm waiting for my belly skin to shrink a little more..... oh wait maybe that is still really fat that I need to turn to muscle
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I met a lady at the gym who lost 150+ -- her doctor told her the belly skin would never shrink 'enough' and recommended to have it removed surgically... she said he predicted it would give her another 10-15 pound loss!!

...there is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's still a sureness in you, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you. ~John O'Donohue
being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/
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9/7/07 3:30 P

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DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SKIN SHRINKS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS AFTER YOU REACH MAINTAINANCE.

BESSIE

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SPARKCAT1's Photo SPARKCAT1 Posts: 933
9/7/07 2:36 P

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This is not a joke, but actually works, hemmoriod cream on your face, tightens it up, as if you have had a face lift!
I don' worry about face lines, they are wisdom lines...I have a lot of them!!!!
A friend just gave me a compliment (?), she said that most people that she has seen when they lose a lot of weight, will have saging in their face, but mine didn't. Guess that was a compliment ;-)


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HILLSEEKER50's Photo HILLSEEKER50 Posts: 4,793
9/7/07 2:15 P

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Hi, I noticed that my skin texture was much better after I hit goal and the fine lines seem less. I too started using skin firming portions shortly before I hit goal just in case they became more pronounced....luckily they didn't.

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9/7/07 2:14 P

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I've had people tell me I look younger after losing weight but I feel like I look older. Like some of you, the wrinkles seem to be more noticeable. Even in my pictures on my spark page, I think as far as lack of wrinkles, I looked better in my before pic. But I feel much healthier since losing so I guess that's the most important thing.

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9/7/07 1:38 P

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Hi everyone,

Boy can I relate to this topic. For me it has to be my neck. When I was heavy all I saw was the double chin and oh how I hated it. Now it is like, "Where did those wringles come from on my neck?" Were they there all this time? My face looks great but my neck tells the storey. I have to laugh at myself with the creams and trying to put them on hoping they will fill in some of the wringles. Still, I will gladly wear my wringles as "My Badge of Honor" than have my fat back, thank you very much.

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JJ

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9/7/07 1:28 P

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Shrlzi...Thats a good theory - hadn't really thought of it in that way, but totally makes sense.

Happiness is within us all, it's up to us to find our joy - we can't expect others to find it or provide it for us.

The only 'real' thing in our lives thats an absolute constant is CHANGE...and somehow, someway, me must be willing to except and adapt.


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9/7/07 1:00 P

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I lost 30 pounds, and have been at goal for about 6 months -- still takes focus to stay there! -- What I noticed was, as I approached and reached goal, the wrinkles looked much worse, and now look better again. I've been using Olay Reginerist products, but I think a good part of it is that we lose fat evenly over the whole body -- and the face has less fat than say the belly. So as you reach goal, the face starts looking really gaunt. As the weight stabilizes, the fat redistributes itself - so you keep losing at the belly (yay!) as the fat moves to fill in the face. So, I'm keepin' on with the water *and* some goopy potions!
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...there is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's still a sureness in you, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you. ~John O'Donohue
being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/
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9/7/07 12:51 P

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In my case the opposite is true, or seems to be.... fat used to fill in some wrinkles on my face. When I shrunk in size they became more noticeable, especially my neck and below the chin. I do see lots of improvement in my skin from all the water.

"If you keep on doing what you've always done you'll keep on going where you've always gone"

"The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where?"


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IRISH-ANGEL's Photo IRISH-ANGEL Posts: 898
9/7/07 12:35 P

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That would be a great slogan! emoticon

Isn't it great when you see all the added benefits of being healthier? Awesome!

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9/7/07 12:28 P

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after hitting my goal weight, i noticed that some of my facial creases seem less noticeable...in particular, the between-the-brows vertical furrows that made me look kinda angry are less defined (at least to me). this was a nice bonus to the immediate improvement in skintone i saw by drinking more water!

so hooray for SP and healthy maintenance, it's better than smearing on goopy potions! emoticon

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