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Old Thu, May-11-17, 17:39
crunchtime crunchtime is offline
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Plan: High protein/low carb
Stats: 252/210/168 Female 64 inches
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Location: Wakefield Uk
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Hi everyone.
Ive been wanting to write about this for a while but find it hard to talk about!
So here goes

I have lost 28lbs and my stomach is now drooping down over my thighs. I am wanting to lose another 40lbs at least and if my apron gets any bigger wearing trousers will be out of the question as the weight of the apron is pushing my trouser down.
I feel as though I am carrying a shopping bag in front of me when walking upstairs as the weight of my hanging down flab is banging on my legs.

I realize this topic is not nice to talk about and I apologise if anyone is offended, but if anyone can recommend any compression pants that I can buy in the UK I would be very grateful.

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Old Thu, May-11-17, 19:40
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Plan: Atkins DANDR
Stats: 210/183/160 Female 5'4"
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Maybe some support undergarments would be helpful until you are ready for new clothes. Check on ebay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/.
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Old Thu, May-11-17, 21:03
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Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/208/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 101%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
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I bought compression under shirts and compression underwear. It did help hold me together and made me look better when wearing certain clothes. I don't wear them much anymore. I found that the sag was worse in the middle of my journey. It took time for the skin to tighten up more and having less fat in the skin later in the journey meant less mass for gravity to pull down on. I still have an apron, little bat wings under my arms, and some saggy skin on my inner thighs. But it is much better than it was 18 months ago. All things considered, I'm OK with where I am at with it. I know this is one of those things that can vary greatly from one person to another. I know that it could have been worse. I hope my issues continue to get better. If not, so be it. I'll take this over being obese any day.

So I would recommend just continue to lose the weight and deal with you loose skin issue as best you can. Give it some time, even after you reach your goal weight. Then if you are unhappy with where you are at, you can consider other options. I considered skin removal surgery for a time. But now I see no need to go through the risk, pain, and expense of that. I can wear nice clothes and keep my little flappy parts covered up.
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Old Fri, May-12-17, 14:25
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Plan: General lower carb
Stats: 220/210.4/180 Female 68 inches
BF:Top Weight = 323lb
Progress: 24%
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I have a definite jelly roll, as it's affectionately called. It sounds like it is not as bad as yours as it really only bothers me if I run or jog. Looking back, I think I'm like Ken, it was worse before - or maybe I've just gotten used to it. I recommend getting a pair of bike shorts, or some spanx, if it's bothering you during your daily activities. Then, keep on doing what you're doing and see how it is in a year.
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Old Fri, May-12-17, 21:03
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Plan: High protein/low carb
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Thank you so... much everyone for pointing out that looking to the future and not the here and now is the way to go.

I am only a third of the way through my weight lost so with time; and as you have kindly pointed out the heaviness I feel will end up as just loose skin "which I won't have any problem living with when I reach my goal weight"

Even now I feel a lightness in my steps and a spring in my feet when out walking my two Staffordshire dogs and with the benefit of good undergarments this will stop me being self-conscious of my wobbles.

I know my weight loss will be coming off more slowly from now on, but Im hoping I can still loose 6lb a month which will take me up to January 2018 give or take a couple of months - that will be the light at the end of the tunnel and a goal that I have wanted to achieve for many years.

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Old Tue, May-16-17, 10:47
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 308/285.1/199 Female 66 inches
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Progress: 21%
Location: Central Alberta
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I'm a little worried about my arms.... The last time I lost some weight they were really loose and flabby - kind of the "bat wing" effect and I could not wear anything short sleeved. I had moments of thinking I looked better fat. But I was wrong. Long sleeves my not be as nice as no sleeves, but you still look better. and it's really about the way we FEEL, isn't it? i just wish all of us who lost a significant amount of weight could afford plastic surger to get rid of excess skin. If I win big in the lottery I'll help you out ;-)
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Old Tue, May-16-17, 11:35
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YNot - I think my arms are the loosest for me, in terms of skin. I'm guessing that they're never really going to get much better. I have gone sleeveless a few times, because, why not? (haha!) But it's definitely something that I wish was different.

Of course, I will take good health numbers over jiggly arms all day every day so in that sense, I'm fine with it.

I'm hoping for the best with yours!
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Old Tue, May-16-17, 14:34
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YNot - I think my arms are the loosest for me, in terms of skin. I'm guessing that they're never really going to get much better. I have gone sleeveless a few times, because, why not? (haha!) But it's definitely something that I wish was different.

Of course, I will take good health numbers over jiggly arms all day every day so in that sense, I'm fine with it.

I'm hoping for the best with yours!


I'd do it if I could keep my arms down...my worst moment was when I was teaching a class and writing on the board and realized the amount of jiggle I was displaying,LOL
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Old Wed, May-17-17, 07:38
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Plan: High protein/low carb
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Location: Wakefield Uk
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I am in my 70's so having plastic surgery might cause more problems than it is worth for me as the dangers in having the operation might out-weigh wearing tighter panties.

If I am able to look good in a skirt and blouse and actually be able to show that I have a waistline then this will be good enough for me.
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