do you regret losing the weight?

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ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 22:09

A question I was asked today by a woman in the doctor's office. I told her I wasn't happy with how my skin was wrinkled and drooping. Making me a bit self-conscious. And she asked if I regretted losing the weight. Gave it about half a second thought and told her no, of course not. That I was healthier now (this was before I tried to commit suicide by food) then I've been in probably 40 years. She snorted and said she'd rather be fat and have smooth skin.

Each to their own.
JustADreamer

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Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 22:35
How could anyone say that they would rather be fat than have loose skin? I mean, I understand that no one wants loose skin, but fat can kill you. Loose skin stinks, but I would take that over death any day. I guess you're right. To each his own, but in this case, I think that this woman had no idea what she was talking about.
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JasminEmeral...

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Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 23:00
Surgical and non-surgical procedures to tighten skin are a fraction of what it costs to get weight-reducing liposuction, or stomach banding.
You can get a pretty basic series of laser-treatments to firm-up your face, neck and hands, if it's really bothering you.
The way i see it, i keep the money i would have spent on junk food and put it towards beautiful things. My designer accessories, holidays and beauty-treatments make me feel better than fried food ever could!
Was it Kate Moss that said "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels"?
Skinny feels good, loose skin, stretch-marks and all!

Besides, given time, your skin will adjust on it's own. My mum lost about 40kg over a few years, and her skin has started tighten, particularly on her face and neck. It's still taking time since she's still losing weight, but it is definitely happening.
FullaBella

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Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 04:12
I think it's important to love and accept our bodies and differences graciously without comparing.
I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
BuffyBear

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Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 05:08
Let's see, I remember how I used to waddle when I walked, dreading shoe shopping because I couldn't reach my feet and being embarrassed to go out with my husband. I may not like my loose skin but I think I can live with it!
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shmiller

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Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 06:20
Um, no. She's a goofus.

That's like asking if you're disappointed you had your appendix removed because now you have a scar. For real?
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
mummydee

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Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 08:54
Losing weight slowly is the answer or will help the saggy skin a bit, but at 58 we have another enemy known as GRAVITY ! it works! Chin droop, boob droop and now elephant knees! I know that "Perky" will never be an adjective to describe a body part of mine ever again but really? Shock
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HotMammaAOA

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Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 09:42
That lady LIED!!!
kkd1125

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Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 18:48
mummydee, you forgot your PERKY personality!!!
mummydee

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Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 19:00
Ohh, I Like that KKD ! Hope that never droops!
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