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Old 06-13-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Hello wrinkles

I knew when I started into this diet that I probably wasn't going to come out of it without wrinkles. That didn't bother me so much. What did bother me was the thought that I'd get "jowls". I was already developing them from my weight, making my face look like a stranger. A tired, dull stranger, looking much older than her 24 years. It was quite the shock.

35 lbs down, those jowl lines have become much more pronounced. Yep, they're here to stay. But something has changed. I've discovered, I don't mind them so much. At 280, they were enough to make me cry. At 245, I actually kind of... like them. They look like laugh lines. I think they make me look kind of... handsome!

It's something I never expected to happen, and I tell you what, it's a load off my mind. I think I can do this. Come lines! Come hanging skin! Nevermind all that, I want to meet the new me!

No longer Obese Class II!
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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wooooohooooooooooo Jo!! Now that's a positive way to look at things! Keep going!
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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LOVE that attitude.

I felt/feel the same way. We see so many threads started about people avoiding weight loss because they're afraid of some wrinkles or excess skin. And I always think to myself - huh? Are they for real? How can anyone actually think it's better to walk around with all those added pounds then with a few extra lines and/or sagging skin.

I've yet to hear of one single solitary person, not a one - who's gotten to goal and yes - wind up with sagging skin or wrinkles, wish that they hadn't lost the weight and declare that they were better off being morbidly obese.

You go Jo! Just keep at it and there will be many more "discoveries" of all sorts for you. This journey is a joy and a thrill. Glad you're already reaping the benefits.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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I admire your spirit and your attitude!

The younger you are the more elastic you skin--so goofd for you. From that point of view alone, I wish I hadn't waited 8 years (since my last bab) to start losing this weight. Eight years of elasticity gone.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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I too love your attitude!

Even with my loose skin and turkey neck, I wouldn't change a thing about my weight loss. It makes me happy every day.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:47 PM   #6
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I also love your attitude. I am sure that you will love the new you!

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Old 06-13-2009, 10:55 PM   #7
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What a great attitude!

If I can just lose this weight, I'll take whatever loose skin it gives me.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:04 PM   #8
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Must totally second what Robin said, who ever heard of someone hitting goal and saying, ya this skin is gross, I think I'm going to gain some weight and fill it up again.

Good on you for embracing every part, wrinkly or not, it's all fab.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:20 PM   #9
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Bring on the jowls, wrinkles, and hanging skin. Just give me a thin and healthy body!
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:30 PM   #10
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I lost 40 lbs and everyone told me how great I looked except this one women. She was of a different nationality and her english not to good.{ I have to ad my weight loss was very quick and under alot of STRESS] anyways she told me how tired I looked and then one day she told me how old and wrinkled I had become and did I know the could do surgrey for it. Guess exercise fixed most of my excess skin but not in my face. HA HA oh well !!!!Rather be how I am now than the UNHAPPY fuller faced BEAUTY???

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Old 06-13-2009, 11:50 PM   #11
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I hear ya!
I wear my wrinkles PROUDLY! I love every single one of them. They are a testament to my success.
Trading more wrinkles for 95 lbs - I definitely came out WAY ahead!

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Old 06-14-2009, 12:19 AM   #12
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Great attitude, you'll go far!
certainly when it comes to the jowly under the neck bit, mine has changed shape so many times in the last 44lbs and keeps catching up to the rest of my face, so jowls and wrinkles may not be permanent outcomes!

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Old 06-14-2009, 12:55 AM   #13
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This post of made of WIN. What a great attitude you have!
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:56 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Pita09 View Post
Bring on the jowls, wrinkles, and hanging skin. Just give me a thin and healthy body!
I hear you!

yes, the new you, how cool is that??
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