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Old 08-05-2010, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default lumpy bumpy under your skin, normal?

Hi everyone,

I can now feel small lumpy pebble shaped bumps (I guessing fat) under my skin - stomach & upper arms...never noticed it before...has anyone experienced this.

I really don't know if it's always been like this, as I have always tried to ignore my fat, or is this a result of fat cells starting to decrease (one can only hope). I'm pretty before it was hard, solid fat. Just curious on others experiences.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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There are some interesting theories about this and I can't describe any of them! But yes, it's normal. My thighs are especially bad. Some people think this phenomenon occurs especially just before a whoosh. And I've lost two inches from my thighs this month whereas in comparison I've only lost three inches total from them in the entire 9 months I've been doing this, so....maybe there's something to that!
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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I have this too, especially in my bat wings. It has become even more prevalent in the last 2 months, I am assuming because I am getting to a point where the skin is hanging off of me in places now and when I pinch it there is nothing but those pebble size bumps.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:59 AM   #4
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I have a hard lumps like this on my thigh and I've had it for a long time. My husband has them too. His doctor told him it's fat deposits. I would guess that it's not because we're losing weight but more that they are more noticeable now that we're losing weight, if that makes sense.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:14 AM   #5
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thanks for responds, I'll be keeping an eye on it...and crossing my fingers weight lifting workouts will eat that fat up!!
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