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02-01-2011, 01:37 AM
When you started losing weight, did you notice your stretch mark MORE or LESS??

02-01-2011, 01:53 AM
For me it was less, when my stomach was fat and stretched out they were quite red, now they are the same color as the rest of my skin and faded although you can still see them and I can feel them too.

02-01-2011, 08:08 AM
well i've noticed more of them since i started losing weight but i've gotten use to them so i don't really give it much thought. XD

02-01-2011, 11:35 AM
I have noticed them less as I have lost weight. They used to stretch up the lower portion of my stomach and hips, and now that those have gone down the stretchmarks don't seem as noticeable. They aren't bulging and red or anything like that.

02-01-2011, 11:38 AM
I hope losing the weight helps the appearance. I have them pretty bad from being pregnant. They have faded pretty well, but they are just big.

02-01-2011, 11:57 AM
I am the same as niafabo, i have had my stretchmarks so long, i don't even notice them.

02-01-2011, 12:50 PM
I started noticing them more. I actually didn't realize that what I had were stretch marks.

I've always had them on my boobs (I developed FAST) but I had this weird mark on my lower abdomen that I thought was a scar, or something. As I lost weight and my skin tigthened, I realized it was a stretch mark and it got BIGGER.

I also have them on the sides of my hips, but again, I think those were from when I was developing.

The only one that really bothers me is the one on my abdomen, but it really does just look like a scar, so I try to ignore it.

02-01-2011, 01:17 PM
I notice them less but the fade over time.

I guess the best thing to do is to lotion up to keep your skin hydrated while going through the process :)

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02-01-2011, 01:40 PM
I actually developed a stretch mark during weight loss. After I had my child, I was so happy that I didn't get any stretch marks on my stomach. I got one stretch mark on my stomach about two or three months ago. Who gets stretch marks while losing weight? :(

02-01-2011, 03:10 PM
Ive only lost about 8 pounds and they appear about the same, for now.. I was reading on another site that if you lotion frequently they wont just go away but over time they become less noticeable with weight loss. I guess sometimes things look worse before they get better so lossing weight may cause them to look more noticeable temporarily but once your skin stops shifting they will fade some.

man i hope so, anyway :)

02-01-2011, 03:10 PM
I go through odd phases - alternately noticing them less and then more again. Some posters here have discussed "squishy" fat where your fat seems to get more squishy right before you get a whoosh on the scale (thought to be because your fat cells fill with water before releasing the water and seeing a loss on the scale). I notice my stretch marks more when "squishy", but once the whoosh is gone they tighten back up eventually and they're becoming slowly less noticeable.

02-01-2011, 03:53 PM
Mine look delfated. It's weird. I can't even really describe it.