3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Maintainers > Body Image and Issues after Weight Loss

Body Image and Issues after Weight Loss Including discussions about excess skin and reconstructive surgery

Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
tracyg40's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 158

S/C/G: 186/172/130

Height: 5.0

Default the dreaded belly 'apron'

how do you get rid of it. i just started and have a ton left to lose, i clearly have that hanging belly syndrome....i want to get rid of it as much as i can. obviously i still have weight to lose and need to do cardio to get that off, but i want to do the most effective exercises to get rid of that belly hang as much as i possibly can. not looking for miracles, and surgery is not an option for me, so i need to work off as much as I can.
any advice?

new mini goal#1: back under 170.
tracyg40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
mascara's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: britain (is that spelt right)
Posts: 77

S/C/G: 150/145/115

Height: 5foot2


pilates helps me keep that away , its quite a hard place to tone because its right in you lower abs
pilates didnt work for a lot of people i know though moisturising is a must it helps the skin to spring!
Goal for June 30th

mascara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
shrinkingchica's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,585

S/C/G: 272/129/127


Not much you can do for a lower "belly hang" (a pannus) besides diet (and exercise for overall weight loss) and hope that the fat is lost from that area.

There is nothing you can do for excess skin. Sometimes it will retract but usually not once it has developed into a pannus. So, while you *might* be left with a little extra hang there, with less fat to fill it out you will be in much better shape!
Lost: 140ish lbs
Maintainence: 2 years

My "Happy" Weight:

shrinkingchica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 03:10 PM   #4
clvquilts's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 566

S/C/G: 146/113/110

Height: 5.1


To strenghten my lower abs, I do lots of crunches and reverse curls.

To do a crunch, I lie on my back with my knees bent and my hands on my shoulders or supporting my neck. I then use my lower abs to lift my shoulders off the mat to about a 40 degree angle.

To do a reverse curl, I lie on my back with my legs straight up in the air and my hands flat along side my body. I raise my hips up to the air about 2 inches.

I do as many as I can. You can do them in sets of repeatitions if you like.

clvquilts is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:25 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2