not a member, but ? on lost weight, still have a belly



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Eddie G

Guest
Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32, but still have a belly and
love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more weight? I really don't want
to lose much or I'd be too thin elsewhere.

Thanks,

Eddie G
 
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Elaine Kirkham

Guest
Congratulations on losing so much, Eddie. From experience, I can say that it depends on your age
whether the loose skin will go away. I lost almost 100 pounds when in my early 40's & all the skin
did shrink in - it took up to 6 months to do so. Now I am 65 & at this age, the skin will not shrink
- I was actually surprised at how much has shrunk (130 pounds off) - but I know that a great deal of
the loose skin will just remain. Just remember that you have a great life now & your health. If the
lose skin does worry you, it can be surgically removed - very costly though. Elaine K

Eddie G wrote:

>Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32, but still have a belly and
>love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more weight? I really don't want
>to lose much or I'd be too thin elsewhere.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Eddie G
>
>
 
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Fred

Guest
It may redistribute. Do you know where you fit on the WW weight/height charts? 164 is the upper
weight for someone 5'8" (somewhat age dependent)

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 21:22:43 -0500, "Eddie G" <mickeddie at comcast.net> wrote:

>
>Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32, but still have a belly and
>love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more weight? I really don't want
>to lose much or I'd be too thin elsewhere.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Eddie G
 
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Eddie G

Guest
I'm 5'10"

"Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> It may redistribute. Do you know where you fit on the WW weight/height charts? 164 is the upper
> weight for someone 5'8" (somewhat age dependent)
>
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 21:22:43 -0500, "Eddie G" <mickeddie at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> >
> >Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32,
but
> >still have a belly and love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more
> >weight? I really don't want to lose much or I'd
be
> >too thin elsewhere.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Eddie G
 
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Fred

Guest
Then you are doing well. As Elaine mentioned, age has a lot to do with "skin" melding back in. But
the body will redistribute weight. My face has refilled out a bit after my 60 pound loss. My spare
tire is now suitable for a road bike (G)

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 07:51:11 -0500, "Eddie G" <mickeddie at comcast.net> wrote:

>I'm 5'10"
>
>"Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]...
>> It may redistribute. Do you know where you fit on the WW weight/height charts? 164 is the upper
>> weight for someone 5'8" (somewhat age dependent)
>>
>> On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 21:22:43 -0500, "Eddie G" <mickeddie at comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32,
>but
>> >still have a belly and love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more
>> >weight? I really don't want to lose much or I'd
>be
>> >too thin elsewhere.
>> >
>> >Thanks,
>> >
>> >Eddie G
>> >
>
 
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Prairie Roots

Guest
Don't forget that body type influences how your weight is distributed.
You can get a refresher course in body types (ectomorph, mesomorph,
endomorph) at dummies.com. Search body type. Or click on this link:
http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-488.html

Love handles are characteristic of male endomorphs. Strengthening/ toning the abdominal muscles can
help some. But the hard truth is that some of us will never have "six-pack abs" no matter what we
do, no matter how low our BMI or our body fat % goes.

Prairie Roots

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 21:22:43 -0500, "Eddie G" <mickeddie at comcast.net> wrote:

>
>Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32, but still have a belly and
>love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more weight? I really don't want
>to lose much or I'd be too thin elsewhere.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Eddie G
 
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Bird

Guest
I recently heard the "extra tire" and "love Handles" referred to as the
equator of happiness. I loved that one!
My bet is things will redistribute.
Bird
"Eddie G" <mickeddie at comcast.net> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
>
> Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32,
but
> still have a belly and love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more
> weight? I really don't want to lose much or I'd
be
> too thin elsewhere.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eddie G
 
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Ray Miller

Guest
On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 21:22:43 -0500, "Eddie G" <mickeddie at
comcast.net> wrote:

>
>Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32, but still have a belly and
>love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more weight? I really don't want
>to lose much or I'd be too thin elsewhere.

Sounds from other posts as if you have the right weight for your size so the problem is too much
fat, too little muscle. You can try cardio and weight lifting to get some muscle back, and if you
try to keep your weight constant the fat will tend to go away. It may be a good idea to look at body
fat measuring devices. Unfortunately tummy and love handle fat is usually the last to go, but it
will go given diet, exercise and time. To get ABS you'll need to get down to about 8% fat and that
is not going to happen anytime soon. If it does - please tell me how you did it :)

Ray
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rmnsuk overall - 273/206/182
 
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Miss Violette

Guest
I think it depends on your activity level, after a loss of substantial
weight it does seem that the body redistributes some of the fat stores, good
luck, Lee
Eddie G <mickeddie at comcast.net> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
>
> Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32,
but
> still have a belly and love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more
> weight? I really don't want to lose much or I'd
be
> too thin elsewhere.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eddie G
 
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Kristin

Guest
Hi Eddie, I'm no expert but maybe you need to tone your abs with exercise?
That might help things along... let us know what you decide to do... :)

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~Kristin O~
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"Eddie G" <mickeddie at comcast.net> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
>
> Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32,
but
> still have a belly and love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more
> weight? I really don't want to lose much or I'd
be
> too thin elsewhere.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eddie G
 
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Brenda Hammond

Guest
LOL! Good one Bird.

Brenda

"bird" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> I recently heard the "extra tire" and "love Handles" referred to as the equator of happiness. I
> loved that one! My bet is things will redistribute. Bird "Eddie G" <mickeddie at comcast.net>
> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> >
> > Since last March I went from 185 to 164, went from a size 35 pant to 32,
> but
> > still have a belly and love handles. Will that fat eventually get lost without losing any more
> > weight? I really don't want to lose much or I'd
> be
> > too thin elsewhere.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Eddie G
> >
>