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  • LietchiLietchi Member Posts: 1,004 Member Member Posts: 1,004 Member
    My fat feels different.

    I'm not sure how to describe this or if anyone here has had a similar experience... My stomach felt firmer at maximum fatness. I'm not saying the skin is loose now or anything (well, maybe it's a bit looser, but that's not what I mean), but it feels... softer and squishier? I don't have to prod it to know it feels different, I just 'know' - but if I prod it, I can feel the difference.

    There's less fat overall, but what is left feels like a different type of fat. A different texture. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, just that it's different and it's a little bit weird.

    Is it just me?

    You're definitely not alone. I noticed that too, even when I hadn't lost much weight yet. I think it's linked to being in a calorie deficit for a while, our fat cells being 'accessed' by our bodies for fuel or something. I'm hoping it gets firmer again in maintenance :smiley:
  • joyanna2016joyanna2016 Member Posts: 154 Member Member Posts: 154 Member
    My fat feels different.

    I'm not sure how to describe this or if anyone here has had a similar experience... My stomach felt firmer at maximum fatness. I'm not saying the skin is loose now or anything (well, maybe it's a bit looser, but that's not what I mean), but it feels... softer and squishier? I don't have to prod it to know it feels different, I just 'know' - but if I prod it, I can feel the difference.

    There's less fat overall, but what is left feels like a different type of fat. A different texture. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, just that it's different and it's a little bit weird.

    Is it just me?

    I know exactly what you mean. I have it too right now. I can tell you from experience that this kind of fat we are feeling right now feels exactly like how my belly fat felt after I delivered with each of my pregnancies. I was overweight with all 4 of my pregnancies and my stomach fat felt just like this then so the main reason is that the skin has been stretched out by our fat and hasn't tightened up yet. Hopefully it will! I'm 50 so I'm thinking it's iffy for me!
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 612 Member Member Posts: 612 Member
    Cerizez wrote: »
    speyerj wrote: »
    That you will set off alarms in the hospital when they hook you up to a heart monitor because your resting heart rate is so low. Not because you have a heart condition, but because you are in really good shape.

    Love this!

    Funny about this. My apple watch was set to alert me with such a low RHR. i have also read that the newer ones will call 911 for you if its too low....i turned this feature off :smile:
  • thelastnightingalethelastnightingale Member, Premium Posts: 316 Member Member, Premium Posts: 316 Member
    I know exactly what you mean. I have it too right now. I can tell you from experience that this kind of fat we are feeling right now feels exactly like how my belly fat felt after I delivered with each of my pregnancies. I was overweight with all 4 of my pregnancies and my stomach fat felt just like this then so the main reason is that the skin has been stretched out by our fat and hasn't tightened up yet. Hopefully it will! I'm 50 so I'm thinking it's iffy for me!

    Really interesting observation - thanks for sharing. :) Never been pregnant so don't have the same frame of reference. Fingers crossed for all of us!
  • babyluthibabyluthi Member Posts: 267 Member Member Posts: 267 Member
    My fat feels different.

    I'm not sure how to describe this or if anyone here has had a similar experience... My stomach felt firmer at maximum fatness. I'm not saying the skin is loose now or anything (well, maybe it's a bit looser, but that's not what I mean), but it feels... softer and squishier? I don't have to prod it to know it feels different, I just 'know' - but if I prod it, I can feel the difference.

    There's less fat overall, but what is left feels like a different type of fat. A different texture. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, just that it's different and it's a little bit weird.

    Is it just me?



    Not just you. I went from firm fat to pillsbury dough fat...
  • kblanc14kblanc14 Member, Premium Posts: 230 Member Member, Premium Posts: 230 Member
    My fat feels different.

    I'm not sure how to describe this or if anyone here has had a similar experience... My stomach felt firmer at maximum fatness. I'm not saying the skin is loose now or anything (well, maybe it's a bit looser, but that's not what I mean), but it feels... softer and squishier? I don't have to prod it to know it feels different, I just 'know' - but if I prod it, I can feel the difference.

    There's less fat overall, but what is left feels like a different type of fat. A different texture. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, just that it's different and it's a little bit weird.

    Is it just me?

    This is a good article from MFP explaining the differences in fat type and what you are noticing a difference with. https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/the-most-dangerous-fat-is-the-easiest-to-lose/
  • durhammfpdurhammfp Member Posts: 310 Member Member Posts: 310 Member
    My fat feels different.

    I'm not sure how to describe this or if anyone here has had a similar experience... My stomach felt firmer at maximum fatness. I'm not saying the skin is loose now or anything (well, maybe it's a bit looser, but that's not what I mean), but it feels... softer and squishier? I don't have to prod it to know it feels different, I just 'know' - but if I prod it, I can feel the difference.

    There's less fat overall, but what is left feels like a different type of fat. A different texture. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, just that it's different and it's a little bit weird.

    Is it just me?

    No it is not just you. I feel that way too...
  • CatchMom11CatchMom11 Member, Premium Posts: 451 Member Member, Premium Posts: 451 Member
    -You will discover bones you forgot (or never knew) you had.

    I'm obsessed with my collar bone!
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