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  • wunderkindkingwunderkindking Member Posts: 724 Member Member Posts: 724 Member
    DAM5412 wrote: »
    Your shoes may no longer fit.
    Don't be too quick to resize your wedding bands, most jewelers won't do it more than twice.
    Find and make friends with your local consignment shop, don't splurge too much on clothes until you reach (and have stayed for a while at) goal.
    Some of your friends and family members will not be supportive.
    It's not a linear process (especially for us girls)! Some days/weeks you will not lose anything and that's okay. Stick to your plan.

    I shop mostly at second hand stores. If you are choosey, you can get nice things for not a lot of money.

    Also poshmark is good.

    I have done that a LOT with pants. Shirts I can wear baggy. Pants? Even my leggings would be around my ankles and there is only so sloppy I am willing to be! second hand is the way to go for this and you can return what no longer fits when you're done -

    Which I need to do again, actually.
  • wunderkindkingwunderkindking Member Posts: 724 Member Member Posts: 724 Member
    Then eventually you get enough loose skin and it vanishes.again....

    Nice new profile pic!!!!

    The stomach vacuum that @ninerbuff discussed really has helped me.

    He suggested pulling in your stomach as tightly as possible and holding for two or three minutes, while trying to maintain the best possible posture.

    I started doing it as I walked, trying to pull "belly button to spine" as the say in Pilates for as long as I could (until I get distracted and forget!).

    I can see a noticeable difference in loose belly skin after a couple months.

    I am definitely going to start doing that. and thank you!
  • BeautyofdreamsBeautyofdreams Member Posts: 684 Member Member Posts: 684 Member
    @GamerGranny and @Wunderkindking I shop secondhand, too. I use poshmark, ebay, Mercari and Thredup. I buy a lot of pants cuz fellow apple, have slim hips and thighs so can usually find 26 x32 or 27 x 32 pants at a decent price. Unfortunately for me, my big middle makes it harder to find flattering tops.
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Member Posts: 2,122 Member Member Posts: 2,122 Member
    Then eventually you get enough loose skin and it vanishes.again....

    Nice new profile pic!!!!

    The stomach vacuum that @ninerbuff discussed really has helped me.

    He suggested pulling in your stomach as tightly as possible and holding for two or three minutes, while trying to maintain the best possible posture.

    I started doing it as I walked, trying to pull "belly button to spine" as the say in Pilates for as long as I could (until I get distracted and forget!).

    I can see a noticeable difference in loose belly skin after a couple months.

    I am definitely going to start doing that. and thank you!

    Well, doing that does rather confirm that I will need at least some surgery. It feels very strange and wrong down the center of my belly when I do that. But I'm shortwaisted and in my twenties had three large babies, so apparently my abs are split.
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 890 Member Member Posts: 890 Member
    Well, doing that does rather confirm that I will need at least some surgery. It feels very strange and wrong down the center of my belly when I do that. But I'm shortwaisted and in my twenties had three large babies, so apparently my abs are split.

    @AlexandraFindsHerself1971, you might want to have a look at the ab separation exercises such as these that BodyFit by Amy offers: https://bodyfitbyamy.com/diastasis-recti-workouts/.

    For background, Amy had a caesarean with her first baby and ab separation with her second and she's very intersted in helping women to heal this and strengthen their core without surgery.

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