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Sagging flab

Thursday, November 04, 2010

I have a friend that is a retired science teacher and we were talking about weight loss and how much better you feel when you weigh a healthy amount. She asked me what my goal was and I told her 129 pounds. She in turn picks up her calculator and starts punching in numbers and I'm thinking what is she doing? Suddenly she tells me with my age my goal should be 169 pounds because I will find anything I lose after that will turn into sagging flab! I'm just staring at her thinking 169 pounds is not an exceptable weight goal for me but neither is sagging flab!! Does anyone know what she is talking about and if so PLEASE explain it to me or tell me it's just NOT true!
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  • SECONDCHANCENOE
    I think it should be up to you and only you....people have different reactions to weight loss and weight gain....
    I personally lost 104 lbs about 6 to 7 yrs ago ( my highest weight was 284lbs ) I am only 5"1. Since then I have lost and gained like crazy....
    I have saggy flab! It is not pretty! BUT I don't feel good about myself and feel I need to lose weight...my hubby loves me the way I am, I know that I will get even saggier :o(
    All I can do is try to start working out one step at a time.
    :o) Noe emoticon
    3497 days ago
  • JAKEANDNELLIE
    To me, sagging flab is a minor concern and I'm not sure why it's a concern of your "friend."
    Do you feel healthier? Do you have more strength and endurance and energy throughout your day? Do you feel happier and more content with your world? Do you find yourself more open to and willing to doing new things? Is your health improved and continuing to improve?
    Concentrate on those things (and maybe find another friend).
    Stay focused on your goals, determined to reach them, and positive that you will!
    Sheila
    3497 days ago
  • KRISTIRAE30
    Really? You just keep whatever goal you want and push on. You will be too busy looking at how hot you look to even notice the wiggle, if you even have any.
    3498 days ago
  • JOYINKY
    Friend? I'm not sure, anyway don't worry. Go to my gallery and take a peak at all my various sizes. The blogs those pictures are presented in are pretty lengthy. But you might want to check out MY JOURNEY PART V, It's Never too Late! at
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/my
    page_public_journal_individual.
    asp?blog_id=3050297 That's about as much skin as I'm willing to show for the camera and you won't see much flab. Officially I've lost a little over 80#; but unofficially I think it may have easily been over a hundred. I wasn't weighing myself at my heaviest; gave up on it all. I never dreamed I'd be in the shape I'm in today! Have been pleased with how my skin hasn't ended up hanging in folds, that was a worry. I credit losing very slowly, eating for health and exercising. You are doing great! Just keep going, you are much younger than I. I congratulate you on getting an earlier start!
    3498 days ago
  • BRIAN36
    I didn't realize there was a mathematical equation for sagging flab. (sarcasm) I think she's full of BS.

    Yes, there will be sagging flag but time has a way of dealing with that. I was overweight for more than 20 years. I am now 42 years old, lost 80 pounds and have been at my goal for a couple years or more now. I have noticed that my "sagging flab" is less saggy and less flabby now. So I think in time it will only continue to improve. I'll never have a flat smooth 20 something stomach but I'm ok with that.
    3499 days ago
  • MRSSMITH622
    I never heard of sucha thing. Ithink you should tone the whole time though, which with your fitness minutes I think you are doing (You impress me always in the top 5 for fitness minutes!) As long as you are a healthy wait for your AGE and Height, then whatever she is saying is poo poo.
    3499 days ago
  • no profile photo BAYSIDE07
    You will be fine if you lose it gradually and exercise.
    3499 days ago
  • LILYCARE
    After a great deal of weight loss there will be some sagging flab until you get to the point of the weight loss journey when it's time to tone everything up. Don't be discouraged, but also check to make sure that 129 is healthy for your body. If not modify your goal, but if so.... Go for it! All the best on your weight loss journey! emoticon
    3499 days ago
  • CANBDONE
    I'm sure I will have sagging flab when I lose these excess pounds...but I will have greater mobility and less bone pain. I don't have much vanity left, which is different than pride. I'm convinced it's more important to concentrate on my Inner Beauty until I have that glorified body I'm waiting for! Until then...the fight continues. Press on, Sister! emoticon
    3499 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/4/2010 7:07:02 AM
  • SUNRISE14
    emoticon my DH was 68 years old and he lost 80 lbs mostly in the stomach area but after about 9 months it tightened up with a little exercise ! You will be ok i think your friend is trying to discourage you ! Check you BMI on this site it will tell you a healthy weight ! emoticon
    3499 days ago
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