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Stubborn fat- and at goal weight

I'm not at my goal weight yet,but I get the feeling that my inner thighs and arms ( my 2 main problems) arent going to go anywhere. I'm not opposed to surgery, its just a bit expensive obviously and there are risks. I was just wondering how often people who have worked out and really lost the weight if they still have a lot of consolidated fat in one or more areas. I specifically am going to lose under 40 pounds, so if people who have lost similar amounts could comment that would be amazing

Mon. May 29, 9:34am

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I reached my goal weight -- and goal size -- and I still have a fat pad exactly where I don't want it. It's reducing slowly (Ive taken up measuring rather than weighing), but meanwhile I've lost more fat elsewhere and people comment that I look ill. Hmph!

I'd never consider surgery for vanity's sake. I've had various surgeries for health reasons, and it's hard on one's body. It can be hard on your mind, too, if it doesn't heal right. So I'm probably just going to live with it; there's a lot more to like about myself than there is to dislike, I hope!

neon

Monday, May 29, 2006, 3:53 PM

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with just 40 lbs you should be able to firm up with weight or resistance training. I think it is only morbidly obese people who need the surgery for extra skin, etc.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 8:38 PM

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I lost 35 pounds and have been at my goal weight for over three months. The shape of my problem area - lower belly - has been continually changing and improving for the past three months. It looks better every week. Keep up weight training and cardio, and focus on those areas to tighten the muscles. I also use firming creams, like Dove, which makes me feel better even if they don't work, but I think they actually do improve my skin tone.

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 9:15 AM

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I've reached what I thought was my "goal" weight twice now, and each time, I've still wanted to lose another few pounds. I started at 127 lbs (I'm 5'1" with a petite frame, so this was on the heavy side), and didn't actually think I'd ever make it to 123 lbs, my first goal (my college weight). When I did, and I still wasn't all that happy in a bikini, I made a goal of 117 lbs (my high school weight). It's taken about 7 months, but today I was 117.2 lbs. And my hips haven't shrunk an inch since I started!!! My thighs haven't changed much either! Everything else has gotten smaller, and I look better and wear a smaller size, but really, I'm not there yet. So I set a goal today of getting under 115 lbs. When I get there, I'll re-evaluate again. (Yeah, 2.2 lbs doesn't sound like much, but the closer you are to your goal, the harder it is to reach it!!)

Oh, for people who will say that I must be thin enough, I'm still in the upper end of "ideal" for my height. I wouldn't be considered "underweight" unless I weighed less than 98 lbs!

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 10:17 AM

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