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I am about 80 pounds overweight. The worst part is the sweat and disgusting moisture in my private area.

I have tried so many things, such as powder/ deodorant. It's winter and I still feel the sweat.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Also, will this go away if I lose significant weight?

Thanks in advance!

Mon. Jan 1, 10:43am

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If you start exercising regulary, that will help. Also if you change your diet so that you avoid sugar, fats, diary and most of the meats that will work wonders to your body order.

Monday, January 01, 2007, 11:25 AM

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Having been that overweight (and not that much less right now) I understand the problem. We don't have as much air getting to that area with the fat thighs. I was especially worried about it when I was working out with a trainer (young male). I just kept especially clean, wore minipads to catch some of the moisture/odor and even had that goal on my list to keep in mind - to feel fresh someday again!!

Monday, January 01, 2007, 1:47 PM

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I agree w/ the minipads, the scented powder fresh ones...that should help. It won't be pretty when you change/remove them, but that and some Summer's Eve spray in the inner thigh and crease area between your groin and thigh each time you go to the bathroom should work.
Good luck, and join some groups here or a team to support you in your goals (if you haven't already)! :)

Monday, January 01, 2007, 3:10 PM

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OP Here. Thanks for the great tips!

Is it normal to sweat to the point of leaving wet marks on chairs? It is so embarrassing.

Monday, January 01, 2007, 3:24 PM

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I'd say it IS normal. Hey, I'm thin. But with a good workout, I sweat through everything I'm wearing and leave wet marks on everything I touch! That's why people carry towels around with them if they are using weight machines -- to wipe the sweat off.

I know it's more easily said than done, but you will have a much easier time if you can stop thinking of healthy things like sweat as embarrassing. Sweating is just something that everyone does.

Monday, January 01, 2007, 6:32 PM

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I'm just a little overweight - about 10 pounds left to go - and I sweat everywhere, too. If I use the rowing machine for 30 minutes, by the end, my entire shorts are wet with sweat. But the above poster is right - that's why we wipe down the machines when we're done (and why it's also a good idea to wipe them down before you get on!).

Monday, January 01, 2007, 8:24 PM

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Well, it's not GENERALLY "normal" if you're not really engaged in physical activity like exercise, but it is normal if you have excess body fat and pounds, which heats and insulates your body. I understand it's embarrasing. I would also suggest using baby powder and spreading it liberally around your thighs, butt (kinda really in there, sorry so graphic) and groin area. You'll still get moisture, and it will cake up, but you can always touch up by carrying baby wipes, and of course, a little bottle of baby powder along with the scented pads and summer's eve mentioned earlier.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007, 1:11 AM

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Also, yes it will go away as you lose weight. I've lost 40 lbs. so far (30 to go!)and I've noticed MUCH less wetness and odor there.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007, 1:12 AM

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Stay away from baby powder, especially the wet wipes with the baby powder you will be left with a pasty mess. Instead try just plain old cornstarch and you can use a little butt paste on the inside of your upper thigh area. That helps a lot believe it or not. It will definitely get better as you lose weight.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007, 2:08 AM

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i don't know-i definitely leave a sweat mark at the gym if i ride a stationary bike or use the rowing machine for a long time and work hard. and i definitely have a bit of a wet mark on my butt after a hard aerobic or weight lifting class. i'm about 140 lbs right now-and while i did sweat more when i was 200lbs- i can't say that i feel all that much more dry now that i'm at a healthy weight. it may be your size, it may just be how much your body perspires naturally. hang in there-bring a towel to sit on or wipe machines down with-and don't worry too much-everyone sweats and most people are paying too much attention to themselves at the gym to even notice you!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007, 5:18 PM

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