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This is, admittedly, very silly, but....has anyone else noticed this...?

I've lost a shed-load of weight and I have an apron of skin up front. It's truly flop-tastic. 😲

However, when I'm in the bath, it magically begins to float up into a rather endearing little pot-belly. 😊

I know that fat is less dense than muscle and so it will float, but to see it in action is a bit of a giggle!

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LOL. I have ALWAYS said this. It's kind of a running joke in our family whenever we're on vacations and taking part in water-based activities (ie: snorkeling). We're safe "fat floats"!

All joking aside, I totally get what you mean. This summer I was in the swimming pool, jumping around, swimming, etc. Man did I feel floppy.

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5 hours ago, looly said:

This is, admittedly, very silly, but....has anyone else noticed this...?

I've lost a shed-load of weight and I have an apron of skin up front. It's truly flop-tastic. 😲

However, when I'm in the bath, it magically begins to float up into a rather endearing little pot-belly. 😊

I know that fat is less dense than muscle and so it will float, but to see it in action is a bit of a giggle!

Pic's ? lol

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yes - it does. Being in the Water is one of the only things that's actually easier when you're overweight. I sink like a rock now!

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I'll have to keep some fat - swimming's my favourite exercise! 😲😀

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10 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

yes - it does. Being in the Water is one of the only things that's actually easier when you're overweight. I sink like a rock now!

Agree! I lost all my buoyancy. Swimming is a lot harder than it used to be! But fitting into a bath tub (and getting out) is sure a whole lot easier!

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1 hour ago, AZhiker said:

Agree! I lost all my buoyancy. Swimming is a lot harder than it used to be! But fitting into a bath tub (and getting out) is sure a whole lot easier!

Same hear. It's very difficult to float on my back now. My dad could never float and I always wondered why, now I know.

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On 11/4/2019 at 2:05 PM, looly said:

This is, admittedly, very silly, but....has anyone else noticed this...?

I've lost a shed-load of weight and I have an apron of skin up front. It's truly flop-tastic. 😲

However, when I'm in the bath, it magically begins to float up into a rather endearing little pot-belly. 😊

I know that fat is less dense than muscle and so it will float, but to see it in action is a bit of a giggle!

Yes, when I'm at my heaviest, and I go swimming I float. My husband often says if the boat goes down grab me as a "flotation devise". The scary part was once I started to lose weight all of a sudden I had to swim, and I sank. Yep fat floats.

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I've also found that I put more Water in the bath now because I displace less of it - as Archimedes would say - "Eureka!". It's also nice to get in the bath without setting off a tsunami that splashes onto the floor! 😉

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Once you've had WLS it is sink or swim. 🤣

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Lol. I've lost a ton and noticed the same thing this summer. I'm like a deflated baloon, and I still have 100 more pounds to shed.

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