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Hello. I had my final appointment with my surgeon and we decided on August for gastric bypass. I wanted to run this by the ladies out there. I am extremely wide on the bottom. What happened when you started to lose weight? Did it come off evenly? Did you lose all the weight on the top first? Any suggestions about how to encourage even weight loss? Thanks.

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Not a woman but I've lost all my weight and yes my bottom has got smaller but it was all over my body the weight came off

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Unfortunately you can't encourage even fat loss (or spot reduce fat either). If you are not pear shaped your weight loss may be more balanced but where ever the most fat is, is where you may start losing it first. While we can't influence where the fat will be lost, it is possible to make things look more balanced with some resistance/strength training once you get the go ahead to exercise in that way.

My weight loss was most obvious at first in the face, stomach and breasts.,,,,thighs and backside caught up a little, but I still have a little ways to go yet.

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It will come off where it wants to come off. Apple shaped women usually have insulin resistance and more fat vascular around the organs than a pear shaped woman. Fat usually holds longer on the stomach on them, in return, their legs are usually small.

What is interesting is that it takes 40% longer time for women to loose the same amount of fat as men and they drop it outside in while we drop it inside out. You cannot do anything about where you loose the fat first, that is just pure genetics.

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I lost it in the boobs first. No joke. My face, my arms, my legs, my shoulders (so friggin' weird!), my neck, my thighs, my behind, and then finally I lost some in my stomach. It was NOT even! Still isn't... But, you WILL lose the stomach weight, eventually. It's just harder to lose. Last year around this time I was a 32 in pants and now I'm an 18. I was a 6xl top and now I'm a 0x-1x. It'll happen!

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I kind of wish my hips would go first cause they hurt my lower back. I'm just going to keep up with my strengthening on the legs to help me with my walking.

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I think generally, the first place you put fat on is the last place it comes off.

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I’m down over 75lbs now. Almost all of it from my waist and up. I look like a melting snowman. 😬 Seriously. I’ve only lost 2 inches from my thighs (12ish inches from waist) and gained a inch on my calves. My legs are HUGE. I feel like I look awful. Like one of those Russian nesting dolls with a smaller top half and the biggest possible bottom half. I wish there was a way to target the lower half. Walking, a little jogging, leg strengthening exercises, etc. haven’t helped target fat loss in my legs at all. I can only hope that it will start soon.

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I’m down over 75lbs now. Almost all of it from my waist and up. I look like a melting snowman. [emoji51] Seriously. I’ve only lost 2 inches from my thighs (12ish inches from waist) and gained a inch on my calves. My legs are HUGE. I feel like I look awful. Like one of those Russian nesting dolls with a smaller top half and the biggest possible bottom half. I wish there was a way to target the lower half. Walking, a little jogging, leg strengthening exercises, etc. haven’t helped target fat loss in my legs at all. I can only hope that it will start soon.
I have a few suggestions for getting the muscle in the calves to thin out and some suggestions about loose skin.

I lost all my weight at one point and had thick calves. I switched to non weight bearing exercises such as a exercise bike with no resistance and gradually the calves thinned out. Regarding loose skin. I swear by body brushing to lessen the loose skin. I went from 250 to 175 once and I used a natural boar bristle brush on my legs and thighs. It helped a lot. I also rubbed cocoa butter on my breasts and thighs daily. I was still loose but it helped. I'm due to have surgery in a few weeks and I have a new body brush and cocoa butter on hand. Good luck.

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On 07/20/2020 at 04:14, perfektlynrml said:


I have a few suggestions for getting the muscle in the calves to thin out and some suggestions about loose skin.

I lost all my weight at one point and had thick calves. I switched to non weight bearing exercises such as a exercise bike with no resistance and gradually the calves thinned out. Regarding loose skin. I swear by body brushing to lessen the loose skin. I went from 250 to 175 once and I used a natural boar bristle brush on my legs and thighs. It helped a lot. I also rubbed cocoa butter on my breasts and thighs daily. I was still loose but it helped. I'm due to have surgery in a few weeks and I have a new body brush and cocoa butter on hand. Good luck.

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Thanks for the helpful tips! I’ll definitely look into using an exercise bike as soon as our gyms open. I do have a great body brush, but haven’t started using it yet. (I forgot about it!) so I’ll start on that this week.

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