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Well, it's been awhile since I have been on here but I really need some help or advice from some of you that have already been through this. I was banded in August of 2008. I have lost about 60 pounds, not as much as I would like to have lost BUT I am 60 pounds:Dancing_wub: better off than I was this time a year ago. I have lost weight in the past ( 100 pounds) and when I lost it it seemed to come off equally all over my body BUT this time my belly fat is hanging on for dear life! I walk and do crunches and lift some light weights, what can I do that will help BURN OFF this BELLY FAT? My belly is making me crazy!!!!!:wub:

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You might check out www.sparkpeople.com

You can find exercises for the abdomin. They have video demos of the exercises that will help in demostration. You can keep track of what you do there also. It is free.

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I have the same problem! I asked several trainers at the gym. I am told only aerobics burn fat while the exercise will tone the muscle which will make the area look smaller and help the body burn faster. Diet and aerobics will burn it. I keep hoping they are wrong :wub:

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When I gained my weight back this time, it all went to my belly, so I totally understand. I have been told the only way to get rid of it, is to do more cardio to burn the fat.

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Hi! I have the exact same problem and i have got a big stomach and no matter what i do i can't seem to get rid of it. I was banded july 21, 2008, i have lost 60 pounds and can not seem to get anywhere these last two months i need to lose 75 more pounds also HELP!!!

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In some cases, it may still be swelling from surgery. The first year you will still have some swelling. I can tell, depending on what I've done during the day, my stomach will actually stick out more than it had in the AM or even the day before. You need to remember that everything that had to do with surgery took place right there. The port is located right below the skin, after fills (or unfills in my case Monday) I'll be swollen for almost a week. I get bruised too and the port area will even bump out a little. The band/stomach is all right there at the front of the abdomen. Ok, under all the muscle and other tissue but it all still presents to the front.

I think if you're under a year out from surgery, and you're noticing that you seem to be presenting all on the front, then you can safely say, it's probably swelling. As long as you're exercising and losing weight, I think it'll eventually take care of itself. I'm sure hoping anyway! LOL!

Best wishes!!

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Unfortunately, we can't choose where our fat loss comes from. Think of your fat stores like an odd shaped ice cube that's melting. The thicker the area of ice - the longer it will take to melt. No spot training will influence the fat loss. You can, however, exercise specific muscle groups to give areas a better appearance.

I think the best overall fat burning exercise is a variety of cardio. Light, Moderate, and Intense. Always change it up, but do the better part of an hour at least once per day - most days of the week. Throw in a couple of strength training workouts thoughout the week and you have a good recipe for burning the fat off while keep the muscles toned and efficient.

Good luck!

Brad

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Fat is fat is fat and the only way to burn it off is with cardio and calorie reduction (in whatever form appeals to you, high carb low fat, low carb etc). Lift weights and preserve your lean muscle too, that helps burn fat as well and if you do it in the form of high intensity weight training or circuit training and the like you'll get cardio/fat burning benefits from the actual exercise too.

But no amount of crunches or abdominal work will directly shift fat from your belly. You get six pack abs the same way you get visible biceps or quads, by losing the fat that's hiding them.

Unfortunately though, where your body stores fat is genetically and hormonally determined. I'm lucky to have a flat stomach but there's no help for my backside. I will always have a saggy rear end, its where I store fat and my skin is loose and yuck there. To lose the fat I store there the rest of my body would look like I just came out of a concentration camp. To some degree, plastic surgery is your only option once you've exhausted reasonable fat loss.

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I haven't gotten rid of mine but a friend introduced me to a girdle (they call it a body reshaper) that has changed my life. It is the Ardyss body magic. This is not a sales pitch. Their slogan is "drop 3 sizes without diet, exercise or surgery". Guess what, it works! It also helped me to limit the amount of food that I was eating. Is it tight? I prefer to call it "form fitting". It has great back support and I love it. I was planning to go to Brazil for a Tummy Tuck and a 'butt lift' but I got scared at the last minute. They have a garment that lifts your butt also. Check out these websites: www.ardyss.com or www.ardysslife.com-en-ID=gacquaye. They also say an appointment with ARDYSS can change your life. I changed mine! I feel like I am twenty again.

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Hi Marthie66! Wow, we are so close in stats it is unreal!! I had surgery July 21, 2008, have lost almost 60 and need to lose a little over 75. I think it would be neat to keep track of each other and our progress. I don't know how we compare in other stats but i started at 309 and am 5' 9 and am 63 years old. Let me hear from you if you are interested. I live in Nebraska

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I haven't gotten rid of mine but a friend introduced me to a girdle (they call it a body reshaper) that has changed my life. It is the Ardyss body magic. This is not a sales pitch... Check out these websites: www.ardyss.com or www.ardysslife.com-en-ID=gacquaye...

Yeah, right. "This is not a sales pitch." Then how come you have a hop link with YOUR NAME attached?:blink:

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makes me think of that commicial u need relacore,think i spelled it,but it doesnt get rid of body fat

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