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December 6th, 2008, 06:12 AM
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Has anyone ever seen someone who looks sick when they lose weight. Like their face gets thinned and it just looks weird...

I've seen plenty of people look great when they get thin, but like Star Jones and that other guy on Good Morning america whose name i can't even get right now, they look really sick. There is a girl at the gym who has lost a lot of weight and has it toned, she strictly does the ellipticals now, but i noticed her face doesn't look good, her body is, but her face looks like well i don't wanna say cause it'll be mean. Then there is another girl, she's not small in the body, but not big either, and her face it just doesn't match or something and it looks like she shouldn't lose weight although in her frame and all she could probably do good with 10-15 lbs..

anyone witness these types of things. I hope that I don't do that! I've only been this size for 4 years of my life, so i don't think i should look strange when my face gets a little thinner.

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December 6th, 2008, 06:29 AM
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I think that happens to people when they go about losing weight the wrong way... especially when it comes to their diet or going overboard with their exercise.
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December 6th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Well, I think some people lose weight in their face easier than others. You don't necessarily get to choose where the weight comes off. Also, I think a couple things. One, it may not be that they look sick, just very different to you than what they did before. Also, some people go to low of a weight for their frame size and that looks bad. It may not technically be underweight, but people with a large frame often look awkward to me when they are at a low weight.

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December 6th, 2008, 08:10 PM
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yeah tonya i do think part of it is seeing them differently than what we are used to, but the 2nd girl i mentioned i've only known looking the way she does, i saw a picture of her when she was bigger but that's all. And i guess if we lose the weight way faster in our faces it'll look really unproportioned*? (if that's a word lol). again, i hope that doesn't happen to me lol

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December 7th, 2008, 04:27 AM
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I've known people who've had that look. I agree with Ana in that it seems to be the people who are doing it in an unhealthy manner Anorexia, bulemia, & gastric bypass seem to be the biggest culprets to causing it. I think it is a lack of vitamins and minerals that the skin needs in order to repair itself and stay firm. I knew a facialist once who could litereally tell me which of my clients weren't eating their proper calories/vitamins and tell me what was missing from their eating habits based on the appearance of their skin. It was wild because he was never wrong. When I had a client that I couldn't get to lose weight, I'd send her to him for a treatment and get a report on what she needed. Sure enough when the right foods were added to their eating plan, they'd drop the pounds and their skin would improve.
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December 7th, 2008, 08:35 PM
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now that you mention it...when my MIL lost a lot of her weight (mid to high 200 #'s down to like 180'ish) a lot of people were telling her not to lose more cause she'd look sick (well because maybe she started too) and she lost that weight from lack of eating...she'd skip meals from being depressed and things like that...

so if we're not taking in the right amount of nutrients and vitamins, i guess that really would make for an unhealthy weight loss appearance. It really goes to show how important it is.

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