View Full Version : Help for sagging tummy
05-14-2003, 12:56 PM
I have experienced a sigificant weight loss and find myself with a FLABBY tummy, I think it is referred to as an apron. I have 20 more lbs to go (lost 60 so far) and although my tummy has shrunk significantly, I still have the apron.
My Lifestyle change includes a weight program of 3 days weights and 2 days cardio. My diet consists of high protein lowcarb low fat. My ab training consists works lower, upper as well as obliques.
I have been weight training for 18 months, and if by summer 2004 I have no change in the apron ab, I will seek lipo.
Can anyone give ideas, excercise, diet, or is lipo the way to go for the apron pouch?
05-14-2003, 01:19 PM
Congratulation on your weight loss! I can't say that you will ever lose the "apron" from diet and exercise. Some of the skin will shrink over time, but not always all of it.
I am glad you are giving yourself a year before you consider any surgical removal.
I am not sure what you workout program is like. Sometimes doing weighted abs will help build on the ab muscles a little to make the loose skin less noticeable.
05-14-2003, 04:24 PM
THANKS FOR THE INFO! I do weighted crunches as part of my ab routine and you're right it made a big difference! I am hoping that continuing my routine and watching what I eat will eventually, reduce the sagging even more.
I cannot expect magic since I had the extra weight for so long, I will keep chugging away. It's good to know that I am at least on the right path with the workout!
06-12-2003, 02:27 PM
hey i was just reading your message...i totally have the same problem, but need to lose about 35 pounds!! and id never get surgery...ok BUT i used to be really fit, and i finding out now from my friends that even though i think im working out alot (about 3 times a week, cardio 1 hr, weights, 1 hr) i really am not... my friends have lost alot of weight, probably 40 lbs or so and are pretty lean... i told them nothing was happening with my weight loss ive hit a plateau and they said that i am not doing enough exercise!! cardio to be exact... they don't lift at all but run marathons and triathalons, they are just starting out...anyways, they run 18 k at least once a week, and 10k every 2nd or third day... also check out www.runnerworld.com for weight loss tips, it said on their site that you need to log like, 40 miles a week or soemthing horrendous to lose the most weight and maintain that loss...good job though, don't know if this helps, it helped me though, if you are only 20 lbs overweight, you can lose it easily without an operation!! ask these buff guys if you should jsut increase your cardio days...
06-12-2003, 11:50 PM
hi ladies, i have the same problem,but add to that saggy granny arms and saggy buttox skin and extra skin at the tops of my thighs.plus stretch marks on my entire torso and upper arms.no matter how much more weight i loose(want to loose 20 more,have already lost 83)i will never be able to wear short shorts or really short sleved tops or bathing suits in public without surgery.if i had the money i would have the surgery in a minute when i hit goal.but i will never have the money.sometimes i wonder why i am trying to shape such lovely arms when i will never be able to show them off.they are looking good already ,except for the stretch marks.
at least you can hide your tummy in most clothes.
being a woman stinks sometimes.
06-16-2003, 12:21 PM
I hear all of u ladies.
I have had 3 kids an sometimes I feel like Y do I try to perfet my body when I cant show it off, My midriff is loaded with stretch marks and I know someone out there knows something we can do. My white friends have the same as mine but tannin helps them, I get laughed at for wanting to tan that area.
Im thinkin there some kinda make-up that will cover that area.
Oh, If i lose too much, like the first writer, mine sill sag also, Uugh!!
On the running, I just lost bout 18 lbs by running, I do lots of 5k's but in losing weight, i lost lots of muscle also so now im having to rebuild my muscle.
Good luck ladies.
06-16-2003, 02:32 PM
holy, how did you do that by running?? good job!! you're so lucky, guys are always athletic... and how long did it take?? ive been looking at the runnersworld website, and their weight loss section talks about ALOT of miles a week... will 5k a day do it?? and how much did you eat in a day?? right now i am trying to stick to about 1200-1400 calories a day, but have absolutely no energy!! im 5'6" and 150 lbs now, i probably have to lose 30 lbs... but seriously i have no energy to begin with and generally do nothin gall day!! occasionally 5ks but usually just way too tired...
06-16-2003, 04:05 PM
I c, You eat 1200-1400 calories a day. I probably didnt eat that much, I ate several times a day small meals. Meats: Baked chicken, ground turkey
Veges: mixed, any variety
I would eat some chicken, small protion of veges and a fruit.
I drank lots of water and I ran bout 2-3 x a week. whenever there was a 5k I would enter it to get in the miles.
I did lose lots of muscle tho, having to build that back up now.
You can do it
06-20-2003, 02:09 PM
CONGRATS!!!!! Same spot you are in. Lost down from 205 to 137. Tummy still some what flabby. Reverse leg crunches, Hanging leg raise, leg lifts, 3 of my favorite lower ab exercies. It has helped me alot. I can tuck my shirt in now and I feel good about it. But don`t forget all the ab muscles have to be worked for it to be in form. So, crunches, Trunk twist, cable crunches, they all work great... Keep up the great work
06-24-2003, 08:05 PM
hello girls! i have 3 year old twins, and have some excess skin around my belly button. along with the stretch marks. one of the trainers at the gym gave me this bit of advice. use preperation h before you do cardio everyday. i can tell you that it does help a little because it gets rid of the water. watch your starchy carbs after 4, and take in at least 150-200 grams protien every day. nobody out there is perfect. gotta do the best you can with what you got. weighted abs do help.