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#1 Hum

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:30

(CNN) -- Deidre Robinson's cheeks flushed as two ride attendants tried to push her safety guard into the lock position.

At 310 pounds, Robinson knew she'd have restrictions at the theme park, but that didn't make her feel any less humiliated when she was told she couldn't ride the roller coaster with her daughter.

"There was a big guy next to me and his snapped," she said. "I thought, 'There's something wrong with that.' Obviously I was a lot bigger than he was."

The 2007 event was one of several turning points for Robinson, now 31, who was eventually inspired to join Weight Watchers and start doing Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance fitness class, in February 2009.

Less than two years later, the South Carolina native had dropped more than half her body weight -- going from a size 24 to a size 2 -- and was ready turn her healthy lifestyle into her livelihood. :woot:

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#2 francescob

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:38

Fatnastic?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:52

Cute face but too muscular for a girl in my opinion, but props to her for getting in shape ;)

I prefer curvy girls personaly though ;)
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:54

^ 'Girls' do not exist to please you. ;)

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 23:01

^ 'Girls' do not exist to please you. ;)


Oh really? Tell me more about how you chose your girlfriend/boyfriend (don’t know if you’re straight or gay) because you thought she/he was ugly… :p

Let’s be honest, we all have preferences when it comes to girls/boys… body shape, hair color, bigger/smaller breast, more/less muscular, taller or shorter, race, skin color, etc.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 23:05

hmmm wonder where her scars are from the surgery required to remove the excess skin from her body. no way sh'ed look like that otherwise.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 23:19

^ 'Girls' do not exist to please you. ;)

Spot on ;)

Good on her for getting healthy! She looks great, especially compared to before, and you know she feels better. What an inspiration.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:16

That's a huge change. She looks fantastic.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:19

hmmm wonder where her scars are from the surgery required to remove the excess skin from her body. no way sh'ed look like that otherwise.


Great question. In the panty line. She looks like she lost a lot, naturally or otherwise.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:29

hmmm wonder where her scars are from the surgery required to remove the excess skin from her body. no way sh'ed look like that otherwise.


Not necessarily true, depending on her age, how long she was obese and genetics, her skin could very well go right back
Also, a lot of people mistake excess skin when they still have lots of fat to lose, fat loss isn't uniform so unless you lose it ALL
it can look like excess skin even when it's not, and the skin is still holding on to the fat.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:49

^ 'Girls' do not exist to please you. ;)



How did you come to that line of thinking from his post? He simply stated a preference, something every human being has.

hmmm wonder where her scars are from the surgery required to remove the excess skin from her body. no way sh'ed look like that otherwise.



Um yes actually it is very possible to look like that without surgery and with a lot of hard work.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:22

she probably using method that originaly designed for men, so she end up having extra muscular body by female standard.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:29

Not necessarily true, depending on her age, how long she was obese and genetics, her skin could very well go right back
Also, a lot of people mistake excess skin when they still have lots of fat to lose, fat loss isn't uniform so unless you lose it ALL
it can look like excess skin even when it's not, and the skin is still holding on to the fat.


At 310lbs, not possible. It's a matter of physics, the skin has to go somewhere and it does not "go back." You actually have it backwards, people think they still have lots of fat to lose when they have excess skin, it can hold water in the space. They don't look like their actual weight because of the skin. Skin is skin, it's there or it's not. it is impossible to mistake fat for skin, it is however possible to mistake skin, and the water it's holding or simply space and some fat, for lots of fat.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:05

At 310lbs, not possible. It's a matter of physics, the skin has to go somewhere and it does not "go back." You actually have it backwards, people think they still have lots of fat to lose when they have excess skin, it can hold water in the space. They don't look like their actual weight because of the skin. Skin is skin, it's there or it's not. it is impossible to mistake fat for skin, it is however possible to mistake skin, and the water it's holding or simply space and some fat, for lots of fat.


Its not physics at all, this is biology, and I think you misunderstood what I meant, fat loss is not uniform, so you'll get fat cells left all over the place, giving that
appearance of excess skin, when it's not excess because the body is still storing fat/water there, sure there are cases where there is excess skin, but in most cases
it's an impatience thing as it takes a long time for the skin to "bounce" back, which requires the body to realize and absorb the excess fat cells first, this process requires
one you stay fit for a long time, most dieters will bounce back and forth too often for this to happen, it requires dedication and a lifestyle change but is possible.

if you pinch the back of your hand(assuming you don't have obese hands) that's roughly the thickness of your skin, if your belly skin isn't like that, you have excess fat
cells in there keeping the skin from shrinking.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:15

Its not physics at all, this is biology, and I think you misunderstood what I meant, fat loss is not uniform, so you'll get fat cells left all over the place, giving that
appearance of excess skin, when it's not excess because the body is still storing fat/water there, sure there are cases where there is excess skin, but in most cases
it's an impatience thing as it takes a long time for the skin to "bounce" back, which requires the body to realize and absorb the excess fat cells first, this process requires
one you stay fit for a long time, most dieters will bounce back and forth too often for this to happen, it requires dedication and a lifestyle change but is possible.

if you pinch the back of your hand(assuming you don't have obese hands) that's roughly the thickness of your skin, if your belly skin isn't like that, you have excess fat
cells in there keeping the skin from shrinking.


Metabolism is biological, skin, the amount, and its resiliency is physical. There's not such thing as "bounce back." Explain to me the physical characteristics of skin cells bouncing back? Even the youngest girls when pregnant, have skin that remains loose and definitely stretch marks. There's always the rare exception, but most hide it or have it removed. There's no magic here, everything has to go somewhere, skin does not disappear. It's not something that many, especially women discuss, they usually deal with it and have it severe excess removed. But it is a physical reality.

Looking at her navel, I would say she has dealt with her excess skin. Her choice of bikini bottom would suggest panty line scar. Since she's not in a G-string we won't know. I have no problem with it, she looks great. But it is a myth that obese people magically have skin that held hundreds of excess pounds just disappear, or "bounce back."



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