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Will the cellulite on my thighs that has appeared the last 8 months start to vanish as I continue to lose weight? Please, please say yes!

- Twenty and longing to wear a bathing suit again someday!

Wed. May 14, 5:29pm

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It becomes a lot less noticeable as you lose fat. It might not disappear but it won't bother you anymore because you'll like what you look like and you'll like yourself more as you get fit and become healthier.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 5:42 PM

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No way, cellulite is permanent. It's disgusting that you even have it at 20. Ew.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 8:44 AM

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PP, ditto!

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 9:06 AM

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8:44 and 9:04 - why are you trying to make someone else feel bad? It is completely normal for women to develop some cellulite after puberty and is not even related to being overweight. Some people develop more than others due to genetics or whatever. Why is that gross?

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 9:24 AM

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Once you have it, you have it for life. You just have to learn to live with it. Exercise will diminish SOME of the appearance as you build muscle, but not a lot. Choose a low fat, low sugar diet to help.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 9:24 AM

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i didn't think they were making her feel bad by being honest. it's true, it doesn't go away--why do you think there's a whole multi-million dollar market of creams to get rid of it....

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 9:26 AM

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Saying "It's disgusting that you even have it at 20. Ew." could not have possibly had any intent behind it other than to make someone feel bad. Yes, stating the truth that it may never go away is fine, but what's up with the negative judgement there?

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 9:40 AM

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Just because you took it negatively doesn't mean everyone does, including the OP.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 9:48 AM

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When is calling something disgusting NOT a negative thing?

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 9:58 AM

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I've had some cellulite go away after losing weight... not all of it, but my skin is smoother. If I have a tan you can't even see if really unless you look for it, same with my stretch marks.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 9:59 AM

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Calling something disgusting is an opinion, calling SOMEONE disgusting is negative. The poster never said the OP was disgusting. Life would be easier if everyone didn't take things so personally.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 10:37 AM

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20 is definately not too young for cellulite.
I found that if i got down to a normal weight it was still there but less noticable. When I lost a LOT of weight and was too skinny it went away completely - but that is because i had NO body fat. Now that I am back to normal i have a little bit again right under my butt cheeks. Nothing self-tanner can't hide

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 11:34 AM

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Run Run Run, the more you run the less cel you will have...

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 11:35 AM

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You horrible people. This site is for support. If you were not anonymous Im sure you wouldnt be so horrible.
Firstly it can go away. I had it when i went a bit chubby at around 18 - not ad but it was there. I started woring out at 19 and lost 14lbs and my whole body transformed. I am now 26 and love working out an even after having my son I have no cellulite or stretch marks.
Anything is possible

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 2:04 PM

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I got down to a size 4 worked out everyday, minimal body fat, and I still had it, genetics play a HUGE part. Unfortunatly one it is there it tends to hang around.

9:52, I'm sorry but I don't believe it went away, maybe it became slightly less visible but for it to vanish, you would have had to get surgery.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 2:14 PM

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Whether or not it goes away is debatable, but saying "It's disgusting that you even have it at 20. Ew." implies that the person that has the cellulite is disgusting, not that the cellulite itself is. If someone said to me "I find it disgusting that you have brown hair. Ew" I would take offense to that. The person that said that, and the person that said "ditto" are pretty much implying that they are better than OP because OP has cellulite.
By adding in "you", 8:44 made it personal and an insult. If she/he had said "Cellulite is disgusting and it doesn't go away" it would not be offensive. It was rude and a snobby thing to say.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 2:40 PM

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Amen!!!! Knock them haters out

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 2:46 PM

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let me see if I understand where you're coming from. Because YOU think it was a personal attack, therefore it is a personal attack? Is that right? Is that your opinion?

You can interpret that person's statement many ways, not just a personal, mean shot.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 3:30 PM

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Everything is "open to interpretation," but we do have standards of manners that are generally held across the board. Would you look at your mother, daughter or husband and say "ew, you have cellulite and it's disgusting" or whatever? Or a stranger that you saw in person? geez people

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 3:47 PM

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but that's not what the PP said. Now you're twisting the exact words to make them personal.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 3:49 PM

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i wonder if the hate is a male or female? i dont think men get that almost all women have cellulite since it is airburshed out of magazines and movies.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 4:23 PM

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Cellulite Massage

The best thing is to get cellulite reducing massages. They range in price, but are available at most local spas. It's be a great gift to yourself. Otherwise, if you're watching your finances a little closer, you could do a google search of at home cellulite massages. Either way - you'll be in a bathing suit again! Don't fret!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 4:40 PM

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Fired up and angry

Let me say something.....stop..seriously...there is no need for selfish pitiful crap here, the OP was just asking about celulite, but instead someone had to be RUDE and get all over dramatic about it. SO STOP my gosh.

And YES you CAN diminish the appearance of celulite, but you Cannot get rid of it totally.....Oh and while im at it, another thing.

Its for people like the "ew" person who give WOMEN LIKE ME bad self image problems and eating disorders - your hateful comments are not needed quit, please we dont need you here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 5:07 PM

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just out of curiosity, why do you consider an opinion other than yours "hate"? Just curious.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 5:11 PM

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Because it was a hateful opinion to give to someone you do not know. To say "I cant believe you even have celulite at 20. Ew"....seriously... thats not nice, especially to a women. And if you think that that statement is nice, there is something that needs to be done with your word choices. Just dont say mean crap and there will be no problem...end of story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 5:14 PM

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I didn't say it. And I didn't read it as mean. And I don't think your defending it is mean either (except now you're making it personal again). THe poster of that comment didn't call names or use derogatory statements to the OP. I think it's sad she has cellulite at 20 as well. Without knowing her, I will say I doubt it's all her fault. Look at the additives in our foods, sugar, corn, corn syrup, MSGs, ingredients to make you crave more foods. Those preservatives are a contributing factor to cellulite. So, unless someones starts calling the OP names, I see nothing wrong with the statement. Maybe she meant is in a different way than you took it.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 5:32 PM

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5:!4--ur kind of a hypocrite--talking smack about other ppl talking smack

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 5:33 PM

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5:33 - try writing properly, your point might have more merit.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 5:37 PM

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Cellulite does have alot to do with genetics..some may not be able to get rid of it completely..while others can..I have gotten minimal cellulite before..and was able to get myself back into shape and now have none...

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 5:59 PM

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I am not any of the PP's so I tried looking at this thread from a neutral standpoint - and...
I am trying to figure out how the "ew" comment is not rude. I read it, and re-read it, putting different inflections in different places. I still can't read it without it sounding condescending.
But I have met people before in my life that are just rude for the sake of being rude, and I bet there will be more people in my future that are the same. It is hard but you have to learn to shrugg it off and move on (something I still work on).

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 6:53 PM

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I dont think I am talking smack...I think I am trying to defend somene who's feelings are more than likely hurt abou the situation.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 7:52 PM

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I apologize for "talking smack" : )

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 7:53 PM

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so back to the op's question

what did you folks do to loose the cellulite, I know you all said lost weight but how and was any particular excercise done?
I have heard that it can disappear completly b/c it is just fat under the skin and is basically pushing up against the skin causing bumps..or coattge cheese so I assume loose the bumps and the skin will lay flattter..I do not know just pondering, no haters please attack my comments :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 11:22 PM

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Well I think that first and foremost you do just have to plain old lose weight, but beyond that...
It seems to me that running would help since it builds up the hamstrings and gluts which is the area a lot of people get celulite. plus when i look around in the gym the girls w/ cellulite seem to be doing eliptical and the girls with buff legs are on the treadmill. Maybe this is just because the eliptical is a stepping stone to the treadmill?

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 11:33 PM

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Sadly I had cellulite in the 'saddlebag ' area since late teens, and I only weighed 115 at the time (5'6"). In college i dieted down to 105 to try to get rid of it. Lost fat everywhere, probably nearly all body fat, but the cellulite was still there. I can verify that you can have cel without being overweight, while being young, and that it doesn't go away. My understanding is that even with lipo, it's difficult to make it go away because it's somewhat fibrous. I agree with any poster who says 'ew' about cellulite. It is defintely 'ew' and I've always hated it. I'm 138 at age 48 now, and yes, I still have it in the same place - ew.

Friday, May 16, 2008, 6:18 PM

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I'm 18, totally in a normal body weight, and I have cellulite. It really can happen to the best of us.


My secret plan of attack is to tan and hopefully disguise it some. :-D

No worries, OP, there's lots of little tricks to help.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008, 5:02 PM

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okay this isn't about the immature people who make ridiculous comments on a WEIGHT LOSS SITE, stop fighting about that. We all know this is anonymous and there will be stupid people like that.

And don't even feel bad. I played basketball over 10 years until a knee injury hindered my athletic ability. Since then, I've noticed some cellulite on my thighs (I'm 19, by the way) but the point is, they haven't always been that way, which means they can be cellulite-free again. It will take a lot of discipline and hours in the gym but it WILL go away. Part of losing weight is exercise, there's no getting around that. There will be those fad diets that tell you otherwise but there's nothing to it but to lower your calorie intake and up your activity level. So push yourself a little harder. Do a few extra leg exercises. As you lose weight, you should see it go away but not overnight. Don't give up when you seen the pounds sliding off but not the cellulite right away. It took 8 months to put it on, expect another 8 months to get it off. The hard work will be so worth it because once you're there, no one can take your pride away!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008, 5:15 PM

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I'm in my 40's had TONS of cellulite and now its GONE.. I was very overweight and so I do have some looser skin than normal - not so bad though .. ew... but no visible cellulite. exercise....high intensity cardio and weight training on a consistent basis! it can be done!!!!

Thursday, July 03, 2008, 5:03 AM

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I had cellulite at age 18 and 118lbs (5'5" tall). It looked awful because it was the only fat on me! I found that when I filled out a bit to 122lbs it blended in better but when I got up to 134lbs it looked just awful.

Friday, July 04, 2008, 6:40 PM

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