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Toning Up


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Some stretches should help.
I have also heard good things about bio oil.
Others may be able to suggest more.
Good luck with losing the 10 stone!


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Thank you! My sister has suggested toning tables...we shall see!

I can recommend Curves ladies only gym....if u have one near you?

30 minutes is all it takes 3-5 times a week....

I also need to lose about 10 stone....started 14th January at Curves and have lost 27lbs so far...

All ages, shapes and sizes....and lots of genuine support and encouragement.....oh and no sweaty men! :)


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I do have one close by, Trish.
Is it just exercise they do there?

Deb G

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No smoking and LOTS of water help the skin's elasticity. You should also try moisturising everyday.
Hello Pinks

I can only really comment on my local Curves here in Taunton as I think they differ a bit around the UK.

Sharon is the Manageress of my Curves and she is also studying Nutrition at University. She runs regular 6 week classes for £29. During those 6 weeks she teaches about portion control i.e. a baked potato should be no bigger than your own fist.....a piece of chicken or steak should be around the size of your palm and about the thickness of a deck of cards......then you are taught 3 stages of the plan....the middle one is the one I am on now...and I can have 6-9 carbs, 2 proteins, 4 veg and 3 fruit, 2 dairy etc....u try to avoid fat and also drink plenty of water. This is a very simplified explanation...there are also lots of other hints and tips she gives.....

After my 6 week challenge I had lost 14lbs I think (44 yr old memory!)...Sharon plonked 14lbs of lard in my arms...I think I burst out crying!:eek:

Curves is so much more than a gym......For the first time in my life I really believe I can reach my goals....I can see me wanting to go to Curves for ever.....

I really wish there was a Curves forum on this site....then all the other ladies who go to one could help me try and explain how great it is!

Have a great day!

Trish xx


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Thanks for that info, Trish.
I'm starting CD tomorrow, so food is not an option at present. However, I am really interested in the exercise side of things, so will pop in and see them


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Haven't smoked for over a year (one of the reasons for weight gain) and I am the queen of moisturisers...ask my bank manager! I'm sure the water will keep me plumped up. I'm a bit worried about getting wrinkles now...I've always been told how fab my skin is and how young I look...but of course, there are no wrinkles in balloons...as I lose the weight I will just have to buy even more expensive moisturiser! (just kidding)
Here's to wrinkle free weight loss
Good luck Pinks....I'm just off to Curves now.....My sister is joining today and her friend Heather is too....Both joining because of how well I am doing....Curves is the best discovery I have made in years lol....how sad does that sound:p


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I know people who have lost a lot of weight and they tend to look younger when they get slimmer!
But that is no reason not to pamper your self with expensive things!
I haven't got anything to add! I have around 11 stone to lose so I'm interested in the same things regarding skin etc....Would just like to say good luck !!!!
I used to do weights before loosing the weight, and I did bulk up, but I never really felt the benefit being covered in all that flab! Cardio is definietly the way to go during the weightloss period.

The best thing about loosing the weight is that you can see the result literally straight away. My arms look twice as big after a good work and it's a real inspiration to keep it up.

Pink, you no need to go to gym just do exercise at home.Toning the stomach muscles is best achieved using common, basic exercises, such as crunches, sit ups and side bends.These are the simple and best exercises for toning up the body.
Pilates, yoga and weights/muscle resistance exercises. You can do all of these in your own home. It's also important not to lose weight too fast and just increase your exercise as you go. I hope that helps!
Hi all,

Just to say, i have the same concerns as the OP but i am definitely going to look into Curves gym as it sounds like a friendly place, and it will no doubt speed up my weight loss.

Good luck to you all!!
I'm worried about the loose skin too, I've just started the local gym and hope it might help. I have to say body moisturisers confuse me anyone know of a good one for stretch marks? Good luck to you though pinks.
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I'm worried about the loose skin too, I've just started the local gym and hope it might help. I have to say body moisturisers confuse me anyone know of a good one for stretch marks? Good luck to you though pinks.
Apparently Bio Oil and Palmers Cocoa butter is great for stretch mark. Vitamin E as well as it is for skin renewal and repair :)

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