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Old 03-16-2009, 05:32 AM   #1
 
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*Sigh* I went shopping for shorts yesterday and in that awful dressing room light, up popped something I have never before seen or had. Cellulite. Quite a bit of it all over the backs of my thighs. Over the past year I have had a loss of muscle mass in my legs and I am guessing that is what caused it to become obvious.

Why must women have to deal with such things?

I hear caffeine is good at ridding of it temporarily...
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:33 PM   #2
 
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To me, it's normal and most women have it. I do not stress out about it. I'm a woman, made of flesh and blood. I have imperfections. and I'm okay with that. And I think most people are too.
Oh, and I hate that a lot of people think that having it means you're fat.

You have a great bod. If you feel out of shape, by all means do something about it, but don't drive yourself crazy trying to live up to a dumb ideal pushed by the media and the uninformed masses.
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To me, it's normal and most women have it. I do not stress out about it. I'm a woman, made of flesh and blood. I have imperfections. and I'm okay with that. And I think most people are too.
Oh, and I hate that a lot of people think that having it means you're fat.

You have a great bod. If you feel out of shape, by all means do something about it, but don't drive yourself crazy trying to live up to a dumb ideal pushed by the media and the uninformed masses.
Thats a huge pet peeve of mine!
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:55 PM   #4
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CHF,
You hit the nail on the head. The muscle will push out and make your leg look smoother and less cellulite shows. Squats, lunges, and other leg exercises will help build the muscle back up and the cellulite will not be nearly as noticeable.



That's why you see unnaturally skinny celebrities with a ton of cellulite. They don't have enough muscle mass.
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Cellulite is just part of being a woman. Most of us have some, somewhere, or we will eventually. Men don't care anyway, so I've never worried about it.
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I've lost alot of muscle mass that I plan to gain back any.

To make me 'feel better' my boyfriend tried to show me that he had some on his belly
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I've heard that dry skin brushing helps the circulation and can theoretically improve cellulite. I've never been disciplined enough to do it consistently, so I don't know from experience. My husband just tells me that he can't see any cellulite on me, bless his heart.
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A good self tanner can camouflage it.
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well i'm certainly not fat and i've got plenty of cellulite.
i exercise too.
it's just part of my genetics and getting older.
(i've seen women that were very heavy NOT have cellulite-it's just the way your body stores fat)
i must admit i can't stand the way the back of my thighs look, but it looks like it's not going anywhere so i just have to live with it.
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"In earlier times cellulite was the mark of wealth, high social status, attractiveness, and sexiness. It was really symbolic of someone who lived the good life." (http://www.cellulite.md/)

I say we bring back this way of thinking!
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A good self tanner can camouflage it.
Ummm...but cellulite is still noticeable on brown skinned people, so how would a self-tanner work on lighter skin to camouflage it? It will just be lightly bronzed cellulite.
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I have cellulite on the back of my thighs and butt too. I'm hoping that by sticking with the gym and toning up it'll start to go away.
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"In earlier times cellulite was the mark of wealth, high social status, attractiveness, and sexiness. It was really symbolic of someone who lived the good life." (http://www.cellulite.md/)

I say we bring back this way of thinking!
I agree! This was the time bigger women were considered to be of a higher class because it meant they had money to eat well.

I am not going to let this bother me. If someone wants to make fun of me for something I can't control, LET THEM.
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I agree! This was the time bigger women were considered to be of a higher class because it meant they had money to eat well.
isn't it sad that beauty is just a measure of money? nowadays being skinny (at least in 1st world countries... :P ) takes more money than being fat--healthy food, exercise, etc...and so it's considered beautiful. sigh! But if that changed and being fat was a mark of wealth again, the majority of us wouldn't be able to be fat, and we'd complain that being skinny should be in style XD

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I agree! This was the time bigger women were considered to be of a higher class because it meant they had money to eat well.
isn't it sad that beauty is just a measure of money? nowadays being skinny (at least in 1st world countries... :P ) takes more money than being fat--healthy food, exercise, etc...and so it's considered beautiful. sigh! But if that changed and being fat was a mark of wealth again, the majority of us wouldn't be able to be fat, and we'd complain that being skinny should be in style XD
It's true. I guess the only thing any of it proves is that society sucks.
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At the end of the day, cellulite is something that practically every woman has to deal with. I wouldn't worry about it too much. I sort of feel like it's just another thing that the beauty industry has decided is bad so that they can sell us stuff to 'fix' it. I'm not in particularly bad shape and I've got plenty, but I've never had ANY complaints about the view from behind!
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I sort of feel like it's just another thing that the beauty industry has decided is bad so that they can sell us stuff to 'fix' it.
Bingo.
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So, I have heard that once it's there- it will never go away and then I have heard that you CAN get rid of it. Any thoughts?
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I don't think you can RID of it but I do think you can make it less APPARENT in some cases.

I know that when I have more muscle tone it isn't as obvious. Also when I am well hydrated it doesn't look as bad.
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