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Unread 07-23-2011, 03:12 AM
 
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Older people have a haggard look to me when they lose weight with the goose neck and lose skin. Maybe we look better with some weight when we get older. IMO

I am always afraid to complement older people for losing weight in fear they will say they have cancer or something like that.
Actually, the goose neck has to do with age, and nothing to do with weight. Most elderly people will get it whether fat or thin.
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Unread 07-25-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Yeah. This woman I know (in her 40s) lost a bunch of weight, and now she looks older AND angrier...the weight was giving her a pleasant, smooth, plump, friendly face.

But it's healthier for her to be at this weight. I think she looks pretty bad, though. All haggard and wrinkled.
LOL, I was watching a show about people who lost weight, like 30 pounds or more, and one guy lost it but then I thought he as so ugly. Without the fat to plump him up he just didn't look as good in some way.

I know it's better for ones health though.
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Unread 07-29-2011, 08:45 PM
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Yeah. This woman I know (in her 40s) lost a bunch of weight, and now she looks older AND angrier...the weight was giving her a pleasant, smooth, plump, friendly face.

But it's healthier for her to be at this weight. I think she looks pretty bad, though. All haggard and wrinkled.
You're definitely on to something...read on. (To see the comparisons of each pair of twins, click "next" to the left of the first set of pictures.)

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Catherine Deneuve has been credited with proclaiming that after a certain age, a woman needs to choose between her face and her behind meaning that a lean body can result in a face that appears gaunt and haggard. Indeed, for women over 40, this maxim is true, report Guyuron and his study co-authors, who surveyed and photographed 186 sets of identical twins. Additional weight fills in and softens wrinkles, making a heavier twin look younger than her sister, Guyuron explains.

But for women under 40, the effect turns out to be just the opposite: Extra pounds can obscure youthful features like a smooth jawline and cause facial skin to sag. The weight effect was generally seen when a woman had a body-mass index at least four points higher than her twin. (Each point of body mass is equivalent to five or six pounds of weight, so a four-point difference would be 20 to 24 pounds.)
Twin study reveals secrets to looking younger - Health - Skin and beauty - msnbc.com
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Unread 07-30-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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You're definitely on to something...read on. (To see the comparisons of each pair of twins, click "next" to the left of the first set of pictures.)

Twin study reveals secrets to looking younger - Health - Skin and beauty - msnbc.com

OMGOSH... how cool and CORRECT is this!! Those who lose an excessive amount of weight do tend to look haggard (hmmmm EXCEPT for Kirstie Alley ) as like others have said, our skin is thinner and with less elasticity. I am 18 pounds overweight (according to the charts), but my doctor told me to lose maybe 3 and do a HOLDING pattern between the 15-18, for if I lose more, I definitely WILL see more wrinkles and my jowls will begin to sag as will my cheekbones and then I will need some fillers, so I don't LOOK haggard! It is a trade-off, but for me, I will keep on the extra weight as men do like some padding; plus, I think for me, some of that weight is in muscle.
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Unread 07-30-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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This is true. I also think old people with ridiculous muscles look silly.
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