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stretch marks

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi everyone imreally worried coz ive got loads of really bad stretch marks around my thighs, boobs and my bum and hip areas.
I spoke to my mum and she thinks its really weird. What do i do to get rid of them, im going on holiday in the summer and i dont want them to show aahh!!!
am i a freak coz normally pregnant people get them and im defiently not that.
Or someimes overweight people get them, i probably am a bit overweight what do u think coz im 15 about 5"7 and weigh about 9st 10. im trying to diet and get fit and go to the gym and stuff.
any advice will be appreciated
thanx
lol xxxxx

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hiya, i dunno wot 2 say realy, but i know my cousin has got em bad round the inside of her thighs, so ur not the only 1.
    im not 2 sure, but i dont think they tend 2 go, they may fade though.
    sorry, id better shut up now, im not helpin in the slightest.
    if ur worried go 2 ur doc, he'll hopefully know all the answers u wanna know.
    sorry,
    love Helen xxx
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    omg i hope you're not overweight!!! im 5'7 too, and im about 10 stone now, no one believes me when ive said ive put weight on, apart from my mum! i have though, loads on my hips and thighs and stomach. im 18 btw. ive got stretch marks on my thighs too, its normal to get them at puberty, if you lose or gain a lot of weight, and if you're pregnant. you can try and massage moisturiser into them i guess, might help them gto go faster. they will fade over time, but never be totally invisible. dont worry about them, theyre normal! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    (eeeeeek just realised iput 6'7 rofl, changed it now! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; )
    Burn baby burn!

    [This message has been edited by Girl-From-Mars (edited 23-04-2001).]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    here is a link to a recent similar thread. i hope it helps you.
    http://www.thesite.org/ubb/Forum7/HTML/000194.html

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks for the link Drifter, when I read this post I remembered LUKA having posted something similar, only when I read it I didn't know the answer, I went and looked it up but then I couldn't find the link again!

    No you're not a freak, two thirds of girls get stretch marks in puberty because of the hormone changes around that time, that's also why people get them when they're pregnant.

    Over a couple of years they'll either fade or disappear completely, you can buy creams but they don't have much effect so it's probably a waste of money.

    And no, you're not overweight and neither is GFM, between 8 and 10 stone is the 'desirable weight' for someone who's 5ft 7 with medium build.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    people usually get them from putting on or taking off weight to fast there are some creams for them I don't know if they work tho.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Hiya <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;
    Dont worry in time they will fade its part of growing up! Ive heard rubbing cocca butter on them helps make them fade! Ive not tried it like, but who knows it might work!
    Love Miss_K xxxx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'm afraid that there is no way to make them dissapear but if you keep the moisturised they should fade pretty quick.

    i have them on my stomach, thighs, hips and boobs. they used to be bright red and really nasty looking, now they are just silvery streaks that are quite hard to notice.

    i used e45, vaseline intensive care lotion and cocoa butter lotion (body shop) and the 3 combined worked really well.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by wildchild:
    And no, you're not overweight and neither is GFM, between 8 and 10 stone is the 'desirable weight' for someone who's 5ft 7 with medium build.

    hmmmm, makes me think I'm underweight then, I'm like 5"11 and about 10.999 stone..

    I tried that weightgain stuff and worked my ass off a few times but it doesn't really work... I only want to chub up a tiny bit, you know cover up the bones and all.... <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ur makin me feel over weight, im only a short arse at 5'2! how dwarf is that ha ha ha!!!! and im 8 stone.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No you're fine Justin, that figure I gave was for women (sorry!)

    For a bloke who's 5ft 11 and medium build, the 'desirable weight' is 10 and a half to 11 and a half stone.

    helly, for you it's 7 and a half to 8 and a half stone. And 5ft 2 isn't that short, I'm only 5ft 3!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    (((((((((helly))))))))))
    (((((((((wildchild))))))))

    Ickle people!!!

    I'm 5'8" and 8 stone and don't care who knows it <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt; Hate my thighs and arse though - wish they were smaller.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Chickadee:
    (((((((((helly))))))))))
    (((((((((wildchild))))))))

    Ickle people!!!

    I'm 5'8" and 8 stone and don't care who knows it <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt; Hate my thighs and arse though - wish they were smaller.

    how could your thighs & arse be smaller at that height to weight ratio?? your bmi is about 17!!! you should be heavier

    j9




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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt; at chickadee! yeah, what j9 said! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    i hate my stomach and wish it wasnt so beer-belly-like and wish my thighs werent so wobbly and podgy and that i didnt suddenly have all this spare fat around my hips and stuff. my upper arms are horrible and wobbly too. im shroter than you chickadee by an inch and almost 2 stone heavier!!

    Burn baby burn!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Girl-From-Mars:
    i hate my stomach and wish it wasnt so beer-belly-

    easy answer to that, isn't there <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; *laughs at his own cheek then runs away very fast*

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Girl-From-Mars:
    <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt; at chickadee! yeah, what j9 said! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    i hate my stomach and wish it wasnt so beer-belly-like and wish my thighs werent so wobbly and podgy and that i didnt suddenly have all this spare fat around my hips and stuff. my upper arms are horrible and wobbly too. im shroter than you chickadee by an inch and almost 2 stone heavier!!


    I aint saying nuffink <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt; sept the words 2 inches & twice come readily to mind <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt;

    j9




    A wise man is always happy to be corrected
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Try not to worry. I got them a couple of years ago an i really freaked out cause i was so paranoid about them but they rn't even noticeable anymore.


    Cya <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

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