Serious Discussion On Skin for Wacky People Feeling Depressed.

@cynthiann (18619)
Jamaica
June 3, 2011 9:03pm CST
I know what skin does what it is supposed to do i.e. keeping our insides in. After all, we would have more than a handful holding onto to so many meters of intestines to stop them from trailing on the ground and trying simultaneously to carry out our activities on any given day. (Sir, excuse me, you are sitting on a meter of my ileum, and would you kindly leave my appendix alone? It's becoming quite inflamed! What's that you said Madam? Really! My kidneys are doing what they are supposed to do be doing; nothing more. So why am I bothered about skin? Because it has a lot to answer for. You look to your skin to hold your body in place, but at the first sign of trouble it abdicates; waving a white flag Think of the trouble it would save, if it threatened to split apart when stretched. We would never overeat. It's as simple as that. 'Mom, stop eating! Don't look now but your right knee's gone' But instead our skin works like elastic. It doesn't matter how much weight you put on the skin will gladly go the distance, no argument whatsoever. Any size you like and will even grow little extra lumps around the knees, elbows and upper arms. So what are we going to do about this? Protest to the United Nations? Write letters to Congress. Set up Committees that meet in expensive hotels in many countries but never solve anything? So let the serious discussion for wacky people begin. What would you like to do with your elastic skin or what do you suggest to solve the problem? Remember that this is a serious discussion - nothing skin deep
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
4 Jun 11
Talking about skin sweetie. Someone pinched my belly button. It looks creepy now. Wanna see?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
Send me a photograph immediately by a parrot. Any passing parrot. But it has to be a parrot as only the parrots know where I live. so if you show me yours then I will show you mine
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
4 Jun 11
Parrot, you say? Did they took my belly button then?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
Thinks: What is it that is so hard to understand? Thee pretty parrot pecked the pickled, puckered belly button - and at this moment it is just passing Miami on its way to me. If the wind is in the right direction should be landing sometimes yesterday before dark. Don't be cross they only steal the best belly buttons - nothing inferior. Once it arrives, it will be photographed and fingerprinted and then packed in rum to be dispatched to you sometime next year. Is this okay with you? It will be returned by a passing frozen but friendly frigate.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
4 Jun 11
I can't say I really mind that the skin expands as we grow.. I mean think of the pregnant women.. and of course children need their skin to continue to grow as they do. What bugs me is that as your body shrinks.. your skin does not!! I know some people are lucky enough that gravity does not affect them until they're a ripe old age. Some people are lucky enough to get pregnant, have their belly grow and stretch, and after the baby is born it looks like she was never pregnant in the first place. I'm not one of those lucky people. My first son was born the day after my 17th birthday.. and from that point on my body looked like that of a 60 year old. I had this big flabby poof on my lower tummy, mostly skin that refused to shrink after the pregnancy ended. Also my "girls" decided to go south at that point and only came back during subsequent pregnancies.. after which they'd go even further south. It's been rather embarassing.. especially since I was single for a few years after my first son was born. When I'd meet a nice guy and we'd get to that point in the relationship where he might be introduced to my "girls" I was very self-concious because I knew my girls would be compared to those of other 20 year olds.. and mine just didn't hold up!! I've never felt sexy, I've never paraded around the house naked, I've never thrown on some lingerie to grab the attention of a man. I've never even spent a single waking moment without a bra because it's so uncomfortable. Now don't even get me started on how bad the skin gets after weight loss!! You want to talk about looking like an 80 year old, holy smokes! I literally had wrinkles all over my body at 30 years old!!! Just sad. So.. as I said, I don't care so much if our skin refused to expand. I just wish it would shrink with us and hold EVERYTHING in place as it's supposed to and not let gravity take over. Our skin can quit doing that job once we reach an older age.. like 70 or 80.. or I wouldn't even mind 60...
• United States
4 Jun 11
LOL.. I just noticed your tags! It made me laugh. Your post was really funny.. but of course now I'm just mad at my body for not doing what I want it to, LOL.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
I am glad that you added to your post. I read it this morning and felt so bad. felt bad because I had thought about writing a full length funny article on skin and so attempted to do a bit of it in a post to make you laugh. And of course I failed. I had so many ideas about skin which I thought were hilarious. Listen carefully to me. I also had a bad body image and I know what you feel. However it obviously did not stop your husband from loving you did it? We are so hard on ourselves and we really are wonderful women. So let the two of us stop feeling bad about ourselves and rejoice in who we are
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@GardenGerty (99326)
• United States
4 Jun 11
I enjoyed your post cynthiann, but kats, I can sure sympathize. Someone needs to invent a magic shrinking cream to rub on all of that saggy stuff, cause I sure am not going to have surgery.
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 11
Funny you should mention skin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZI12WHWvAg I'd like for it to tighten right back up when I lose the weight. (if)...
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
Oh this is so funny - I had never heard it before but of course I knew the 'hello muddah' song. Many thanks
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 11
Check out his "Pop hates the Beatles" too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgKCQJfAVgI
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
Will do.am leaving for him now so will look it up at home. Many thanks and be kind to your skin!
@GardenGerty (99326)
• United States
4 Jun 11
I will treat it well from the inside out. I will eat fresh foods to keep it elastic, and hopefully to get rid of some of the extra lumps.. I am working hard on my chicken wings. This is the first year I have had them. Our skin is the upholstery for our bones and I am afraid I seriously resemble overstuffed furniture at this time.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
Are the chicken wings stuffed? I like things stuffed - especially if the stuffing is spicy. |Keep working on the wings. Instructions will follow.
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@GardenGerty (99326)
• United States
4 Jun 11
Nope, these are the kind that flap in the breeze when you hold up your hands, and make your sleeveless tops look yucky. I have also heard them called "Ethel Mermans" by some comic or another.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
Sleeveless? I live in a hot country and the only time I wear sleeveless is in my hone or garden. That white flabby skin sickens me when I look at it - which isn't often
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jun 11
oh my he he hi Cynthiann what abput those horrid skin flops when you stretch your arms out and that excess skin over flesh wobbles all ober instead of being firm like those on teen age girls who have perfect arms without all the droops. Why even when you meet someone and shake hands your darned arm flaps sag and wobble all over.I have tried all those exercises that claim to tighten your upper arm flaps but all that ever happened was my arms ached and still flapped.We need a committee on how to tighten those annoying upper arm flaps.The committee WPNUAFR pw wacky people needing upper Arm flap removal. lol
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jun 11
typos horrid skin flaps not flops and over not ober darn. pw was supposed to of wacky people needing upper arm flap removal.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
I call the skin that flaps around under the arm BAT WINGS! Okay, I will know undemocratically appoint you to head the committee. Keep on it Batman! I want your list of names by the last week in March 2011. Keep this all top secret so do not tell anyone on Mylot
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
By the way - I knew exactly what you were saying as I am the queen of typos
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
7 Jun 11
I know that this discussion is supposed to be for how great the skin is for being elastic (although I read some comments here about it not being so great when we want to shrink), but my complaint about the skin is for it's long lasting memory. It doesn't seem to forget old wounds/marks and it keeps reminding us through visible scars! I know it adds to character, but more than 20-year old chicken pox marks on the face? C'mon!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Jun 11
It only adds character to a man's face not a woman's face I have to tell yo that it gets worse. Regretfully, I am still showing scars from when, as a child, I fell off bike and this was over 50 years ago
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Jun 11
It totally think that would be bad news for me! I would way overeat....I do think the doctors could get together and find some sort of resolution though for those who would like to have stretchy skin! Just think though what it does when you are pregnant!....
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
We will have to give our skin a good talking to or try to negotiate a deal
@bunnybon7 (36497)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jun 11
i guess its a good thing it stretches. because if it didnt. my arm and elbow would break right open. now it is really swelled with big lumps from the bursitis. monday, im supposed to go to the bone doctor so maybe they will do something finally!!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
I am sorry. I do hope that you receive effective medical help
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
4 Jun 11
I consider all the lumps & bumps i have just another perk of old age. AHHHHH, the golden years.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 11
You have the right attitude I just don't like getting old so I make fun of it. have a good weekend. Off again to the daughter