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Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:38 pm      Reply with quote
Marina,
what a belly laugh......strangling ourself in the name of beauty...my husband will also get a chuckle from it.

Kassy..your neck exercise really is powerful for me (although I can't quite get the turning the head part down yet)

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Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:29 pm      Reply with quote
Kassy,

I had to chime in - fantastic exercise.

And belated congratulations on your anniversary!

Many more to come! Lots of health, joy, health and being together to you and your husband and the entire big family!

All the best!

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Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:29 pm      Reply with quote
Hmmmm...as much as i like all the variations on 'kiss the ceiling'...and they all target my neck area a little differently....there's something about the original 'kiss the ceiling' exercise that really does something for specific areas of my upper neck that no other exercise seems to do...especially with the variation of pushing my tongue to the roof of my mouth while doing it...


and ..Kassy..i didn't know it was your anniversary...many.many more!!!!

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Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:27 pm      Reply with quote
jasminerosey wrote:

Kassy..your neck exercise really is powerful for me (although I can't quite get the turning the head part down yet)



So it's sit erect, put your head way back, (you'll be looking up at the ceiling), now turn your head to the right in order to look over your shoulder. Now jut your jaw out as far as possible. (To make it more intensive I just add the closed mouth smile, and anchoring the muscle at the base of the neck.)


And thanks to all for the good wishes, how sweet you all are ...

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marina wrote:
Holy..this works! My first facial exercise..and I could actually follow directions..except that I was anchoring the throat muscle too hard and started feeeling light-headed after the 10 seconds. I think I was inadvertently strangling myself Embarassed but I'll get the hang of it!


This was the funniest comment I heard all day! Laughing Laughing Laughing I just love people with a great sense of humor! Very Happy

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Kassy_A wrote:
I have a suggestion that is working for me, as I also didn't want to exacerbate the dreaded vertical lip lines;

So throw the head back (hyperextending the neck), anchor the muscle with your hands at the bottom of the throat, do a wide smile with lips pressed together + jut out the jaw as far as possible... Hold position 10 seconds and repeat from scratch for desired amount. You'll feel a good burn with this.

To really work on the left and right jowl areas, do the same steps as above, but turn your head fully to the left/right (as if you wanted to look over your shoulder), while in the same hyperextended position. You will feel a tremendous pull on each sides dreaded jowl/pouch.


Holy cow...that does work! Shock But as Kassy says, you do have to stop and repeat to get the most out of it.

I am definitely adding this to my repertoire!

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Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:35 am      Reply with quote
Kassy_A wrote:
I have a suggestion that is working for me, as I also didn't want to exacerbate the dreaded vertical lip lines;

So throw the head back (hyperextending the neck), anchor the muscle with your hands at the bottom of the throat, do a wide smile with lips pressed together + jut out the jaw as far as possible... Hold position 10 seconds and repeat from scratch for desired amount. You'll feel a good burn with this.

To really work on the left and right jowl areas, do the same steps as above, but turn your head fully to the left/right (as if you wanted to look over your shoulder), while in the same hyperextended position. You will feel a tremendous pull on each sides dreaded jowl/pouch.


Now this frightens me alot less than any lip puckers do. And you say that this works too Question
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Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:23 am      Reply with quote
Cross-posting my Ageless results for those that do not read that thread. My takeaway...JUST DO IT!

Pick a program, and make sure you actually do it!! I am just floored that I can actually stop spending so much money on filler, especially in this economy...I sure wish that I knew about this years ago!

bethany wrote:
I thought I would pop in with a quick update and some pics.

I started Ageless on 11/8, but don't have any pics from immediately before I started. However, here is a comparison of pics from 11/27 and today, 1/25. This is my worst side, and losing 14 pounds has actually created some additional sagging, sigh. I have also done 3 STOP treatments, but I am seeing very minimal change from that at this point on my worst side.

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Here is my better side from 11/27 and 1/25...Ageless has almost eliminated the line here. Woo hoo! I think STOP has helped some too, but not to the same degree as Ageless. Ageless can really remodel your face, while the STOP is like the cleaning crew that comes in after the remodel and tidies things up in a very subtle way.

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Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:17 am      Reply with quote
Cross-posting from another thread:

mpstat wrote:
... Facial exercises truly should be number one priority to avoid face lifts, as well as some other procedures. No topicals in the world can make the muscles toned!

With facial exercises there is no special equipment needed, no down time, no $$$$ involved. Just need time and dedication to keep the exercises going, and to keep our faces naturally well defined and beautiful. What a wonderful thing!! Very Happy


Toby wrote:
Amen to what Mpstat just posted about facial exercises. I would like to add that if you start your facial exercises early you may not need all the extra facial devices. Unfortunately, I didn't fully understand the benefits of facial exercises until my 50's and I feel like I am trying to makeup for lost time. The facial exercises and massage can build muscle, stimulate collagen, tightened skin etc. So start early and be consistent. Also if you are new to facial exercises you may want to not add a lot of other things to your facial program until you see the benefits you are going to get from the exercises. I faithfully did a facial exercise program before I started adding anything to my skincare routine. That way as I added LED lights, Tua Viso, and now Stop I could tell what was making the difference. I need to back up here, I did do the dema rolling after six months of facial exercises.

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Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:32 pm      Reply with quote
Kassy_A wrote:
I have a suggestion that is working for me, as I also didn't want to exacerbate the dreaded vertical lip lines;

So throw the head back (hyperextending the neck), anchor the muscle with your hands at the bottom of the throat, do a wide smile with lips pressed together + jut out the jaw as far as possible... Hold position 10 seconds and repeat from scratch for desired amount. You'll feel a good burn with this.

To really work on the left and right jowl areas, do the same steps as above, but turn your head fully to the left/right (as if you wanted to look over your shoulder), while in the same hyperextended position. You will feel a tremendous pull on each sides dreaded jowl/pouch.


OMG! Leave it to Kassy to fine-tune and amp up the routine!!! I love this jowl-buster! Except my DH would think I was having a seizure if he ever got a load of me doing it!!
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Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:34 pm      Reply with quote
lol! fawnie, you crack me up...

Beth, your pictures show marked improvements, WOW!

You're growing younger with each happy snap you post... Dancing Dancing And your skin is looking awesome!

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Kassy_A wrote:
Beth, your pictures show marked improvements, WOW!

You're growing younger with each happy snap you post... Dancing Dancing And your skin is looking awesome!


Thanks Kassy...and Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Kassy!

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Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:32 pm      Reply with quote
bethany the last pic compared to the first theres really a big difference....firstly i see your skin looks much more even and smoother, secondly i see your chin seems to be more defined, thirdly i see a lift near the corner of mouth i.e the nasiolabial line seems to be less visible if not gone Shock congratz and keep at it. Has anyone close around you commented on any change in you?

KassyA Happy Anniversary!

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simran wrote:
bethany the last pic compared to the first theres really a big difference....firstly i see your skin looks much more even and smoother, secondly i see your chin seems to be more defined, thirdly i see a lift near the corner of mouth i.e the nasiolabial line seems to be less visible if not gone Shock congratz and keep at it. Has anyone close around you commented on any change in you?


Oh yes....my sister who ONLY gets filler and Botox in NYC by a 'dermarologist to the stars" demanded to know what I was doing differently. Plus I have had a ton of people commenting that I have lost weight....I have, but Ageless has made my face look far less round due to the new hollows under my cheekbones.

Facial exercise is the bomb...I have every intention of continuing until I end up 6ft under!

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Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:56 pm      Reply with quote
You look great Bethany...amazing difference in the little turn-down at the edges of the mouth!

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Antonia and Beth - Thanks for the sharing of your pictures (on either/any thread). I love the results of facial exercise. It's an outstanding and inexpensive route toward being in control of your aging process. Of anything I've tried during my time on EDS facial exercise has been so liberating. (except I'm a slave to doing them - seriously addicted!)
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Hi Sis, yes indeed and I would have been the first to say, "What a lot of codswallop!" (My mother's expression, lol.) The latest development is that I see my jawline is looking way smaller when viewed from the 3/4 position in the mirror. Quite amazing, really...

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Antonia wrote:
Hi Sis, yes indeed and I would have been the first to say, "What a lot of codswallop!" (My mother's expression, lol.) The latest development is that I see my jawline is looking way smaller when viewed from the 3/4 position in the mirror. Quite amazing, really...



Love that expression!

Now that you mention it the neck firming exercises are impressive in results. I'm starting to notice a change myself - a better looking neck. I never thought that was a problem area. And my jawline is more streamlined; another thing I didn't really look for. And the exercises are simple to do.
BTW: Thanks Kass - I'm doing yours now too! Geez! I told you I'm addicted!
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...and I'm doing a new one from Happy Face Yoga, which lifts/strengthens the undereye area...

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Antonia wrote:
...and I'm doing a new one from Happy Face Yoga, which lifts/strengthens the undereye area...


Can you share what it is??

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Antonia,

I would also appreciate it very much.

TIA

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Yes, I found it on You Tube. They don't show you the entire program, just two exercises, and then you buy the DVD for around $20. It's hilarious. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoNeuAloVlU I started doing both of the exercises shown yesterday. They apparently lift the cheeks and smooth out the undereye area. I don't pull my upper lip down as I'm trying to reduce the expanse of that area.

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sister sweets wrote:
Antonia and Beth - Thanks for the sharing of your pictures (on either/any thread). I love the results of facial exercise. It's an outstanding and inexpensive route toward being in control of your aging process. Of anything I've tried during my time on EDS facial exercise has been so liberating. (except I'm a slave to doing them - seriously addicted!)


Antonia wrote:
Hi Sis, yes indeed and I would have been the first to say, "What a lot of codswallop!" (My mother's expression, lol.) The latest development is that I see my jawline is looking way smaller when viewed from the 3/4 position in the mirror. Quite amazing, really...


I never would have believed it either, but after doing a ton of research, I found I had 4 options:

- Live with hideous Howdy Doody marionette lines for the rest of my life - Free

- Spend a fortune on filler for the rest of my life (or until I stopped caring) and those didn't even work completely - Expensive!

- Spend a fortune on some variation of a face lift (until I got a full face lift 10 years later) and eventually look like Joan Rivers - Expensive!

- Try facial exercises, which appeared to enhance ALL aspects of your face and actually eliminate the dreaded lines (though all of those before and after pics had still not fully convinced me) - CHEAP!! Shock $10-$75

But I am totally convinced now, and definitely looking forward to what the next 3 months of facial exercise bring. And I posted my pics just so that people can REALLY see that it IS happening...those darn lines are are actually leaving!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Bethany, your chin area looks much slimmer now. Congratulations! Were you on FE before ageless? How was FE for the chin area?
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Bethany, your chin area looks much slimmer now. Congratulations! Were you on FE before ageless? How was FE for the chin area?


Ruk, I bought FE but never started it...I have only used Ageless.

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