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Old 04-18-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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Hello Chicks! A little way into my getting healthy journey, I am just starting to notice that there are different body types - banana, apple, hourglass, pear, etc. and some people with long torsos and short legs, and vice versa, etc.

This may sound like a great big DUH! but I have been heavy (and tall!) for a while now and all of my friends and family are skinny so I am so used to looking around and just feeling like everyone is waaaaaaaaaay smaller than me. I didn't realize that they were smaller than me and also having different body types!!

Has anyone else had a similiar revelation? What shape are you?

BTW, I discovered that I am an hourglass/apple, with long legs and a short torso. I carry most of my weight in my stomach but have almost exactly equal bust and hip measurements with a 10' smaller waist. It also explains why I have almost the same inseam as my 6'4" husband!!!
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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I'm somewhere between a banana and an hourglass, although lately I'm moving more towards a pear (my bust size has dropped significantly).

At my skinniest I was an hourglass but I'm not sure if that's going to happen anymore after 2 pregnancies. For the most part my weight is all packed between my butt and chest. My legs and arms aren't too bad (but I still have some good saddlebags at the moment).

On way hand it's to have my weight rather evenly distributed because I think I can get into smaller clothes sizes in general. However, it's also annoying because I don't really have one body part to try and accentuate when I'm buying clothes.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:12 AM   #3
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I'd say I'm a hour glass/pear. Not that my stomach is small, my chest is just really large. My bust always was large, even when I was slim looog ago. When I first started gaining it was mostly in my lower body, but eventually filled in everywhere else as I kept gaining.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:02 AM   #4
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I'm pear or spoon shape. My hips are very large (my waist to hip ratio is .68 and my waist isn't very tiny haha) and I have long legs.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:09 AM   #5
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A big bag of marbles on long legs.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:10 AM   #6
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Hourglass last time I checked also with long legs and short torso. I much prefer the look of a long torso and/or pear shape with narrow shoulders and managable bust
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:13 AM   #7
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No clue. Short torso, short legs... I think Im sweet potato shaped!
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:28 AM   #8
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I'm an hourglass, edging in on an inverted triangle. I carry my excess weight through my torso and have broad shoulders and a big bust, my limbs stay comparatively slender. As I lose weight, my waist and belly do the most thinning out and I lose back fat, too.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:35 PM   #9
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I was an apple. I have turned into a rectangle and there are now hints of me becoming an hourglass. We shall see.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:41 PM   #10
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I am round. But I guess technically I'm a pear shaped apple - smaller bust, but most of my weight is in my tummy.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:15 PM   #11
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I'm probably a pear. I don't have a really large waist compared to my rear end and hips, but I also don't have a really huge bust line.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:18 PM   #12
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I'm an apple with legs. Most of my weight is in my gut and bust. Maybe an inverted pear?? It's all sounds so yummy when you talk about this way!





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Old 04-18-2011, 02:08 PM   #13
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I am definitely an apple... but my sense of humor wanted to answer "beach ball".
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:19 PM   #14
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I feel like I'm rectangular beanbag shaped lol I have no idea what shape I am because all I see is a big blob. For some reason no matter how many charts I look at I can't figure me out.
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:03 PM   #15
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I'm definitely an apple; most of my weight is toward the center of my body; upper legs, upper arms, and definitely my tummy. I'm just dying to have a waist that curves in instead of out.
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