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tart
05-17-2007, 12:02 PM
I am still kind of new here so I hope it is okay that I am posting a new thread. Since I started the South Beach diet my body has been changing so much. Since we lose weight from the top down, it started at my cheeks. Then my neck/clavicle area. Slowly I began to fit into my bras better. Then my back fat started to melt away (thank the goddess! :carrot: I hated that problem.) Slowly, sssslllooowwwlllyyy, I am seeing changes in my stomach. It's like it is collapsing in on itself. The skin is still there, but there is nothing under it to keep it where it was. It is just weird and I am learning to be comfortable with it. I keep wondering what it will look like in a few months and if it is possible that I could loose all my weight and somehow mantain my breast size. After all, if I was a size 10/12 in my waist and butt but still wore a 36 DD bra, I would put the 1950's "sweater girls" to shame. :woohoo:
What have other people wanted for their final body shapes?


Get n healthy
05-17-2007, 01:42 PM
Well i lose BIG in my boobs, i would like to keep them, but that is not going to happen. So what i would like is to be able to tuck in a shirt with flat front pants and not have a gut there. I have been fat all my life and i have never known what it is to look good with a tucked in shirt. I always feel sloppy leaving shirts untucked but i look disgusting with it tucked in. So that will be a nice feeling.

squeaker
05-18-2007, 12:07 PM
Ultimately I would like to lose the most weight in my thighs, since most of my weight is carried there. I would like to lose some from my face and some from my middle, but mostly my lower half. It seems that is the last place it comes off though. :p I wouldn't mind keeping my 40D but I don't think that is gonna happen.


Trizma
05-19-2007, 06:53 AM
Even at my highest weight I only only a full B... almost a C. Now that I lost a bunch of wieght I have to get what's called "Nearly A". God, I hate it so much, it's not fair. The tag says NA, haha, must stand for not applicable. :P

I just love collarbones and tiny waists. :P

CrimsonClover
05-19-2007, 06:18 PM
i want my hourglass shape back more than anything else

i love my curves, they just happened to get lost among all the fat!!!!

charolastra00
05-21-2007, 01:26 AM
I've ALWAYS been big... even when I was in middle school I had a tummy and an *** that would put other girls to shame (although that's NOT what I wanted surrounded by prepubescent sticks!). At the time, I never really thought that I was "fat" and didn't really focus on the way I looked so I don't know what my body looks like under all the fat. Most important to me is losing the thick arms, ankles, wrists, hands, and calves. I've never really been able to wear bracelets because they either don't fit or look stupid on my thick arms. My fingers are so big, and always have been, that even thumb rings don't fit on my fingers. I think because I never really lost the baby fat, it just multiplied.

My dream is to be able to go into a normal store and drop obscene amounts of money on clothes that I don't need like everyone else and KNOW it will look good, and then go buy cheap costume jewelry without worrying about it not fitting.

Also I'm legitimately curious as to what my face looks like without the baby cheeks, double chin, and undefined jawline. I really don't know what I will look like in the end.

Get n healthy
05-21-2007, 11:48 AM
Also I'm legitimately curious as to what my face looks like without the baby cheeks, double chin, and undefined jawline. I really don't know what I will look like in the end.

That is so true. I always thought i would look the same, just smaller, not so. I lost 115 pounds once and my best friend hadnt seen me for a few years, i ran into her while she was in town. I went up to her all excited to see her, hugging her, she pulled back, and she didnt have a clue who i was. Once she realized it was me, she was thrilled but SHOCKED. She said, i looked totally different, still like me, but different. It was weird. To me, i just looked smaller, i guess having seen the changes every day, but to someone who hadnt seen me, i wasnt even recognizable.

I took a picture of my and my daughter (olivia) when i was slim and i have it on the fridge to remind myself how much better i look slim. Its just a face shot of me and Olivia. My dad came over a month or so ago. He asked, Who is that with Olivia? Pointint to the pic on the fridge. i said, DUH, me. He squinted and looked close at the pic, then back at me, then back at the pic...oh yeah, i guess it is.

Just freaky.

I can relate to what your saying, i want so badly to get my jawline back and a single chin would be nice, losing all the fullness in my cheeks. I just look healthier when i am thin, i notice in the pic on the fridge, my skin almost glows it was SO healthy when i was eating right and exercising and i didnt even have on makeup.

seranab
05-30-2007, 03:49 PM
jawline...jawline...jawline!!!!
Thats what I really really cant wait to have back. I mean I have it... but not as defined as it once was... when I could cut cheese with them. Also I am starting to see collar bones.... yes... i'll repeat COLLAR BONES! lol. I'm so excited.

lumifan4ever
05-30-2007, 04:09 PM
I finally have my jawline back, i want to see a waist. I haven't seen that in many years now. I know I have one....somewhere under this fat!! lol.

seranab
05-30-2007, 08:17 PM
lol lucky you... i love a nice jawline (lol i'm not trying to sound wierd). Umm, but yeah, whats funny is that when I started my weightloss journey the first thing that I began to see was my waist... wanna swap lumifan?

NightengaleShane
06-05-2007, 12:58 PM
I've always heard that people lose weight in their breasts first, but I'm a rarity. I've always had huge knockers - they're gigantic at 175 (36D) and were pretty big even at my lowest weight EVER of 110 pounds (I was anorexic, could count all my ribs, but STILL had C cups.)

Now that I'm losing weight, I actually see it coming off of my face at the bottom since I was growing a disgusting double chin. I see a little coming off my love handles, and my girlfriend told me that they're massively shrinking. I still have SUCH a long way to go, but I guess I have to start somewhere - maybe I'll get it right this time. :)

As for fat people losing weight and looking totally different, I have a story:

When I was a kid, I had a neighbor who was a very large lady. She had a kid who was the same age as my younger sister, so they'd always hang out and play together. Three years later, I worked at the movie theater and this lady came up to me and said, "HIIII!!! I REMEMBER YOU!!" I said, "Huh?" She identified herself as Alyssa's mom. My sister had a different friend named Alyssa at that time, so I thought that's who it was... I had only met Alyssa a couple times, and never met her mom, so I said, "Oh, well hi there, nice to meet you..." She looked confused... then identified herself as Teresa, my neighbor from a few years ago, and my jaw dropped! She lost over a hundred pounds, got a perfect tan, and looked absolutely gorgeous. The entire shape of her face changed. You would have NEVER known she was overweight. I hope she's been able to keep it off.

Also, I was a chubby kid from the ages of 11 through 14. When I was 15 and realized I weighed 165 pounds (psht, 10 pounds thinner than now, but I thought I was HUGE), I lost 20 pounds the healthy way. I thought I looked great because I wore a size 8, though I decided it wasn't good enough and starved. The thinner I got, the more different I looked. Once I didn't have a fat face anymore, it was amazing how great my eyes and lips looked. Some people even thought I might have gotten "Good plastic surgery" and others said I simply "got hot!"

NightengaleShane
06-05-2007, 12:59 PM
And you know what the most sickening part of all that was? The tinier I got, the more "great" I looked according to everyone. "Oh you look SO GREAT!! You got so THIN! I'm so JEALOUS!"

Patty3
06-10-2007, 09:01 PM
I really want to lose from my behind first, second and third, there's alot to lose there. Next after I am hoping to see my belly get much smoother. My boobs are not to large but maybe there's something I could take off there too as well.

Daimere
07-03-2007, 05:54 PM
Well, I would like to personally loose my boobs but I know it's not going to happen. My perfect body for myself it evidently weird for most woman to want according to this one book I read(the trainer said all women want small hips and waists and big boobs). I want slightly big hips that curve into a slightly smaller waist, and end with the big boobs I know I will have. Basically an hour glass figure. I think I will get that because I have a hint of it.

I do hope my face changes! That sounds exciting. ^_^ I've always been fat and that'd be very interesting.

lessthansign3
07-07-2007, 01:09 AM
I'm looking forward to getting rid of the fat underneath my chin again. It's not quite a double chin, but it's just enough that my face looks puffy compared to the way I looked a year ago. I also want my waistline back. For the first time I've gained all the weight in my stomach because here at college I walk and ride bike everywhere so my legs stay in shape. My beautiful waistline has gone down the crapper now.

I just have to look at these pictures of myself from a year ago when I was at my thinnest and think... Won't it be nice to be in such good shape again!! Sigh, if only the freshman fifteen hadn't taken its toll on me...

transatlanticism
07-11-2007, 11:32 PM
Wow, I've been reading through the posts, and I think as a rule of thumb, the place you want to lose weight the most is the last place you'll see it come off! How cruel the body can be.
Seriously, everyone who's hoping to lose their lower body, it starts at the top. Everyone who wants to lose a belly loses their thighs first. I guess you just have to hang in there and want it bad enough to stick it out until you see that part you hated so much just melt away!

porchcricket13
07-18-2007, 09:43 PM
i have the same problem as all the women on my fathers side of the family...round face short neck...in essence i've never not had a double chin...theres a reason i've been called a cabbage patch doll my entire life...then again i've always been "chubby"....or at least i always thought i was.i would love to know whats under all this fat.

funky Austin mama
07-30-2007, 01:47 AM
That's all I want gone, now. I have a beautiful tattoo'ed belly, and it's all glurbley and not cute-looking. OKAAAAY, I AM 37y.o. and just had two babies in the span of thirteen months (my second and third kiddos), but come on! I lost 94 pounds in seven months back in 2003, so I know. how. it. is. done! I just bought a Precor elliptical 'cause it's too hard to go to the gym these days . . . sorry, I'm babbling. I'm new to the boards and new to the weight loss plan!!!

ollie27
08-02-2007, 12:21 PM
I'm new here, too, and might as well jinx myself by saying what I want to lose first.

My below the waistline tummy. All of my weight gain is there! A couple of weeks ago a woman I haven't seen in awhile came up to me, patted my tummy and asked if I was pregnant! How rude! Speaking of pregnant...

Austin mama--two babies in 13 months?! Holy Testicle Tuesdays! Good luck to you!

sockmonkey70
08-13-2007, 08:28 PM
Wow, I've been reading through the posts, and I think as a rule of thumb, the place you want to lose weight the most is the last place you'll see it come off! How cruel the body can be.
Seriously, everyone who's hoping to lose their lower body, it starts at the top. Everyone who wants to lose a belly loses their thighs first. I guess you just have to hang in there and want it bad enough to stick it out until you see that part you hated so much just melt away!

Ummm...I want it to come off everywhere....so am I in trouble?

witchyonadiet
08-19-2007, 06:31 PM
Ugggggh - I wish I could lose more in my boobs - I swear they have barely changed. My *** is gone - I think from all the walking - my legs (except upper thigh - gag) are fairly muscular now - I am seeing my face now - looking pretty good but I've always had a round face - but i still have most of my weight in my belly. I am hoping the next chunk to go is there and my boobs.

MangoKitty
08-20-2007, 03:05 AM
Ha! even at my heaviest i was a B cup. and not a very full B cup at that. seems the first thing to go has been my boobs... i seem to loose from the top down. at least i'm lucky in that my husband likes small boobs!!!

Aquanetrocker
11-26-2007, 07:57 PM
Doesn't anyone get worried about saggy skin? I've got this huge fear that I will work off all the weight and be left with a smokin' bod buried under extra skin!

I want to lose weight off my belly mostly. just not to have that horrible Muffin-business going on would be a blessing.

beachmomma
11-28-2007, 12:38 PM
I have to agree with most posters. I just want to see what I look like under here. I was always a little chubby and the last time I remember looking "good" was around 17.

I'm 35 now and with each new family member (child) my weight has steadily gone up. I don't care so much about the boobs.

I would like to have nice shoulders and upper arms. I've worried about wearing sleeveless for years. I want to wear spaghetti straps and love the way they look!

I want to be able to stand without my thighs rubbing together too! And down with the dreaded mufin top!

Thanks guys, Great topic!

witchyonadiet
11-28-2007, 05:38 PM
UGGGGH
My saggy skin is so depressing - the more I lose the worse it gets.
My face is doing ok so far - but my upper arms and thighs are just horrible. I know that as I lose more my stomach will get horrifying as well. So sad because my body naked does NOT reflect how I feel and look to everyone else AND myself. I am also having a HUGE loose skin problem below my stomach - if you know what I mean - so gross.

Aquanetrocker
11-28-2007, 10:45 PM
witchy-
I heard about that on Dr. 90210. Apparently it's super common! I've never even considered losing weight.. there...
I've never lost more than 10 lbs in my life, so I have nearly no input on the issue. Is the only remedy surgical?

witchyonadiet
11-28-2007, 10:54 PM
witchy-
I heard about that on Dr. 90210. Apparently it's super common! I've never even considered losing weight.. there...
I've never lost more than 10 lbs in my life, so I have nearly no input on the issue. Is the only remedy surgical?


Yes - surgery is the only solution. If you are younger - or maybe have not been overweight for long you have a better chance of the skin not being so stretched out. I'm 43 and it's a losing battle. I'll never be able to afford surgery - I'm a single Mom. It's pretty major surgery too - with lots of risk of infection like any surgery and I don't even know if I'd want to go through that.
Thanks for telling me it's fairly common - makes me feel like slightly less than an ugly freak.

Nancy

Shy Moment
11-28-2007, 11:17 PM
I just want to lose all over and that is what I am doing. Am losing pretty evenly all over my body. Maybe I just have a strange body lol.