100 lb. Club - See What You MIGHT look like at GOAL!




mollymom
08-16-2008, 08:22 PM
There is a site called My Virtual Model. On there you can customize an avatar to your colouring, sort of your age and your weight and height. You can then change your settings to see what you might look like at your goal weight. It is a lot of fun and if not entirely accurate...somewhat inspiring.

Go to:

www.mvm.com

I look pretty damn hot although in feedback I did say that as people hit "more mature" on their model..the chest area needs to drop a bit no matter how good the bra may be:dizzy:


avi0903
08-16-2008, 09:35 PM
That was sort of fun and yet eye opening for me. I don't usually realize what I look like. I was able to make the model be 250 pounds at my height and get a good (scary!) look at what I really look like. Then I took it down to 150 to see what I might look like if I ever got my act together, and it made me realize I need to get a move on! Thanks for the inspiration.

karlan
08-16-2008, 09:38 PM
Thanks for posting, it was scary and motivational at the same time.


glynne
08-17-2008, 12:39 AM
Is there a cost to do it?

Cuter w Curves
08-17-2008, 12:52 AM
uh... Although I will admit the skinny version of my body would be hawt... I actually didn't mind the current version of me. :?:

mxgirl737
08-17-2008, 02:09 AM
EH... I could see what I look like, and it looks pretty close...BUT, I wanted to see what I'd look like larger and smaller...it only lets you go to certain bmi's...

Beverlyjoy
08-17-2008, 08:51 AM
That was fun!!! Thanks!

PhotoChick
08-17-2008, 03:43 PM
Fairly accurate for me. I did at my original weight, now, and what I'd look like at goal. Since the first 2 seem to be quite accurate, I hope the goal one will be as well! :) (Although as a photographer I gotta say that their portrait lighting sucks! *grin*)

valpal23
08-17-2008, 03:53 PM
uh... Although I will admit the skinny version of my body would be hawt... I actually didn't mind the current version of me. :?:

same here. lol it's giving me an excuse to get complancent.. my body image hasnt caught up with the weight loss but when I check out mvr I'm pretty darn pleased with myself.

Teenybeenie
08-18-2008, 01:57 AM
The side view was pretty scary for me because I try not to stand that way (lol!)

Cuter w Curves
08-18-2008, 08:18 AM
same here. lol it's giving me an excuse to get complancent.. my body image hasnt caught up with the weight loss but when I check out mvr I'm pretty darn pleased with myself.

I am glad it wasn't just me then. ;)

The interesting thing is the only time my own personal body image got bad was when I passed 300 lbs. All the way to 299 I was all like "I'm big but I'm hawt"... Then I was like. "OMG! I'M HUGE!"... Cause we all know 3 lbs makes a woooooorld of difference. :dizzy: Now that I am back under I ge that "I'm big but I'm hawt" thing going more often then the... "OMG! HIDE THE JUNKFOOD! I'm soooo huge!" feeling.

*kicks own butt over this to self motivate*

Truthfully most times I hardly notice any change. If it wasn't for major things like having to buy a belt 2 sizes lower, etc. I would still say I see myself the same in the mirror no matter what size I am. :?:

shadowclaw
08-18-2008, 08:56 AM
Truthfully most times I hardly notice any change. If it wasn't for major things like having to buy a belt 2 sizes lower, etc. I would still say I see myself the same in the mirror no matter what size I am. :?:

I so know what you mean! No matter what weight I've ever been in the past ten years or so, I never noticed a change in the mirror. When I was in 8th grade, I was 230 and a size 22. By 11th, I had lost a bit of weight and quite a few inches - got myself down to about 200 and a size 16 - but I couldn't see the change for the life of me. The only thing that let me know the difference was the smaller jeans! I still felt fat and tried to hide every part of my body, even though everyone else said I looked fine. Maybe there's just a certain mentality when you're heavy that you'll always think you're a fat girl. Now I look at those size 16 jeans and think, "Wow! I was skinny! I don't remember being skinny. I remember being fat."

glynne
08-18-2008, 11:58 AM
I can identify with that. Back in 2000 I had lost 40 pounds and was almost 1/2 way to goal. I had to buy smaller clothes, but when I looked in the mirror ~ I still looked like the same fat person to me.

foxxy511
08-18-2008, 04:25 PM
Wow, this was very motivating! Thanks mollymom!

I agree with you all, I can hardly see a change even though my family insists they do. I know my clothes are fitting better, but it looks like the same ol' me in the mirror.

wisher
08-19-2008, 12:04 AM
mine looked pretty accurate....but one thing bugged me, when I put in my highest weight (250) that model's thighs still didn't touch together!

Cuter w Curves
08-19-2008, 12:36 AM
wisher... ROTFLMFAO! *SNORT*

Realistically I noticed that too... And for me mine touch at 160 lbs... Cause I gots the "thunder thighs!" and to be honest... I am ok with that too now.

Goodness I am just a big ole ball of accepting myself this week eh? :?::dizzy:;)

synger
08-19-2008, 02:41 PM
They limit the size of the model, so it doesn't show realistically. In truth, I don't just have a belly that sticks out, I have one that hangs down.

And even when I lose the fat in that belly fold, it will still be there, hanging (unless I surgically remove it).

Once a month I try really hard to make myself stand naked in front of the bathroom mirror and really SEE myself. Like others have said, I don't "feel" that fat... until I really look. I have trained myself not to see. In fact, the last three weight loss attempts have been because of feet/ankle/knee pain, not because of the number on the scale. I can tell when I creep back up to the 290-310 range because I HURT. That motivates me to get back down to the 280s... and then I no longer hurt so I stop bothering.

crazy4weightloss
08-19-2008, 02:44 PM
I had to stop when I realized that the bust could only go to medium/large;) Where is the xx-large:o

thistoo
08-19-2008, 02:47 PM
They limit the size of the model, so it doesn't show realistically. In truth, I don't just have a belly that sticks out, I have one that hangs down.

And even when I lose the fat in that belly fold, it will still be there, hanging (unless I surgically remove it).

That's always been my complaint about the Virtual Model. If I was that smooth at 245 pounds (well, 236 -- it doesn't go up to 245 for my height), I wouldn't hate what I look like quite so much.

kedmo304
08-19-2008, 02:48 PM
Thank you for posting this. It's a real eye opener.

Spoz
08-19-2008, 02:51 PM
It's great fun, but what kind of overweight person looks so smooth? Its just a sugar coating overweight people to encourage them to buy those particular brands...

yoyonomoreinvegas
08-19-2008, 03:00 PM
EH... I could see what I look like, and it looks pretty close...BUT, I wanted to see what I'd look like larger and smaller...it only lets you go to certain bmi's...

Yeah, according to mine, I wouldn't look any different at 100 lbs than I do now :lol: And, according to this, I'm not going to look any different at 135 than I do at 155. I find it a little hard to believe that, at this close to goal, 20 lbs isn't going to be noticable.

Star2Be
08-19-2008, 04:13 PM
mine looked pretty accurate....but one thing bugged me, when I put in my highest weight (250) that model's thighs still didn't touch together!
Yeah, I've noticed that on websites like this one before... Although the virtual models are a decent representation of what you might look like at a certain weight, they always have "model" (or plus-sized model) figures - very well-proportioned/carry the weight well, etc - and they basically look good no matter what weight you put in. The only semi-"unsightly" thing you can see is a bit of a double-chin... The tummy looks flat, there are no rolls to be seen; it basically looks like a skinny person who's been inflated. It's kind of annoying to me because obviously not everyone has a model's figure... I know I certainly don't! ;) Still, this website is pretty cool to see progress on the model if you're not seeing it on yourself. I.e. like many of the above I have seen basically NO difference in my body, though I know that I weigh less and my clothes are getting looser. So it's interesting to see the subtle changes in the model if I change the weight from my SW to CW. :D

Cuter w Curves
08-20-2008, 01:14 AM
I had to stop when I realized that the bust could only go to medium/large;) Where is the xx-large:o

Meh! I just double up my visual perception there! :o:dizzy::carrot:;):hug:

WebRover
08-20-2008, 02:12 AM
And it's odd that the only way to get the model to have a thick waist is to pick the body shape with broad shoulders and narrower hips. I have narrow shoulders but that option looks more like me than any of the other ones. Go figure. It does help in visualizing myself at different weights.