100 lb. Club - once an apple always an apple?




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CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
09-09-2009, 11:35 PM
so im kind of apple shaped i dont remember being an apple shape when i was younger ( lowest adult weight 150 ) what i was wondering is does that mean that when i loose enough weight i will always be this way or will the top half of me eventually loose enough to match my lower half?

i know that evreyone is diffrent but in my specific case my legs are quite lean ( relativley ) my tummy and back is where i have alot of jiggle so i just wondered if that might mean that there is more fat to be lost there than elsewhere and if theres any chance that i have at being a more proportionate shape ?


cfmama
09-09-2009, 11:41 PM
You know what? I have no idea. I've always been an hourglass and I'm still an hourglass. Hmmm...

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
09-09-2009, 11:42 PM
ughhhhhh your sooo lucky !


Elladorine
09-09-2009, 11:43 PM
I'm wondering about that myself, especially since I started to gain weight before I had a chance to see what having an actual figure would be like (around the time I hit puberty). My legs are relatively slender and I have no butt to speak of, the majority of my excess weight is in my upper half but mostly resides in my tummy; it's like halfway between looking pregnant and having a big muffin top. :o I'm hoping that I'll eventually get a waist that curves in instead of out. :dizzy:

hpnodat
09-09-2009, 11:46 PM
My swim instructor is an apple. She used to be heavier and lost weight but she is still an apple. She's in really great shape and looks wonderful.

I'm not sure if that means once an apple always an apple but it is in her case.


I'm an hourglass too. ;)

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
09-09-2009, 11:47 PM
lolz @ no butt hahaaa i thought i was the only one with that problem .... you know what ive been doing to hide my no butt problem? alot of skirts ... yes my friend skirts will make you look like you have a bountiful behind specially A line styles or nice pleated short ones .... btw sirenity i saw your b4 and current pictures ... AMAZING ! your beautiful ... your hard work is really paying off !!

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
09-09-2009, 11:49 PM
shes a swim instructor im sure her body is well toned and what not .... im not sure ill ever be ok with mine ... ive been having so many down days idk ...

lucky hourglasses grrrrrrrr

Elladorine
09-09-2009, 11:52 PM
lolz @ no butt hahaaa i thought i was the only one with that problem .... you know what ive been doing to hide my no butt problem? alot of skirts ... yes my friend skirts will make you look like you have a bountiful behind specially A line styles or nice pleated short ones .... btw sirenity i saw your b4 and current pictures ... AMAZING ! your beautiful ... your hard work is really paying off !!
LOL!!! And wow, thanks! ;) :hug:

You know, I'm not sure if I'd be comfortable in skirts just yet, maybe soon though. :D I do have a denim one sitting in my closet that I haven't tried on in the last 15 pounds or so, I should pull it out and see how it looks and feels!

My boyfriend says I actually have a "bony" butt! :o makes me wonder what it's gonna be like as I approach my goal. :dizzy: :lol:

CountingDown
09-09-2009, 11:53 PM
Basic body shape/type is genetic.

That being said, you CAN reshape your body to a certain extent.
And, I found - started as hourglass. Menopause hit and I became an apple. Changed lifestyle - lost weight and exercised - regained hourglass.

So - WITHIN LIMITS - you can reshape your body.

CLCSC145
09-10-2009, 12:37 AM
I think of apple or pear as ways in which the body carries fat. So the less excess fat you carry, the less your body's propensity to carry in the middle or the bottom half matters or shows. I'm a classic apple - thin legs, fat middle. When I used to be thin I guess I'd describe my shape as athletic, not hourglass, but no longer apple-esque either. You will find, though, that your heaviest areas generally remain your heaviest right until the end, so apple you will likely be until you reach your goal.

ringmaster
09-10-2009, 12:41 AM
if you lose enough fat, it will come off in the middle too, it will just take more effort. those muffin tops are my worst spot.

like CD mentioned, you can shape your body with weight training. shaping your shoulders, building a booty with muscle. I've read it's best to stay away from oblique exercises for us apples, and work out core through planks and indirect ab work.

harrismm
09-10-2009, 01:38 AM
Hang in there...I have seen many apples and pears turn in to string beans:)

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
09-10-2009, 01:47 AM
lmao ! thats the best post in here !!

dmc2009
09-10-2009, 02:23 AM
There is no way a person can remain an apple or pear if they lose enough weight! It is impossible. If the swim instructor lost just a bit more and did more core work, like she does the rest, she would lose it there too.

You will not always be an apple. I have been straight up and down and when I lose the weight, I get very curvy!

Rosinante
09-10-2009, 05:08 AM
When I lose weight, I'm still an apple, a little, short apple. If I wear trousers and a loose top, I look like a ball of knitting wool with a couple of needles poked in.
I get frustrated because, as I lose weight I start to buy fashion magazines with suggestions 'for every shape' - I can find full-busted; full hipped, long and skinny but never apple. I'd love to find a style to suit me, I too have (comparatively) slender legs and butt, actually not a horrendous bust but a huge appley mid-section.

However - I'll take lighter/smaller/fitter apple over Fat Apple any day! It's still worth it.

GirlyGirlSebas
09-10-2009, 08:12 AM
I have always been a pear. Even at 140 pounds, I was a pear.

Judy Lynn
09-10-2009, 09:08 AM
Hang in there...I have seen many apples and pears turn in to string beans :rofl: Love that!

My friend is a very short little apple, but when she lost weight she became and adorable little string bean.

I am an hour glass, but a giant amazon one, and you could eat dinner off my big shelf butt. :rofl:

ubergirl
09-10-2009, 10:01 AM
Apple here.

And boy have I been wondering the exact same thing.

My body shape definitely changed with middle-age. As I look in the mirror, my body is clearly smaller now, but I've still got that rounded semi-pregnant look.

I know that the location of fat deposition has a hormonal component and it is age related to a certain extent, so apples may be more applish as they get older.

Anyone who is a pronounced apple should consider getting tested for insulin resistance-- a prediabetic condition. People with insulin resistance can get good results reducing belly fat with certain meds.

luvja
09-10-2009, 10:05 AM
I'm 100% apple. I understand your pain, girl! Unfortionatly, I think we are stuck being apple's. Big or small.

GirlyGirlSebas
09-10-2009, 10:18 AM
People with insulin resistance can get good results reducing belly fat with certain meds. Don't forget dietary changes. I reversed my insulin resistance with dietary changes. Unfortunately, I've reverted to my old way of eating and probably need to get tested again. :(

lottie63
09-10-2009, 10:50 AM
people say you keep the same shape, but in my experience the first place I gain is my waist and it's also the first place I lose. I get a nice hourglass when I start to lose.

Nada
09-10-2009, 11:04 AM
I had one Waist/Hip calculator tell me I was a squash. Straight up and down. I was once an hourglass and I hope I will have the same experience CountingDown had an get it back but I'll settle for a smaller squash!

ubergirl
09-10-2009, 11:24 AM
I had one Waist/Hip calculator tell me I was a squash. Straight up and down. I was once an hourglass and I hope I will have the same experience CountingDown had an get it back but I'll settle for a smaller squash!

Ya know... funny enough, I was just browsing the Nordstrom Plus Size shop online, where they allow you to browse outfits by body shape.

I was browsing the apple section, and I always wondered why the clothes they recommended for apple shapes NEVER look good on me. Then I noticed that there was another category called "straight" and voila-- there were all the clothes that I tend to think look good on me!

So who knew? I think I may be a squash too.

WhitePicketFences
09-10-2009, 11:45 AM
Hmm, body shape. Good question. I still don't know! Yesterday I actually went bathing suit shopping (another story entirely!) and with one conservative two piece, my best fit was a size 6 top and a size 12 bottom. Yep.

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
09-10-2009, 12:59 PM
ohh the fustrations of being an apple !!! well i guess thats part of the fun .. we apples will have to loose some weight to see how itll turn out it can only get better from here =P

Glory87
09-10-2009, 01:20 PM
I have always been a pear - big thighs, big hips. Even smaller, my body shape is still the same.

It would be very hard to lose the "pear-ness" - already my top half is very thin (my collarbones stick out like cheese graters) and my face is thin. If I ever got my thighs where I wanted, I don't think I would be happy with th overall look.

salsa chip
09-10-2009, 02:12 PM
I'm an hourglass - and I'm only just beginning to get used to this fact :)

Only it means my waist are one size, my hips are a second, and my thighs (haha!) are a third. So now I order really big size skirts and have them taken in so that they don't gape at the waist. And then later I'll have to take them in again because they're too big around the thighs ;)

As for the top half...oh dear. It's hard finding stuff that defines my waist well but also has enough fabric to accommodate my boobs :D

CHUNKEY_MUNKEY
09-10-2009, 02:17 PM
i feel your pain on the boobs issue ... i think that contributes to me looking top heavy ...

salsa chip
09-11-2009, 04:40 AM
i feel your pain on the boobs issue ... i think that contributes to me looking top heavy ...

Yup.

I like stores like Bravissimo (http://www.bravissimo.com/) because they make clothing for big-bosomed ladies as well as underwear. I'm sure there are similar stores in the US and such.

On the whole I think I like being an hourglass (but yea, I need to get used to it and "accept" it if you like), but I'm looking forward to it being a bit more "even".