30-Somethings - Positive thread!...what do u actually like about having a little bit extra?




Proatthis
06-03-2011, 11:06 AM
Ok so I see a lot of what do u hate and what hasn't worked. And I know this is a weight loss forum. But just to bring positive energy and focus on what is great about your body no matter what size. I thought we should list something you love about having a little extra.

I have to admit my boobs are much nicer when I'm this weight and my butt. I'm curvy and I do enjoy that. I know I can be curvy when I'm slimmer but it's not the same. My breasts lose fullness and so does my butt.

And my face losses a lot and tends to look gaunt. So a little extra is nice sometimes.

That being said I can't wait to reach my goal for health reasons and I know how much better I feel and it's so much easier on my body for the activities I enjoy.


JayZeeJay
06-03-2011, 09:56 PM
Gosh, there's just not much I can think of. Some women carry weight so beautifully and have a lovely hourglass shape. I gain it in a thick band between boobs and waist. This makes my chest far too big (I'm a C/D at my ideal weight as it is) and erases any hint of an hourglass by turning me into a broad-shouldered apple - hot. Not.
I actually really envy women that carry weight in the hips/butt region. And studies show that this is the most desirable body shape from an evolutionary perspective. But no matter how much weight I gain I will never be a truly curvy woman.

Violin Jenn
06-04-2011, 04:50 PM
Great idea for a thread! I've fallen off the wagon and I like the idea that even though I've 30lbs to lose that I can look in the mirror and find things that I like about myself.

So that being said, I like that my boobs are fuller and don't look like an orange in a sweat sock!


misstraveller
06-07-2011, 10:24 AM
I miss my boobs :( They were the first thing to go. I went down from a full DD to a full C currently. Told my fiance' if any more go, he's gonna have to pull me off the ledge. The funny thing was, they used to kind of define a little about me. Now I feel like they are small, and have the orange in the sock thing going on. NOT cute.
I do like my waist though. Got a pretty good hourglass thing going on (thanks Mom for the hips and butt).

butterflymama
06-13-2011, 07:21 PM
I like my boobs (however a tad smaller would be fine too) I also like curves and softness so my goal is to be healthy and still curvy. I have never been at my goal weight as an adult so I may miss more then I know when I get there (or not :)

I do have to say that children love my soft fullness and love to climb all over me and snuggle me. Whenever I have worked in childcare I tend to be the fav teacher for snuggling with and falling asleep on :)

jitterfish
06-14-2011, 03:13 AM
So that being said, I like that my boobs are fuller and don't look like an orange in a sweat sock!

Haha, gosh so true.

I like that I can handle the cold, losing weight I notice the cold sooo much more! And as I'm in Southern Hemisphere we are just in winter now argh. And cushion on the butt, sitting on hard surfaces so much more annoying now -LOL-

Jayded1
06-27-2011, 01:16 PM
I like to make weight jokes about myself. They are hilarious. Cant make those jokes when you are thin :)

kellkell
06-27-2011, 08:18 PM
The twins. But then again after having a kid....their not quite in their prime LOL.

ShanIAm
06-27-2011, 08:39 PM
I gotta say I miss the girls, too. I was out with my girlfriend the other night and she and I used to have the same size boobs. Well, I truly believe that 10 of my almost 50 pounds lost were in the boobs. After seeing pics of us is when I became SO aware of how small they are now. And now more than ever, I miss them.

RIP boobies.... :(

xty
06-27-2011, 09:18 PM
Put on a TON of weight in April/May and I will say the one upside is that my booty looked great in jeans :)

It get so flat when Im in the 120s!

my2cats
06-27-2011, 11:13 PM
I would never admit or do this in public :lol: But my tummy fat forms a perfect shelf to rest my laptop when I have my feet up and sometimes I think how when I lose weight it's going to be way less comfortable to sit there and type leaning back. But somehow I think I'll manage. :lol:

luckymommy
06-27-2011, 11:20 PM
BOOBS...where oh where have you gone? I miss you so!!! :?:

silentarctic
06-28-2011, 11:55 PM
I will miss my boobs, as much as I curse them now, (hello back pain if I don't wear a super supportive expensive bra) I've had them since I was a teen, ever increasing in size. I think I will miss them a lot.

I will miss being COMFY... though honestly not sure I am going to lose enough weight ever to lose that. I've always been soft and comfy again since I was in high school. I was the "mom" person my friends turned to when we were at boarding school when they needed a hug because they missed their parents. Etc. I'm like an oversized pillow!

I'll like being a chubby girl because I'm single. It just means I can talk to who I want to (though they might not talk to me) and no one pairs us up or thinks we are dating. No one ever accuses me of flirting with their man etc etc... the kind of BS that some of my thinner friends get from other women who are jealous or suspicious. Kind of nice to not have to worry about that.

I like how I float when I swim, I don't like to swim in public but I love the contrast of the floating feeling I get there to reality. If I ever reach GW I don't think it will be quite the same.

I like that people think I am cute. In a teddybear sort of way.

However... my heart health, says that those are not good enough reasons to stay at my current weight so... gotta get back on track!

KerriLeah
07-04-2011, 10:43 PM
Silent Funny you say that-- my ex-husband's favorite place to rest his head was on my boobs. He called it the Sealy boob-- like the mattress. Sweet, eh? He fell asleep there every time. It wasn't me resting my head on my husband's chest-- was the other way around.

I'm a decent "C" when I'm on the thinner side, so they should stay about that size when I'm where I want to be, only more deflated looking. ~sigh~ Maybe they will look upwards to the sky a little more by then.

I like my curves. I just totally despise my belly, especially the side view. But heck, I am 5'9", and way back in high school I was a juniors' size 13. Nice curvy-ness at that age, but I could not stand that side view for anything in the world, even at 17 years old.

patchymama
07-04-2011, 11:25 PM
Hmm, I'm an apple really but losing 50 lbs has given me a really nice curve along my waist. I still have a lot more to go but I'm hoping to keep some of that curve :)

October Joy
07-07-2011, 11:01 PM
I almost never get truly cold. When I'm thin I tend to freeze easily.

I can say my man loves me at any size. He fell in love with me at 190, still thinks I'm sexy at 245 and supports me in losing 95lbs for my health. Thanks baby! :hug:

JessyV
07-13-2011, 06:23 PM
My hubby and I both like the extra junk in the trunk..lol.. wish I spot reduction was possible and get rid of the tummy but keep the bootie!

beatnikmama721
07-20-2011, 09:50 PM
I won't miss much being this size lol but I have to say that I wanna keep my booty....never had one before! I don't if its the extra weight or 2 pregnancies, but I gotta say I like this booty.

fitmom
07-20-2011, 09:53 PM
I recently lost a cup size due to all the weight I lost, lol. So I'm kind of mourning the loss of my C cup. But in all honesty, I'd rather be this weight and a B cup then seriously out-of-shape with a C cup. Although I suppose I could get implants but my DH says he likes me just the way I am.

Redheadchick
07-26-2011, 03:28 PM
LOL-not much! But my husband sure does-my boobs are currently hovering at DDD-too bad they only look good in a bra! And strangely enough....I get away with a lot more as far as opening my big mouth. Don't know why, maybe they are afraid I might sit on them!
LOL

Christen
07-26-2011, 03:32 PM
I myself like that I will never be rail/model thin, but what I cannot stand is that all my extra junk if you will is all in my midsection....so not healthy...seriously it's like every one of those 35 pounds I need to loose are all around my tummy...YUCK! I can't wait for the day that I am truly a HEALTHY weight!:carrot:

ItsMyTurn
07-26-2011, 05:08 PM
Redheadchick - yours cracked me up! My mouth and bluntness will not go away no matter what size I am, LOL! So I am right there with ya ;)

So... positive... ummm...honestly I struggle with this one. Maybe the positive is that I am able to deliver one more unpredictable to on-lookers. I am one that never fits "the mold" with how I am, but you add to that a big girl who can kick your butt at basketball and it's kind of funny to watch mouths drop, LOL. I guess they figure since I am bigger that I am clumsy, uncoordinated, and not able to keep my endurance high enough to play the game... wrong :)

georgeshair
07-26-2011, 05:25 PM
I have to say, it was so much more comfortable sitting on hard chairs before I lost weight. I've lost 5" off my backside and I'm noticing the lack of padding now!

singing
07-26-2011, 05:37 PM
I would never admit or do this in public :lol: But my tummy fat forms a perfect shelf to rest my laptop when I have my feet up and sometimes I think how when I lose weight it's going to be way less comfortable to sit there and type leaning back. But somehow I think I'll manage. :lol:

A kindred spirit! :lol:

ItsMyTurn
07-26-2011, 05:38 PM
georgeshair - I have to tell you that your comment just totally cracked me up! I love it! I never even thought about the fact that I have my own travel cushion for chairs and bleachers before! LOL!

Redheadchick
07-27-2011, 08:05 AM
Ah yes, a lack of padding. Well, since I am clumsy that will probably be missed a bit. And since my butt and thighs seem to be the only thing budging it will be gone too soon. LOL I have lost some inches in the middle, but not nearly as much (or as noticable) as my booty. Does anyone else have this problem (I am only 5'4), the smaller my butt gets the longer my pants are....I have to cuff them now to keep from walking the bottoms off!
:o

Soon2BSlim
07-27-2011, 10:13 AM
Haha..this is a great thread. Well...I haven't lost much yet...and I have to say my biggest fear is losing these full Ds. I like having bigger boobs...and even after 2 pregnancies and breast feeding...they still look good. Unfortunately, I know that when I hit my goal they will be small a droopy. My husband is going to die!

Soon2BSlim
07-27-2011, 10:19 AM
all my extra junk if you will is all in my midsection:carrot:

Christen....I am exactly the same.....every ounce in my tummy and waist....so sexy UGH...not. My husband tells me its great that I have these thin nice legs...maybe...I feel like a cardboard box with skinny legs.

Just Sloan
08-04-2011, 08:37 AM
My boobs and my legs. That's the one thing im struggling with when it comes to weightloss, because my boobs are the first thing to go! I love me legs though, (even though they're not the greatest for hauling me up stairs) They're thick, they rub together even, but they're shaped beautifully. And when you throw some heels on? forget it! But, when I lose this weight, they're gonna slim down too, so we'll see..

stellarosa27
08-04-2011, 08:42 AM
I like my back side and my boobs :)

Melissa Lynn
09-03-2011, 11:37 AM
Ok so I see a lot of what do u hate and what hasn't worked. And I know this is a weight loss forum. But just to bring positive energy and focus on what is great about your body no matter what size. I thought we should list something you love about having a little extra.

I have to admit my boobs are much nicer when I'm this weight and my butt. I'm curvy and I do enjoy that. I know I can be curvy when I'm slimmer but it's not the same. My breasts lose fullness and so does my butt.

And my face losses a lot and tends to look gaunt. So a little extra is nice sometimes.

That being said I can't wait to reach my goal for health reasons and I know how much better I feel and it's so much easier on my body for the activities I enjoy.

I agree... it's the boobs! Mine are always the first to go... sadly!

Aileen
09-05-2011, 04:56 PM
Well...short answer nothing!

But I've been told by a lot of girlfriends that I have the 'perfect' hourglass figure. So I suppose I am fortunate in that I gain weight mostly in my boobs and ***. One really uncouth girlfriend also marveled at the fact that I don't have stretch marks...I have never had a child so I'm not sure why I would have stretch marks...but ugh thanks for the compliment?

My big fat body also has a lot of muscle underneath that carried me through 3 half marathons and one full marathon. So if I ever lose the weight I'll look very toned (I hope!)