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lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 11:30 AM
http://www.teddyheart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/celebrities-with-different-body-types.jpg

Do you like your body shape? Do you think any body type can be beautiful? I do.

ETA: What is your body type? What's your favorite body type? How can we work on making your body type your favorite body type?

Also- Wow....there are different types of pears, apples, ect. INTERESTING.
http://i50.tinypic.com/1ptfed.jpg


Desiderata
04-12-2013, 11:39 AM
It's a classic "grass is always greener" issue - tempting to think someone else has it better, but more likely they think you're the one better off. :lol: It's better to make peace with it and emphasize your good parts. And if one is unhappy, spend more time watering the grass. :D

Edit - on me: My thighs and hips are what they are, and that's OK. I really am grateful for a small(er) waist! But that's me. Doesn't make a pear better than an apple. My mother's apple-shaped and she struggles with it - but I admire how slim her legs are.

LockItUp
04-12-2013, 11:39 AM
I definitely think any body type can be/is beautiful, absolutely!!!

Do I like mine? I struggle with that.


elvislover324
04-12-2013, 11:44 AM
I can't wait to get more of my weight off so I can see what my shape is. I look at those pics of those beautiful ladies and it makes me hopeful that it doesn't matter what shape I am, any of those looks will work!

ChickieBoom
04-12-2013, 11:46 AM
I think that any shape can be beautiful but I admit scouring several different sites hoping that one would tell me that I'm an hourglass when in reality I'm a pear.

I really need to stop picking myself apart and complaining about every little thing.

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 11:49 AM
I really like my body shape. Especially when it's clothed.
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/5/24/cc421c82-ef7e-49c5-9e02-da6e85c6cf27.jpg

I think I'm a cello! Which I've always thought was a sensual instrument. Curvy...people play it between their legs. BUWAHAHA. AWESOME.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7hf0r3jJNoY/TQYNEDlmNtI/AAAAAAAADBQ/IioLB8whucQ/s1600/cello.jpg

Maybe someday I will even learn how to shop for my body shape. I think I've been doing it all wrong. I might be doing myself a terrible disservice trying to wear swim skirts:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-M8K8vXE8Wk/SwCA-qLBheI/AAAAAAAAADQ/ZW1QtjLgCgs/s400/z402-pear-shape-bathing-suit_li.jpg
(But it's scary not covering up my legs- and this model isn't overweight!)

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 11:55 AM
I think that any shape can be beautiful but I admit scouring several different sites hoping that one would tell me that I'm an hourglass when in reality I'm a pear.


I think pears are dead sexy, but I really do like all the shapes. I think it all boils down to how to dress, which I'm clueless on.

April Snow
04-12-2013, 11:57 AM
I am a goblet shape (going by Trinny and Susannah's definitions). So that means broad shoulders, big boobs, no defined waist, a belly, slim hips and long slim legs.

I do like my legs but I've always envied women who were more pear shaped and could get away with cute little strappy dresses that hide a multitude of sins underneath.

I expect that no matter how much weight I lose, my basic shape isn't going to change much and I will always be top heavy and too big on top to carry off some of what I wish I could wear. On the other hand, I can rock a pair of skinny jeans and boots, and when I'm a bit slimmer, I can also look good in shorter skirts (although not too short since I'm over 50 now!)

LockItUp
04-12-2013, 12:00 PM
Maybe someday I will even learn how to shop for my body shape. I think I've been doing it all wrong. I might be doing myself a terrible disservice trying to wear swim skirts:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-M8K8vXE8Wk/SwCA-qLBheI/AAAAAAAAADQ/ZW1QtjLgCgs/s400/z402-pear-shape-bathing-suit_li.jpg
(But it's scary not covering up my legs- and this model isn't overweight!)

WOW! That is really something! How does one figure this out??? I think it's hard to figure out what flatters your no matter what, but especially so after losing weight (at any point in the process) because you have this NEW body!

SarahFairhope
04-12-2013, 12:16 PM
Also- Wow....there are different types of pears, apples, ect. INTERESTING.
http://i50.tinypic.com/1ptfed.jpg

Hmm, I think Im a vase. But my EXTREMELY short legs arent represented here. I is a freak.

NightowlAnnie
04-12-2013, 12:20 PM
Cello..underneath all this chubbiness :woops:

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 12:25 PM
WOW! That is really something! How does one figure this out??? I think it's hard to figure out what flatters your no matter what, but especially so after losing weight (at any point in the process) because you have this NEW body!

Lots of google, I suspect. ;)
http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/826747/dressing-for-your-body-type

LockItUp
04-12-2013, 12:33 PM
Lots of google, I suspect. ;)
http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/826747/dressing-for-your-body-type

Love that. Thanks. I always have a hard time desiphering what shape I am. I'm more straight but the weight I do have left is in my love handle & stomach area, and I do have some thighs too. Can someone be a rectangular, baby apple, mini pear?

eliza422
04-12-2013, 12:58 PM
I like the fact they mentioned long or short waist vs short or long legs.

I'm 5/7, but I'm long waisted - my inseam is only 29; pants length wise I fit best in short sizes! Most tops are very short on me, which makes being an apple difficult to fit into clothes.

Silverfire
04-12-2013, 01:02 PM
I think I am a chello/apple... I have a long torso, shorter legs, bigger hips and bum, smaller chest, broad shoulders and a big belly. I think I will like my figure a whole lot more when all the extra is gone. Presently, trying to find flattering clothes is a big challenge.

I think any shape it just fine, you just gotta learn how to dress for it :D (I'm still learning!)

Radiojane
04-12-2013, 01:03 PM
Looks like I'm a stuck somewhere between a cello and an hourglass.... I do have a lot of curves under all this flub!

Elladorine
04-12-2013, 01:06 PM
I'm an apple; although it's apparently a common shape, I've never seen a representation of me properly illustrated since none of them ever seem to emphasize the non-pretty parts. I'm feeling a little brave today, so here's a sketch I made this morning. :p

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad316/MIssElly76/applesketch15p_zps120d4896.jpg

I happen to have a built-in muffin top. :o You might be able to see why I have such trouble finding jeans that fit properly; I can't get away with fastening them under my stomach (it's way too low), and by the time I find something that will fasten over my belly button area, my hips and butt are swimming, and it makes my upper belly pop out. And often because of my shape, jeans and undies want to roll right down under my stomach, not a comfortable place for them to be! I do have some underwear that fit me under the belly like in the sketch, but they are last resorts for when I'm behind on laundry (they're always sliding off my butt). Dresses often make me look six months pregnant, especially if they have empire waists.

But the more I lose, the more my shape evens out, and the easier it is to find something that works. When I was much heavier, I needed pants that would go up past my rib cage, otherwise they couldn't even stay up; they'd roll right off me!

I'm hoping that someday my stomach will be smaller than my hips. :dizzy: At least I already have nice legs and ankles! :lol:

LockItUp
04-12-2013, 01:12 PM
I'm an apple; although it's apparently a common shape, I've never seen a representation of me properly illustrated since none of them ever seem to emphasize the non-pretty parts. I'm feeling a little brave today, so here's a sketch I made this morning. :p

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad316/MIssElly76/applesketch15p_zps120d4896.jpg

I happen to have a built-in muffin top. :o You might be able to see why I have such trouble finding jeans that fit properly; I can't get away with fastening them under my stomach (it's way too low), and by the time I find something that will fasten over my belly button area, my hips and butt are swimming, and it makes my upper belly pop out. And often because of my shape, jeans and undies want to roll right down under my stomach, not a comfortable place for them to be! I do have some underwear that fit me under the belly like in the sketch, but they are last resorts for when I'm behind on laundry (they're always sliding off my butt). Dresses often make me look six months pregnant, especially if they have empire waists.

But the more I lose, the more my shape evens out, and the easier it is to find something that works. When I was much heavier, I needed pants that would go up past my rib cage, otherwise they couldn't even stay up; they'd roll right off me!

I'm hoping that someday my stomach will be smaller than my hips. :dizzy: At least I already have nice legs and ankles! :lol:

First of all, that sketch is amazing. You are very talented!

Second, that is pretty much my exact shape. Of course it has gotten slimmer and smaller as I've lost, but the built in muffin! YES! That's exactly it! With NOTHING on I still have a muffin. It's maybe a mini muffin vs. the extra super large muffin before, but still a muffin nonetheless.

Elladorine
04-12-2013, 01:20 PM
First of all, that sketch is amazing. You are very talented!

Second, that is pretty much my exact shape. Of course it has gotten slimmer and smaller as I've lost, but the built in muffin! YES! That's exactly it! With NOTHING on I still have a muffin. It's maybe a mini muffin vs. the extra super large muffin before, but still a muffin nonetheless.
Thanks! :)

You know, I finally feel like I have a relatively normal-sized body now . . . except for that damned stomach which feels like it was randomly deposited on me. :lol: It doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of my body at all, and I can tell that it's always going to hang down in some form no matter how much I lose, sans surgery.

Despite your mini-muffin, you hide it well: your photos are amazing. :D I can't wait until mine shrinks enough to hide it away under my clothes. ;)

krampus
04-12-2013, 01:33 PM
According to that thing I am a column.

My personal favorite shape would be me with ever so slightly more boobs and a perkier butt.

Radiojane
04-12-2013, 01:36 PM
That's what I look like. Just about 5 times bigger in the gut. I have the same issues with pants and underwear.

merilung
04-12-2013, 02:06 PM
I'm an apple when I'm heavy - a lollipop or comet when I'm not. I love my body in ALL its different shapes and sizes, but in other ladies I tend to be most attracted to a pear/cello shape. That said, I think all the different variations that human bodies come in are stunning.

ETA: Elladorine, that sketch is awesome! Thanks for making a gorgeous representation of us apple ladies! That's my body type until I get really slender exactly. It can definitely be hard to find clothes that fit properly, but I love our soft curves and amazing legs!

Garnet2727
04-12-2013, 02:36 PM
Elladorine, what a great sketch! You are so talented!


As for me, I'm a lollipop. My waist right now is 3 inches smaller than my hips. My bust and hips are the same measurement. I do have a big belly but the overall silhouette of the apple shape just doesn't fit me.

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 02:51 PM
That sketch is SOOO adorable. My belly looks like that too. :) And my underwear also like to roll underneath my tummy. However...I think the tummy is shrinking a bit, because at least I can pull them up now.

Als, I want to be friends with your sketch. She looks so fun and nice. I think you should definitely sketch for us more often. Maybe if I cross my fingers really hard you will make a sketch for me when I hit my goal?

Mozzy
04-12-2013, 03:31 PM
I'm an hourglass, I love being an hourglass.

However, I do not dress to flatter my shape. I'm lazy and wear extremely unflattering clothes (yoga pants and a tshirt)

elvislover324
04-12-2013, 03:34 PM
I'm an hourglass, I love being an hourglass.

However, I do not dress to flatter my shape. I'm lazy and wear extremely unflattering clothes (yoga pants and a tshirt)

That's not bringing sexy back, girlfriend!! :D

Mozzy
04-12-2013, 03:35 PM
Elladorine- amazing sketch! You are very talented!!!!

Mozzy
04-12-2013, 03:36 PM
That's not bringing sexy back, girlfriend!! :D

Ha ha ha Elvis, you are right!
I need to get over my laziness, but yoga pants are soooooooooo comfy! Lol

Tziri
04-12-2013, 03:41 PM
I'm a pear. I hate my thighs but i don't mind my shape. I do wish my boobs and butt were nicer however oh well! I love my smaller waist and belly.

Radiojane
04-12-2013, 04:03 PM
I'm with Mozza. I do love the yoga pants.

berryblondeboys
04-12-2013, 04:21 PM
First of all, that sketch is amazing. You are very talented!

Second, that is pretty much my exact shape. Of course it has gotten slimmer and smaller as I've lost, but the built in muffin! YES! That's exactly it! With NOTHING on I still have a muffin. It's maybe a mini muffin vs. the extra super large muffin before, but still a muffin nonetheless.

Wouldn't you say in both your cases that the built in muffin top is loose skin?

berryblondeboys
04-12-2013, 04:28 PM
My best friend in the whole world has short, thick legs, a long waist and smallish boobs. She is always trying to tell me to try certain fashion tricks. Oh lordy NO WAY!

I'm long-legged, with a short waist and big boobs. I have a slightly larger hip than chest and broad shoulders.

Boy shorts on me??? Bad.... just like that photo showed.

I'm somewhere between an hourglass and a cello when I don't have excess weight. At my age (peri-menopause) I look more apple-ish because I gain most of the weight in the gut. I didn't used to - it used to be all over distributed, but it's changed with hormones changing. When I slim down it's hourglass/cello.

Elladorine
04-12-2013, 05:23 PM
Thanks everyone! :) :hug:

Wouldn't you say in both your cases that the built in muffin top is loose skin?
In my case, I can definitely say no. I currently measure 45" across my waist, 47" at the bottom (widest point) of my belly, and only 42" in the hip area, directly below where my stomach protrudes. I definitely have some loose skin going on but it's not yet hanging; there's still a whole lot of fat going on as well.

Even when I weighed 360, my legs were relatively small and my stomach was huge, folding over everything. I always felt like a marshmallow on toothpicks. :lol:

LockItUp
04-12-2013, 05:52 PM
Elladorine made me feel brave with her sketch. Soooooo, here I am in my swim suit (it's a looser tankini so I held it up cuz it isn't form fitting). I don't think my muffin is skin, I only have loose skin in the lower belly area. But anyway, maybe you gals can help me determine my shape so I can dress accordingly!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/stephanie1133/DSCI0127_zps5036a867.jpg

And in case you wondered. . .the lighting hides my stretch marks pretty well in this pic, but trust me they're all over my tummy, legs, and lower back.

Radiojane
04-12-2013, 06:06 PM
I don't see a muffin there at all... Wow you look good!

dancerindenver
04-12-2013, 06:10 PM
Lockitup - I don't see a muffin top anywhere - mini or otherwise! (cute suit, btw) You look slim, fit and proportional to me :)

IanG
04-12-2013, 06:15 PM
I think I speak for all of us when I say that I think my body shape is great and just getting better.

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 06:26 PM
But anyway, maybe you gals can help me determine my shape so I can dress accordingly!


If I had your body- I'd just walk around nude all the time, because you're HAWT. ;) LOL.

But really..I'm fashionably challenged.

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 06:29 PM
Also- this thread makes me want to put on a bikini and post it to the world- help me REALLY embrace my body, but I'm pretty sure I've been covering up my body for too long. I definitely don't own a bikini.

Desiderata
04-12-2013, 06:37 PM
Stephanie - you really truly objectively do look GREAT. I think I have more loose skin than you! (Which, if you compare our stats, just proves that whole 'genetics is a crapshoot' thing. :D Of course you have literally worked your butt off with some really intense weight training, too, and I'm sure that's helped!)

I think you may have more of a rectangular body shape, going from lunarsongbird's link. (http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/826747/dressing-for-your-body-type) I'm no fashion expert by any means - but their suggested tips seem like they would work really well for you (layering, scoop necks, showing off your slender legs and arms).

You seriously look great, lady. :)

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 07:34 PM
Well...that was interesting. I was all inspired by Stephanie. Rooted around for a bikini.....Nope. Long gone.
Dug around all my underwear drawers. And it was sad...I don't have one single set of bra/panties that match. Not ONE single one. I haven't looked at my body in a VERY long time. I throw on underwear, get the clothes on and leave.

Sure- I said I loved my body shape, but I guess that doesn't mean I love MY body. I need to work on that.

So here I am...a 210 pound cello. I have been covering up...for SO LONG.
I covered up on my honeymoon. I covered up on the first time I was intimate with Andrew. I'm here in tears...realizing that I covered up some pretty important things in my life. I don't think I want to do that anymore...
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpmDvckCPM_zps63137917.jpg

Besides- I'm thinking I look better not covered up. Until about a month ago- that literally was the swimsuit I was wearing to the gym. And yes- there have literally been times where I was wearing the same swimsuit as a grandmother in the spa. :: sigh :: Also- As I'm looking at my body shape- it does seem best to keep minimal fabric on my thighs. Andrew always told me that I looked good in thongs, but I couldn't IMAGINE that he could be correct. I mean...those things...they are practically nothing. But it turns out he was probably right...I wish I could have believed him. A HA! String bikinis! I need to buy string bikini underoos and some matching bras! DUH!

I've wondered for so long...since the day I met Andrew- "What could he see in this body?" But now 3FC has given me the courage to step back...way back (trying to see through Andrew's eyes was too close to the situation)...to try to see my body through 3FC's eyes... and what I see. Well...it's kind of beautiful.

I bet you all are beautiful too.

LockItUp
04-12-2013, 07:50 PM
Wow, thanks for the compliments!!! And thank you for the confirmation of my body shape and suggestions for clothes. I feel very lost in the fashion department. I kinda just buy all kinds of different stuff, which I guess is good for learning (thanks to thrift stores for making it cheap). It is hard adjusting to a new body and sometimes I think I don't see it accurately.

Well...that was interesting. I was all inspired by Stephanie. Rooted around for a bikini.....Nope. Long gone.
Dug around all my underwear drawers. And it was sad...I don't have one single set of bra/panties that match. Not ONE single one. I haven't looked at my body in a VERY long time. I throw on underwear, get the clothes on and leave.

Sure- I said I loved my body shape, but I guess that doesn't mean I love MY body. I need to work on that.

So here I am...a 210 pound cello. I have been covering up...for SO LONG.
I covered up on my honeymoon. I covered up on the first time I was intimate with Andrew. I'm here in tears...realizing that I covered up some pretty important things in my life. I don't think I want to do that anymore...
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpmDvckCPM_zps63137917.jpg

Besides- I'm thinking I look better not covered up. Until about a month ago- that literally was the swimsuit I was wearing to the gym. And yes- there have literally been times where I was wearing the same swimsuit as a grandmother in the spa. :: sigh ::

You have the most LOVELY and feminine shape!!!! It's a process learning to love your body, it can be very difficult, but it helps to get feedback from others and I'm telling you that you should be proud of the way your body looks! You're a total bombshell!

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 07:58 PM
It's a process learning to love your body, it can be very difficult, but it helps to get feedback from others and I'm telling you that you should be proud of the way your body looks!

I think you are right. It's unfortunate that there really isn't a place in society where that happens...well...certainly not when you are overweight. Besides- when we are unhappy with our bodies, we cover them up- so no one can see and comment. And while we are at it...we hide our bodies from ourselves, as well.

What an interesting conundrum.

Thank you for the compliment. :o

Keep Moving Forward
04-12-2013, 08:15 PM
I thiiiink I'm a short-legged cello. I have short arms too. Pretty much everything about me is short & fat, lol. I do, however, love my body shape. I love my short, little nose. I love my stubby, strong legs & my short feet. I would just like to be about 140lbs thinner so that I may love my body more!

It feels really great to be able to say I love my body. I haven't always loved it, & I used to hide it. I wondered how any man who was attracted to me could be attracted to me. But I wouldn't trade my body for anyone else's, it's mine & I love it. :)

berryblondeboys
04-12-2013, 08:17 PM
Lock it up - you look great and you SO don't have built in love handles. My 'guess' is that when you wear pants that fit you well enough not to fall off, that the loose skin creates a slight muffin top in clothes. If you wore the waist band looser, they might slide down otherwise.

TurboMammoth
04-12-2013, 08:26 PM
Oh well, stalking this subforum again... you always have such interesting subjects, and honestly, such a positive attitude! Gotta love it!! ;)

I've been seriously staring for the past 15 minutes at the pictures of the different body types and I just can't figure out what I am... I think it'd be between the hourglass, the lollipop or the vase... (is it just me or the difference between the lollipop and the vase is very subtle?)

In the first picture though, I was kinda surprise how they classified J Hudson bodytype, I always thought that she had the most perfect hourglass figure ever.

Lockitup, you are in an amazing shape, woman!!! And lunarsongbird, you look amazing!! Look at you! You have the most feminine and awesome curves :) (and plus I absolutely adore what you are wearing in the first picture, hihi!)

berryblondeboys
04-12-2013, 08:26 PM
lunasongbird - you have an enviable body shape, you really do and I'm so proud of you for starting to uncover and starting to love YOU for what you are.

I truly believe that is a crucial step in getting healthy - emotionally and emotionally healthy people tend to get healthy physically too.

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 08:31 PM
(and plus I absolutely adore what you are wearing in the first picture, hihi!)

Right?! Someone got it for me for my honeymoon...and Andrew has never seen it. Isn't that sad?

This thread has been amazing for me. It's like..."New Chapter...Loving yourself. Starts TODAY. Welcome, lady- you're sexy!"

Seriously...some other people need to take a good honest look at their body and join me in this chapter.

ReillyJ
04-12-2013, 08:38 PM
i have no clue what i am, i GUESS hourglass/apple and yes i'm mostly satisfied with my shape (except i hate it that the belly is so darned hard to lose, i would prefer a flat stomach and fight the weight somewhere else) but i also love a lot of other shapes

berryblondeboys
04-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Right?! Someone got it for me for my honeymoon...and Andrew has never seen it. Isn't that sad?

This thread has been amazing for me. It's like..."New Chapter...Loving yourself. Starts TODAY. Welcome, lady- you're sexy!"

Seriously...some other people need to take a good honest look at their body and join me in this chapter.

I think you need to find an opportunity to wear it for Andrew... And do it soon as soon it will be too big on you! he'll LOVE IT.

TurboMammoth
04-12-2013, 08:45 PM
I think you need to find an opportunity to wear it for Andrew... And do it soon as soon it will be too big on you! he'll LOVE IT.
Totally with berryblondeboys!!! It is so pretty, and you look gorgeous in it :)

Mozzy
04-12-2013, 08:50 PM
Lunar-- are all three pics from the same time?
It's amazing how different your body can look wearing differing clothes/styles.
You look fabulous!

lunarsongbird
04-12-2013, 08:53 PM
Lunar-- are all three pics from the same time?
It's amazing how different your body can look wearing differing clothes/styles.
You look fabulous!

Yup. All this afternoon...about 10 minutes apart. It's CRAZY, right?! Why haven't I spent more time with my body to realize I can feel really beautiful in the right outfit?! Ugh!

New chapter!!

AlmostMe
04-13-2013, 07:59 AM
Yep. I love my body shape...hourglass..., but a bit short legged... not heavy enough up top to be a true cello. I just wish I didn't have the freakishly fat arms. I could accept it better if I knew I could buy a shirt or a jacket that would fit me. My arms won't fit into sleeves that in clothes that are a couple sizes too big for me everywhere else. :-(

elvislover324
04-13-2013, 08:44 AM
Lockitup - I don't see a muffin top anywhere - mini or otherwise! (cute suit, btw) You look slim, fit and proportional to me :)

Stephanie---I agree with dancer, you look awesome!!!


You have the most LOVELY and feminine shape!!!! You're a total bombshell!

I think you need to find an opportunity to wear it for Andrew... And do it soon as soon it will be too big on you! he'll LOVE IT.

Lunar--- look at those curves!!! Work it, girl!!! I agree with Melissa too, Andrew NEEDS to see that before it's too late. You look gorgeous.

Cali Doll
04-13-2013, 08:57 AM
I'm an apple but it's only really obvious at higher weights (I gain around my mid-section and my middle is from where the last few pounds drop). When I told my friend I'm an apple, she said, "What?! No, you're an hourglass." I think I fit into the hourglass category only because my boobs are big. :o

So, I like to think of myself as an hourglass/apple, even though they are, I think, conflicting body types.

Yes, I like my body type. :D

shellofself
04-13-2013, 01:42 PM
I've always envied apples! My sister has an apple shape. She gains weight in her mid-section but her limbs stay thin. I'm an hourglass but that also means I gain weight all over. I start looking like a hippy linebacker.

AllyG47
04-13-2013, 02:24 PM
I don't like my body shape right now. I'm a blob shape. I have huge breasts and my stomach sticks out past my breasts and makes me look like I'm pregnant. My arms aren't too bad but they are still big. My legs are also huge and my butt sticks out. I was trying on clothes at Kohl's yesterday and nothing would fit because of my big stomach sticking out. Very frustrating and I actually cried when I got home. I feel much better now but at the time I felt like a monster.

When I lose the weight, I think I will be either a cello or a pear. I think my breasts will stay large (but I hope they shrink a little bit) and I will still have large curvy hips. I think I'm really going to like my body shape at goal weight. I can't wait to get there!

IAmTheGlue
04-13-2013, 02:26 PM
Lunar- your pics are definitely eye opening! You should totally throw away the swimsuit & show more skin! :)

Stephanie - you look amazing! I would love to look like you!

I am an hourglass or cello shape. I have short legs and a long torso. Even at my highest weight, I still had a very defined waist. I do love my body shape. Honestly, right now, if I could get my tummy flat (it was flat before my 4th baby) and slim down my arms, I would be perfectly happy. I still *HAVE* to lose weight for my health, but I would be happy appearance wise with just a few modifications.

I am very much not looking forward to losing my booty or boobs. :( If I could freeze my boobs, butt & lose elsewhere I would be even happier. lol I keep thinking that I can buy some new boobs if they get too small. This is actually one of my biggest fears... I met my husband 25 pounds heavier than I am right now. He cannot keep his hands off of me and I really hope that he is just as attracted to me when I lose this weight. I know he will still love me, I just hope the fire in his eyes is still there... *fingers crossed*

Roo2
04-13-2013, 03:03 PM
I'm not sure what my body shape is? Definitely not a pear ! Or even an apple!
The basic shape of my body Hmm not curvy hourglass ?
I am Petite small framed . I do have a bosom saggy as they are , droopy dog butt , and a Kangaroo pouch for a tummy! So that makes me :?: .....A Hot Mess!

MY body does not look at all like when I was thinner.
I know this is a work in progress ...lDo I like my Shape that is a mixed answer to be quite frank!
Do I want to be Fat ? NO but I don't want to look like this either!
Look good with clothes:carrot:on ! And Bride of Frankenstein naked!:(

Maybe I am too truthful for my own good!

Roo2:carrot::carrot::carrot:

kayin
04-13-2013, 05:15 PM
I change shape according to weight. At 250 I looked like an apple, under 200 I look like a pear, and under 130 I look like a banana.

Banana means I'm a healthy weight, so I guess I like that one the best!

coolacrity
04-18-2013, 04:36 PM
I think I'm an apple (one website said I was a diamond, but I'm pretty sure it was to flatter me and get me to buy their clothes). However, that doesn't matter because of the unfortunate business with my back fat and amazing amount of flab I have. It just gives me a Jabba the Hutt shape! :p

I LOVE the bell (on this chart? I just call it a pear) shape. Tis my favorite.

wolfgirl69
04-18-2013, 04:43 PM
YES. I get it from my aunt and she and I both carry our weight evenly on our cbodies and very well. We are also hour glass shaped no matter what we weigh. I told my bff my weight and she's like "What??? You don't look like it at all." And my mom agreed says me and my aunt both carry our weights well.

I love that I look and sound like my aunt. When I was little I idolized her and told myself that I wanted to look like her one day. :)

ubergirl
04-18-2013, 09:16 PM
Well, I'm the definition of an apple. This is me back when I was down around 190. I have to admit that I HATED that shape. Skinny everything and a big round belly. I remember that I took the pictures because I was so horrified at how much my stomach was sticking out-- I think I was really bloated or something-- but still, you get the general idea. Usually, I'm not wearing a girdle and the belly hangs and looks more like the girl in the sketch.

Pink Hurricane
04-19-2013, 11:50 AM
I do love my hourglass shape, even when I am larger vs being in my 'happy' range. Now seeing cello shape, my body resembles the cello as well.

So I guess I'm an hourglass cello. :D

the shiv
04-19-2013, 12:00 PM
You know, now I think about it, I actually do like my shape! I couldn't see a shape before, everything was fat. But everything is coming off the middle now, thank god! My arms have barely changed. My legs have barely changed. My a** has barely changed. But the first thing to go was the fat on my waist, looking from a front view, now it's all the belly fat disappearing, if looking from a side view. If you were to compare my 204lb pic and my 189 pic from the front, I haven't lost a thing. But from the side you can tell. Once the belly disappears (at about 170lbs if my memory serves me right) everything starts shrinking more evenly. I can't wait for that, I have arm muscles now and I want to see what they look like under there!!! But generally I'm happy, about 180 everything starts to look evenly distributed. As for my real shape underneath all this? Eh, I'll let you know, lol!!

Can you tell I took my first progress photos in months yesterday and have been analysing the h*ll outta them? :rofl: