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Old 09-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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I stumbled upon www.mybodygallery.com today. You enter your height, age, weight, pants size/shirt size and shape (or as many of these as you want) and it returns to you photos of women who have the same stats so you can see what other women with those stats look like. Not in a creepy way though. I found it really interesting myself. These are self submitted photos, by the women themselves.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
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On further poking around, I suggest you do not select the shape. To get maximum returns, leave the shape blank.

ETA: This website boggles my mind. To find someone who looks like me, body wise, I have to search people who are 50+ lbs heavier than I am. I don't get it. All the people my actual height/weight look MUCH thinner than I do. I put in just my height and pants size, and everyone returned was much heavier than I am. I don't understand how someone the same height, same pants size can look so much thinner/fitter than I do, when I weigh 20-50lbs less than they do? Odd!
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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I've played around with that site before, very interesting stuff!

It also serves as a reminder to how extreme of an apple shape I am, even when leaving the shape blank when doing a search. Everyone at my height and weight say they wear a smaller size than I do, and I know I'd be there too if my weight wasn't mostly carried in my stomach.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #4
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Well looking around the site, even if I somehow made it down to 130lbs, I'm not sure I would look the way most of them do! Haha
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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Well looking around the site, even if I somehow made it down to 130lbs, I'm not sure I would look the way I would like to.
Does anyone?

But in all seriousness, body shapes massively vary. It's fun to check out figures with similar stats to your own goals, but of course your mileage may vary. You might even end up looking better than you'd think though! I'm admittedly totally lost on how I'd look thin since I've literally been obese my entire life.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
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The thing that gets me, is that the photos who have nearly identical stats to mine, all look thin and nice. I look rather lumpy, and jiggly.
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The thing that gets me, is that the photos who have nearly identical stats to mine, all look thin and nice. I look lumpy, and jiggly. What makes me so odd?
It's possible they used the most flattering photos they had; photos are not often truthful about our appearance. It's also possible that you're carrying your weight a little differently since you've already lost some weight. It's not a bad thing though! You can always work on tightening and toning, and what's most important is to be healthy.

I'm planning on surgery sometime after reaching and maintaining my goal; I already have a lot of excessive loose skin/sagging due to my loss thus far and can't even begin to imagine what another 60 or so pounds is going to do to my figure.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #8
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ETA: This website boggles my mind. To find someone who looks like me, body wise, I have to search people who are 50+ lbs heavier than I am. I don't get it. All the people my actual height/weight look MUCH thinner than I do. I put in just my height and pants size, and everyone returned was much heavier than I am. I don't understand how someone the same height, same pants size can look so much thinner/fitter than I do, when I weigh 20-50lbs less than they do???
I think it has a lot to do with where people carry their weight. Someone can have smaller breasts and butt, but a larger tummy, or the other way around and will wear the same size as another person, but weigh differently.

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They're going by the number on vanity size clothes, and they need new batteries in their scales
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #9
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I think it has a lot to do with where people carry their weight. Someone can have smaller breasts and butt, but a larger tummy, or the other way around and will wear the same size as another person, but weigh differently.

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They're going by the number on vanity size clothes, and they need new batteries in their scales
I'll hope for that last one, haha.
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OOOhhh! Interesting. Yeah, when I chose my stats, those women do look like me.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:23 AM   #11
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I must have an extraordinarily light skeleton, pathetically non-existent muscles and an excess of fat. I do know that I have what is classified as a "very small frame" and hypotonia (poor muscle tone due to a medical condition). This likely accounts for how differently I appear from others of similar stats.
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