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Old 07-26-2009, 03:33 AM   #151
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omg i totally relate to this thread. i lost like 25lbs and i have gone down like 1 size. it really is frustrating!
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:42 AM   #152
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Hi ladies!

I'm 5'8" have have lost 10 pounds and toned up quite a bit and not one person has noticed. I haven't even been able to buy new clothes yet, although my current ones are sagging a bit.

I'm wearing 12's in most things, 14 in some "fashionable" labels, and I have a pair of size 10 Banana Republic jeans I'm waiting to fit into. At my goal of 150 or 145 I generally fit into an 8 I think. My biggest problem is my chest, which is D or DD so shirts are hard to find, but should get better as I lose weight.

I became a fan of "bracelet length" shirts when I was younger and none of the sleeves were long enough. That's what my mom told me they were, so I just wear a nice bracelet and pretend the sleeves are the right length. Or I wear 3/4 length sleeves.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:10 AM   #153
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I love 3/4 length sleeves, if only they were easier to find!
A friend of mine got a nice Tshirt from Campus Crew last week and I saw it on her on Friday. I ran to the store on Saturday to find out all those T's were gone (it was front rack sale). Grrr! I really liked the entire shirt and the 3/4 length sleeves were just the cherry on the top.
Oh well.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:02 PM   #154
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My biggest problem is not sleeve length, I have freakishly short arms, but length of the shirt in general. No one wants or needs to see my stomach every time I lift my arms slightly. Tall shirts for men are SO easy to find. All the boys in my family have them. Why don't they make them for us ladies?
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:54 PM   #155
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Just found this thread! I'm 6'1 and currently at 252 lbs. At my best, I was around 177 and I really liked the way I looked. Its funny because even at my lowest weight, I'm still going to weigh a lot more than many of my shorter friends who are between 115-150.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:09 PM   #156
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shasha17a, I am with you. I remember looking back into my early 20s when I looked my best as an adult and I was in my 170s...... that is a healthy weight for me and I long to get there again. I will always be bigger than most women, but I am coming to terms with that.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:26 PM   #157
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Glad to finally find a tall-girl gathering place!

I haven't read the entire preceding thread, so forgive me if this has already been discussed...

How do you ladies handle the well-intentioned passive discouragement when people say, "oh, no way do you need to lose that much weight!" I know I didn't look like I had as much weight to get rid of, because I'm tall and carry it so well. And obviously, it's nice to hear that you don't look as fat as you are...but I don't want to be tempted with the compliment as an excuse to slack off, or for my hard work and accomplishments diminished as needless. Not to mention that I covet the whole-hearted support of these friends, rather than being dismissed!

Anyone relate to this? I'm interested in hearing a) how you respond verbally to that comment and b) how you respond in your own mind game.

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Sharon, its funny you mention that. A couple of the gals I work with are about 5'5 or 5'6 and I think they weigh around between 180-200 from the few times they have hinted about it. Weight comes up a lot in our conversation and I've mentioned that I need to lose over 50lbs, but they never take me seriously. I think I would say something like "Thats so nice of you to say that I don't look like xxx lbs. But I do feel like I need to lose some weight and get healthier" Do you have pics of yourself from when you were at your ideal weight? I would keep looking at those so you don't get derailed by the comments of "oh no way do you weigh that much"
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:14 PM   #159
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If there's a Costco near you they have great designer shirts/blouses, and most have 3/4th length sleeves. Not a huge selection, but several. They do not come in plus sizes though, S-M-L-XL and the very rare XXL. I'm only 5'8 but I carry my weight like I'm taller, and XLs (equivalent to a 14/16) fit me very well.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:28 PM   #161
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I will always be bigger than most women, but I am coming to terms with that.
I love reading all these familiar stories! Have to be there to really get the issues with this subject.

You know, the lowest I've ever been as an adult would be maybe 168-9 (for like, a day or two maybe, early 170s may have held longer -- it's been so long) and I was a size 12.

Ladyrider, I don't even think about myself as being "bigger" than other women anymore. I just want to be in proportion. And I will say, when I was thin before, I was just like a lot of other girls. Blond, thin, blah, blah ... but what really made me stand out was my height.

So bigger, yes, but any less in proportion, no. A 12 for me is going to be as great as a 6 for others and I'm OK with that.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:42 PM   #162
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I can't even imagine what I would look like in a size 12. I know I would have a big on my face. Seriously, even when I get down to 175 I hope to be a size 16.

Anyway, I'm glad to see so many tall girls on 3FC. In real life there hardly seems to be any women around my height.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:01 PM   #163
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omg i totally relate to this thread. i lost like 25lbs and i have gone down like 1 size. it really is frustrating!

I can relate!! I had lost about the same as you and only gone down one size (from 18 to 16). I fit all of my 16s just fine so I *assumed* I didn't fit 14s. Then one day I went to the store to buy a few 14s (as inspiration pants) and they slid very easily over my hips. It was a total suprise to me! I did a double-take at the tag and, yup, it still said "14".

Now, I've lost a few more pounds (not even 10 lbs) and I am fitting into my 12s. So, don't fret too much. It'll happen faster than you know it. I'd suggest you go to the store and try on several pants in the smaller size. You might be suprised!
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:20 PM   #164
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DON'T FEEL BAD! I lost 39 pounds.. I started out as a 14 and now I'm just BARELY a 12. 14's are way too big but 12's are still kinda tight but liveable. So I lost FORTY pounds and only went down a size.. and that 40 pounds brought me from just barely obese to just barely normal weight. I carry all my weight in my stomach, and I lost everywhere else instead up to now, so I didn't change sizes much. I think the smaller you get the faster you change though!
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:28 PM   #165
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Does your height affect any problems you might have with flabby skin after having lost weight?
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