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Old 07-14-2008, 12:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy I've Hit Onederland...now what?!?

I weighed in yesterday and I am officially in Onederland, yee!
I'm very excited about that but I still have a ways to go.

As I stepped out of the shower today, I was looking down at my thighs and admiring how much thinner they looked. Then, I had a panic attack...

What if I don't look right skinny?!? Like...not skinny-skinny. Just thinner. I've always been thick: hips, booty, thighs, etc. I'm so used to looking down and seeing my huge thighs and now that they are slimming down, I'm starting to worry. I'm not used to seeing a thinner me and I'm not sure how to react. Have any of you guys experienced this or are currently experiencing it?

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Old 07-14-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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Congrats on Onederland!!!!

I just realized that my first reply went off on a major tangent. That's what I get for posting while sleep deprived! So I'll edit a little.

I think it is hard to come up with a goal weight since numbers are just numbers and we won't really know what we look like til we get there. You may be very happy with your body before you reach that goal you've set. It's okay to change goals! Also if you do choose to lose all the way down to 140 and you think you are too skinny, you can add a few pounds back on. But I'll bet you won't want to.

Anyway, I think it is very normal for you to have those worries and concerns. My only suggestion is to keep visualizing yourself as beautiful and healthy (regardless of your weight actually) and to celebrate your physical self. I keep believing that the rest will take care of itself.

Congrats again on Onederland! And welcome to 3FC!
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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It is weird. Sometimes I feel like my body is a stranger to me that I am just getting to know. I knew the fat very well, but not what was underneath all of that.

We all can't be super models. Everyone has some particular body part that they don't care for (even the super models). Mine are my thighs - they are big and muscular, and probably will be 15 pounds from now.

But - believe me, you will look a thousand times better at a proper weight than you did at 215.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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Like...not skinny-skinny. Just thinner.
That's exactly what I'm hoping for. I'll have to add more ice cream to my diet if I get to looking skinny-skinny
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:44 PM   #5
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That is my fear - Losing all of the weight I want to and not looking right "thin". I have been overweight all of my life. I have never once in my life been a "normal" bmi or weight. I have a face similar to that of one of my cousins who is my height, but she is a normal weight, so I'm hoping my body and face look like hers. I'm not sure if I'm big boned so I don't know if that is going to come in to play anywhere as well.

The one thing about my body that annoys me the most is that I have about a fist sized lump of fat on my right thigh that is not on my left! I'm hoping that subsides when I'm losing weight because I look lopsided. It comes from wearing underwear too small for my body
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:25 PM   #6
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I have the exact same body shape (and problem areas) that I did when I was bigger. I am still a pear - I still have a tummy, hips and wider thighs than I would like. I will never be comfortable in a bikini - but I have accepted my smaller body, big thighs, stretchmarks and all. I love how I look now!
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:07 PM   #7
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Although I did not lose weight proportionally (certain areas lost weight first), eventually things evened out and I look pretty normal. Not skinny, not even close, but I have a proportional shape that is easy to find clothes for.

Don't worry about not looking right thinner. I'm betting that you will look great!
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:46 PM   #8
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If you don't like how you look thin, you can always weight train. I was down 20 lbs from today a few years ago, stupid me gained weight back. I was just a skinnier me and this time around I'm doing more weight training, not losing as many lbs and I'm happier seeing muscle, I like the look of muscle. I used to be skinny fat, super skinny in my teens and 20s. Also you can learn to adjust your wardrobe based on your weight. I'm obsessive so I bought a bunch of books on how to accenuate body parts I like, my long legs and hide my tummy and broader shoulders. No matter what our weight we can focus on looking and feeling our best.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:10 PM   #9
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I feel the same way Glory does.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:37 AM   #11
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First congrats on onderland, I hope to be there soon.

Your comments about not liking yourself thin made me think back to my teenage years when I got my braces off after 3+ years. I didn't recognize or like the smile in the mirror. I soon got used to it and learned to love it. I'm sure I'll feel the same thing about my flat (or flatter) belly and not so lumpy butt!
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:20 PM   #12
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What's onederand???
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:24 PM   #13
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What's onederand???
A word twist on "wonderland" - a desirable place to be
It is actually - moving from 200+ pounds to 100+ pounds.

Thus, leaving that dreaded "2" behind!!!
I cried when I hit 199 - knowing that I would NEVER see 200 lbs. again. A major milestone to celebrate - for sure!!!!
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:26 PM   #14
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moving from 200+ pounds to 100+ pounds.

Thus, leaving that dreaded "2" behind!!!
A major milestone to celebrate - for sure!!!!
Sounds awesome, I want to come too!
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:59 AM   #15
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Congratulations! I'm hoping to be there in about 3 weeks.
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