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Old 06-19-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone have this? sometimes i feel like i'm so fat i just have to "COVER" everything up... like today i bought tank tops and all i could think of was... what can i cover them up with? what kind of shirt can i put over top..

anyone else?
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #2
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I know how you feel :/ I still hate wearing short sleeve tops because I'm self-conscious of my upper arms and I can't even imagine wearing a swimsuit.

It's all about confidence, I guess?
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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Yup, I know what you mean. I'm still too self conscious to wear shorts or a tank top... and we live on a lake!!! I just can't do it.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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I am the same way. I won't wear sleeveless shirts or shorts or skirts unless they are ankle length
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:47 PM   #5
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I can definitely relate!

I'm always trying to cover by wearing long sleeves, longer tops, and whatever else. I hate it during summer, but just too self conscious to not do it.

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:51 PM   #6
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I have always done this with my spare tire. When I am standing, I suck in but when I sit down it spreads out and feels so huge. If I have a sweater or a couch pillow near by I will always lay it on my lap to cover my stomach. I have huge bat wings now too but they don't seem to bother me as much as my stomach. I still wear tanks all the time. There is something bad about that stomach area though LOL.

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Old 06-19-2010, 10:03 PM   #7
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I'm always buying clothes that are too big, because I'm worried that if it's fitted then people will realize how big I really am...

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Old 06-19-2010, 10:25 PM   #8
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I astound myself every time I put on a tank top. Before I'd lost weight, I wouldn't wear a tank top in front of my husband. Now...I wear tank tops to the gym and actually feel GOOD!! If I owned any decent ones I'd proudly wear them in public! In fact, I just bought a sleeveless dress and love it! I like (I can't yet say "love") my arms for the first time in a very, very long time.

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Old 06-19-2010, 10:29 PM   #9
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well, generally I don't do that, I'm not big, 140 height, 5.8, but lower part of my body is heavier than upper one and sometimes I have doubts about my legs, so I do cover it sometimes...But I try to get rid of this habit because after I lost 20 pounds I realized that when I see troubled spots I wanna DO smth about it.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:42 PM   #10
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:43 PM   #11
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I do this all the time. There are times when I will wear my jacket over my shirt because I can't stand people seeing my arms or stomach. (yep even when it's 90 outside) I guess it's good that i always freeze when i go in the air, so it all equals out. Although, since I've been losing more, I am becoming more self-confident. Today I didn't wear my jacket at all and i went to the grocery store. I know this doesn't sound like much but it took alot for me to do this.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #12
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No one is looking. No one is staring at you either. It is a lie, don't believe the lie! I have a hideous tattoo on the back of my leg that I got when I was 16 years old. I despise it. I just recently started wearing shorts (it's on the back of my calf). My mother was so shocked to see me in shorts and just went on and on and on and on complimenting me of how great I looked wearing shorts. Same thing, I wore a dress to work the other day that hit me at the knee. I had this conversation with my coworker of how I never expose that calf because I'm so self conscious about it, HOWEVER I'm self conscious for no reason. No one is looking at it. And she agreed, no one is looking at it! Although in my head for the longest time, I always assumed all eyes were on it! No one is judging me. And if they are, well I'm covered by the blood of Jesus and that stuff is just way too menial for me to freak out over!

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Old 06-20-2010, 11:48 AM   #13
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its hard.. sigh, well It sucks knowing there is others who feel this way, but good because a person knows they arent alone.

Jen, people do actually stare at me.. i'm not sure for what reason in particular, but people do stare. I just get self conscious and think its for the worst.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:01 PM   #14
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Yup, I ALWAYS cover up. Even though it gets ungodly hot here in NC. I don't want my cellulite legs showing and my arms with all of the saggy skin and stretch marks.

I've started purchasing alot of short sleeved cardigans and I LOVE them. I can still stay pretty cool with a tank top underneath but still keep my upper arms covered.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:29 PM   #15
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Yeah I feel the same way! I've bought so many cardigans and tops just to cover up my flabby arms!

Also, whenever I sit down on a couch, I automatically grab the nearest pillow to cover up the rolls on my tummy.
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