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post #21 of 62 Old 06-28-2012, 09:25 PM
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Sky great thread!

I've never been a string bean but used to love how I looked, sure there was some extra there but it worked. perfect hourglass plenty of boobs and bum :)

Then when I went back to uni after a year full time nh traineeship I put on about 15kg and basically felt like crap. None of my clothes fit I took to wanting to never show any stomache bulge so everything was oversized.

I love being girly, pretty dresses and tops and I adore corsets. Slowly over the course of 6 months ive lost about 6.5kg it could have been faster but I can't stick to diets so just changed habits, bit by bit.

I'm halfway to where I want to be and starting to feel good again. But really I should have been feeling better the whole time. **** society **** me!
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post #22 of 62 Old 06-28-2012, 09:31 PM
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This is Bert, in fit condition



This is Willow in fit condition



Doesn't matter how much I diet I will always look more like Bert than Willow, I have a big frame, doesn't make me any better or worse than any other person, just makes me ME.
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post #23 of 62 Old 06-28-2012, 09:58 PM
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Great comparison, GH.

I am guilty of wanting to be a string bean. I always wanted to wear the tight jeans, itty bitty bikini, and fit in with all of the other girls.
I would always starve myself, and even tried being bulemic(?). I wanted to be skinny so bad. It drove me crazy and made me depressed.

I say these things in past tense because I've finally come to see that I am who I am. I'm never going to be a size 2, so why put myself through the pain?
Granted I've been losing weight in the past few months, but it's because I want to be HEALTHY! I can finally see the definition of my collar bone, the muscles in my shoulders, or my abdominal muscles, and I think it's beautiful. I'm so much stronger than I used to be. I can do things that would have been physically impossible a year ago.

I'm built like a freight train. I have large, wide, and stout shoulders. My thigh muscles are probably as big around as my 8 year old sister, and I've got enough hips for the entire Victoria Secret crew.
I can throw down with the best of them, and send the boys running for the hills. I'm stronger than average, and I absolutely love it.

I may not be the most feminine looking woman, but I still like who I am. I can honestly say that I love who I am. Granted I have my flaws, but that's all they are. I'm not going to let that stop me from enjoying life, and living it to the fullest.


For all who struggle, you're one in 6 billion. We are all different. No two people are alike, so you shouldn't compare yourself to some size 0 super model. Who cares if you're a size 18 or an 8! You are who you are, and that is all that should ever matter.
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post #24 of 62 Old 06-29-2012, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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Sky great thread!


I'm halfway to where I want to be and starting to feel good again. But really I should have been feeling better the whole time. **** society **** me!
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Thank you! And yes society really does make it very very hard to accept oneself. But you'll get there!

I dislike how Hollywood makes it seem like men are very shallow and go for one "type" ya know? Or that if someone doesn't think you're 'model material' then you take that as some sort of diss..

But hey, you're you and you rock! And I love GH's interpretation. My horse has skinner legs than I do. Am I embarrassed? Nope!

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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I dislike how Hollywood makes it seem like men are very shallow and go for one "type" ya know? Or that if someone doesn't think you're 'model material' then you take that as some sort of diss..
Who cares if shallow men don't like us like we are? If a man is worth his salt, he should see you for the person that you are. Women should not fashion their whole lives worrying about pleasing men. The men are slaves to their hormones anyway. They'll love you either way.

The reason to be in shape is to be healthy.
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Who cares if shallow men don't like us like we are? If a man is worth his salt, he should see you for the person that you are. Women should not fashion their whole lives worrying about pleasing men. The men are slaves to their hormones anyway. They'll love you either way.

The reason to be in shape is to be healthy.
I know that now, I didn't before. I fully agree with you

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post #27 of 62 Old 06-30-2012, 11:16 AM
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What a great thread! You are all so brave to let loose with your struggles and feelings. I hope everyone also has a support group of actual people around you. It really helps.

If you can't be brave, then be determined, and you'll end up at the same place.
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post #28 of 62 Old 06-30-2012, 11:59 AM
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I have a very large frame too so you are not alone. Even when I had barely any body fat a size 10 was tight on me.. (meaning it was digging into my hip bones.) as long as you are healthy.. who gives a crap. I feel bad for those little string beans. they looks so breakable.. waht if they fell off their horse! we are a lot less likely to have broken bones :)
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post #29 of 62 Old 06-30-2012, 12:12 PM
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I feel bad for those little string beans. we are a lot less likely to have broken bones :)
Keep your pity to yourself. I don't want it. And back up your claims with facts.
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I feel bad for those little string beans. they looks so breakable.. waht if they fell off their horse! we are a lot less likely to have broken bones :)
Just because we don't have a lot of body fat doesn't mean our bones are any less strong than someone who does have body fat. Last time I checked bone strength had nothing to do with body fat composition. I don't want your pity either.

Anyway, I agree with Prinella, this is a great thread Sky. More people need to think the same way you do in your OP.
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