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Old 01-12-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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I look like Pat on SNL

I am a big, round apple......no butt, all tummy. Is there any hope that my figure will look normal someday? any apples out there that can share an after picture and give me some hope? Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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I had a big ole belly, big butt, thighs You name it! Belly still needs work But after 5 surgeries there it'll never be flat. My profile pic is me 51 lbs down. Yes there is Hope!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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I had a big ole belly, big butt, thighs You name it! Belly still needs work But after 5 surgeries there it'll never be flat. My profile pic is me 51 lbs down. Yes there is Hope!!
thank You for a glimmer of hope. You look great!
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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I am a big, round apple......no butt, all tummy. Is there any hope that my figure will look normal someday? any apples out there that can share an after picture and give me some hope? Thanks!
I don't have a picture, but I can tell you that I'm an apple too and I despaired of ever having a waist again. But miraculously, I'm looking almost normal these days. I'm still carrying some extra weight around the middle, but it's slowly shrinking and with some good, firm shapewear it's not really all that noticeable. I'll never be an hourglass, but I'm not all round anymore either.

It wasn't until I got into the 150s that I could see it though, so hang in there. I think apples don't have the luxury of having that curvaceous vava -voom thing that sustains some people even when they're heavier, so it comes as a big surprise when we suddenly look in the mirror and look normal again.

And we do tend to have good legs, so that's something.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:36 PM   #5
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I'm an apple who started a year ago with over 100 pounds to lose. I've only lost half the weight so far, but:
1) I've lost a LOT of fat from my stomach
2) I have lost 10 inches from my waist measurement, more than I lost in my hips or breasts
3) I have a bit of an indentation where my waist is
4) I'm still an apple, but I have gotten much closer to the female hourglass shape you are probably hoping to achieve
5) I expect things to get better and better, as I lose more weight. EVENTUALLY, I know from experience, I will get a decent figure and indented waist, though I'll never be "small waisted."

Along with pretty good legs, I have a pretty nice behind for someone of my weight, so I agree with Rhubarb on that, too.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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I'd say to check out my before and during pictures on my blog - I am an hourglass to rectangle shape, depending on whose guide we're using, but I gain weight in an apple pattern through my torso. At my high weight I was definitely a potato with legs

Though I still carry my remaining fat in my breasts, back, and tummy, the weight lost has come primarily from those spots as well and I'd say I have some very nice curves to show for it, even though I'm not yet at goal. There IS hope, but you must be persistent and accept the best version of YOUR body may not be curvy, even at very low weights. That doesn't mean thin apples can't look amazing - it's just a matter of having realistic expectations and knowing your strengths and weaknesses (I have awesome legs! My tummy will likely not be flat. Oh well!)
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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I am an apple - I have thin legs, a flat rear, and a round belly. I lose inches in my belly last. . When I weighed 145(I've gained about 20#) I still had a belly - just a little smaller. I will never have an hourglass shape - never did when I was thin (118 # at 5'7"). But - I DO look better when I am thinner.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:01 AM   #8
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I think I was pretty apple shaped and now I'm an hourglass! So there is hope! Let me see if I can find some pics...and remember how to upload them
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:04 AM   #9
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Okay here is what I used to look like....
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:09 AM   #10
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And this is what I look like now (well, a couple of kilos ago, actually...and I'm not even done losing all of my weight)
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #11
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #12
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Holy cow, SDS! You look amazing! Congratulations on the results from your hard work! What an inspiration you are!
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #13
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Holy cow, SDS! You look amazing! Congratulations on the results from your hard work! What an inspiration you are!
Thank you And I'm not finished yet (a few pounds left to go at least...)...but anyway, I never would have guessed, EVER, that there was an hourglass hidden in there!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:41 PM   #14
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Wow, you look great--fit and beautiful indeed, and like a younger, different person. Well done!
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:42 AM   #15
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Just came in to give you a BIG COMPLIMENT! Your hard work has paid off my dear....YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:54 AM   #16
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I don't have a picture, but I can tell you that I'm an apple too and I despaired of ever having a waist again. But miraculously, I'm looking almost normal these days. I'm still carrying some extra weight around the middle, but it's slowly shrinking and with some good, firm shapewear it's not really all that noticeable. I'll never be an hourglass, but I'm not all round anymore either.

It wasn't until I got into the 150s that I could see it though, so hang in there. I think apples don't have the luxury of having that curvaceous vava -voom thing that sustains some people even when they're heavier, so it comes as a big surprise when we suddenly look in the mirror and look normal again.

And we do tend to have good legs, so that's something.
thank you for the inspiration! I can't wait to say that I am in the 50's.....I love your "normal again" sentence, because, yep, this big belly makes me feel not normal.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:57 AM   #17
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I'd say to check out my before and during pictures on my blog - I am an hourglass to rectangle shape, depending on whose guide we're using, but I gain weight in an apple pattern through my torso. At my high weight I was definitely a potato with legs

Though I still carry my remaining fat in my breasts, back, and tummy, the weight lost has come primarily from those spots as well and I'd say I have some very nice curves to show for it, even though I'm not yet at goal. There IS hope, but you must be persistent and accept the best version of YOUR body may not be curvy, even at very low weights. That doesn't mean thin apples can't look amazing - it's just a matter of having realistic expectations and knowing your strengths and weaknesses (I have awesome legs! My tummy will likely not be flat. Oh well!)
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #18
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And here in profile
wow!!!!!!!!

I am you. Before. My middle roll is bigger. Then my lower stomach. No clothes can hide it. you look amazing! How much do you exercise. I want your body!
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:51 PM   #19
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And this is what I look like now (well, a couple of kilos ago, actually...and I'm not even done losing all of my weight)

WOW!!!!! YOU DID GOOD!

Congratulations!
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #20
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I've always had great legs and no butt, even when I was thin. My Daddy used to say it looked like somebody hit me in the butt with a board..I got it from him though because his butt looks the same
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:14 PM   #21
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I'm not one who can give personal advice since I'm just starting my journey but I once saw a makeover type of article in a magazine where someone lost weight and changed her apple shape. She did a lot of weight work and high stepping with a box to get a more balanced body and a butt that had more projection. I have a tendency towards a pancake butt when I'm thin so this stuck out in my mind. Good luck!
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #22
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And this is what I look like now (well, a couple of kilos ago, actually...and I'm not even done losing all of my weight)
Stardustshadow, you look great!
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #23
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For a long time I was hourglass even when heavy. But the more insulin resistant I got, the rounder I got. Low carb completely changed my body composition. When I would try to lose weight with low fat and low calorie, I always looked "skinny-fat". It was so frustrating. I have a small compact body that looks very lean on low carb. My big old apple belly went away. Thank the good lord.
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I'm another round apple. Always carried my weight in my belly and boobs, even when I was thin. Nonexistent butt

I would just rather be a smaller apple than the large apple I am now!
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #25
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wow!!!!!!!!

I am you. Before. My middle roll is bigger. Then my lower stomach. No clothes can hide it. you look amazing! How much do you exercise. I want your body!
Thank you! I never thought anyone would ever say that to me, back when I looked like I used to look. But see, there is lots of hope

I used to run a few times a week but this semester I just have not had the time I would say this is 90% diet.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #26
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I'm another round apple. Always carried my weight in my belly and boobs, even when I was thin. Nonexistent butt

I would just rather be a smaller apple than the large apple I am now!
I hear you. I am already feeling like a smaller apple. Yep...no butt here too!
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #27
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Wow SDS! I remember being on the boards and seeing some of your posts - you weighed around 198 then. You look amazing! So inspiring! Thank you for posting your photos!
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:37 AM   #28
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Wow SDS! I remember being on the boards and seeing some of your posts - you weighed around 198 then. You look amazing! So inspiring! Thank you for posting your photos!
Thanks! I remember you, too! I don't post so much anymore (law school...) but am still working on it all Hope it is going well for you
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