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Old 07-29-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
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Measured today :(

Well, I'm a week in to my restart and decided to take my measurements. I am an apple for sure! My waist is 39" and my hips are 38.75. Rather disappointing, but at least I know where I stand.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:00 AM   #2
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I lose weight first in my waist when I low carb. I'm a definite pear shape. My waist is 43" and I'm a lot heavier than you....but sadly my hips are 57".
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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you know where ya stand. AND YOU are going to lose and change that shape.

it is great you marked the measurements. now you will see them shrink
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:14 PM   #4
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A few months from now you will have a new post the says "MEASURED TODAY !!!!!!!!"
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A few months from now you will have a new post the says "MEASURED TODAY !!!!!!!!"



I'm glad you measured! You will be, too. Knowing you've lost inches will make you smile in a few weeks, then smile more a few weeks later, and even more the month after that!
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:14 PM   #6
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you know where ya stand. AND YOU are going to lose and change that shape.

it is great you marked the measurements. now you will see them shrink
Don't mean to hijack..but do people's overall body shape tend to change when losing a lot of weight? I've always been an apple..and even after losing 200lbs after weight loss surgery I still had the apple shape. My ribcage even seemed to be wider than my hips. Not really a triangle shape since my stomach is wider than my shoulders. Frustrating because I can't wear anywhere near the same dress size as pants size.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:01 PM   #7
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Good info to have. You'll love watching those numbers get smaller!! Ashley, no, I don't think your shape changes. You just become a smaller apple or pear. Weight lifting , might be the only thing that could sculpt you differently, maybe.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:08 PM   #8
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Don't mean to hijack..but do people's overall body shape tend to change when losing a lot of weight? I've always been an apple..and even after losing 200lbs after weight loss surgery I still had the apple shape. My ribcage even seemed to be wider than my hips. Not really a triangle shape since my stomach is wider than my shoulders. Frustrating because I can't wear anywhere near the same dress size as pants size.
I would lean towards base body shape not changing. How much weight you carry and where it goes on first and where you lose it from first seem to be a confounding issue.

For example, my base shape is hourglass. Even when I was slim it was a nightmare to find things that fit my butt, waist and leg length. Lets not even talk about the bust/arm throw down! When I gained weight early on, it was all over and being tall I could pretend it wasn't happening. Then as the pounds crept on, I started to develop a pear type shape. Fast forward through more denial, stress and health issues and the weight went crazy. That's when I started to thicken around the middle. I think 10-20lbs more and I would have been apple shaped.

Quite the fruit salad overall!

Now that I'm losing, I seem to have lost most of the apple first. Here's hoping to lose some of the pear!
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:19 PM   #9
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Yeah...I think basic body composition is largely genetic. Which I guess is why apples tend to have more health problems related to metabolic syndrome. I thought that was just pseudo science and was sad when I learned it was real science...myself being an apple, lol.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:34 PM   #10
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Even when I weighed in the 120's I was still an apple. Well, actually more of a rectangle. I have a short torso and long legs.
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I've always had an hourglass figure, even at my highest and lowest adult weights.

It seems kind of weird but I have kept that true hourglass shape even while losing. I'm going to be very curvy no matter how small I get.
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I'm an apple, kind of, but my belly doesn't stick out more than my, uh, grapefruits. When I lose I'll be a fruit strip with oranges. I do tend to lose just a bit at the sides of my waist, though.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:47 AM   #13
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My upper body width is mostly due to back fat. My mother is built the same way. I am not sure even plastic surgery would be able to fix it. The stomach deflates, but there is no action on that back fat when I lose..it is pretty solid.
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no, your basic shape won't change, but the inches will decrease around your skeleton

you will be a way smaller apple in reality but that is a wonderful thing to achieve vs. a monster apple I guess.

toning and specific exercise to target areas is what helps 'those bad spots' we all hate on our body. If you attack it correctly I think mostly ANY part of the body will change eventually.
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My upper body width is mostly due to back fat. My mother is built the same way. I am not sure even plastic surgery would be able to fix it. The stomach deflates, but there is no action on that back fat when I lose..it is pretty solid.
Ashley, There must be something about back fat that makes it harder to loose.
My arms, face etc.. have decreased in size as well as the rest of my body in proportion but for some reason my bra band size has not decreased and I've been wondering why because so many have said that they need new bras but not me yet...
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:47 AM   #16
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My boobs deflated and I did go down a lot in band size, but I also dropped 200 pounds so it was bound to happen. No matter who measures, I can't get a bra to stay put because of my back. They all roll up on me. Even the people who measure had no clue what to suggest. Even the larger bands do it. It is the same for me when wearing Spanx or tights. Those roll down or up on me. My back and stomach are too fluid to wear anything compressing. Makes exercising horrible because I can't wear any of the spandex material clothing and have to wear loose fitting shorts and shirts. So my body goes flap flap flap when I run and keeps trying to move even when I stop.
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