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4/28/09 2:47 A

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I look more pregnant now than I did when I was 7 months along with my son! I have noticed that from behind, I look A LOT better now than I think I ever have. I could easily wear a size 14 if it wasn't for my stomach. Since it's so big, I need a 16 or even 18 in some brands.

My boobs have actually grown since I started losing weight, too, and that was not something I wanted!

I hope eventually everything starts evening out, though.







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4/27/09 2:33 P

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I have not lost much from past experience I always lost in my face first. I do not know how true it is but when I worked out with a trainer before my wedding they said that you lose in the area you gained weight last, so if you have always had a little extra in the middle it will be harder to get off than those extra pounds that always tend to go to your face hands feet etc that fluctuate so much. I'm sure all will work out in the end!

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4/27/09 2:05 P

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I keep losing from the sides of my belly (yeah on losing love handles!) but it now make the front of my belly protrude more! Grrrr! I understand the frustration :)

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4/27/09 1:50 P

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After 80+ pounds I am still having issues.

1- Bras went from a 42DD to 36D (sometimes C)

2- Pants went from 16/18 to 5,6,7 or 8. Here is the issue. Small pants, Large shirts. I shop juniors for pants and if they have XL or XXL I can shop for shirts, if not, off to the misses department.

3- I could easily be in a size 3 pants if it weren't for my bellies. (Yes, the upper and lower ones). They seem to be much more noticeable now than when I first started. AND THEY WON'T GO AWAY!!!!

From the back I look pretty good, from the side, I still look preggo. Makes no sense to me. I was hoping things would even out by now!!!

Edited by: JONAHSADIE at: 4/27/2009 (13:51)
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4/27/09 10:40 A

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I'm also going through this... my top half is getting a lot slimmer than my bottom half for sure. I always seem to notice my chest shrinking before the rest of my body and I just wish I could tell my body to lose weight there LAST, but it doesn't work like that unfortunately.

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4/26/09 10:15 P

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I agree I'm all uneven, I have always been an hourglass figure, and now my bottom half is a lot bigger lol... It will all even out I know, but WHEN? lol

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4/26/09 8:22 P

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yes, I find my weight loss seems spotty, then my weight redistributes a little more evenly.

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4/26/09 3:56 P

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Thanks, done girls. This makes me feel better. I think I'm going to dig through the closet and put away all tops and bottoms that don't fit now. Then I'll just wear the right size tops and the right size bottoms and who cares if they're totally different sizes! It will hopefully all even out.

Or else I'll just be shaped like a freak my whole life, but be healthier in the process, which is fine too.

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4/26/09 11:52 A

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I think you can tell from all the responses that you're not alone! I have this problem where I don't necessarily LOSE weight, but I do tend to shift it around a little. For example, my boobs haven't gotten any smaller, but my ribcage has, leading to an unfortunate bra size. My hips have gotten a little bit smaller, but it seems like my thighs have been completely invaded by The Cottage Cheese Monster. It's ridiculous, really.

Like everyone else, though, my advice is to just hang in there and assume it'll all work itself out eventually.

You can't change the overall shape of your body - once a pear, always a pear - but as the layer of fat starts to come off things start to look healthy and toned and more even.

I hope.

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4/26/09 11:14 A

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I have lost over 50 pounds, and it feels like I only lost in my breast & butt area. I feel even bigger in the middle now!! Before my breasts were at least keeping up with my stomach bulge :). mow it seems like the breasts are running a distant second to that good ole tummy. So I am slightly jealous of big girls that are in good portions or at least top heavy.



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4/26/09 10:20 A

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Right under my breasts and my knee area are what tends to go first. It sucks because my stomach actually looks worse in my opnion then when I was 265. idk I can't wait til in all evens out though emoticon

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4/26/09 12:18 A

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I am so mismatched right now it isn't even funny. My night gowns are XL. Some of my workout pants are XL as the 2x's were falling down during Hip Hop Abs class. My swimsuits are either 18 or 20. Most pants(non stretch) are size 22. Most shirts are 22/24 although I just bought a size 18/20 shirt to wear with a new skirt I got for my birthday and have a size 20 dress on layaway that fits now.

My main problem is the area below my belly button down to my hips. My actual hips are normal but my lower belly is still 58 inches so hangs down over my hips thus creating the need for larger tops and longer tops. If that area was normal I would most likey be in an 18/20 in all clothes.

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4/25/09 8:53 P

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You are definitely not alone. If you look at me from the knees down, you would swear you are looking at two different people. My legs are so skinny. My husband puts his hands around my ankles. Although my thighs are smaller they are still large. My waist has gotten really small, which makes my butt appear rounder. My shoulders are beautiful. I love the transformation of my upper body, with the exception of my arms.
I'm 5'8 1/2, the more weight I lose, the taller I look. It's interesting to watch your body change.

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4/25/09 7:04 P

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I've lost between 40-50 pounds altogether, (I'm currently about 260, and I'm 23 and 5'5"). I lost two solid pant sizes (26 pushing 28 down to 22s) and one shirt size (mostly 22/24 with a few 26/28 and a few 18/20 down to basically all 18/20 tops).

I've always been an hourglass, but now from the front I have even more of a curve/more of a defined waist, which is great. However, when viewed from the side I still look sort of pregnant, except that my tummy goes in at my belly button and then there's a lower "belly" where my underwear is. Yuck. That's definitely the worse part, and I can't wait until that's gone.

Along with the losing shirt size, I need a smaller bra size now, too, which is inconvenient because I can't really afford them right now. It costs me $50 or so each for a bra, as I have to buy them at the local Bra and Girdle Factory and I wear them until they die (alternate between 2), and both of mine still have a little life left, and I don't have even $50. From my judging/measuring, I've gone from a 48G to a 46E, so things are not staying up as well as I'd like.

I dislike large boobs for that reason in general, though, it's really hard to keep them up where I want them/where they look good/where they're not resting on my stomach (LOL). I've always been jealous of my mom and thin sister who can wear shirts without bras...especially in the summer.

Hang in there. It'll be worth it in the end. In the meantime we can all look weird together, LOL! :)

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4/25/09 5:55 P

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From what I can tell even before I gained some weight back, my legs,face and arms go pretty quick but my stomach likes to stick around for a REALLY REALLY long time or so it seems.

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4/25/09 4:33 P

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I have lost 99 lbs so far and my boobs now look like cow utters. :(

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4/25/09 4:04 P

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I have lost a lot on the bottom half but my stomach area is going very slowly. Cant wait until I lose more in the midsection.

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4/25/09 3:13 P

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You're singing my song. I've lost a little over 30 lbs and you can definitely see the difference. Although my boobies have gone down, they're still large and so is my tummy. The bottom half of me is great though. But guess what?? It's slowly but surely evening out. Keep doing what you're doing, make sure you get your cardio and strength training and you'll be a total fox in no time.

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4/25/09 2:20 P

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You are not alone. I tend to lose my weight on my sides of my abdomen but the front is bulging. It will works itself out. Our bodies are something. What you want off first is the last to go it seems. You are losing weight which is awesome!!!!! Just hang in there! emoticon

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4/25/09 1:36 P

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We really can't regulate where we lose the weight. But, just hang in there and keep losing. It will come off in the end, and hopefully everything will even out, and you'll look spectacular! Keep your eye on the goal!

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4/25/09 12:40 P

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My weight loss has been pretty uneven too. But, I think as we continue to lose weight, things will even out a little. At least, I hope so!!

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4/25/09 12:32 P

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I always lose in the face, shoulders and bust first and with the most weight loss--and that makes the bottom half of me seem even bigger--I always end up looking like one of those kids weighted clown punching bags !!

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4/25/09 12:11 P

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So I've lost somewhere between 20 and 30 pounds in the last eight months or so (just now got a scale at home, but it seems off, so the exact figures aren't something I have). But I have noticed that although I definitely look better, and my clothes overall fit better, I am a really funny shape right now. I basically look like my top third has lost a bunch of weight, and the rest of me not so much. From the waist down it's sort of a nightmare.

It's hard to dress in ways that feel flattering, for example.

Does everyone lose weight this unevenly? Are any of the rest of you funny-shaped during your weight loss journey? What do you do about dressing yourself to hide the funny shape-ness or not?

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