(Closed) Coming to terms with my “womanly” figure…

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

In my early twenties my body changed A LOT!!!!! I went from having a very slim boyish figure to having hips and boobies. It took me quite awhile to come to terms with it but I eventually realized that I was still just a little girl when I was that small.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m sure you look gorgeous just the way you are! I’ve been coming to terms with my new body this year. I hit a 2nd puberty and I don’t know if I can blame it on BC pills or just on my age. I’m 23, and I went from a size 5/6 to 7/8, which isn’t that big of a difference except that I gained about 20lbs in my butt and boobs. My hips are super wide now to accomodate my “assets” and I’ve had to buy bigger bras three times this year. I can’t fit into my jeans or work pants that I just bought earlier this year, so I am super frustrated. Now I just buy the $10 jeans at Forever 21 because I don’t feel like investing money in something I’ll probably have to buy again in a month or two.

I was stressing myself out until I realized that I can use this as an excuse to toss out my teenage clothes and buy myself a grown-up wardrobe that flatters my new body. Use it as a renewing experience ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

After college, I went up slowly from a size 4 to a size 6 then 8 then 10. I had come to terms with it, like you, because I like food too much and being a grad student, had no time for the gym. Not sure what broke but eventually I couldn’t take it anymore. I joined WW and lost 18 lbs. Now I’m a size 0/2 which is smaller than I was in high school. Moral of the story is – if you are happy with the way you are, that’s great!!! But if not, don’t feel resigned to the fact that your womanly body has more curves. If you change your eating habits, you can get back down to your size 4 high school self if you really want to. I LOVE food and don’t feel deprived at all. It’s all about portion control. I am SO much happier now than I was at size 10. It might be vain, but I don’t care. I love having people telling me how good I look now. Not only that, I feel so much healthier. It’s possible, I promise you.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I do!!!  I was super small up until about 21.  I hit 21 and it was like BAM – woman!  I grew in height, my hips got bigger and it was so hard to be skinny anymore!  I used to be a 0 and now I’m about an 6/8.  I do need to lose a few pounds for health reasons.  I go to the gym regularly, the weight just isn’t falling off like it used to.  I don’t really want to be back at a 0 but a 4 would be nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

@Krises:  I understand what you mean about feeling better at a smaller size.  I just feel sort of sluggish sometimes.

@misssydneyj:  I had to buy new clothes too!! My closet has a set of 4 pants, 6 pants and 8 pants lol.  Today I am in the 6 pants which is awesome.  Tomorrow, I might be in something else!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsCoachBtoBee: Lol yeah I can fit about 3 different sizes, depending on the day, style, designer, or the fabric. It’s a mess! lol

 @Krises: Congrats! My changes were weird because my weight went up, but physically the only things that looked bigger were my butt and boobs lol. I’m not complaining because I looked like a 16 year old and now I can probably pass for 18 lol.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@misssydneyj: I hear ya! I gained lots of weight in my already too big for my body boobs, which just resulted in making me look even bigger than I was! That was a recipe for disaster. The best part of losing some weight was wearing a smaller bra size for the first time in years. Bras are so cute in smaller sizes!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Krises: I understand! I can’t fit any of my cute lingerie anymore, so I have to go shopping for that too. My weight has been fluctuating + or – 5 lbs every time I see a doctor. The nurse said I’m at a healthy weight so I shouldn’t be too concerned. The one thing that does piss me off though is that stupid BMI thing says that I’m slightly overweight, but then nurses and docs say that I’m fine lol.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@misssydneyj: Yeah my BMI said the same thing. What matters I think is how you feel. I didn’t feel fine, I definitely felt overweight. Because I’m super short, a little bit extra weight showed a lot. And I’d obviously trust your dr. over the bmi chart, any day.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I was a size 5 in grade 10, size 8 in grade 12 (I am tall), doesn’t matter how much weight I lose I will never fit back into size 5 or 8 for that matter, my hips are just that much wider. I am 23 now and wear a size 10, I would like to lose probably 10 pounds but it doesn’t bother me that much. It is just a fact of growing up, you will never fit into your highschool clothes again, and if you can that your just a freak of nature haha. lol 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think our society puts SO much pressure on us woman to be skinny….and not just skinny, but anorexically skinny. Personally, I’ve always celebrated ‘a little more cushion for the pushin’ =D

It was in 10th grade, high school that I was having a normal physical and the doctor claimed I was 20% obsese for my height. I was 4″11ft and 106lbs. How was I obsese? Not to mention, I was a gymnast for years so I have an incredible amount of muscle mass…and muscle weighs more than fat.

Don’t get hung up over weight ladies. Just stay healthy. My thighs are a bit bigger and my tummy gets a roll when I sit down but I don’t care. It’s happy weight…it’s the 12 lbs I’ve gained in a year because of my man’s fine cooking! And I’m bound to gain more cuz’ I want me some babies~! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Newbee

i hate it wen people get hung up on someone elses wieght ๐Ÿ™ why does it matter if ur bigger now then in highschool? i personally wld never want my size 0-2 no chest no butt figure back lol im good with my size 6-8 with boobs and hips im not a overly heathy person unfortunantly i battle with some health issues but as far as my body goes im happy! ;D

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel you too. I actually gained a bunch of weight and now I’m back down to my high school size eight jeans, but my shape has definitely changed. Back in hs, I was a D cup, and now I’m a 38G. I was hoping that I would lose some of my chest when I lost weight, but that never really works for me :(. Juniors clothes are definitely not an option anymore.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was really tiny in high school and gained 30 (cue the gasp!) pounds in college. I’m now a size 9/10 but wore a 5/6 in college. ๐Ÿ™ I’m noticeably larger! Plus my boobs got bigger. I gave up on the gym because this weight just won’t come off! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@jennyDtobe: I know EXACTLY how you feel.  I think it is something that happens once you hit your 20s lol  In highschool I was so slim and loved my figure.. I loved that fact that I can get into small sizes and feel comfortable in anything.  Then…. IT HAPPENED!  I turned 20 and my clothes don’t fit anymore.. I have come to the conclusion that it is a combination of studying more, exercising less and birth control pills.  I have been cutting down my portion sizes and exercising more and have seen a huge difference.. however the ‘womanliness’ is soo much more obvious.  I feel a lot more curvy around my hips and bust.. My old clothes still don’t fit but I guess I look a little more mature now.  At first I was in denial about it but I am coming to terms with the fact that I am growing up and I won’t be a little compact thing forever lol.  My bra cup size has gone from a C to a E and it is freaking me outttt!!

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