Anyone else struggle with a large body frame?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not at all. I’m big – 5’9″ and weigh more than I care to admit. My chest is definitely a problem too! I don’t mind my feet though. I mean, there’s really nothing you can do about it. I’m glad you’re getting help though!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@mrs_pugetsound:  You’re not! We sound simliar – I’m 5″5 and 145lbs, I don’t consider myself overweight (though if one day I woke up 15lbs lighter I wouldn’t complain), more on the curvy, athletic frame type. I have pretty broad shoulders and my arms are anything but dainty – I’d kill for slender arms. So, I pretty much avoid anything with spaghetti straps or straight sleeveless shirts – tank tops are the only thing I’ll wear. I’ve found that shirts with v-cuts and scoop necks are more flattering on me – I avoid crew necks and boat cuts like the plague because them seem to accentuate my shoulders.

My legs are curvy, which I love in heels and a mini-skirt but look a little weird in skinny jeans. I tend to wear boot cut jeans because I find they even out my silhouette – flared jeans just accentuate my hips.

My mom’s Japanese, but my dad is of German, English French descent and to my dismay anything petite and Asian (sorry, offensive generalization) passed me by so, I need to learn how to embrace my stocky genes.

Anyways, I’m sure you are beautiful. Don’t worry, you are certainly not alone!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You’re not alone!! I have the same problem! Calves are actually genetic so I have my dads huge calf muscles, it’s ridiculous! I also wear a size 8 ring and Ive had a ghetto booty since I was like 6Ann’s I have an abnormally large rib cage lol. It’s so annoyingbecause my dress fits everywhere except my ribcage… No matter how much weight I lose those things willalways stay the same so I try not to worry about it! I am sure you are gorgeous the way you are! 

Post # 7
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16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m 5’11”, so I’m constantly towering over most other women. And I definitely have hips. And at my height, I don’t see how I could have anything but size 10 feet.

I have days where I wish I could be be about six inches shorter and feel “normal-sized.” But then I’ll go home, and my husband will tell me how very, very much he loves that I’m tall and how great it makes kissing me and dancing with me and so on.

It reminds me that I’m my own worst critic and that I can definitely see myself in a more negative way than others — especially my husband — see me. Him loving me like that has helped me to love myself more, and I’m really thankful for that.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I could stand to lose about fifteen pounds, but I’m not overweight.  Like you, though, I have a massive chest, fat fingers, and the world’s largest calves.  It sucks when you can’t find anything that’s flattering because of larger bits and pieces of you.  πŸ™

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You are not alone:) I am 5’9″ and I run into some of those same problems. I have size 10 or 11 feet depending on the brand, and I feel like some of the shoe shop workers look at me like a freak of nature hahaha!

I’m more petite than you in the chest area (only a B cup) and I’ve always been relatively trim through the torso, but I have REALLY broad shoulders that make me look like I’m doing an Incredible Hulk impersonation when I try on shirts. Sleeves and pants are perpetually too short, and I don’t even bother with off the rack suits.

Speaking of my shoulders…

When I was shopping for my wedding gown I tried on a halter top dress just so I could see every style. My shoulders are so broad I swear I looked like a linebacker lol. Good thing there wasn’t a scout for the Vikings there otherwise they would probably have offered me a contract!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh and I forgot to mention that it doesn’t help that Fiance is smaller than me. FML!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You’re not alone!  5’5.5″, 140 and I have to fight HARD to stay at that weight.  The last time I weighed below 130, I was in middle school. 

My feet are 8.5, ring is 7ish (8 when I eat a salty meal), and I have broad shoulders and hips.  When I look at pictures of me next to people who I KNOW weight more than I do and who aren’t in as good of shape as I am, I STILL Look bigger.  I have a big head and a rib cage that sticks out, along with what my grandmother once referred to as “football player shoulders.”

Maybe I have some BD too, but I know it’s not all in my head.  My ex was smaller than I was, and I’ve told Fiance that he must maintain a 20lb weight advantage over me at all times if he doesn’t want me to get all skinny and lose my curves, lol.

You’re not alone. πŸ™‚  Try to flaunt your features (I have a tiny waist, comparatively, and nice legs), take care of yourself, and that’s about all you can do. I wish I had better advice for you.

 

ETA: My FI’s biggest pet peeve?  When I hate on all those tiny-framed b*tches that have features I’ll never, ever have.  No offense to all of you hot, small framed girls out there.  Envy is flattery πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Also, if you’re comfortable, post some pictures of yourself so that we can tell you all the lovely things about you that you can’t see πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mrs_pugetsound:  lol! at 5’6″, 136, I’ll go ahead and pull the crazy card on you if you think it looks silly for him to pick you up.  Your guy isn’t tiny, and you’re not huge… you’re just normal-sized and he is too.

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