(Closed) Here's an interesting toy for any bees looking to lose weight

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Whoa, that is so cool!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Ranch

Thats where I got my avatar from! And I am actually the same. Currently 185 (my avatar) and goal weight is 130-140

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Doesn’t work so well for shorties though… just like every other diet tool in the world… it has my actual size almost identical to my goal size… even though I would look incredibly different at the two weight/sizes.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

COOL! I want to play with this more at home!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Rachel631:  Same here,, I’m 5’4″, and it shows me at 145 and 130 looking almost the same. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would consider it somewhat accurate, although I wish I could add extra baggage in certain areas, for example, my bottom & breats are HUGE compared to the rest of me. I’m also carrying extra weight in my calves [VERY muscular, large calves]

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@jenilynevette:  I can totally relate! My calves are 18 inches around and pure muscle. My trainer does monthly measurements and everything else is shrinking, I’m just waiting for them to get bigger lol, I hope they don’t!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@jenilynevette:  ditto on the calves! Having an active childhood featuring soccer has ensured I have rock solid calves!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@FortiesFlare:  Well, I’m 5’0, and I’ve put on a load of weight lately (no clue why) and have ended up at 132. I have a few goals in mind, but I tried it at 100 in order to experiment. That would mean I would have lost about a quarter of my bodyweight… yet the model looked hardly any different!

Let’s put it this way… if I was 100lb, or even 110lb, and I’d done it properly, as opposed to starving myself, I would look like an Olympic athlete. Boo for diet tools which only work for average heights and up!

@luluvohn:  My problem is that everything is shrinking apart from my biceps, calves, and the lower part of my belly, which are growing. I think the belly is because my core muscles are forcing the layers of fat outwards, because it’s actually quite hard to touch. Either way, it’s so frustrating. I’ve now got an “older woman’s” body… rock solid legs, arse and arms, with an out of proportion lower stomach….

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I don’t like these at all. My sister had a bad experience with these. She has an eating disorder and body dsymorphia, and she used this to find what her “ideal” weight would be. She printed out a picture of her “fat” and her “goal” and it was a way for her to “See” how she looked to other people. Of course her “goal” was like… 5’4 and 88 pounds or something silly.

Having said that, as long as you are able to look at is as What you could look, not to find out how you want to look, then go at it!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

@TopazTurtle: oh I agree, as long as it’s not taken too seriously, it’s cool. It’s interesting to put my old weight in, and see the difference between that and what I am now. It’s intersting for sure. The other one I like is being able to look at photos of women with similar body shapes. I don’t remember that web site though.

I guess I look at things like this different after dealing with someone with body dysmorphia, espeically because this was one of her triggers. 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@cirk:  @TopazTurtle:  OK, I’ve just experimented to see what weight this tool thinks I need to be in order to get the body shape I want. It just told me 90lb.

I totally see what cirk means now. If I was 90lb, I would look terminally ill. I remember being 95lb after an illness in which I lost a lot of muscle as well as fat, and you could have played my ribs like a xylophone. I looked like one of those cancer patients in the last stages of their disease… huge head, tiny, bony body. I did not look like the image this tool has just given me. At all.

This tool makes no allowances for muscle mass whatsoever.

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