Post # 1
I’ve noticed a huge change in my shape since I first met Darling Husband. When I met him, I was 19 and super-skinny–I think 115 or 120 was my all-time high weight, and I was sticking to my dominant pear-y shape of 33-24-39. And damn, I miss being that tiny in the waist, but that’s a story for another day.
Since then, I’ve “filled out” (which I always used to believe was a nice way of saying “getting fat”). I gained about 20 pounds over the summer, which I was not happy about, but a bum thyroid and changing BC will do that to you, I guess. Fortunately, my top half is starting to finally match up with my bottom, though I’m still a B-cup (come on, catch up, dammit!). Unfortunately, I added a few inches to the waist when the rest of me filled out, which I guess is a good thing…I think 36-24-42 would look kind of scary on me and I’d feel like a reverse-Barbie doll or something.
My consolation phrase for myself is, “Well, you weren’t going to be a teenager forever,” lol. It’s tough sometimes, though I’m getting better at the whole self-acceptance thing.
So, how has your body changed/not changed over the years?
Post # 3
I’m still pretty young so I can’t say as far as 20 years ago I was this…cuz that just doesn’t count.
I used to be super skinny. Like skin and bones. I’m still tiny (115-120lbs), but my hips definitely got wider, and my boobs! We’re talking size D, on my tiny frame. *glare* I’m definitely trying to shrink them (haha, yes…trying for smaller boobs) through exercise in the new year. I did some swimming last year, and even with just that little bit, I noticed a bit of a difference.
I’m stubbornly telling myself I won’t let myself gain weight after we get married. Who knows if it’ll happen. I want to be one of those sexy moms! 😉
Post # 4
@soon2bhis: You could always donate some to me! Lol. I’ve actually been losing weight since we got married, which is nice. I refuse to let myself get frumpy. I’m down to an 8 from a 10, so I figure that’s some progress.
Post # 5
I’ve lost a large amount of weight in the last few years and then gained some of it back, but my shape (hourglass) always remained the same. Even at my lowest/heaviest I have a very definite curve in for my waist and curve out for my chest/hips.
Post # 6
When i was in high school i was more athletic–like, boxy, broad athletic. I played basketball, volleyball, and softball–i lifted lots of weights and we had a lot of practices, so I worked out a TON. Now i’m more of a slender athletic and it looks better on my 5’11” frame. Before i felt…intimidating? My weight has gone up probably 15 pounds, but my waist is about the same, if not a little smaller, and my chest has gone from a C to a Dirty Delete. it took a few years it seemed for my body to adjust to the gym changes I was making. I measure my body fat for my best assessment, though.
Post # 7
My body really hasn’t changed. I’m still the same size/shape I was in high school (115 pounds, 34C-26-33), and that was 10 years ago.
My sister is 6 years older than me and has had 2 kids, and she’s still the same size/shape to, so hopefully even kids won’t change my body much.
My fitness level has changed though. I used to go to dance class 3 times a week. Now I’m in horrible shape, I need to exercise more.
Post # 8
My hips have gotten much larger. I used to be very proportional (although always overweight). But nowadays, it all goes to the butt.
Post # 9
When I met Fiance I was 19, and pretty athletic (playing volleyball consistently, even though I wasn’t on any teams), At 6 feet tall, I was about 160 lbs, and very slender. Boobs were a small B, and my legs and butt were skinny. Now, at almost 190 lbs, my boobs have gone up a full size, and my sedentary desk job made it so that I put on some serious non-muscle!
I was much more confident about my body at 19 than I am now at 25, but I do love the fact that I have boobs and a butt now:). The roundness in my midsection and thighs are the only thing that I am working to get rid of!
Post # 10
My body proportion has changed because I began to gain weight in another place. I usually gain proportionally, and have a hourglass/pear shape. But within the last two years I started gaining exclusively on my legs. I probably gained 5 lbs without knowing because I wear dresses and skirts. Alas, now I am trying to lose it all! The goal is 36-30-40 – back to where I was when I was 130 lbs. 🙂
Post # 11
Well, in the last few years my body has undergone quite the flux. In highschool (younger than 18) I weighed about 90lbs and was a complete bean pole (not healthy either). Then I got pregnant, gained about 50lbs, and my hips & boobs magically appeared. Since then I have dropped the baby/pregnancy weight, yet maintain a more healthy weight of 105-115–I also got to keep the hips, but sadly not the boobs.
I have definitely “filled out” a bit, and am ..softer now.. that squishy tummy won’t go no matter how much I try lol.. Some days I am like “dammit!” but for the most part I know I am healthier now than I ever was in the past, so it doesn’t bother me overly much.
Post # 12
I am still pretty thin, but I can tell I have gained about 20 lbs over the past 4 years. I know I am not big by any means, but I should probably start taking better care of my body because I am not getting any younger and my body isn’t going to magically stop gaining. lol
Post # 13
@missmouse29: Lol, right? That’s my trouble zone, too. I was killing myself with cardio and situps, trying to flatten my abs, but Darling Husband told me to knock it off–he actually prefers how I look now to when I was rail-thin! Thank god for men who still believe women should be a little soft. I tried to get the super-fit, super-toned body but it’s just not me; it doesn’t work on my frame or for how my body works. I think the important thing is being healthy but not going nuts and making yourself unhappy trying to change how you look. Although…I still have “dammit days,” too. ;P
Post # 14
The biggest change I have noticed at 51 is a thickening of my middle. More above the belly-button mass I guess. The skin is not quite as tight. The “girls” aren’t as perky. But my Darling Husband still thinks I’m hot, I look good in clothes, so at my age, I guess I should be happy!
Post # 15
My body shape hasn’t changed since highschool (and there are some part I wouldn’t mind changing) except the weight change. From the past few years, I’ve gone from 95lbs to 100lbs and i’m 5’3.
Post # 16
I’ve bounced all over the scale for as long as I can remember, but I have been told that my weight distributes evenly, which I guess keeps me somewhat proportional(??).
I have an hourglass figure and since I was 13 I had hips, booty and boobs. I danced and cheered in high school, so my body was much more athletic than some of the other teens. I remember in high school a couple of guys would say I had “big” legs. That always made me feel awful. Years later I realized they meant my legs were athletic and muscular. Gaaaaaaawwwwddd….if only I had those legs now!