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cm13cm
05-26-2006, 04:15 PM
i know that every person is different. i was wondering for those of you whose lower body had to catch up to your upper body- how long did it take before things started "even out"

stillastudent
05-26-2006, 04:17 PM
I'll let you know when I get there :)

smuggie
05-26-2006, 04:35 PM
I'm still waiting for my ass to catch up with the rest of my body and it's been years. :dry:

Erik
05-26-2006, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by cm13cm@May 26 2006, 12:15 PM
i know that every person is different. i was wondering for those of you whose lower body had to catch up to your upper body- how long did it take before things started "even out"
What do you mean by 'even out'?

Blondell
05-26-2006, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by stillastudent@May 26 2006, 12:17 PM
I'll let you know when I get there :)
what this person said :lol:

Pakse
05-26-2006, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by cm13cm@May 26 2006, 10:15 AM
i know that every person is different. i was wondering for those of you whose lower body had to catch up to your upper body- how long did it take before things started "even out"
I know what you mean. I'm way leaner on top than my bottom. The way things are going, I'm going to completely lose my boobs before I see anything lean out on my bottom. As it is, they no longer look like "boobies", they just look like mammary glands. :mad:

Erik
05-26-2006, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Pakse@May 26 2006, 02:32 PM
I know what you mean. I'm way leaner on top than my bottom. The way things are going, I'm going to completely lose my boobs before I see anything lean out on my bottom. As it is, they no longer look like "boobies", they just look like mammary glands. :mad:
This is typical female fat distribution; largely influenced by hormones and a greater amount of alpha receptors which are typically in areas of poor blood flow ... hence, the more stubborn fat loss (at least in part)

Stubborn fat is well, stubborn, but once it starts to go, it goes fast.

Unfortunately, for women, this usually means the upper body is going to have to get really, really lean.

Gazelle
05-26-2006, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 26 2006, 02:34 PM
Unfortunately, for women, this usually means the upper body is going to have to get really, really lean.
ARGH.

That is all.

(I do like the idea of "once it starts going, it goes fast" though ...)

Tearose
05-26-2006, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 26 2006, 01:34 PM


Stubborn fat is well, stubborn, but once it starts to go, it goes fast.


I hopefully cling to this.... :dry:

Tony
05-26-2006, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by cm13cm@May 26 2006, 11:15 AM
i know that every person is different. i was wondering for those of you whose lower body had to catch up to your upper body- how long did it take before things started "even out"
~ 1 year

absolut_blonde
05-26-2006, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 26 2006, 12:34 PM
This is typical female fat distribution; largely influenced by hormones and a greater amount of alpha receptors which are typically in areas of poor blood flow ... hence, the more stubborn fat loss (at least in part)

Stubborn fat is well, stubborn, but once it starts to go, it goes fast.

Unfortunately, for women, this usually means the upper body is going to have to get really, really lean.
This is definitely the case for me.

The only time I was really happy with my upper thighs was when the rest of me was (IMO) too thin. Mind you, this wasn't achieved in a healthy manner-- more like a loss of appetite due to extreme stress-- and while I was working out at the time, I wasn't doing so effectively. So maybe having more muscle would've mitigated the scrawny look somewhat.

clsupnorth
05-26-2006, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Pakse@May 26 2006, 01:32 PM
As it is, they no longer look like "boobies", they just look like mammary glands. :mad:
Hey, I've got those, too! Mammaries, not boobs... :dry:


Unfortunately, for women, this usually means the upper body is going to have to get really, really lean.
Speaking of this, what muscles (other than abdominal groups) can one build up to minimize the appearance of ribs? Serratus? Does that help?

Tina
05-26-2006, 11:14 PM
yup I think my upper body is going to have to look SUPER Lean with no boobs with ribs popping out if I want my legs to be lean :mad:

I'm short. I have muscle there. They're just covered in FAT. :dry: :mad: :dry:

Kathryn
05-26-2006, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by Tina@May 26 2006, 05:14 PM
yup I think my upper body is going to have to look SUPER Lean with no boobs with ribs popping out if I want my legs to be lean :mad:

I'm short. I have muscle there. They're just covered in FAT. :dry: :mad: :dry:
diddo...

When my legs were lean a year ago, my breasts were flat, my waist was super tiny...overall my upper body had minimal bf...even though I had like no hips either, and a size 2/4 jeans..I would never want my upper body to be so grossly thin..wearing XS shirts were starting to get baggy :blink:

clsupnorth
05-27-2006, 12:04 AM
It's discussions like this that make me rethink where I'm at and what my goals are. A year ago, I had goals of size 5/6, 135 lbs, look good, feel great, blah blah blah. Well - I've reached those goals and then some. I look and feel great, and muscular. Now, I don't know if it's peer pressure or hanging out here too much, but I've reset my goals to aim for competition, lower body fat, etc.
Problem is - I'm now not happy that my boobs are gone, got bony bumps where cleavage should be, and my ribs are starting to stick out. And if I lean out more, I'll be even more unhappy about that.
So.... that leaves me wondering who's perception of beauty I'm after - mine? Or someone else's?

Tina
05-27-2006, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by clsupnorth@May 26 2006, 08:04 PM
It's discussions like this that make me rethink where I'm at and what my goals are. A year ago, I had goals of size 5/6, 135 lbs, look good, feel great, blah blah blah. Well - I've reached those goals and then some. I look and feel great, and muscular. Now, I don't know if it's peer pressure or hanging out here too much, but I've reset my goals to aim for competition, lower body fat, etc.
Problem is - I'm now not happy that my boobs are gone, got bony bumps where cleavage should be, and my ribs are starting to stick out. And if I lean out more, I'll be even more unhappy about that.
So.... that leaves me wondering who's perception of beauty I'm after - mine? Or someone else's?
Interesting post.

I guess you just have to think about what YOUR specific goals are. One can still be HOT healthy and not look super lean with ribs popping out and feel good about themselves :p

I'm sad about my boobs going away :o But if that means that my lower body will be leaner then I'm cool with that, because that's what I want, and that is MY personal goal right now. I don't think my hubby wants me too lean though.

andi
05-27-2006, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by Tina+May 26 2006, 07:12 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Tina @ May 26 2006, 07:12 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-clsupnorth@May 26 2006, 08:04 PM
It&#39;s discussions like this that make me rethink where I&#39;m at and what my goals are. A year ago, I had* goals of size 5/6, 135 lbs, look good, feel great, blah blah blah. Well - I&#39;ve reached those goals and then some. I look and feel great, and muscular. Now, I don&#39;t know if it&#39;s peer pressure or hanging out here too much, but I&#39;ve reset my goals to aim for competition, lower body fat, etc.
Problem is - I&#39;m now not happy that my boobs are gone, got bony bumps where cleavage should be, and my ribs are starting to stick out. And if I lean out more, I&#39;ll be even more unhappy about that.
So.... that leaves me wondering who&#39;s perception of beauty I&#39;m after - mine? Or someone else&#39;s?
Interesting post.

I guess you just have to think about what YOUR specific goals are. One can still be HOT healthy and not look super lean with ribs popping out and feel good about themselves :p

I&#39;m sad about my boobs going away :o But if that means that my lower body will be leaner then I&#39;m cool with that, because that&#39;s what I want, and that is MY personal goal right now. I don&#39;t think my hubby wants me too lean though. [/b][/quote]
yes, most guys like booties :p

Tina
05-27-2006, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by andi+May 26 2006, 08:24 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (andi @ May 26 2006, 08:24 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Tina@May 26 2006, 07:12 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-clsupnorth@May 26 2006, 08:04 PM
It&#39;s discussions like this that make me rethink where I&#39;m at and what my goals are. A year ago, I had goals of size 5/6, 135 lbs, look good, feel great, blah blah blah. Well - I&#39;ve reached those goals and then some. I look and feel great, and muscular. Now, I don&#39;t know if it&#39;s peer pressure or hanging out here too much, but I&#39;ve reset my goals to aim for competition, lower body fat, etc.
Problem is - I&#39;m now not happy that my boobs are gone, got bony bumps where cleavage should be, and my ribs are starting to stick out. And if I lean out more, I&#39;ll be even more unhappy about that.
So.... that leaves me wondering who&#39;s perception of beauty I&#39;m after - mine? Or someone else&#39;s?
Interesting post.

I guess you just have to think about what YOUR specific goals are. One can still be HOT healthy and not look super lean with ribs popping out and feel good about themselves :p

I&#39;m sad about my boobs going away :o But if that means that my lower body will be leaner then I&#39;m cool with that, because that&#39;s what I want, and that is MY personal goal right now. I don&#39;t think my hubby wants me too lean though.
yes, most guys like booties :p [/b][/quote]
ya so I&#39;m thinking big tight booty with no boobs or boobs with big mushy booty :scratch:

:lol:

Erik
05-27-2006, 12:37 AM
Another vote for the booty over the boobs. :hi:

Strive2Define
05-27-2006, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by clsupnorth@May 26 2006, 08:04 PM
It&#39;s discussions like this that make me rethink where I&#39;m at and what my goals are. A year ago, I had goals of size 5/6, 135 lbs, look good, feel great, blah blah blah. Well - I&#39;ve reached those goals and then some. I look and feel great, and muscular. Now, I don&#39;t know if it&#39;s peer pressure or hanging out here too much, but I&#39;ve reset my goals to aim for competition, lower body fat, etc.
Problem is - I&#39;m now not happy that my boobs are gone, got bony bumps where cleavage should be, and my ribs are starting to stick out. And if I lean out more, I&#39;ll be even more unhappy about that.
So.... that leaves me wondering who&#39;s perception of beauty I&#39;m after - mine? Or someone else&#39;s?
OK let me give you another take on this.....FLASH BACK..4 yrs ago...me..5-5,245 lbs, SZ 24 and miserable....FAST FORWARD..today..me 157 lbs, 5-5 and sz 6 and still miserable.Why you might ask...simple.when I was 245 lbs it was ALL BAD...now that I have lost all of the weight , built some decent muscle and leaning out, all the years of obesity is showing up..loose skin in the midsection and now the leaner I get, it is starting to show up in my lower body..upper inner thighs, glute ham tie-ins..now add to that boobs that have gone from 44DD to currently 34 B and shrinking daily...at least when I was fat, it filled the skin in. Does this stop me from continuing to strive to be better and better..no...why?? Because I live in fear that the minute I get comfortable, I will blow up again.Just goes to show, the grass is always greener :(

clsupnorth
05-27-2006, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 26 2006, 07:37 PM
Another vote for the booty over the boobs. :hi:
Is your vote for tight booty, no boobs? Just wanna clarify.... :p


Strive - Does this stop me from continuing to strive to be better and better..no...why?? Because I live in fear that the minute I get comfortable, I will blow up again.Just goes to show, the grass is always greener :(
I think you hit my current motivation dead-on. Since my fat gain happened so nicely and easily (I swear, it crept up. It did.), I&#39;m terrified that &#39;relaxing&#39; my standards of myself just slightly now will bring back the complacency.

Pandora
05-27-2006, 01:42 AM
I guess I&#39;m not typical. Any extra fat I have is in my midsection or upper arms... and that&#39;s pretty much it. My lower body just isn&#39;t a problem and my legs are always fairly muscular. However, that said, I have quite the tendency for that &#39;apple&#39; look if I gain weight. Doesn&#39;t help that I am very short waisted.

I&#39;m a freak.

clsupnorth
05-27-2006, 01:43 AM
Originally posted by Pandora@May 26 2006, 08:42 PM
I guess I&#39;m not typical. Any extra fat I have is in my midsection or upper arms... and that&#39;s pretty much it. My lower body just isn&#39;t a problem and my legs are always fairly muscular. However, that said, I have quite the tendency for that &#39;apple&#39; look if I gain weight. Doesn&#39;t help that I am very short waisted.

I&#39;m a freak.
Sigh... I bet you have great boobs.

Erik
05-27-2006, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by clsupnorth@May 26 2006, 09:32 PM
Is your vote for tight booty, no boobs? Just wanna clarify.... :p

If the boobs are there, that&#39;s fine, but if they&#39;re not, oh well. It&#39;s all about the booty.

Strive2Define
05-27-2006, 01:58 AM
Just out of curiosity, do guys ever feel like this or struggle with this??

Erik
05-27-2006, 02:01 AM
Originally posted by Strive2Define@May 26 2006, 09:58 PM
Just out of curiosity, do guys ever feel like this or struggle with this??
Be more specific; struggle with what?

clsupnorth
05-27-2006, 02:01 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 26 2006, 08:57 PM
If the boobs are there, that&#39;s fine, but if they&#39;re not, oh well. It&#39;s all about the booty.
I take it Anna Nichole Smith and her goodies hanging out is NOT your type.... :lol:

Strive2Define
05-27-2006, 02:07 AM
I guess body image

Erik
05-27-2006, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by Strive2Define@May 26 2006, 10:07 PM
I guess body image
I have, yes.

Strive2Define
05-27-2006, 02:39 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 26 2006, 10:09 PM
I have, yes.
Well I was just coming back to tell you never mind..I just read the last couple of pages of your journal.....you beat me to it.

Leah
05-27-2006, 02:40 AM
I used to get pissy about lack of boobage when I got lean...but now i really would rather just be ript to shreds, who cares about the boobies, I have a nice bum :p

Pandora
05-27-2006, 02:42 AM
Originally posted by clsupnorth+May 26 2006, 08:43 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (clsupnorth &#064; May 26 2006, 08:43 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Pandora@May 26 2006, 08:42 PM
I guess I&#39;m not typical. Any extra fat I have is in my midsection or upper arms... and that&#39;s pretty much it. My lower body just isn&#39;t a problem and my legs are always fairly muscular. However, that said, I have quite the tendency for that &#39;apple&#39; look if I gain weight. Doesn&#39;t help that I am very short waisted.

I&#39;m a freak.
Sigh... I bet you have great boobs. [/b][/quote]
They&#39;re huge all the time. They are a C/D cup whether no matter what my body fat is, but then again, I&#39;ve not been very very lean in a very very long time. But when I did have a 6 pack long ago, my boobs were still out of proportionately big. Sucked.

:ban: I cannot wait to be super lean and hopefully have little boobs.

Leah
05-27-2006, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by Pandora+May 26 2006, 10:42 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Pandora @ May 26 2006, 10:42 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by clsupnorth@May 26 2006, 08:43 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Pandora@May 26 2006, 08:42 PM
I guess I&#39;m not typical. Any extra fat I have is in my midsection or upper arms... and that&#39;s pretty much it. My lower body just isn&#39;t a problem and my legs are always fairly muscular. However, that said, I have quite the tendency for that &#39;apple&#39; look if I gain weight. Doesn&#39;t help that I am very short waisted.

I&#39;m a freak.
Sigh... I bet you have great boobs.
They&#39;re huge all the time. They are a C/D cup whether no matter what my body fat is, but then again, I&#39;ve not been very very lean in a very very long time. But when I did have a 6 pack long ago, my boobs were still out of proportionately big. Sucked.

:ban: I cannot wait to be super lean and hopefully have little boobs. [/b][/quote]
Oh quit yer bitchin&#39; :p


:lol:

Pandora
05-27-2006, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by Leah+May 26 2006, 09:44 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Leah @ May 26 2006, 09:44 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Pandora@May 26 2006, 10:42 PM

Originally posted by clsupnorth@May 26 2006, 08:43 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Pandora@May 26 2006, 08:42 PM
I guess I&#39;m not typical. Any extra fat I have is in my midsection or upper arms... and that&#39;s pretty much it. My lower body just isn&#39;t a problem and my legs are always fairly muscular. However, that said, I have quite the tendency for that &#39;apple&#39; look if I gain weight. Doesn&#39;t help that I am very short waisted.

I&#39;m a freak.
Sigh... I bet you have great boobs.
They&#39;re huge all the time. They are a C/D cup whether no matter what my body fat is, but then again, I&#39;ve not been very very lean in a very very long time. But when I did have a 6 pack long ago, my boobs were still out of proportionately big. Sucked.

:ban: I cannot wait to be super lean and hopefully have little boobs.
Oh quit yer bitchin&#39; :p


:lol: [/b][/quote]
I know, I know.. but these boobs are not the same after a pregnancy&#33;&#33; :funny: :ban:

Erik
05-27-2006, 02:59 AM
Originally posted by Strive2Define@May 26 2006, 10:39 PM
Well I was just coming back to tell you never mind..I just read the last couple of pages of your journal.....you beat me to it.
Yeah, and that&#39;s nothing. Trust me.

Bravogrl27
05-27-2006, 03:20 AM
Lack of boobage can be a real advantage in sports--whether sliding into home base or doing "up downs" (kickboxing drills) . . . I could throw myself down on the mats and jump back up better than big boobed girls. So there&#39;s some plusses to not having plus sizes. :)

Strive2Define
05-27-2006, 03:23 AM
oh the lack of boobage does not bother me in the least...I have been on both sides.The smaller the better in my opinion..heck I&#39;ll take slap a bandaid on em small and go anyday.....

ashleyk
05-27-2006, 03:50 AM
Originally posted by Pandora@May 26 2006, 08:42 PM
I guess I&#39;m not typical. Any extra fat I have is in my midsection or upper arms... and that&#39;s pretty much it. My lower body just isn&#39;t a problem and my legs are always fairly muscular. However, that said, I have quite the tendency for that &#39;apple&#39; look if I gain weight. Doesn&#39;t help that I am very short waisted.

I&#39;m a freak.
Ugh, me too. Thick, short waist. Ugh. :dry:

clsupnorth
05-27-2006, 04:52 AM
Originally posted by Strive2Define@May 26 2006, 10:23 PM
oh the lack of boobage does not bother me in the least...I have been on both sides.The smaller the better in my opinion..heck I&#39;ll take slap a bandaid on em small and go anyday.....
I have found some benefits, as well. Breast exams are a breeze, for example&#33; And I love that I rarely wear a bra... those built in shelf things in tank tops are more than sufficient support.

Kathryn
05-27-2006, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by clsupnorth@May 26 2006, 10:52 PM
I have found some benefits, as well. Breast exams are a breeze, for example&#33; And I love that I rarely wear a bra... those built in shelf things in tank tops are more than sufficient support.
don&#39;t forget about running too...it&#39;s hell alot easier when you are flat chested..there was this one girl when I was in training who had ridicuously huge boobs and she had to wear 4 sport bras when she ran...and they still bounced :blink: :scratch:

jaleena
05-27-2006, 11:39 AM
Edit: oops, jumped the gun on that one...never mind then. I have no answers.


Originally posted by Thunder@May 26 2006, 04:41 PM
What do you mean by &#39;even out&#39;?
If she meant strength-wise, it was just a matter of a few weeks for me, when my lower body got used to the movements and started gaining strength much faster than my upper body. Although I did technically start out "even," as I was benching 95, squatting 95 (out of pure stubbornness), and dl&#39;ing 95 (ditto the stubbornness).

clsupnorth
05-27-2006, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Kathryn@May 27 2006, 03:25 AM
there was this one girl when I was in training who had ridicuously huge boobs and she had to wear 4 sport bras when she ran...and they still bounced :blink: :scratch:
I have a friend who wants to start weightlifing and sprinting with me - she used to sprint in high school. I can&#39;t remember her bra size, but it definately had an &#39;F&#39; in there. She&#39;s massive - her bras cost well over &#036;100 special order. I&#39;m curious as to how the hell she runs with those things. I can&#39;t wait to see.... :oops:

CraveMuscle
05-27-2006, 04:36 PM
my mom always says that "people pay money to be my size" - an A cup. :funny:

she&#39;s referring to the women who get breast reductions b/c of back pain.

jaleena
05-27-2006, 04:39 PM
Genetically, I was destined to be about four cup sizes larger than I am. Which, as I was waiting for them to finish growing, really irked me. But now I like being little...they don&#39;t get in the way. Of course they don&#39;t hold up strappy (or strapless) things, but that&#39;s what halters and such are for.

Gazelle
05-27-2006, 04:56 PM
I would be pretty happy to have my boobs shrink - I would love to not have to wear a bra or worry about jiggle when I run.

I would be even happier to have a nice bum like Leah&#39;s.

I&#39;ve got plenty of work left to do before my upper body gets lean, let alone super lean. *sigh*

strongchick
05-27-2006, 05:12 PM
As the hubby says: all you need is enough to grab.

lawstudent
05-27-2006, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Gazelle@May 27 2006, 11:56 AM
I&#39;ve got plenty of work left to do before my upper body gets lean, let alone super lean. *sigh*
Agreed. :dry:

Sportsgirl
05-27-2006, 11:02 PM
I seem to have the opposite problem...

My lower body leans out fairly easy but I hold my weight in my abdomen. I don&#39;t hold them in my boobs either -- JUST the abdomen. I&#39;m going to have to kill myself to get abs.

KaPow
05-27-2006, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by strongchick@May 27 2006, 12:12 PM
As the hubby says: all you need is enough to grab.
yah, thats what my BF says "anything more than a handful&#39;s a waste" :p

clsupnorth
05-28-2006, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 26 2006, 01:34 PM
Stubborn fat is well, stubborn, but once it starts to go, it goes fast.

Unfortunately, for women, this usually means the upper body is going to have to get really, really lean.
Well, if that&#39;s the case then you&#39;d think my lower body would be catching up here right away since my upper body is already really, really lean. Damn YOU, Thighs&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

I was thinking today about this post, and I thought "ALOT of women have big boobs - but not alot have a tight hard ass. I wanna be one of the few." And, besides - if I get the hard ass and the flat chest still bothers me, maybe I&#39;ll sign up for bolt ons.

Pakse
05-28-2006, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by clsupnorth@May 27 2006, 08:11 PM
I was thinking today about this post, and I thought "ALOT of women have big boobs - but not alot have a tight hard ass. I wanna be one of the few."
You are absolutely right&#33;

patience123
05-29-2006, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by Pandora@May 26 2006, 09:42 PM
I guess I&#39;m not typical. Any extra fat I have is in my midsection or upper arms... and that&#39;s pretty much it. My lower body just isn&#39;t a problem and my legs are always fairly muscular. However, that said, I have quite the tendency for that &#39;apple&#39; look if I gain weight. Doesn&#39;t help that I am very short waisted.

I&#39;m a freak.
Just wanted to say that I&#39;m with you. So you&#39;re not the only freak around here ;)

tstoke
05-30-2006, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by patience123+May 29 2006, 09:28 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (patience123 &#064; May 29 2006, 09:28 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Pandora@May 26 2006, 09:42 PM
I guess I&#39;m not typical.* Any extra fat I have is in my midsection or upper arms... and that&#39;s pretty much it.* My lower body just isn&#39;t a problem and my legs are always fairly muscular.* However, that said, I have quite the tendency for that &#39;apple&#39; look if I gain weight.* Doesn&#39;t help that I am very short waisted.

I&#39;m a freak.
Just wanted to say that I&#39;m with you. So you&#39;re not the only freak around here ;) [/b][/quote]
with yall on this too. I&#39;m not &#39;short-waisted&#39; but hips & butt are minimal. And that&#39;s sad for a black girl. My entire family has DONKS (big booties) & HOCKS (extra large thighs) I believe the majority of my fat is trapped in the upper body(ab, arm, back area -- no boobs tho). And this region is/looks a lot more muscular. I&#39;m striving for symmetry/balance (I.e. legs catch up w/ everything else or everything else slow down) Legs are very strong, but building very slowly :( I&#39;ve struggled w/ this...

jrb1980
05-30-2006, 06:58 PM
Clupsnorth started an interesting thread. I can really relate. In the past when I got lean I was happy with how I looked but did not know how to maintain so I got leaner and leaner and ultimately came to really dislike how I look. I think it is really important to decide what each women wants to look like and attain that goal, rather than make it a contest of who can get the leanest (unless that&#39;s the look you want). Personally, I am really looking forward to settling into maintenance somewhere around 17% BF and have no interest in going lower. That said....when I get there we&#39;ll see. For me though this is also a decision about health, I&#39;m not sure being leaner and that is good for most women but this is nothing I have looked into in to much depth so I may stand to be corrected.

clsupnorth
05-30-2006, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by jrb1980@May 30 2006, 01:58 PM
Personally, I am really looking forward to settling into maintenance somewhere around 17% BF and have no interest in going lower. That said....when I get there we&#39;ll see.
Thanks - but I didn&#39;t start the thread. :oops:

See - you posted exactly what I&#39;ve been going through... I aimed for my goal, then got there and went....&#39;ok, now what? more?&#39;

strongchick
05-30-2006, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by clsupnorth@May 30 2006, 04:03 PM
Thanks - but I didn&#39;t start the thread. :oops:

See - you posted exactly what I&#39;ve been going through... I aimed for my goal, then got there and went....&#39;ok, now what? more?&#39;
Which is why you should have more than one goal. So you reached your bodyfat% goal. Make a strength goal, etc.

clsupnorth
05-31-2006, 05:46 AM
Originally posted by strongchick@May 30 2006, 03:41 PM
Which is why you should have more than one goal. So you reached your bodyfat% goal. Make a strength goal, etc.
Yes, that is what I am trying to figure out right now, in more areas than just fitness..... what goals do I want? What is important to me? What has higher priorities?

strongchick
05-31-2006, 12:42 PM
Well, you can still have fitness goals, just don&#39;t make the physique related. Strength, endurance, flexibility....

clsupnorth
05-31-2006, 05:49 PM
flexibility is definately one of them right now - I&#39;ve been working really hard at for months. Something I&#39;ve always wanted to &#39;better&#39; myself at.
Thanks for the insight. It helps to hear other voices other than the ones rattling around inside my head.