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  • bluesheeponahillbluesheeponahill Member Posts: 153 Member Member Posts: 153 Member
    I did not realize just how much weight I was carrying on my INNER thighs. I don’t have big hips but I do have big thighs and that’s how - it’s all on the inside. Chub rub will probably always be a thing, although it is much better now. Also, the inside of my thighs are one big stretch mark, which I find very fascinating more than bothersome.

    I can relate, I didn't realise how much weight I was carrying on the hips until It was gone, and my hips feel sooo much nicer.

  • ExistingFishExistingFish Member Posts: 1,109 Member Member Posts: 1,109 Member
    I did not realize just how much weight I was carrying on my INNER thighs. I don’t have big hips but I do have big thighs and that’s how - it’s all on the inside. Chub rub will probably always be a thing, although it is much better now. Also, the inside of my thighs are one big stretch mark, which I find very fascinating more than bothersome.

    I've lost the weight, the chub rub is still there. Part of it is just genetics and how far apart your hip bones keep your legs. When I was a teen I didn't have it, but always as an adult.

    Now, I don't have to wear shorts under dresses, it's very minor now, but it is still present. It also still presents evidence on the inside of my jeans, additional wear in the are and all.
  • ceiswynceiswyn Member Posts: 2,224 Member Member Posts: 2,224 Member
    I did not realize just how much weight I was carrying on my INNER thighs. I don’t have big hips but I do have big thighs and that’s how - it’s all on the inside. Chub rub will probably always be a thing, although it is much better now. Also, the inside of my thighs are one big stretch mark, which I find very fascinating more than bothersome.

    Interesting how people differ! I get no chub rub at all, even though I also carry most of my weight in my thighs; from what I can tell, that's just because I happen to have hips wide enough to keep 'em apart. A blessing in some ways, a bane in others. It's virtually impossible to find trousers that will fit the trifecta of large hips/thighs, a small waist, and a high waist.

    (Oh yeah, one thing that everybody told me but which I didn't actually believe; no matter how much weight you lose it will still be difficult to find some kinds of clothes because designers just don't make them for your shape)

    And although on inspection my inner thighs are made up entirely of little densely-packed wriggles of stretch mark, they somehow manage to look like normal skin. Whereas the stretch marks on my hips really stand out. Weird!
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  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,816 Member Member Posts: 3,816 Member
    ceiswyn wrote: »
    I did not realize just how much weight I was carrying on my INNER thighs. I don’t have big hips but I do have big thighs and that’s how - it’s all on the inside. Chub rub will probably always be a thing, although it is much better now. Also, the inside of my thighs are one big stretch mark, which I find very fascinating more than bothersome.

    Interesting how people differ! I get no chub rub at all, even though I also carry most of my weight in my thighs; from what I can tell, that's just because I happen to have hips wide enough to keep 'em apart. A blessing in some ways, a bane in others. It's virtually impossible to find trousers that will fit the trifecta of large hips/thighs, a small waist, and a high waist.

    (Oh yeah, one thing that everybody told me but which I didn't actually believe; no matter how much weight you lose it will still be difficult to find some kinds of clothes because designers just don't make them for your shape)

    And although on inspection my inner thighs are made up entirely of little densely-packed wriggles of stretch mark, they somehow manage to look like normal skin. Whereas the stretch marks on my hips really stand out. Weird!

    I agree on the clothes! I never take something not fitting personally anymore. Sometimes I gotta size up, sometimes I gotta size down, and sometimes it's a lost cause because it was made for someone with a much flatter chest than I.
  • LolinloggenLolinloggen Member Posts: 435 Member Member Posts: 435 Member
    I did not realize just how much weight I was carrying on my INNER thighs. I don’t have big hips but I do have big thighs and that’s how - it’s all on the inside. Chub rub will probably always be a thing, although it is much better now. Also, the inside of my thighs are one big stretch mark, which I find very fascinating more than bothersome.

    I had a lot gof eight there too and a lot of chub rub. No longer though. But it has taken a gazzilion squats and lots of running and weight training to be rid of it
  • Roza42Roza42 Member Posts: 247 Member Member Posts: 247 Member
    I did not realize just how much weight I was carrying on my INNER thighs. I don’t have big hips but I do have big thighs and that’s how - it’s all on the inside. Chub rub will probably always be a thing, although it is much better now. Also, the inside of my thighs are one big stretch mark, which I find very fascinating more than bothersome.

    I've lost the weight, the chub rub is still there. Part of it is just genetics and how far apart your hip bones keep your legs. When I was a teen I didn't have it, but always as an adult.

    I had to laugh as I have always had chub rub, but it is actually better now than when I was a teenager.
  • InsanityFan1InsanityFan1 Member Posts: 47 Member Member Posts: 47 Member
    I realized how much easier I can move and do stuff now and that motivates me to only make it better
    I am comparing older pictures and that sparks even more motivation.

    moving faster in stores, getting around, etc. I keep telling myself I do not want to be a old slow big person blocking the way.
  • nooie19nooie19 Member Posts: 196 Member Member Posts: 196 Member
    DeshotelK wrote: »
    I am shocked by this. I was wearing size 16 or 18 40lbs ago. I am still wearing size 16! I was expecting a drop in size by now :-\ ! I am 5ft 9...but still!

    I'm also 5'9". When I am at a higher weight, it takes at least 20 lbs for me to notice in my clothes. It took 35 for me to drop a size. Once I got close to goal (the first time around... I'm back up 30 lbs), it didn't take as much. If I dropped 5 -10 lbs I noticed.

    It must be a height thing. I'm 5'0", 5lbs changes how my clothes fit. 10-15lbs is a size change for sure.

    I have total lost 40lbs, at 35lbs lost I'd gone from a 14 to a 4, an XL to a S/M. At 40lbs, 5 additional pounds lost, I'm now shopping for 2/XS in pants and S in shirts.

    The flip side though, If I gain 15lbs, I physically can't wear my clothes anymore. I have to buy a whole new wardrobe or things just won't fit. There is just less leeway for short people. Less area to spread the weight around.

    I hear you. I’m 5’4” on a good day. 10-15 lbs is at least one size. Maybe 2. I’m 128-130 now, comfortable in a 2 (a few are too big, a few too tight, 95% fit). By 135 I’m in a 4, 2s are indecently tight. By 145, it’s a 6 at least.

    I threw out/donated all my 4s except 1 church dress for fat days/emergencies. So if things get bad I am living in workout clothes other than on Sunday morning. Maybe that’ll keep me on track 😆

    I’m 5’3” and I agree my size changes a lot with small changes in weight. But on the other hand, most of my clothes have generous elastic/stretch. This means I can be in denial about weight gain when I can still squeeze into my clothes. I’m 50 years old and a mom/teacher. So partly it’s current fashions and partly the style for middle aged women.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 1,486 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,486 Member
    That the closer you get to goal weight, the more unexpected things that sag and the bigger your belly looks in proportion, to the point that, sitting here, typing this and looking down, it looks “eight sizes ago”.

    Everything has gone fluffy this week and nothing fits properly all of a sudden.

    Maybe I’m due for a massive whoosh, amiright?
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,816 Member Member Posts: 3,816 Member
    I'm starting to see how people can just not see themselves a certain way. I'm down about 50lbs. When I look in the mirror, I think I look nice and slim. When I take a picture, I FINALLY see a slim person - that took a while. When I look down at myself, though. Ehhhh. I can't say that I don't think I've made any progress, as there are obvious examples, like how much legs are much slimmer on the inner thigh. However, I just don't really feel slim? I've still got about ten pounds before I'm in a healthy weight range, so it's not like I'm floating near underweight and thinking this - I actually am still overweight - but still. Maybe my eyeballs haven't caught up yet, and the mirror and the pictures are just better at telling the truth.
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