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What nobody tells you about losing weight

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  • Cavallaro65Cavallaro65 Posts: 181Member Member Posts: 181Member Member
    Zampa13 wrote: »
    Nobody told me how much my libido would increase.

    I feel like a hormonal teenager again.
    🤭

    Holy cow I am not the only one then. It's insane the difference. My wife and I both want it more often. My wife has lost 30 pounds or so and I am 73 down. Not only do we do it more but it's insanely better quality. That should be enough motivation for anyone.

    I'm 20 pounds down and I have noticed an increase. I still have 180 pounds to get to the top of what is considered a healthy weight range for me. What is it going to be like then? :o Is mine naturally higher and I've been smothering it with fat? It was noticeably higher 38 pounds down too before I went back up another 60 pounds.

    Great job on the 20, a and you can get there the other pounds off.
    All I know is for us it's just really incredible. We went from a bad 1 day a week session to an absolutely incredible 3-4 times a week. I can't tell you how much better quality it is. It's hard to put into words. All I know is I should have done this year's ago. What was I waiting for if this is the prize along with good health of course. 🤣
  • pinuplovepinuplove Posts: 12,801Member Member Posts: 12,801Member Member
    The position of my "waist" (the narrowest part of my torso) has shifted down. Used to be right under my breasts, but is now at more of a "natural" position. My waist belts have therefore shifted down, and do look much more flattering in their new position.

    My natural waist is very high. It can either be an advantage or an annoyance, depending on the cut of the garment! I can't say I've noticed it shifting dramatically as I lost weight, though.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 3,035Member Member Posts: 3,035Member Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    The position of my "waist" (the narrowest part of my torso) has shifted down. Used to be right under my breasts, but is now at more of a "natural" position. My waist belts have therefore shifted down, and do look much more flattering in their new position.

    My natural waist is very high. It can either be an advantage or an annoyance, depending on the cut of the garment! I can't say I've noticed it shifting dramatically as I lost weight, though.

    As a fellow short person, I can see the advantages, haha. Usually my skirts hit just right because I wear the skirt so high on my torso. Otherwise, they'd be too long.
  • pinuplovepinuplove Posts: 12,801Member Member Posts: 12,801Member Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    The position of my "waist" (the narrowest part of my torso) has shifted down. Used to be right under my breasts, but is now at more of a "natural" position. My waist belts have therefore shifted down, and do look much more flattering in their new position.

    My natural waist is very high. It can either be an advantage or an annoyance, depending on the cut of the garment! I can't say I've noticed it shifting dramatically as I lost weight, though.

    As a fellow short person, I can see the advantages, haha. Usually my skirts hit just right because I wear the skirt so high on my torso. Otherwise, they'd be too long.

    Another short-person advantage - I can buy all the dresses with online reviews complaining about them being too short for work! :laugh:

    Downside - maxi dresses are pretty much a no-go. I swear I've seen some maxi dresses that look longer than I am tall.

    True! I've never found a maxi-dress I can wear.
  • pinuplovepinuplove Posts: 12,801Member Member Posts: 12,801Member Member
    @RelCanonical Are you handy at all with a sewing machine? The good thing about our problem is that lots of times, hems can be raised. (Not that I do it. I'm well aware that my energy and free time will not be invested in hemming a dress right now...)
  • kenyonhaffkenyonhaff Posts: 1,220Member Member Posts: 1,220Member Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    @RelCanonical Are you handy at all with a sewing machine? The good thing about our problem is that lots of times, hems can be raised. (Not that I do it. I'm well aware that my energy and free time will not be invested in hemming a dress right now...)

    Just last year I learned how to sew a button back on to a shirt. I was so proud of myself.

    Congrats on learning to sew on a button! A few key sewing skills can save a lot of money!

    But...if you can find a seamstress/tailor it can be a big timesaver too. I'm good around a sewing machine but even I send items to a professional on occasion.
  • kenyonhaffkenyonhaff Posts: 1,220Member Member Posts: 1,220Member Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    The position of my "waist" (the narrowest part of my torso) has shifted down. Used to be right under my breasts, but is now at more of a "natural" position. My waist belts have therefore shifted down, and do look much more flattering in their new position.

    My natural waist is very high. It can either be an advantage or an annoyance, depending on the cut of the garment! I can't say I've noticed it shifting dramatically as I lost weight, though.

    As a fellow short person, I can see the advantages, haha. Usually my skirts hit just right because I wear the skirt so high on my torso. Otherwise, they'd be too long.

    Another short-person advantage - I can buy all the dresses with online reviews complaining about them being too short for work! :laugh:

    Downside - maxi dresses are pretty much a no-go. I swear I've seen some maxi dresses that look longer than I am tall.

    And maxi-dresses are never long enough for me. They always hit me at a weird spot mid-ankle.
    pinuplove wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    The position of my "waist" (the narrowest part of my torso) has shifted down. Used to be right under my breasts, but is now at more of a "natural" position. My waist belts have therefore shifted down, and do look much more flattering in their new position.

    My natural waist is very high. It can either be an advantage or an annoyance, depending on the cut of the garment! I can't say I've noticed it shifting dramatically as I lost weight, though.

    As a fellow short person, I can see the advantages, haha. Usually my skirts hit just right because I wear the skirt so high on my torso. Otherwise, they'd be too long.

    Another short-person advantage - I can buy all the dresses with online reviews complaining about them being too short for work! :laugh:

    Downside - maxi dresses are pretty much a no-go. I swear I've seen some maxi dresses that look longer than I am tall.

    And maxi-dresses are never long enough for me. They always hit me at a weird spot mid-ankle.

    You just reminded me of the most beautiful dress I found at goodwill that I had to give up because 1) It was a summer dress and I didn't know if I'd fit into it next year and 2) because it hit funny at the ankle. Uggggh. LOOK AT IT. I guess what "nobody tells. you" is that fitting issues do not go away when you lose weight, lol.

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    Actually I don't think the ankle hem is *that* odd, honestly. I think there are some other areas of tailoring to consider. I think there is an odd imbalance between the emphasis on the hips and your relatively smaller bust area. I think either a) use a bra with a bust enhancer to create a lovely hourglass figure or b) have a seamstress tailor down the waist/hip area.

    Of course, we're living in an age where clothing is seldom tailored and is often so cheap that it is more affordable to just buy a new dress. You need to decide how much you want to invest into it. And this is a nice dress. Unfortunately, this is the problem with "aspirational clothing items"...just getting smaller does not necessarily mean every smaller dress will look great on you just because you are smaller.
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