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Poll. [Jul. 29th, 2008|01:18 pm]
Lanette
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Poll #1231798 Measuring Up-It's all relative

Now that I'm slightly less swollen, I am 5'8" tall, 136lbs and I measure 38" bust 29" waist and 36" hips. The first word that comes to mind about my body type is:

B*tch
3(7.3%)
Perfect
9(22.0%)
Chubby
0(0.0%)
Getting there
0(0.0%)
Feed her a sandwich quick!
3(7.3%)
And she is 14?
0(0.0%)
Needs to take several inches off that waist!
0(0.0%)
Too small
5(12.2%)
Average
0(0.0%)
Must be an American
0(0.0%)
Busty
3(7.3%)
Athletic
0(0.0%)
Healthy
4(9.8%)
Obsessed-Who measures?
3(7.3%)
Body dismorphic
1(2.4%)



I am just curious your first reaction. We all see fake numbers so often, that to some people 136lbs seems HUGE because it isn't a lie. I don't trust myself. I'm confused. I trust my doctors to guide me. That is why I am working on gaining 10-15lbs of muscle for my age. It's healthiest, but these topics are so sensitive. However, it is odd to me that people in some places think I am "chubby" still.

p.s. For those who are curious, I measure right now so I can track my swelling from the plastics to see how I'm healing or to order a corset only. I don't measure on a regular basis.

Those of you who check b*tch amused me greatly. That's what the ladies in the dressing room had to say.
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[User Picture]From: matrixx
2008-07-29 08:24 pm (UTC)
lol I might be biased since I'm very close to the same size (my hips are about 38", though). You weigh less by a good ten pounds, but I'm pretty muscular, so maybe that's the difference (yes, yes let's go with muscles and not thigh-fat...). I really think whatever size makes you happy is the perfect size!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-29 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'm unhappy with my hips, too small right now. Just want to be healthy though, so I don't care too much about size. Waist is 28" when not swollen up to 31" when very pissed off and swollen, so it varies. :)

I have good leg and arm muscles, but my spine and ab muscles have been weak and unused due to the pain crap. Physical therapy should set that straight.

I believe size doesn't make you happy, but being healthy kicks ass. I'd wear any size to be healthy.
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[User Picture]From: matrixx
2008-07-29 08:44 pm (UTC)
My waist measurment seems to vary according to how much fudge I've eaten. Can't imagine why...
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[User Picture]From: verybadlady
2008-07-29 08:50 pm (UTC)
don't forget time of month! I swear last night I was 12 weeks pregnant. Today I'm back to normal (stabs Bloating in the throat)
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[User Picture]From: matrixx
2008-07-29 09:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's true, too!
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2008-07-29 08:44 pm (UTC)
I think the thing that is going to help tremendously in how you're seeing yourself is, as you've noted elsewhere, being able to get back to being more active. Getting to the gym, being able to dance, etc. And being able to those things will have a positive impact on how you see yourself.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-29 08:57 pm (UTC)
I think so, but some of it just takes time I think to not care what other people think.
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[User Picture]From: verybadlady
2008-07-29 08:49 pm (UTC)
That is so weird. I'm a 34D-30-38 and I wear a size 10. :-/ And I'm a good 30 lbs heavier and 2 inches shorter than you. Numbers are strange. 136lbs on me would be Jewish prison inmate thin.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-29 08:56 pm (UTC)
I wear a size sm an size 4 is not at all tight on me. Depends on the top. I wear 34C though. I'm also longer through the torso, fewer hip curves now (darn it!)
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[User Picture]From: tulleandtiaras
2008-07-29 09:06 pm (UTC)
...Myself being 4'11" and 166lbs... gerf... anyways, what you describe sounds like a good height/weight ratio.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-29 09:15 pm (UTC)
I think we are all built differently and all that should matter is health, not weight numbers or size.
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[User Picture]From: graphxgirl
2008-07-30 07:59 pm (UTC)
very true, but we still worry about weight don't we? i know i do, and you would probably consider me too thin.

you have commented again and again that you think you are too thin now. you're not. you are at a very good height, weight. once you get through all of this difficult time, you will be able to get active and excercising, and you will put muscle back on.

you have so much to be proud of, i wish you would stop being so hard on yourself.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-30 11:06 pm (UTC)
I have never known you at any size other than what you are. I think that you like fine how you are, then again I don't judge other people nearly as much as myself. That said, I would be happier healthy, whatever size I could achieve that at. It's a matter of ability.
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-07-29 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see you feeling well enough to be measuring and polling! LOL!!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-29 09:24 pm (UTC)
I had to measure. I have a corset order pending from Alexis!! :)
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[User Picture]From: puppie
2008-07-29 11:56 pm (UTC)
Agreed!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-29 11:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The corset was supposed to be my goal for hitting below 170lbs. I'm a bit delayed in getting that prize, no?
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[User Picture]From: missk
2008-07-30 12:15 am (UTC)
The first word that came to my mind, before I read the list was "slender... or slim" If I didn't know about your pain issues I might say "athletic" or "healthy", so I chose them. I chose "too small" but, I think that's only if there isn't muscle there. I am all for looking at body composition, not just size and weight. What is the fat % verses lean body mass? THAT is more important to me than just the measurements/weight. If you are comfortable with your body, then I think "Perfect". I am shooting for that weight, after plastics, but I am 5'4.5, so I will be a little curvier at that weight.

I also selected "b*tch" but only because it made me giggle. Purely tongue-in-cheek, because you listed it FIRST.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-30 12:24 am (UTC)
That's what the ladies in the Ross dressing room called me when I said my jeans were size 4. They looked mean though, like they meant it!
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[User Picture]From: missk
2008-07-30 12:32 am (UTC)
*hug* So sorry to hear that. I *hope* they thought they were being funny. If not - I just say "bite me".

From a purely looks (in photos) perspective, I thought the monokini photos were smokin' hot! "Perfect" is just the thought I had when I saw that picture.

I also realize that photos don't give the whole picture, and that I probably have a little of the "skinny model" dis-morphia that we get from US media shoved down our throats.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-30 12:35 am (UTC)
I am 4 full BMI points below average if you include all of the UK, Canada, and the US. So, that means I'm only chubby for a model.

I'd like to add 10lbs of muscle which would help stabalize my spine and health, and would put me in the center of the BMI range so if they tried a medical treatment that made me ill I'd have some extra meat. I'd also like my ribs to stop showing through the front of my chest as that freaks me out. I'd like to gain back and be a size 8 again, not size 4, but we'll see. If I can get tolerable health, that's all I ask and pray for.

The people who said I was "average" have had media overdose.
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[User Picture]From: meeshaphrenic
2008-07-30 12:25 am (UTC)
i'd say slim as well, i didn't look it up but i know 120-160 is the range for 5'7" so you'd be on the lower end even if you were shorter. (i'm 5' 7.5" and technically overweight again and it bugs the shit out of me lol. i'm pre-plastics though and know i felt like a bony rail at 144 so yeah, you're a skinny biatch hehe) you are SO NOT chubby!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-30 12:36 am (UTC)
I lost 15lbs from plastics even though they removed only 13lbs of skin. It was so painful that I lost more than that for a few days. MAN it hurts. I still am not happy I had it done because it still hurts. A month later it still bothers me that much every day.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-07-30 01:50 am (UTC)
There's a 9" difference between your boobs and your waist? That's why the first thing I looked at when you posted your first pos op jeans pic was "Wow, she has boobs."
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-30 02:16 am (UTC)
It used to be a 12" difference for both hips and boobs. I naturally had the hip to waist ratio of Marilyn Monroe, even as a bigger woman.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2008-07-30 01:08 pm (UTC)
I selected a few things. Thanks for posting the links to the "average"

At 5'2.5 and 153 pounds, I'm almost entirely average. But my BMI is still 27.1 which pisses me off.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-30 04:06 pm (UTC)
I think it is bad for women what the media does and the competition it brings out is really harmful. I wish more of us knew that we are ok just as is so long as that is healthy.
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