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Model My Diet


Saturday, January 26, 2013

I decided to make one of those digital models at www.modelmydiet.com/ . The 'current' image was far too kind but my goal isn't too far off from what I envisage.



Some of it seems impossible. No matter how much weight I've lost in the past, I've always had an indent at my belly button, left over from my teenage years when I had proper stomach rolls. I tried to get rid of it through Lipo-Light treatments a few years ago but it didn't work. I'm forever trying to find ways to hide it, since it shows up through most of my clothes; nevermind a bikini.

And then there are my monstrous legs. My thighs I can deal with, but my calves are the source of so much difficulty... My feet, first of all, are extraordinarily talented at developing blisters. Boots are the only type of footwear that don't give me blisters and so I try to wear them as often as I possibly can. Except the size of my calves means that most boots don't fit me. I can't afford a really good quality pair so they wind up getting worn through several months in. And they never fit at the ankle because mine are freakishly lean for being attached to such big legs.

As much as I'd like to believe I am capable of looking something like that model, deep down I know my stomach will probably always be lumpier and my legs thicker. And I can't decide whether or not I'm ok with that.
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MPETERSON2311 1/27/2013 10:04AM

    I am the exact opposite- huge thighs, smaller calves, so it looks disproportional too

Models are just that- models!

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MEETSADMAMA 1/27/2013 12:11AM

    Sometimes we're stuck with these problem areas that just don't seem to want to go away. I've found in the past the best way to counter them is to wear something under your clothes that pulls it all back in. Kind of like a slimmer belt or those tummy tucking undies. I cheaped out the last time and just bought some wider tensor bandages and used those to wrap myself. It's still not going to eliminate that problem completely but it helps your body smooth it out.

I'm not an expert at all in this field but it is to my belief that when you wrap it for a period of time (not 24/7 though) over a course of a few days, it helps to hold in that extra skin that's waiting to shed away. When you pull it in it helps the new skin that's growing underneath it to form to the final result quicker. Or at least that's my theory.

I would just wear it while I was working since it was the longest time I would be able to wear it and it was hidden the best when I was working. Not sure how effective it would be to help you get rid of that spot but it has helped me in the past to get rid of problem areas as I was losing weight. You can only lose so much before it starts to look funny LOL. Although you still need to work on your abs during this process to burn the fat cells that get trapped between the layers of skin and to get that nice shapely stomach you're dreaming of =]

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BOGUSANNIE 1/26/2013 7:49PM

    Ok....be more positive than that!!!! Try to think of all the wonderful features, and all that you WON'T be like!!!

Think happy GREAT thoughts!!!

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STORKBYTE 1/26/2013 3:33PM

    I had/have a virtual model from a few years back. I have to laugh, because I didn't think that it truly depicted what I looked like, but the model that I wanted to become was promising. When I was in my 20's, I wanted those long lean legs, smaller thighs, less wide hips. Lucky, I was active and didn't have the belly roll. Now I do. It has taken me 25 years to realize, I won't have those long lean legs. I'm 5'5" and built like an athlete. I ran cross country, played ball, soccer and did a lot of biking. I'm trying to learn to live with those thighs, and looking back on pictures when I was younger, yes, they were larger but they were toned, so that is my goal. I've been a nurse for 30 years, so larger calves come with that territory. I can't wear boots that come below the knee for that reason. As for the belly rolls, well.........I'm doing a lot of core work to fix that problem. I've come to realize that some "problems" aren't fixable, but they are changeable. It's taken many years for me to realize that. So maybe, try thinking that what you can't fix, you can change?? Good luck in all that you do and give yourself a hug. emoticon

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