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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,573
4/17/13 11:55 A

Those are great measurements. I would love to have those measurements. I am a rectangle and I always will be. I was a rectangle even when I was a lot smaller in HS

The beauty pageant contestants don't always do healthy things to achieve their figures.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 4/17/2013 (11:56)
GERARLAUR Posts: 341
4/17/13 11:47 A

Nothing is impossible, it can be done. You have to really want it.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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4/17/13 7:20 A

Perfection is in your mind, not others eyes! Those are great measurements right now! You should be working it and hold your head high.

I am 50 and I would love to see to have a 28 inch waist but not going to happen.....have to settle with I have as the menopause fairy typically makes it harder with those swirling hormones.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/16/13 11:57 P


JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (597,954)
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4/16/13 11:22 P

Nothing is impossible!!!!

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,271)
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4/16/13 5:07 P

I think I am about 35, 26, 34. It doesn't bother me as I am 54 and have had three kids, the last one weighed in at 9 lbs 5 oz. My waist is definitely smaller than it was at age 19, before I had any kids at all.

My legs are my worst feature and I have long accepted that I will never have the svelt legs of a model. Even if somehow I could get them that "skinny" they would still not have a great sexy shape. I was not born with the best "leg genetics."

-CORAL- SparkPoints: (40,297)
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4/16/13 4:08 P

Well it might be possible if you lost more fat and then got a boob job. Otherwise you would probably go down to 34 or 32 up top!

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
4/16/13 3:53 P

I don't think it is exactly impossible but maybe unrealistic or unhealthy to strive to get exactly those numbers.

Different measurements look different on people of different heights. What looks like a pleasing proportion on a model who is at least 5' 8" may not be right for your frame.
A couple of inches difference on your waist or hips may not make you look much different or more perfect at all.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,309
4/16/13 7:52 A

I reckon for the most part, every beauty contestant could point out a part of her body that she doesn't like-- thighs a little heavy, bust that she augments with "cutlets" for the contests, arms a little too skinny, whatever.

I do believe in this country, most manufacturers aim for a 10" difference between waist and hips in clothing. So if your waist waist was 26 your hips would be 36, to fit into whatever size of clothes that is. Waist 28, hips 38, etc.

When I first started out on Spark I had more than a 10 inch difference between my waist and hips, and I was hoping to just get that difference down to where the waist didn't gap so bad, in pants that fit my hips. And I've managed to do that-- strength training really helps. But a lot of our body shape has more to do with genetics than most of us would want to know. Bust size, for example. Even if you lose a lot of weight, if you were large busted to begin with, you will still probably be large busted after losing all the weight. If you have wide hips due to bone structure, you can lose the fat but the bones remain the same.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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4/16/13 7:09 A

I have no clue! It's really weird. When I was thin before my pregnancies, I measured 35 24 35. I loved my measurements! Wouldn't have changed a thing. Now, I'm back at my pre pregnancy weight and my measurements are 33 26 33! I'm a square. I lost my beautiful behind, that's what I'm most regretful of and of course I'd love a more narrow waist. My weight came off all the places I didn't want it to and clung to the places I did want it to. I don't get it. I thought it's impossible to change your body shape. Does that only apply to wanting to improve it? I went from hour glass to rectangle.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
4/16/13 5:26 A

I don't think it's impossible but I'd be happy to have what you have right now.

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (320,811)
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4/16/13 5:04 A

We have the exact same measurements!! I'd love a smaller waist also, but I accept I'll never get back to the 18" waist I had at 17. My body is happy where it's at and won't give up any more weight, so I'm happy maintaining and not gaining. I could never get pants that fit at the waist back then - now I can.

I highly doubt those beauty queens are perfect. Everyone has their "stuff". Not all imperfections are visible and happiness is far more elusive for some than inches.

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4/16/13 4:47 A

I was 36-28-38 last year now I am 34-25-35. I always thought that 36-24-36 would great but I am loving myself more with this 34-25-35. I now have a better shape for my height.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
4/16/13 2:45 A

Thank you! I guess I'm not being v. realistic!

I will be content to be ME now!

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4/16/13 2:23 A

You are beautiful and if you are healthy, 36, 24, 36 doesn't register on the BMI index! Look to be healthy and happy! If you place a pattern such as that as your goal, you'll only be miserable if you don't get there! If you make being healthier than you are your goal and shoot for what is best for you, believe me, others will notice and so will you! A short person will never be happy trying to be tall and the same in reverse! Try to be you, try to be healthy and when your happy, the glow and confidence that you radiate will surely make up for any imperfections! And not being 36,24,36 is in no way an imperfection! As long as you don't make it one!

Edited by: HEALTHY4UNI at: 4/16/2013 (02:25)
BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
4/16/13 1:58 A

Not everyone will have that "hourglass" figure. In fact - only 8% of women do!!!!

If you lose more inches off your waist, you will probably also lose off your bust and hips. What if having a 24" waist, for you, meant having a 32" bust?

Trying to aim for a healthy weight (use BMI for a rough guide as to what that should be). And not get too hung up on striving for the perfection set out in song lyrics and fashion magazines!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
4/16/13 1:52 A

Hi, I have a 28-inch waist! I would love to have a 24-inch waist!

Basically, I am 36-28-38, I would LOVE to go down to : 36-24-36.

Is it THAT impossible?! Maybe I'm not built that way!

But all the same, I so jealous of the beauty contestants with perfect bodies! I wish I was THAT perfect!!!!!

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