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Old 03-21-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
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Question Curves!

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I have a concern that has been haunting my mind quite lately. As I have stated in other posts, I really don't look as heavy as I am because a lot of weight has gone into my butt and chest. I love the weight loss and muscle building I've been accomplishing, but one thing I can say people find appealing about me, especially my fiance, is curves. Because I've been heavy for awhile now, I have no idea if I'm naturally curvy, or its just because of the way my body carries weight. When I reach my loss of weight, do you think that means my loss of curves?

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Well I can say, I have lost 40 pounds, and while I am not as curvy as I was, and I have lost a lot of inches, I am still curvy. Curvy has something to do with the proportion more than the actual shape though. If there is a noticeable inch difference between the waist to hip or waist to bust, it will reflect "curve".
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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I've lost almost 60 lbs., and I think that my curves have actually become more pronounced. I've always been kind of "hippy" and that's not going to change (I've got wide-set hips and shoulders). What HAS happened is that I've lost some of the softness that was glomming up around my curves and making me look really doughy. My butt is also actual butt-shaped now and not just kind of a big roundness coming out from my backside, haha!

Now when my waist goes in and my hips come out, I know it's not because I've just piled on the weight on my hips and chest to create sort of an artificial curve (if you will!), but it's because that's my natural shape coming through. I can start to feel my ribs and hipbones and know what my real bone structure is.

I think if you're curvy, you're curvy no matter what, but losing the weight helps you really know your own shape and not whatever shape has been created by being overweight, if that makes sense.

You'll likely lose some of the cup size/band size on your bra, and your hips and butt will get narrower, but your proportions will be the same overall (that is, your waist-to-hip ratio, which is what creates the idea of "curve"). A lot of studies have found that an ideal ratio is 0.7 or so -- that is, for example, a 30-inch waist and a 43-inch hip, OR a 28-inch waist and a 40-inch hip, OR a 26 inch waist and a 37-inch hip (you get the idea).

Do you have to go for ideal? No, of course not. It just might not be your shape. But I think it does show that proportions matter, whether big or small, and you can still certainly be/look curvy even after you lose a bunch of weight
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by frenchhen3 View Post
Curvy has something to do with the proportion more than the actual shape though. If there is a noticeable inch difference between the waist to hip or waist to bust, it will reflect "curve".
Truth. Don't worry. "Curvy" is a body type and your body type is the shape and proportion that's determined by fat stores as well as muscle and bone shape. Body types are genetic, and you can't really change them. After losing weight, you'll still have the same shape, it'll just be a smaller shape.

I should clarify that your curves may be less pronounced, but they will still be there.
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