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Do I see myself SKINNIER than I really am???!?!

I am 5'3 and weight 135 pounds. While I want to lose a few pounds (like 7), I don't actually look bad to myself. But then in magazines when I see people who are my weight, or sometimes even less, they look overweight to me. What is going on here??!?!

Mon. Jun 11, 7:56pm

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a lot can depend on the bone structure

Monday, June 11, 2007, 8:04 PM

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what is the height/weight of you out there, and what size do you wear? i bet there are tons of variations!

Monday, June 11, 2007, 8:12 PM

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LOL I call that "reverse anorexia", where I see myself as being thinner than I really am. The litmus test is to have someone take candid pictures of you and see if they look like you _think_ you look like. If not, it's a perception issue that you can work on. That said, there are many ways to look at a certain height and weight. Muscle takes up less space, pound for pound, than fat, so you can be very physically dense and look more slender than someone of the same height and weight who is more "fluffy".

Monday, June 11, 2007, 8:25 PM

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I was 5'1" and 127 lbs when I started on here, so pretty similar to you. I thought, at most, I could lose 5lbs; I thought I'd be too skinny if I lost more. I'm now down to 113 lbs, and I know I look great, but I want to get to 110 lbs now.

I'm pretty curvy, and my stomach was always pretty flat. I had/have big boobs and hips and a well-defined waist. I put on all that weight over many years, and never noticed it (I weighed more than I do now when I was in high school!) I didn't look fat to myself or anyone else, really, but I knew I could afford to lose just a few.

My advice - take measurements now, and pictures - yourself in a bikini is best, but anything where you really see your shape. Then lose the 7lbs you want to lose, and do it again. That'll give you a perspective on whether you want to lose more then or not. And the pic now will show you where any problem areas may be. If you think your pic looks fabulous, then you're not too heavy! And you're very lucky - not many people can see a pic of themselves that really shows their shape, and be truly happy with it!!


Monday, June 11, 2007, 8:36 PM

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I don't know what it is, but for me when I see someone who is my height and weight (5'2'' 130 lbs) they look FABULOUS, and I wish to god I looked like them, but I look chubbier. It's not in my head either!! I've asked others for an honest opinion, and they do say I look bigger. WHAT GIVES?!

Monday, June 11, 2007, 9:06 PM

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