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MsUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 12:59 PM
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Why do women who've lost some weight, tuck in their shirts
and sweaters, when they've still got a huge arse??? I'm actually just jealous because I've put on 20lbs (I quit smoking), and wear my shirts and sweaters out now. :cry: I'm working on it, but it's been slow and I'm getting terribly frustrated.
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 01:01 PM
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1. hang in there...
you'll be tucking in soon...but don't get discouraged....the holidays are a very hard time to lose weight...just wait until the new year...the extra lbs. will come flying off...good luck and I'll be working out and dieting right along with you :hug:
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MsUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 02:24 PM
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7. Thanks Mrs. Sniffa......
even if I just cut the amount I eat I'd do better......I'm not at that eat to satisfy yet, I'm still at, eat to be full scene.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 01:01 PM
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2. I don't know why anyone tucks in their shirts ...
(other than being "dressed up" for something).

I hate anything tucked in.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 01:01 PM
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3. Dupey dupe.
Edited on Wed Dec-21-05 01:02 PM by Left Is Write
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AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 01:23 PM
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4. Because they're proud of their new waist?
Hey, good for you for quitting smoking, MsUSA! That's a big one! After the holidays, and after your body adjusts, you will be able to lose the weight. Just don't light up again. I know what you're going through. :hug:
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MsUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 02:26 PM
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8. No smoking for me anymore........*keeping fingers crossed*
it is a day to day effort not to, but I think I am good for now. Thanks for the confidence boost.
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AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 05:06 PM
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24. Good for you!
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 01:34 PM
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5. I've been watching "What Not to Wear"
and they have been recommending a fitted jacket that just comes down past the waist, but no where near long enough to hide the rear, or to smooth hips. Their theory is that a pair of well fitted slacks should take care of any figure problems. For those of us who want a longer jacket, we're SOL. And don't get me started on the god-awful clothes that pass for fashion nowadays...
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 03:57 PM
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15. Arrrgg - my major frustration
Fortunately (or not), I'm 5'11" so I can buy men's blazers/jackets at thrift stores. Better made and more pockets. I HATE those short jackets - I definitely want something that covers my butt.

On those style shows, they're always recommending those floaty little tops that make everyone look pregnant.

\

A) they look bad on most people
B) they are going to be SO out of style shortly.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:10 PM
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17. WHY do people wear those things?
They totally make everyone look preggers.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:17 PM
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18. not to mention: IT IS LINGERIE FOR CHRISSAKES
ladies, if you are wearing this crap PLEASE STOP: YOU LOOK RIDICULOUS.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:56 PM
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23. Not to mention the fact that many of us are no longer teenagers,
and don't want to dress like one. It was fun when I was younger, but nothing looks sillier on a 60 year old woman than wearing clothes styled for her granddaughter.
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 01:52 PM
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6. It is a North-South thing at all?


I've lived in both the north and south, and that was one thing both my Mom and I noticed: Most everybody in the northern states tuck, and most everybody in the southern states don't. Men and women, heavy or thin, didn't matter.


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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 03:10 PM
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10. I'm typically a non-tucker, by choice
Unfortunately, Elvis was a rare Southern tucker....the dude dressed immaculately in custom clothing, even lounging around the house, a fact I've got to suffer for and pay big money for. :-(
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 03:05 PM
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9. I finally found something that works.....
I realized that what happened is after I finished working, I'd all of a sudden realize that I was hungry and that's when I'd pig out. Lots of times I hadn't really eatedn too much while I was working.

Now what I do is immediately upon quitting work, before I have the chance to binge - I have a protein drink with lots of milk. It's important to get one without sugar and low in carbs. Then, I'm full and don't have the urge to chow down.

I try to have one a few hours later before I go to bed.

Figure out when and why you go on your binges and time having a protein shake before then. Either that or have a snack that has a lot of protein in it. DON'T choose something that you really like because you might go nuts with the snack.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 03:12 PM
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11. Personally, I think wearing your shirts out or a long sweatshirt makes
one look round. I think its better to show that you do have a waist, even if its bigger than you'd like.

I came to this conclusion many years ago after trying on a lot of different outfits in front of a full-length mirror.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 03:24 PM
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13. Shoot
As a result of my primary career and the one I seem to be engaged in right now, I wear mostly skintight things when on the job, or at least things form-fitting around the abdomen -- you can't hide a thing in either kind. :-(

You eat lunch and it's like you're a snake that just swallowed a bolus of food.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 03:20 PM
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12. Maybe because, among men,
there are more big-ass than fat-stomach fans?
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 03:28 PM
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14. i'm down to a size 10 and i still don't tuck my shirts in.
tucking in a sweater? It must be fine gauge--yes?
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MsUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:35 PM
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19. Yes.......and she does look nice.......it's just her arse isn't THAT
small, but I'm sure to her weight loss she's tiny......and I'm still jealous.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:06 PM
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16. It makes a more taylored look
generally-speaking. But there are exceptions.

I prefer to wear tops that look better out, because I'm short and rather short-waisted. I had back surgery as a teenager; as a result, I'm about 2-4 inches shorter than what I otherwise would have been.

Wearing my shirt with the waist in looks like I've been cut in half. The longer shirt provides more of a continous line down my body.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:53 PM
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20. Form follows function
If working in the yard or other situation where there's dirt and vegetation and small animal bits flying around, you do not tuck, lest itchy stuff go down your pants.

If working on a car or around other machinery, you tuck, lest a wayward shirttail be snarfed up by a fan or gear or other moving thing that might render you a nickname like "Lefty."

And if you're in your house not doing anything in particular, you should be nekkid. It's the law.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:54 PM
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21. Don't worry about the weight gain
It's quite common when you quit smoking. But, you're still healthier than you were than when you did smoke. Part of it's eating to satisfy cravings to smoke, but another is your metabolism is undergoing a big transition and it takes awhile to settle out. I think the best think to do is to increase your exercise level. If the gym is not for you, try walking (in the mall if it's cold outside) 30 minutes three or four times a week. I guarantee you'll see a big difference.

Good luck and just make the best of what you have. Being healthy should be the main goal.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 04:56 PM
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22. Because I want to. Because I will wear what I want to when I
want to, and I wear what I wear (and how I wear it) because it is comfortable to me.

Not because I care what anyone else thinks. I wear my clothing for ME.

Good luck, MsUSA.
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