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Poll: Have you ever known what you could look like thin?

Has anyone never been thin? I know personally I have no idea what I would look like if I was thin, as I havent ever been thin, let alone fit!

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Thu. Mar 16, 10:33am

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I personally have never been thin. I'm looking for 2006 to be the first time I see those tummy muscles!

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 10:39 AM

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I used to be to thin. People even thought that I was one drug or another. I am 5'7" and at the time weighed 117 lbs. I have gained since then and am 148 lbs. and just trying to toned it up and turn it into muscle. I get TONS of compliments now because everyone says that I look healthy now vs. the "thin" look. Don't go for the bony look..go for the healthy look, you will know the difference :)

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 10:50 AM

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I haven't been thin since I was 12. That was before I was fully "developed" so I have no idea what I would look like now. I don't think my family has any idea what to expect either. I keep thinking about walking into Thanksgiving and seeing everyone's reaction...its one of my biggest motivators.

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 11:02 AM

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when I was in high school, I weighed around 85 pounds (I'm 5'2"). I wasn't anorexic, but I was proably on the verge. I barely had the energy to move! 20 years later, I'm around 125 (hoping to get to 115). I don't think I look horrible, but I know I'd look healthier at 115. I also like to run marathons, so I'd like to get in better shape for that.

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 12:10 PM

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I recently reached my goal weight after losing 35 pounds and am still not sure what I look like, if that makes any sense! I look great, but when I pass by mirrors or see pictures, I'm like... who is that?? I have been overweight for 16 years, since I was eight, so I guess that has taken its toll on my body image.

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 12:23 PM

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Check out this link called My Virtual Model. You will probably have to create an account and pretend to go shopping, but it lets you 'build' yourself. Pretty cool to see close to what I really looked like 42 pounds ago versus now!!


Thursday, March 16, 2006, 1:23 PM

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I went back and looked at it after I posted the link, and it won't work for all weights. :-(

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 1:27 PM

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never been thin , sorry for the length!

and I can do run down for you:

At age 11 my parents separated and puberty started and weigh gain got out of control. I finished 6th grade at 138 and started 7th at 150. I finished 7th at 170 and by the time I finished 8th grade (at 13 years old!) I was a whopping 189 pounds. I was this weight plus or minus 15 throughout high school, as I remember being about 195 for my senior prom. My highest was also senior year at 204. College brought weight loss, but the lowest I ever got to was 148 (fleetingly after a difficult pledge season, ie. initiation into a sorority). I bounced back to about 155 for junior year and finished college between 160 and 165.

Then I went to grad school and flirted with the social scene a bit too much but I have to say it was fun. Also got my first serious boy friend, who I though I could match eating with- mistake. I got up to 178, but then got down to around my usual 165ish plus a few extra at the holidays for my last couple of years.

Flash forward to this past fall, I move to start a post doc and get lonely and depressed and am miserable about the choice I made (because I had gotten engaged to the boyfriend and was tired of being apart from him (pretty much LDR the whole time)- up 10 pounds in 6 weeks! Plus holiday weight gain put me at 176.

I decided once and for all I was getting healthy, and joined Weight Watchers after Christmas and have lost 14 pounds so far, putting me at 163. I have learned to love my new position and me and the FH continue to work out the distance, knowing it won't be forever. I would like to get down to 140-145, but then again I don't have a real clue as to what I'll look like at that size. Maybe I'll need to be a bit lighter, a bit heavier? I'm just excited to get there and see what it's like.

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 1:40 PM

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I got thin in my 20's after many years of unhealthy partying.Even then I never saw myself as thin.
Then I turned all that around and got fit and healthy in my 30's lifting weights and doing aerobics 5 days week.
I am 5'8" and looked lean and mean let me tell you. @ 38 I had my son and he's now 14 and I still haven't managed to lose all my maternity weight! :-0 Go figure! Those last 10-15 #'s are my demise.

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 1:56 PM

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I was always the "skinny" girl growing up and hearing someone call me that, actually offended me, as it was really hard to gain weight. Now I'm on the other side of that. These days if I stray from my strict diet even a little bit, I pack on the weight so quickly. I long for the days when I used to be "skinny."

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 2:04 PM

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I'm 5'3" and was 115 lbs my senior year of HS. I lost 15 lbs to get there and finally felt thin and good about my body. My heaviest was 3 years ago at 192lbs. I'm now at 157 and plan to get back to 115 lbs if I can do so and look healthy. If I look great at 125lbs I'll stop there. My goal is to wear a size 6.

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 6:42 PM

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what will I look like skinny?

different. people will notice and say "wow, you lost a lot of weight." And thats it. You'll feel better as well.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 5:36 PM

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I was thin until about 9 years old. I am in my 40's now. I have never been thin.
I am 5'10" and the smallest I have ever been was 225 and everyone told me I looked so small. And to look at pictures I do look good but that is still at least 75 pounds over weight.. I am very curious how I will look when all is said and done.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 5:53 PM

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I have always been heavy but I really packed on the weight during pregnancy and now I am much heavier than I have ever been. I would love to know what I look like fit. I know I will never be really thin, but just fit is important to me.

Thursday, September 20, 2007, 2:43 PM

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AAhhhhhh, the good ole days! I was thin and fit my whole life until having children. I used to have a rockin body! However, I'd never trade my children to have that body back.

Thursday, September 20, 2007, 3:19 PM

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i have the best web site you can go to it is called it is amazing you download a pic and trained people nip and tuck it to make you look as skinny as you want. it also gives you diet tips and your picture for free as a boost to help you stay on your diet. it works wonders you will be able to see what you look like smaller


Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 5:29 PM

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Well I was never *thin* per se, but I was height/weight proportionate. Long ago and far away, before I had children and stopped trying so hard to stay in shape. I was 5'7" and weighed 155, a sort of curvy hourglass shape with just a tiny bit too much tummy (in my opinion). I thought I was fat, but probably only carried 10 lbs too much for my bone structure and build.

Now fast forward to 27 years later. Even though I've already lost 40 lbs since I began taking charge of my eating & exercise, I still am more than 100 lbs overweight. I'd be oh so happy to get back to that 155, and not care a fig about having too much tummy at that weight :-)

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 1:18 AM

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I was thin once. I'm 5'10", and weighed 114lbs. Obviously, I was anorexic. It didn't seem obvious at the time, and I quite obsessively thought I was hideously obese. Now that I am (metabolism problems are a part of that. Not effing caring anymore is perhaps a larger part), I look back on those days and wonder what I objectively looked like. I had developed a real phobia of having my picture taken, so I don't have any visual references for that time. Also, my bone structure has changed in adulthood, so I'm sure my 14-yr-old self wouldn't accurately reflect what I'd look like today at a healthy weight.

So, like you, OP, I wonder what I'll look like when I'm thin.

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 9:13 AM

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I have absolutely no idea, but as I near my goal weight I'm still startled when I see my reflection

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 10:45 AM

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I look back on pictures of me and my baby boy; I was 28, and I look thin. Of course at the time I felt fat - strange how time changes one's perspective.
At 17 I started college and was fine at 135 (5'5" - muscular hourglass)
At 21 I was a drug induced thin (tweaker) at 119 - it felt great to take in my size 9's
At 24 I quit speed and gained about 60 #'s with my first pregnancy - 180
At 27 I was in WW and lost about 20#'s then got pregnant - 160
At 40 I went back to school, got a new job and a divorce and was 174 when I met my new BF at 42. I was working out and because of my muscle density actually looked pretty good. But hard times money wise and had to quit the gym. Those years in between years 27 & 40I was unhappy with my weight almost all the time - partly due to a very stressful marriage - he didn't quit drugs when I did.

I gained weight steadily over the past ten years, trying Nutrisystem at 51 and losing 20#'s. God that food sucks. And now I am here, finally eating in a healthy sustainable way (mostly plants) and yes, I know the smokin hot bod that lurks within, calling to me, and can hardly wait to meet her again. 30#'s down and 40#'s to go!

Now I'm going to go check out that latest link for inspiration ;)

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 11:28 AM

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