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Who wants to feel sexy again?

  1. AZBlondie
    AZBlondie
    It's been so long since I've truly felt sexy, but it's starting to come back.

    I started my weight loss journey in July 2010. I lost 36 pounds doing low cal dieting and working out five days a week. I did well for a while, then hit a plateau at 180 pounds that I couldn't overcome. So, I started looking for some answers.

    That's when a friend of mine mentioned the hCG protocol. I'd never heard of it before and I did my homework. After a couple weeks of research, I decided I would give it a try.

    I'm on day VLCD 9 today and have lost 9.3 lbs so far. I feel great and have noticed my body already starting to reshape.

    The areas I'm most worried about are inner thighs, upper arms, and lower tummy.

    I bought my first round of new clothes and, boy, did that feel great. My old clothes range in sizes from 24 down to 20. My new clothes are a size 14. I thought it was a fluke - so I tried on many things in size 14 just to be sure. It's amazing. I actually cried when I realized I didn't have to shop at plus size stores anymore. I could actually go into a regular store and find something to fit. That's the first time in about a dozen years I've been able to do that. It's an amazing feeling.

    Another really cool thing that happens now is men are starting to notice me. The produce manager at the grocery store practically tripped over himself to help me with apples the other day when I was shopping. I asked him if the Cameo apples were good and he rushed over and told me I could try one. He whipped out a pocket knife and cut a small slice of one and handed it to me to try. I was blown away. I never got THAT reaction before. lol I love it and it's making me want even more to bring my sexy back.

    I can't wait to hear from others who feel the same way.
  2. Smallme
    Smallme
    I really like the focus of this group. I would have to say that sex appeal is something I have not actually considered for quite some time. I am a divorced mother of two and I've focused on going back to school and getting my masters.

    One day last year, I took a look in the mirror and realized I did not have a"sexy" clavicle that showed anymore and also that my shoulders were pretty (I guess this is the only to accurately describe them) "beefy." I knew I was overweight...but I had not equated that state with a lack of femininity until right then. I'm not saying that overweight women are not feminine. I'm only saying that I did not look like my old self...the one that could stop traffic. Wow, I thought, this is pretty crappy. My face even looked more masculine...my chin more pronounced and stuboorn-looking.

    Anyway, not to get into a micro-analysis of me, I think that we all tend to look for imperfections and wonder why we look "different." I could not put a finger on it until just then. That was the point I decided to try Atkins. I lost 25 pounds over several months - from 167 to 142. Now I am ready to start my first round on the hCG Protocol. I am really glad I had the Atkins experience under my belt as I can see that I will need the resolve for phase 2 and the carb-counting info for phase 3.

    Thanks for starting up this forum. I would love to hear from others on their identity-crises...either from gaining weight or losing it..and how it affected their sense of self and/or of sexuality.

    Jeanine
  3. boots321
    boots321
    Hello everyone! I've been on the wrong side of 200 pounds for some time now! Several years back, when I was much thinner, I can remember shopping for matching bra and panty sets, sexy nighties, and even bathing suits. Summer time was all about wearing short shorts just to be comfy. Now....I refuse to be seen in just a bra and panties, I avoid vacation time because I know it involves being seen in public in a bathing suit. Seems my sex life is almost non existant now also. I'm not sure if he is just getting older or it's the fact he isn't turned on anymore by the fat lady sleeping next to him. I miss being the sexy me that I once was!
  4. SherryM
    SherryM
    @ boots this is a pretty good article please read it and know your not alone. http://www.npr.org/2011/09/21/140665...s-often-suffer I'm right there with you. My fiancée is really fit and after our son was born I out weighted him by 60 pounds. At times like that it's hard to feel sexy but it doesn't mean your not beautiful. It just means you need a change of perspective. All that beauty is found with in crap is so us big girls can still feel good but that doesn't mean it's not true and your here to make your outside reflect that. As long as you keep trying you'll get there. If your too embarrassed to be intimate just remember that the person your with doesn't care how you look they still think your sexy. You should too. If it's hot wear shorts. Old navy has some really cute shorts cut for bigger ladies and I have a few pairs and they look great. Try 3/4 length leggings and a cute sun dress too. you can still fell sexy with a bigger butt you just have to learn to work with what you got. My sister is a plus size girl that works at a swim suit shop with a group of size 2 girls.... almost everyone that walks in that store feels more comfortable talking to her because when it comes down to it, we are all a little insecure about our swim suit bodies. But again thats why your her. If something is going wrong in your life your the only one that can change it. You are changing it. That alone should give you a boost of confidence. Just keep your eye on the prize and know that even if you don't feel pretty now you still are. One day soon you'll look in the mirror and say damn I look good. You should try it out sooner rather than later. Do your hair and make-up. Get on a cute outfit. You'd be amazed what a good hair cut can do for your ego. Give it a try. Bringing sexy back doesn't have to wait till your goal weight. Get to it now! Maybe you'll realize sexy never left.
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