Apple, Banana, Pear, Or Hourglass
Today I had the intense pleasure of fitting into a Christmas sweat shirt that I got two years ago for Christmas. Unfortunately it was a size too small when I received it. I was okay with that because I knew that I was going to be able to lose weight. Several attempts later and two years have gone by but here I am now and I have finally succeeded.
It feels so good.
So that gave me the opportunity for me to look at what body shape I am, I am proud to announce I am an hourglass. That means my shoulders and my hips are the same width with an indent in the waist. A person who is pear shaped is smaller on the top and wider in the hips. An apple is someone who carries all of their weight on top and generally has stick legs. A banana is generally someone who is extremely tall and lanky, this person would generally have the same measurements on top, waist, and hips.
Personally I think there needs to be a fifth category. The fifth category is for people who carry all of their weight in their legs.
I have seen absolutely normal looking women who I would identify as either an hourglass or a pear, until the day they decide to wear a skirt. Legs are easily hidden in jeans but some people carry all of their excess weight strictly in their legs so I don’t think that the pear of hourglass actually really applies.
What do we call this category?
I call it the ‘bellbottom’.
I think it would be the easiest to lose weight if you were an apple because your legs and arms are relatively thin, you would know exactly where you are losing weight from.
The banana is always just going to be a banana. And sadly enough probably needs to gain weight… in places that they can’t naturally.
I think the pear must have the most trouble in finding jeans! And I think it is probably really difficult to lose weight from the right place. I like to watch a show called ‘The Last Ten Pounds Bootcamp’ (it’s Canadian) and there was a woman who had very large hips, but with all the exercise and the calorie deficits she only lost weight on her waist and bust.
The great thing about being an hourglass is that I can lose weight from anywhere and I will be happy. I think the most difficult to lose weight has to be with the bellbottoms.
Carrying all your weight in your legs must be hell. I bet it’s really difficult to lose weight in that specific area. I think it is important to pay attention to how it is that you carry your weight.
When you pay attention to your body will be able to recognize the moment you start to gain weight once it is that you hit your goal.
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