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post #21 of 129
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Originally Posted by Verity View Post
Do Aeropostale and Hollister carry any pants other than jeans? Hot weather is already here.
Oh yeah! Cargo, bahama, SHORT shorts.
post #22 of 129
Hi!

Subbing...no time to post now but will add later...

Do have a question though...for those of you who are also really tall (with long arms and legs)...where do you find jackets with long enough arms???

I live in VT where it is cold and whenever I buy a new winter jacket, I have to buy a size large so that the extra width of the jacket makes the arms go down a bit farther.

btw i'm 5' 9.5" and 120 pounds ish (might be a few under right now though)
post #23 of 129
I wish I'd found this tribe when I was freaking out about all the weight I lost post partum. I even went off of gluten, just in case that was an issue. I just can't seem to eat enough to get back to my normal weight. I have gained a few pounds after stopping gluten, and I can finally wear size 2's without them falling off...but still a 8-10 lbs below my pre pg weight. I was so sick of hearing all the "you're so skinny" comments...and getting all the spam email about losing weight!
post #24 of 129
I'm glad to find this tribe! I feel horrible complaining about my pregnancy weight loss when so many are glad for it, and I am made to feel guilty of whatever. I have been in tears every day, I know this is not good for me and my baby. I began at a really good weight- 114 looked hot on me, and I felt so good! I'm now 9 weeks and 104.5, A 10 lb loss is scary, especially b/c my morning sickness is only getting worse. And I know it isn't water weight, my face and arms look noticibly smaller.

I'm eating lots of high calorie items, but with food aversions and vomiting it is hard. I'm eating rice pudding as we speak. I have decided that if I get below 100lbs I'm going to the hospital. I hate it there, but I know I will need it if this gets much worse. I am not yet taking a 'script for nausea, but it is getting close....

This loss is making me nervous to be able to maintain a healthy weight and not wither away while BFing.

I as vegan/vegg for a long time, nearly 5 yrs, and this struggle to maintain weight brings back that time. I was tiny then, sometimes nearing the low 90s, and I do not want to go there again! Eating meat is essential for me for many reasons, and right now I'm having a hard time with that most of all, and I think that is connected.

anyhow- I'm glad to have somewhere to vent about being too skinny. It is so crappy that some people don't recognize that this can be as big an issue as being overweight.
post #25 of 129
Just bumping this back up...

I've had a weird few weeks where I've eaten almost constantly and I'm losing weight. Not much, just about 5 lbs but its so bizarre to have so little control over your body. My pants won't stay up at this point.

And I hate the way I can't talk to anyone irl about this.
post #26 of 129
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Originally Posted by Celtain View Post
That is so one of my pet peeves. It is totally ok to pick on someone who is skinny but not ok to pick on someone who is fat. It shouldn't be ok either way.
As a fat girl who just decided to peek into this thread I totally agree!!!!

Labeling each other's bodies and criticizing parts of ourselves that can't be helped is unhealthy and tears down women.

Science has not found a way to make a naturally skinny person fat or a fat person skinny, at least not in the long term. Our bodies are what they are and we should love them all.
post #27 of 129
I can't believe I found this tribe! Can I join? I'm 5' 5in and 108 lbs. I was 117 before conception and only gained 13 lbs with DS - he weighed 7 lbs and was 3 weeks early.

I also get tired of the skinny comments, especially from my brother IL. I feel like i eat all the time! I especially don't like that I look more wrinkled, therefore older, than I did before DS.

I'm still BFing DS at 33 months, which is probably why I can't gain weight, but I wouldn't quit doing that for anything!
post #28 of 129
I think im gonna have to look for the low calories and snacks.
post #29 of 129
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Originally Posted by RaelynsMama View Post
Anybody have any favorite recipes to share?
I just made some rice pudding. I found it on another thread posted by sisteesmama. I varied it a little. I used 1/2 cup of brown long grain basmati rice (I think plain short grain brown rice would be better, but that is what I had on hand)
3 cups whole milk
1/2 cup of half 'n half
Cooked in crock pot 4-5 hours and stirred once in a while
Stirred in 2.5 tbsp raw cane sugar and 2 tsp vanilla flavoring and transferred to glass bowl in refrigerator.

It is chilling now and DS and I will try it when he wakes up from his nap. : It tasted great warm, but it is so hot here, I wanted a cold snack!
post #30 of 129
Yay - a skinny mamas tribe! That's me (hello!).

I've actually been skinny forever, and loved being pregnant because I finally tipped over into the 100's on the scale! I gained about 25-30lbs. But, with BF, away went all my happy weight. I'm currently hovering just over 100 (103 at last weigh in - which I rarely do) at 5' 2".

I'm extremely self-conscious about being so thin - to the point that I won't wear shorts, or sleeveless shirts because they show my twiggy little legs and arms too much. However, once in a while, I start to feel that maybe I'm just being crazy and start to feel good, and then someone will make some "funny" comment about how thin I am, and that's over for a while. Right now, I'm in a good place and since my DD weighs almost 20lbs, I'm getting some nice muscles for a change - especially my arms.

I have a wildly delicious, totally bad dessert recipe to share:
Simple chilled chocolate mousse

8 oz semi sweet chocolate (2 chocolate bars or 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups of chocolate chips)
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 t vanilla (opt)

1. Break up chocolate bars.
2. Warm heavy cream - tiny bubbles appear around edge of pan. Remove from heat.
3. Add chocolate. Stir till absolutely smooth with spoon or whisk. Pour into bowl and chill overnight (or as long as you can wait - at least a few hours).

enjoy :-)
Tracy
post #31 of 129
subing...no time I got daycare kids waking from nap...but I am a super skinny momma...will post later!
post #32 of 129
I'm another skinny mom. Good to see this group! I was wondering if any of you have recommendations for bras. My breasts have all but disappeared, again. Ugh. Anyway, I still wear bras to get rid of the "Friends" look. LOL For those of you not familiar with this term, I don't like my nipples to show through my clothes.

It's been so hard for me to find comfortable bras for AA size. Hell, I could probably go AAA at this point. They don't seem to sell bras that fit around my ribcage that are also a very small cup. I mean, I could buy bras in the preteen section, but those don't fit around my ribcage and shoulders.

Seriously, I am hating looking in the mirror lately.
post #33 of 129
Hey JavaJunkie - I can relate to your bra size situation. Even as a nursing mama, I'm probably still just an A cup, but before pregnancy, I was barely filling a AA. I found that the Playtex TGIF (Thank Goodness It Fits) Seamless Stretch Foam Soft Cup Bra fits very well for me. It comes in half sizes - I think the smallest size is called Nearly A, which is a AA. It has a thin layer of foam which prevents that "Friends" look - the cups are quite "shaped", if you know what I mean.

Because I've had mastitis twice, and am terrified of wearing anything at all tight/constricting, I've been wearing the Under the Nile nursing camisole/bra and love it! It's basically a tank, with extra thick "cups". It provides no support, but being so small, I don't need any. You can find them on their website, underthenile.com.

Also, another good resource for small chested ladies: lulalu.com
post #34 of 129
I'm new here! How skinny are we talking?

I'm 5'3 and 100 lbs. I hear about how skinny I am all.the.time. Everytime I see my aunt, she does this motion with her arms where she's pretending to give me some of her "meat." It's SO embarrassing, especially in front of a large group of people.

Anyway, it's nice to be here. Looking for some snappy comebacks, great recipes, support, and advice.
post #35 of 129
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Originally Posted by Verity View Post
Old Navy has discontinued size 1. I couldn't possibly pour myself into a size 0, but size 2s practically fall off my hips, even before they have been worn for hours.
I couldn't believe it when I heard it, especially since I spent about 10 minutes searching all the shelves for a 1. I thought they were still available online though. I'll have to check.

I did buy a size 2, but I have to wear them with a belt. Not so hot.
post #36 of 129
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Originally Posted by RaelynsMama View Post
I started drinking whole milk which did a WORLD of wonders...
Pregnancy seems to have reduced my lactose intolerance to the point where I can have milk and yogurt ...and do you know what? Something amazing has happened, my clothes are actually fitting beautifully! I can't believe it! :

Maybe, I could try shopping at a store designed for women, rather than a young womens fashion store? *fingers crossed*
post #37 of 129
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Originally Posted by kitikatuka View Post
Hey JavaJunkie - I can relate to your bra size situation. Even as a nursing mama, I'm probably still just an A cup, but before pregnancy, I was barely filling a AA. I found that the Playtex TGIF (Thank Goodness It Fits) Seamless Stretch Foam Soft Cup Bra fits very well for me. It comes in half sizes - I think the smallest size is called Nearly A, which is a AA. It has a thin layer of foam which prevents that "Friends" look - the cups are quite "shaped", if you know what I mean.

Because I've had mastitis twice, and am terrified of wearing anything at all tight/constricting, I've been wearing the Under the Nile nursing camisole/bra and love it! It's basically a tank, with extra thick "cups". It provides no support, but being so small, I don't need any. You can find them on their website, underthenile.com.

Also, another good resource for small chested ladies: lulalu.com
Thank you!
post #38 of 129
I am 5'9" and was 121 the last time I was on the scale. I can relate to so much in this thread: comments from others, having a hard time finding clothes that fit, and struggling to gain. The older I get the more confident I get about my body, but I still hate hearing stupid comments about how skinny I am.

Oddly, I took up running not long ago and actually gained weight but since I took a hiatus for the summer I have lost it. I'd like to be about 135 or so, but the only time I hit that weight is during pregnancy.

Glad to see you all here!
post #39 of 129
I'll jump in! I'm pretty much at my goal weight, but still working on maintaining it.

I just started eating meat after being a vegetarian for 8 years. The last few months any time I ate soy products I would have MAJOR stomach cramps. My son is also nursing, and allergic to dairy, bananas, mangoes, and now eggs (I discovered this morning!)

I was having a hard time gaining weight, and finally, after 3 months, was able to gain 2 lbs by eating 2500-3000 calories a day, lol! (I'm now 5' and 104 lbs. Not underweight, but still very thin).

I was checked for vitamin deficiencies, and my thyroid as well. All that was fine, though my white blood cell count was a little low. Because of that, combined with my weight loss (20 lbs in 3 months), plus the fact that I'd been getting lots of sores in my mouth, my doctor has recommended I see an oncologist, so I guess I'll be doing that soon.
post #40 of 129
Yay, what a great thread!

I've always been small, just like my father and brothers, and never really worried too much about it, except for finding clothes that fit properly. I think I learned to knit in part so that I could have good, warm winter sweaters that fit in the waist *and* the arm!

Lately, though, I've been really working on gaining weight. I'm 5'4" and 114 lbs - and 7 1/2 months pregnant While not pregnant, I usually hover around 100 lbs, though I don't have a scale at home, so this is kind of a guess.

I've had low blood pressure with this pregnancy and I've had to work hard on staying well hydrated to keep my bp up, so between all the water, fibre, protein, green veggies, fruits, etc. that I should consume in a day, I have a hard time feeling like I'm getting enough to eat. I also have peanut butter and cheese every day, and have been making a fruit-milk/yogurt-protein powder smoothie at least once a day lately.
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