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  • #16
    Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
    Call me in 6-8 years.
    You want to make babies with me?

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    • #17
      Well it was supposed to be a witty comment, but if you're asking...
      In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by ZoŽ View Post
        Well... even though you seem a but creepy, you're in luck :P. Eventually, I'll post before/afters on the official thread. But I'm waiting for crossfit to kick it up a notch, first. Not sure how long it's going to take...
        The best time is always now
        Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
        Starting Weight: 294 pounds
        Current Weight: 235 pounds
        Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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        • #19
          I'm an hourglass, and the only one in my family. My mom's an apple, the maternal females are apples and paternal females are pears. I'm built like my dad; tall, with powerful legs, and I get my massive mammaries from his mom.

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          • #20
            I think that the mother's hormonal climate will have a lot to do with how the child will change at puberty, but I don't believe it's set in stone. Women's body shapes change as their hormones change, and this can happen at any time. When women improve their hormonal health, they store more fat in the breasts and upper part of the buttocks, and less below the belly button, in the lower back, and below the buttocks. And their waists become smaller. So basically they become hot. And hot women can turn into apples and pears when things go awry.

            I also don't believe that the body shapes you're describing are really 'types' that genetics decide we fit into. So I don't consider myself a 'pear with a bit of apple', I just have a pear shape caused by estrogen dominance overlaid with the apple shape that chronic elevated cortisol and too much testosterone have caused. I don't believe that people look like apples because they are apples, I think they look like apples because of whatever is wrong with their hormones. And there has to be a genetic component to that, but I don't believe someone with an inherited tendency to become apple-ish ever has to.

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            • #21
              I think that the mother's hormonal climate will have a lot to do with how the child will change at puberty, but I don't believe it's set in stone. Women's body shapes change as their hormones change, and this can happen at any time. When women improve their hormonal health, they store more fat in the breasts and upper part of the buttocks, and less below the belly button, in the lower back, and below the buttocks. And their waists become smaller. So basically they become hot. And hot women can turn into apples and pears when things go awry.

              I also don't believe that the body shapes you're describing are really 'types' that genetics decide we fit into. So I don't consider myself a 'pear with a bit of apple', I just have a pear shape caused by estrogen dominance overlaid with the apple shape that chronic elevated cortisol and too much testosterone have caused. I don't believe that people look like apples because they are apples, I think they look like apples because of whatever is wrong with their hormones. And there has to be a genetic component to that, but I don't believe someone with an inherited tendency to become apple-ish ever has to.
              well said.
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              • #22
                I'm an apple, my oldest daughter is a pear, youngest is very skinny and too young to tell.
                Start of PB weight Aug/2011: 217
                Start of Leptin Reset end of Aug/2011: 202.4
                current weight: 199.6

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                • #23
                  I'm a strawberry, my mom's a blueberry, and my grandma's a mango. Oh, and my dad's a banana.

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                  • #24
                    A family of apples with a maternal grandmother very much a pear. I'm apple when fat; stick figure with no hips and mini boobs when thin. Those apples lived a long time, so I'm not too worried about health or longevity.
                    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                    • #25
                      In all seriousness, my mom was sort of an apple. She gave birth to one awesome male (me), so maybe you will just produce better guys than girls.

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                      • #26
                        Thats an interesting question....
                        I used to have a book that discussed where different body types put on weight-
                        Apples- stomach
                        Pears- lower body
                        Hourglass- limbs

                        My mom is an apple now, and her limbs have thinned out, but she used to look more like me. I have a small waist, larger boobs, a good butt, but then very heavy arms and legs.

                        I think that in a healthy weight, all body shapes are attractive. So I wouldn't worry aboutit- pass on your active healthy lifestyle.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by wiltondeportes View Post
                          I'm a strawberry, my mom's a blueberry, and my grandma's a mango. Oh, and my dad's a banana.
                          . Your family sounds utterly delicious.

                          It really is funny that women describe their body shapes with fruit.....hahah. I totally understand why but it's hilarious to me right now for some reason.

                          I'm an hourglass and so is my daughter. No fruit here.
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                          • #28
                            I wish I had my mom's (or anyone on her side of the family) body shape - unfortunately I seem to take after my dad's. Working on leaning out and then that doesn't matter. I think that if you are apple shaped, that's not in and of itself a bad thing you just have to worry more about weight because it's worse biologically to carry it around your midsection than thighs. However, best to not carry it around at all.

                            I know that apple is a more male-typical pattern of gaining weight, and I know that with PCOS testosterone is elevated. So I've wondered if that's what made me gain more in my midsection than elsewhere. My mom is an hourglass though and so his her mother.
                            "It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot

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                            Start -- March 1st -- 173.4
                            End -- May 24th -- 158.6

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                            • #29
                              One's bone structure is independent of where one puts on fat. My bone structure is extremely hourglass in shape, though I became more apple in appearance by putting on weight all over. My daughter, when slender, had narrow hips, and she has more readily become apple in appearance without putting on anywhere near as much weight as I was carrying at my heaviest.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Karate Lisa View Post
                                This made me lol
                                Me too!
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