There's absolutely nothing wrong with being "solid". Having big bones and muscles is perfectly healthy and can be very pleasing to the eye too. It's layering on slabs of fat on top of them that is the problem.
I'm on the solid side myself, with a medium frame and very round muscles. I would have made a good weight-lifter. I have no intention of reaching my "ideal" weight, because that would probably be quite unhealthy for me. But I will probably have to get right down to my goal weight to be able to wear boots with a normal width shaft, because of the heavy muscles in my legs. And yet my husband has been singing the praises of my legs ever since we first became a couple. They don't have to be stick thin to look good. Or to be healthy. I made my peace with my "solidity" years ago.
Along those lines, I saw pictures from last year's Miss Italia contest. Sophia Loren was a guest. She looked absolutely stunning. The contestants looked like dry sticks. I would rather look like Sophia.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford