Okay I know I'm going to sound whiney but...
I've always been on the slim side (it's my natural build), but since hooping I noticed there's been a change - and not a good one. I've lost ANY curves that I had; it's not due to losing weight, and I'm not becoming like, crazy-toned or anything like that...But for some reason I'm just "up-and-down" now, and my hips are practically non-existant.
I know it's a little pathetic, but it really effected my confidence :/ So I was just wondering...What changes - if any - have you noticed in yourself? Have you experienced this? And what advice would you give to someone (namely me, haha) whose self-esteem has taken a knock?
Actually, we (as somewhat bigger people) get a fair amount of the "OMG you're so fat." comments. Usually they aren't quite that nice and make you feel like you should go hide under the bed. (or at least they make me feel that way.) Still, I agree with you. Making comments on people's bodies regardless of size is wrong.
i definatly agree with you as a plus sized hooper no , not even that as a girl thats not cool
Thankyou, it was :') and I get EXACTLY the same "sugar-coated-insults" on my weight, and it really gets to me at times :/ But it makes me feel a little less insecure to know (from your response and the other lovely ones on here) that it's not just me that gets bothered by this :) xxx
Thanks! I'll have to rethink my eating habits in terms of carbs and proteins, haha :) xxx
I wasn't super thin or anything, but was trim. Since I got back in the hoop I started losing weight with out trying. Sad part is l lost it in my good parts. I went from a C 38 down to a C34. I'm not the only one who has noticed! I boyfriend keeps telling how much smaller they look.I've also been getting crap from strangers. stuff like " I would be that good at hula hooping if I was that skinny. I have curves though"! And then When I Try And Be nice and tell her anybody can learn you just have to practice. And I told her hoopers come in all shapes, sizes , ages , and genders, and that I've even seen pregnant woman do it. she give me a dirty look and just walked away and stated talking to some else so she could ignore me. People will always find a something to say about you. But just remember their the one's with the problem. negative people don't like seeing other being happy so they try to put you down. And nobody looks happier then a hooper!
As long as your healthy just remember your beautiful and forget what others say!
I can't believe she said that...what a cow! Thankyou for the lovely advice, and "Nobody looks happier then a hooper" has got to be one of the best sayings I've heard :D xxx
I have had the same thing said to me all the time. It really hurts because i don't want my size and shape to put others off hooping.
It's so refreshing to be reminded I'm not alone on this one! I've always been slightly underweight and it does seem like people feel way too comfortable letting me know. People often assume I try to be this thin so it's almost like they feel obligated to say something, just to let me know it doesn't look good. I've had countless people try to "get me help" because they assumed I must have an eating disorder. At the beach one time, in the middle of the main strip with people everywhere, a car full of guys even stopped to yell at me to drink some ensure. -_-' So yeah, it definitely hurts.
BUT I've found that at least one baked potato a day (or, even better, a sweet potato!) at least helps me maintain the weight I do have. And I like to fit in at least one glass of milk mixed with protein powder and about a tbsp of honey for better absorption of nutrients. But the more shakes, the better! I'm still not gaining weight, but I feel healthier and at least I'm no longer losing it :) Plus, the baked potato diet is awesome to my taste buds.
You're absolutely right Steff :) Thank you
I've always been slim, and still I am, even athletic, I can say. And I've always had a feeling, that my body is not feminine (curvy) enough, but honestly, thanks to hooping I've changed my mind a little. After about three years I definitely see something like waist, which lack was the worst for me in the past. So, what can I say. Hoop moore!