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Embarrassment Over Bigger Arms, How Do You Get Over It?

Embarrassment Over Bigger Arms, How Do You Get Over It?

Hi there! I'm new, and this question has been on my mind since I joined... I have bigger arms, and they are what I'm most embarrassed about aside from my huge thighs... I was wondering if anyone has overcome embarrassment and worn shirts with no sleeves? How did it feel? Have you ever overcome embarrassment when it comes to shirts that show your arms, if they are bigger? I just don't know how to do it... I've covered up my entire life.

almost 6 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

I just joined a new gym about a month ago. I have a rather large spare tire that I try to camouflage with shirts, but if I look in the full length mirror I can totally see my belly shining through. Along with cardio, I am targeting my belly with specific exercises. I know people can see my belly, but I don't care, I am working to rid myself of it. Try not to stress over the part of your body you don't like and work towards fixing it. Most people don't notice everyone else's flaws because they are working to repair their own. Hugs.

almost 6 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

I guess it really just comes with feeling more comfortable with yourself. I know years ago I wore things that were larger than my size trying to hide certain parts of my body I was embarrassed about. Looking at pictures I realized it was actually making me look bigger. So now I wear fitting clothes. Although I do get embarrassed still because I have a very large tummy and it hangs. I try to cover it but long shirts are really hard to find. Anyway so I guess the point I am trying to make is embrace your body the way it is until you can make the changes you want to make!

almost 6 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

I hate my arms to, I can't stand going sleeveless due to my arms. When I ordered my wedding dress over two years ago I requested 3/4 sleeves to cover up my flabby arms. I am told using hand weights to exercise with will help in firming up you arms.

almost 6 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

I have the "angel wings" and they flap. I decided to finally go with sleeveless shirts because it gets so hoe here in FL and I thought I am done hiding. I have started to do tricep exercises and it takes time but I am starting to see results. Either way, I have decided that I am okay with it. I finally realized that I was more critical of my arms than anyone else. You have to do what is most comfortable for you, ease into it. Start with a sleeve you are comfortable with and then the next time you but a shirt go a bit shorter in the sleeve. Before you know if you will be sleeveless! Good Luck!

almost 6 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member

I absolutely hate my floppy huge arms. I lost so much weight but arms just get flabbier :-( If I was well, I think I would ask a Dr to cut this off :-) Brave because I know I can never have that :-( I am always embarrassed even when wearing long sleeves! I am sure people can tell anyway :-(

almost 6 years ago

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