A MyObesityTeam Member
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.
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!
I wear tops with sleeves at or below my elbows, when I ordered my wedding dress in January of 2014 I requested 3/4 sleeves and it helped me feel more comfortable. I am told use hand weights to exercise your arms.
I always wear clothes with long sleaves in winter and 3/4 sleaves in sommer. Then I get hot very quickly.
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.
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 :-(
I completely know what you mean, Dawny! I ended up having to go sleeveless on my wedding day because I couldn't find a dress that would fit me, and it was incredibly uncomfortable.
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.
Exactly! And yeah it is hard but I am trying to go with the attitude if you don't like it don't look when it comes to other people!
Thank you so much for your comment, Stacy! It's really refreshing to read because you know how embarrassing it can be. I completely understand about making myself look bigger with baggier clothing, I do the same thing now. It's exhausting feeling the need to cover up all the time.
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!