It has always amused and intrigued me that women’s body shapes have been largely categorized into a fruit cocktail of options:
(Don’t worry hourglass ladies I’ve got you covered in the fruit department)
All my life I thought I was an apple, not in the red crunchy edible way, but in the top-heavy rotund, body type way. Like many things, I blame this gross misrepresentation of my self-image on my mother, as she is an apple and therefore, by default, apparently I was too.
BUT, I’m not an apple I am a banana or perhaps more accurately a rectangle. A part of me is relieved to discover this, not because being a juicy delicious is a bad thing! But for the fact that I wasn’t reaping any of the benefits of being an apple…I don’t have a big breasts. To my delight I reached a C cup last year, however unfortunately this grand increase in bust size meant I had also expanded everywhere else! This lead to a confusing and complicated internal debate – Keeps the boobs or loose the bulge?!
Last year I embarked on the infamous fight against the flab, thus willing to sacrifice my new C cups breasts. As a new member of the rectangle shaped club, I decided that once a rectangle becomes a bit too soft around the edges we start to look like watermelons, therefore something needed to be done. Believe me this wasn’t the first time I had decided to fight this battle! I have started a new weight loss plan periodically every Monday morning for the last 15 years. However, I’m hoping that this time it will be the last time….So far it’s taken me 6 months to lose 8 kilos (17 pounds)…watch this [watermelon] shaped space.
If only I could fill a watermelon bra *sigh*