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to ask if you too have a small podge when you are seated?

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cjt110 Wed 23-May-18 15:12:47

It's my main area of issue. I hate it. I have a podgey bump when I'm seated. When I;m stood my stomach is practically flat with a small bulge.

My podge seems to be above my knicker line when seated.

Please tell me it's normal?

JenBarber Wed 23-May-18 15:14:12

Even really slim women have this.

It's no biggie, honestly.

JamPasty Wed 23-May-18 15:14:19

Mines not so small! smile

AsAProfessionalFekko Wed 23-May-18 15:14:47

Beer belly?

cjt110 Wed 23-May-18 15:15:57

As those of you who have looked at who I am, I do have some MH issues and this is a big thing for me. So I'm posting this so I can see, just how normal it is.

Looking at shops online and the waif like models with perfect stomachs then here's me with my Buddha belly...

So please, do tell me it's not just me?

cjt110 Wed 23-May-18 15:16:54

Not a beer belly thanks AsAProfessionalFekko I have gained weight since the birth of my son but I;m hoping to turn this into a positive post... So I'm not sure if thats an insult you're trying....

Slapbetcommissioner Wed 23-May-18 15:17:50

If you didn't have the 'podge' when you sat down you'd rip open when you stood up grin you're 'longer' stood up so the 'excess' has to go somewhere when you shorten your body by sitting. Look at sleb magazines, they photograph size 6/8 women sitting in bikinis and go on about the holiday pounds and are they pregnant and flaunting their curves but when they stand up there's no 'podge' or very little 'podge'.

Jamboree05 Wed 23-May-18 15:19:31

Small?! 😂😂 oh, I wish it was small...

cjt110 Wed 23-May-18 15:20:13

Good point Slapbetcommissioner

I really do focus on my stomach. I hate it. Unfortunately I have quite a deep scar to one side (think appendectomy type scar) which indents my stomach on my waist line so to me, everything buldges from there.

I think it's dawned on me as we have 2 weeks until we go away and I am dreading wearing a bikini

Pfftlife Wed 23-May-18 15:20:42

Yes it's normal to have a small podge when sitting, you would need to have zero body fat to have nothing there and that's not healthy. Also remember model photos are photoshopped, they are not a realistic representation of a female body.

Embrace the podge it's completely normal

cjt110 Wed 23-May-18 15:20:52

Jamboree05 I said small when stood and holding my breath grin

PinkHeart5914 Wed 23-May-18 15:21:41

I thought everyone had this? I bloody hope every one has this.........

My stomach is pretty flat even after 3 dc when I’m standing but when I sit down the podge does appear

SomeAreMoreEqualThanOthers Wed 23-May-18 15:22:10

Standing up or sitting down I have a very large podge. But I'm clinging to the hope that I'm more than the sun total of my podge..

cjt110 Wed 23-May-18 15:22:26

Does everyone's bulge out from above their knicker line kinda of up and outwards?

expatinspain Wed 23-May-18 15:22:58

I have a very toned, slim stomach and I have excess skin when I sit down. It's normal! The worse is when you get older, suddenly you have love handles, even though the rest of you is slim!!

TyrionsNextWife Wed 23-May-18 15:23:10

I’m a size 6 and I have a wee podge when I sit down, I don’t think it’s anything to do with your size or shape - it’s so you can stand up again afterwards grin

PuttinOnTheRitzCracker Wed 23-May-18 15:24:20

Yes generally you have to be extremely thin to not have one

tealandteal Wed 23-May-18 15:25:29

I think everyone has this, even if they have six pack abs! Would high waisted Bikini bottoms give you more confidence?

cjt110 Wed 23-May-18 15:25:31

I'm 5ft and a size 14. I used to be a 10-12 before my son and 2 and half stone of weight gain so I am very insecure about my figure now.

The responses here are making me feel... happier

Rainboho Wed 23-May-18 15:26:02

I have the podge! When I go to the loo I sit down and think ‘ohmygodlookatthat’. Its a low podge but I carry weight in my hips so I guess that’s why.

cjt110 Wed 23-May-18 15:26:13

tealandteal I've bought some that go above the knicker line so to speak and yes they do. My stomach still looks wobbly and horrid though

DobbyisFREE Wed 23-May-18 15:26:21

I have a significant podge when I sit down and stand up and I can feel the top of my tights rolling down in slow motion to escape it in disgust.

Rainboho Wed 23-May-18 15:26:50

Crossposted - I’m 5’8” and size 14 - still the podge!

TakemedowntoPotatoCity Wed 23-May-18 15:27:14

You should see.mine blush

Heratnumber7 Wed 23-May-18 15:27:32

I don't think you'd be able to bend if you didn't have a bit of podge that gathers when you sit.

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