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November 4, 2011 7:06 PM
Are you supposed to feel your ribs and chest bones? When i hug my mom she says I'm bone-y. Most people I hug I don't notice it. When i shower i feel them more. I have never been this thin so I just don't know,
November 4, 2011 7:07 PM
yes
November 4, 2011 7:07 PM
Don't know if you're supposed to, but I can feel mine.
November 4, 2011 7:09 PM
Yes you are :-)
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November 4, 2011 7:09 PM
I'm still over 20kgs overweight and I can feel mine.
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November 4, 2011 7:10 PM
Gah I can't wait for that to happen!
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November 4, 2011 7:10 PM
moms are like that. they love us. they don't want us to go "too far." especially if you've lost over 100 pounds (REALLY?! that's fantastic!) your mom might be comapring you to your former self....
November 4, 2011 7:11 PM
yea, it's normal to feel them. when you start seeing your ribs, that's when you have a problem wink
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November 4, 2011 7:13 PM
the first time I felt my breast bone, I thought I had some growth freaked out told the wife and she informed me that that was my sternum.
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November 4, 2011 7:13 PM
My BMI is 20.2, and I can't feel my chest bones, collarbones, or rib bones. But that's because I have a petite frame.
Edited by CindiBryce On November 4, 2011 7:13 PM
November 4, 2011 7:14 PM
Yes its very normal to feel them. i can see the ones that jut out the most as well as the fat there finally is going away. And I'm not boney by any means but am a healthy weight still trying to lose about 18 lbs. Hope this helps!
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November 4, 2011 7:15 PM
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My BMI is 20.2, and I can't feel my chest bones, collarbones, or rib bones. But that's because I have a petite frame.


Wow! That's quite an opposite of me. I'm like 24 BMI and I can see a couple ribs. I'm like medium-large bone frame. It fits me though being 5'9''. :)
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November 4, 2011 7:16 PM
If you don't mind my asking, how tall are you?
On a related note, I noticed the other night I could see my hip bones when I was laying down. Still belly when I'm standing up, but kind of nice to see them now and then.
Congrats on your weight loss! Amazing :)
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November 4, 2011 7:16 PM
I'm still 45 lbs. overweight and you can see and feel my hip and collar bones and ribs.

And when I was thin it was even bonier. I like it. Yee bones!
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November 4, 2011 7:16 PM
I have what I call "rib boobs" - I have a large rib cage and a small waist, so my ribs stick out quite a bit further than my tummy. Most slender people I know don't have those, but I am well within a healthy weight range and I do so I guess it is just the way I am built.

Worry more about your health than whether or not you are "skinny." Are you within a healthy weight range? Do you have a healthy Body Fat %? Are you consuming enough calories to get adequate nutrition?

If you answered yes to all of the above, then don't worry about it. If you answered no to any of these questions, then you need to focus on fixing those, regardless of anything else.
November 4, 2011 7:16 PM
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moms are like that. they love us. they don't want us to go "too far." especially if you've lost over 100 pounds (REALLY?! that's fantastic!) your mom might be comapring you to your former self....


I was just thinking the same thing - & I second the congrats on losing over 100 lbs! smile
November 4, 2011 7:17 PM
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yea, it's normal to feel them. when you start seeing your ribs, that's when you have a problem wink


My ribs stick way out and I still have 45 lbs. to lose so I'm gonna go ahead and disagree with you on this one.
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November 4, 2011 7:19 PM
Yes! This made me laugh; I had a friend at work joke about how thin I've gotten, and she poked me in the ribs,looked at me strangely & said "What's that?" very seriously. I said "What? My ribs?" and she said "I've never felt them on anyone before" So yes you should feel them. It's when you see them that you may be too thin.

BTW-great job on the weight loss!! Friend me if you want a buddy!!
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November 4, 2011 7:20 PM
I can sort of see my chest bone. i can see my ribs. but not through my shirt or anything. I hugged someone else yesterday and they said I was boney
November 4, 2011 7:23 PM
I can see and physically can see my collarbone....I have some ways to go before I can feel my ribs
November 4, 2011 7:25 PM
Absolutely yes, you should be happy
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November 4, 2011 7:26 PM
QUOTE:

If you don't mind my asking, how tall are you?
On a related note, I noticed the other night I could see my hip bones when I was laying down. Still belly when I'm standing up, but kind of nice to see them now and then.
Congrats on your weight loss! Amazing :)


Im a little under 5'10".
I like seeing the bones. it's just getting to me people saying that i am getting to thin and boney.
Edited by RNMDFF On November 4, 2011 7:27 PM
November 4, 2011 7:27 PM
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I can sort of see my chest bone. i can see my ribs. but not through my shirt or anything. I hugged someone else yesterday and they said I was boney
you are doing great tell them to stop hating
  11268397
November 4, 2011 7:31 PM
hahah
"Rib Boobs"
I totally have that going on.
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November 4, 2011 7:43 PM
QUOTE:

I have what I call "rib boobs" - I have a large rib cage and a small waist, so my ribs stick out quite a bit further than my tummy. Most slender people I know don't have those, but I am well within a healthy weight range and I do so I guess it is just the way I am built.


Jeez, I so have rib boobs...I dont like it at all cause Im small chested, so it looks like I have two sets of boobs. Blech.

Its like that whether Im 145 (the smallest Ive been as an adult) or 195 (the most Ive weighed) its just how my body is...my bones stick out. I dont like it, but I can see how someone who cannot feel or see them feels good about that as a measure of progress, because it means theres not as much fat sitting on top of it. All my fat just happens to sits on my butt where there are no bones hah! *sigh*
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