(Closed) When your “healthy” doesn’t mean “slim”…

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Ignore them. I know easier said than done, but its what needs to be done. Everyone’s bodies are different and one person’s healthy weight is another person’s “fat” weight. In all honestly I am petite and slim, but sometimes I weight 100 pounds and it is all fat and sometimes I am 105 pounds and am full of lean muscle.

The only thing I worry about is the “pregnant” comment because that assumes you carry your weight around your mid section. Women who carry their weight in that area are at risk for a lot of health problems related to weight. I know you said you just got your blood work done and it came back great but I would keep an eye on it.

Post # 4
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235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m healthy but not skinny – I could probably “stand to lose” about 15-20 pounds.  But I work out every day, lift weights, do cardio, and am in pretty good shape.  I try to eat enough vegetables and not eat badly.  I managed to lose about 30lbs 3 years ago, but truthfully, I don’t think I’m any “healthier” now than I was then – I’ve always had low blood pressure, etc.

Good for you for recognizing that you are healthy at the size that you are – have you checked out the Healthy At Every Size movement?  I think more women could stand to consider the so-called link between size and health…

Post # 5
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7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I know lots of women that are healthy but not skinny.  And lots of men like women that are this way.

Post # 6
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1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I TOTALLY understand!!!!! I weigh 174 and am “technically” 10 pounds over weight for my height – first things first, though, the BMI scale is absolute BULLLLLLLL-$hit.

I’ve been “obsessed” with weight since the age of 12. The lowest I’ve EVER been was 150 in high school after losing 70 pounds going from 220 pounds at the age of 14 to 150 at 17. Then I gained that back – lost 60 on weight watchers – only to gain it back and found out I’m insulin resistant…i’ve lost/gained/lost/gained so many times I’ve literally lost over 500 pounds over the course of almost 20 years now…(i’ll be 31 next month).

I’ve FINALLY found what works (low-carb/low-sugar/whole-foods) and I love it. Again, I’m 174 which is by NO means “skinny” but I consider myself “slim”.

I wear a size 12 in “street clothes” which honestly doesn’t mean too much because sizes are so bunk that I have 10’s and 16’s that fit exactly the same way.

My wedding gown was a 16 PLUS because I have wide shoulders and the stomach had to be taken in a lot.

I’d like to post my pic just because – while i’ve been ‘obsessed’ with my weight for so long and constantly have those negative thoughts – i looked freakin’ awesome in my wedding gown! lol.

But anyways – I am “healthy” compared to most – but I’m NOT skinny. and i’m very happy with my health!! but honestly – does this dress LOOK like a 16? not at all. and i’m sure you were GORGEOUS in your dress! (and i’d love to see pics!)

As for those other people – honestly – screw them. I have friends that have actually told me – KNOWING how obsessive I am with my way of eating – they said to me “hey, you’re married now, now you can get fat”. um NO i don’t think so!!!!! 

but seriously – SKINNY DOES NOT EQUAL HEALTHY! I’m so much healthier than a lot of my “skinny friends”. All that matters is that you eat the way you believe is healthy for you – you know you’re healthy – and don’t let anyone else dictate how you feel about you!

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