(Closed) Awkward weight comments

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Ouch. I hate it when people talk without thinking.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes. I’ve always been petite 5’2″ 100 and something pounds but I always had a little pouch in my stomach. Even when I weighted like 90 something pounds people would ask me if I was preggos. When I got a little older I gained like 25 pounds and people were always asking me if I’m pregnant I was like, “un no, I’m not even married yet” I mean people just need to learn to mind their own business. Like the old saying goes if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it at all.

Post # 5
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was at Wal Mart and the check out lady asked when I was due!

I’m not by any means overweight, I just have a little too much weight in the tummy.  Needless to say this made me terribly upset.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I haven’t had this happen, but I have to say I don’t think it’s anyone’s business even if gals are preggos. I mean if we wanted you to know the due date, we’d let you know!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh gosh, I’m sorry…please don’t this bother you for days. It was definitely rude of her to make any mention to your size..whether you are small, big or right in the middle. Sometimes people say things and I don’t think they understand what they are saying.

I was at my favorite make-up counter a couple months ago and I asked the woman who was doing my make-up what it took to work there. I was expecting something along the lines of…submit your resume, etc….No, instead she tells me to look at all the girls who work there and says..”well..you have to look like one us.”

So, I guess I didn’t make the cut..I told this to my mom and all my friends, we all just laughed so hard. I would not trade my looks for any one of the girls there. Just be happy for who you are!! She did say you should be a model!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Im sorry to hear that.. over the weekend I was looking for my dream wedding dress and the consultant kept saying… “We don’t carry that in your size”.  As if I wasn’t already bummed that im not what I was before I had my son, she threw this in my face.  I dont understand why they act like we are from another planet.

P.S.  Didn’t buy my dress from that store (DB)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

After walking around Manhattan all afternoon in flip flops, I complained that my feet hurt.  FFIL reasoned it was because I had to “carry all that weight around all day”.  The oddest part is that I’m not really overweight (5’7″, 128 lbs, pretty solid muscle since I work out almost everyday).  He’s made other comments and tends to critique what I eat, and I can only deduce that he really does think I’m fat and need to drop a few.  FMIL is very petite, half a ft shorter that me and VERY small framed.  I sometimes think he sees us next to each other and is afraid I’m going to reach over the crush her.

Post # 11
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My cousin who I hadn’t seen in a good 8 years or so came to visit us at my Nana’s house last year and when I walked in the door he hugged me and said “Oh you’ve gotten so big!” as in, I’ve grown up a lot. To which my nana replies “Yeah, and not taller!” Ouch…. from my own nana!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

bear in mind that most plus sized models ARE a size 10, or even a size 8. wrap your head around THAT one, ugh.

 

i’ve been asked if i was pregnant a few times – once by a child, when i was wearing an apron at work, and once by a border crossing guard, when i was sitting strangely with my hands under my stomach. it doesn’t really bug me – i KNOW i’m not skinny, and i figure that i can’t justify being offended if i don’t fully dedicate myself to losing weight.

Post # 13
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wow, that’s a rude comment. Even if plus-size models were all a size 8, it’d still be rude in my mind because she’s taking the time to distinguish “plus-size.” Totally not her place.

When I worked at a shoe store last year, I was helping a woman find a pair of boots and recommended a certain brand. She looks at me and goes, “yeah, but would they work for me? I mean, your calves are big.” 

Come on! I ride horses, of course they’re going to be muscular. But you don’t have to point it out. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah but realistically (i’m 5’10” and about the same size as you; i’ve heard this before also many times), she meant it as a compliment. And anybody size 6 and up is considered a “plus sized model” anyways. You have to be a 0-4 to be a “regular sized” model. She easily could’ve left the “plus sized” part out of the “model” compliment though!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Aww sweetie Im sorry! I get the plus sized model comment alot actually. Im actually “very” plus sized compaired to you. Im 5’5 and I wear an 18/20 street size.  Im sure she probably thought it as a compliment (although it did not come out that way).

Post # 16
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, I don’t know what it is about being engaged but some how people just feel like they can comment on your weight!  As if becoming engaged means we all have to loose 50 lbs!  Since I brought my dress everyone in my office has been telling me I better not gain any weight & commenting on everything I eat!

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