(Closed) Awkward weight comments

posted 12 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 17
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112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a bit self conscious about my upper arms and when I tried on a strapless wedding dress my Mother in law said to me ‘oh it actually looks really nice, I didn’t think you’d suit strapless’.  I have quite a big bust too and another thing my Mother in law said was ‘I wouldn’t go for a sweetheart neck line if I were you, as you might show too much cleavage’.  Was not impressed!!!!

Post # 18
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229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yes, someone thought I was pregnant…

Or how about this.. I was trying on evening gowns in Sak’s and the sales woman was helping me fit into a dress and she said:

“You know, you really wouldn’t be so bad if you got a boob job.”

Yep. That is what she said. Mind you, I am not skinny. I just happen to be curvy and wear a size 12 in a dress, but am an A cup!

Post # 19
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632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am not sure why some people even speak!! Don’t worry about it girl!

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

((HUGS)) M’s cousin yesterday asked me about losing weight yesterday (she was a bit tipsy) she goes “i know a personal trainer you can use to get you right” um i’m wrong lol?! my response was nah i have been working out for about 3 weeks and lost an inch on my waist, hips and bust, but thanks i’ll keep that in mind.  seriously not everyone is a size 2.  and i love my size i think i just need toning.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ugh. That was a really thoughtless comment, though probably meant well. As crazy as it is, you do sound about the right size for a “plus” model, maybe a little thin. You are tall and not a rail, probably very pretty. Of course the girl should have just said “model”, but she certainly wasn’t calling you fat, because the standard for a plus model IS NOT FAT! I think size 12-14 and tall is normal.

Post # 22
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697 posts
Busy bee

My extended family seems to forget that I lost some weight, and also that I have a boyfriend.

So when I see then around the holidays, I hear “oh! you’re looking good!” (as if I weren’t before) “are you trying to snag a man?”  (nope, I’ve got one… why is it that my loss has to be for attracting someone else?)

Someone once asked my mom is I was expecting… awkward, but kinda funny.  At least they didn’t ask me to my face.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Accorn-I’ve had people ask that, too! = (

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Surkim – that is simply awful that your family would say that to you! They may have been teasing, but I know that those are comments I wouldn’t soon forget!

Post # 25
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Busy bee

@ ToasterCat:  CHII!!!!! <3

It’s alright that they say those things, because then they turn around and ask how I did it… which gets to be even worse.

Post # 26
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112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@toasterCat I love your avatar pic, very cute 😉 x

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@domestic_cat thanks! I live off cuteness! and your username reminds me of my cat, who is named SmallCat hee hee!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

and Chi is just one of the things that make me go “squeee!” 

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ToasterCat, SmallCat, that’s too cute :-))) my kitty is called Riva Paw Paws 😉

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

In response to those that have had strangers comment on your pregnancy when you’re not pregnant, I’ve definitely learned to shut my mouth, and to only congratulate people on a pregnancy AFTER they tell me they’re pregnant! I’ve embarassed myself and offended someone twice this way!!

Post # 31
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Helper bee

I carry ALL of my weight in my upper and lower abdomen. I can’t pinch an inch on my arms or legs, and I eat really well and exercise regularly. The thing about belly-heavy body types is that people can always tell if you gain weight. Even a tiny amount. Women who carry all their weight on their hips and legs can camouflage it better because it’s not necessarily IN-YOUR-FACE, and it can be easier to hide in photos, etc (this is just what I’ve observed). My grandmother and great-aunts on my dad’s side always criticized me for being fat, even when I was all muscle. I guess it just looked that way to them. 

The other day, I was walking through a very slick iced-over patch of sidewalk, and an old man said, “Watch that ice, MOMMY!” Mommy? Perhaps I looked pregnant. When I’m not constantly holding my stomach in, I sort of do. Sigh.

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