Post # 1
This article really ticked me off.
I am 5’4 and a size 10-12 (depending on the store) and honestly, I think my body is wonderful. I really do love my curves and my hips and I see NOTHING wrong with women who are not a size 4.
My sisters, older one esecially, think I need to lose weight because I’m fat. She told me I was fat the day before my wedding. So I guess what I’m asking is do you think that a size 10-12 is considered obese? I know it depends on the height, but I want you honest opinions.
Post # 3
I think that article (if it can even be called that) is pretty darn harsh.
I have friends that have struggled with weight loss, one of which I lived with. And that girl worked her ass off trying to lose weight, dieting 24/7, working out, playing soccer pretty much full time, and she was never able to drop more than a few pounds. That doesn’t mean she’s lying when she thinks that she looks or feels good. Another aunt of mine is morbidly obese & has been fighting it her entire life without much results. People come in all different orientations, colors, heights, so why is weight any different? Why are we making women feel so horrible about their bodies that they are resorting to taking pills to curb their appetitie despite the fact that many of these pills have known horrendous side effects (heart disease, diahrea, irregular heatbeat, headaches, insomnia, liver failure)?
I really wonder about the person writing this article, it seems like she has some pretty serious feelings about the subject, and my guess would be she’s really talking about one particular person she knows and making generalizations.
Post # 4
I think everyone is different about how they feel in their skin. And there is such a thing as a healthy larger woman and an unhealthy stick. Personally, I am a 0/2 so I would be very unhappy if I were even a size 6. That is me. I have a friend who is more physicially fit than I am and her weight is 70lbs more than me. Shes rock solid And smoking hot.
I dont think we can necessarily say a certain size is fat. Being healthy – eating protein, fruits, veggies, etc and eating the bad things in moderation such as soda, fast foods, etc. while getting exercise at minimum 3 days per week is most important.
Post # 5
Harsh and very blunt article. But the author does make some good points. Basically…if you are a size 12 and not actually happy about it, do something.
Post # 6
@Swizzle: But the author stated that if you are a size 12 and happy about it, you are lying because one cannot possibly be happy and “fat”.
Post # 7
@JemmyGee: Meh. The author is a snob. But i get her point. Even if i dont really agree with it.
Post # 8
Your BMI, not your clothing size, determines if you’re obese. By the BMI standards, tons of people are obese. But like some have mentioned, you can have a good BMI and not be able to run up the stairs without getting winded, while a “healthy” size 12 can do an hour of Zumba and barely break a sweat…The way this article is written is clearly from a bitchy perspective. She doesn’t know wtf she’s talking about.
Post # 9
I think certain numbers are completely useless… dress/pants sizes are one of them. BMI, while a good starting point in a health assessment, is by no means the final word regarding how healthy someone is (or isn’t).
It’s actually WORSE for your metabolic and cardiovascular systems to be “skinny fat” than it is to be 5-10lbs “overweight” but otherwise very healthy & active.
The numbers that matter to me are blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, A1C (blood sugar variation over time), resting heart rate, and BMR (metabolism). Sinny does NOT equal healthy, so it stands to reason that being a little hefty means you aren’t healthy either.
Post # 10
@JemmyGee: It was extremely harsh but it totally hit home with me with the “sometimes in life you have to give things up in order to gain something bigger.” I am size 10-12 and I’m extremely unhappy with my size. I’ve been trying very hard to lose the lbs I gained for a while now with very little results and I’m starting to get frustrated. I believe some women are happy with their size but personally I hate it. I also would expect other women to hate it since I do. I have hips and a round big butt that I love, but I also had them when I was a 6 and looked sooo much better and sexier 🙁
Post # 11
I think this author just comes off as extremely bitter about the fact that she, because of her own insecurities, chooses to make sacrifices and eat a diet she isn’t happy with, whereas there are women who are larger than her and comfortable enough to eat what they want.
You shouldn’t teach your daughter that anything in life is easy, but you also shouldn’t teach her to hate others because of something as irrelevant as their pant size.
Post # 12
This article made me a little mad! I am a size 8/10 depending on what it is, and I love my body, I work out and an thin and fit, but I have curves and a butt. NOt a ‘muffin top’ and ‘huge thighs’ My arms are toned and I have muscle, and even if I am not a size 2, I work hard and am damn proud of the body I have! Muscles, curves and all!
Post # 13
I think sizes are worthless because everyone is a different height and is built differently. So in that way, the article is pointless. I’m 5’11-6’0 and I’ve been a size 12 before and I was certainly not even considered overweight (BMI-wise)! However, I’m actually more comfortable at a size 10 (pants)/8 in dresses. But that has nothing to do with anyone else but me!
Anyway, I could never be a size 4 unless I was malnourished/starved.
Post # 14
Wow…that was a bit…depressing. It is sad that someone is so bothered by the number that other women wear.
I also disagree with the point of thin people working harder. I was 97 lbs all through highschool and I figured since I was so thin, I can eat a lot of crap and not exercise. I am talking Doritos, soda, a whole package of cookies, Taco Bell….didn’t matter the time of day…
I am 110 lbs now, I exercise and eat a little bit healthier then I used to but I don’t really “work harder” then other people to be healthy. Complete B.S.
You are happy with who you are and that is great. Confidence is more attractive then a negative attitude like this author seems to have…..
Post # 15
Some of her points are valid. I’m 5’4 and a size 12 is much bigger than I would ever be ok being.. But that’s just me, if your ok with your size that’s all that matters. I think she is saying that just because size 12 is the average doesn’t mean it’s Ok. I also think that depends on your height. Size 12 on a 5’9 gal looks MUCH different than 5’4.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
She sounds like the kind of woman who gets her entire self-confidence from her weight size / appearance. I feel sorry for women like that, even when they write bitchy articles.