(Closed) The reason you all want to be thin.

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 61
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

UnderTheSun14:  This has nothing to do with being an unhealthy weight. The barbie dolls look to be size 0s and the normal doll in the middle appears to be a 4-6. Look how thin her legs are and her stomach looks flat (yes ,she is horribly dressed) What’s wrong with her size from a health standpoint?

Post # 62
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Helper bee

As a child I knew Barbie’s proportions were off, but she wasn’t my physical inspiration as the OP suggests.

I am rather small. I can’t even wear a small in most women’s clothes. I am very fit. It is possible to weigh 105lbs, be very fit, and be healthy. I am proof. I have visible abs. Would some people scoff at a doll with my proportions? Yes. But frankly, I believe people scoff at things like that because it’s something they want for themselves, but they don’t believe it it attainable. My point is it is attainable with healthy eating and exercise. Not only will healthy eating and exercise make people healthy, but it will tone them up. Instead of putting negative thoughts into young girls heads about how they can never look like this doll or that doll we need to be teaching them how to take care of themselves from the inside out. 

Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

UnderTheSun14:  Barbie’s supposed proportions are 39-18-33 at 5’6″.  You can’t get this with healthy living and exercise.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  nycsa.
Post # 64
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

UnderTheSun14:  I would have no issues with a 32-22-32 doll.

Post # 65
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I never played with dolls. I was never overweight, but in the upper bmi range for my height. I became veg for other reasons when I was in hs and started slimming down as a cosequence. I loved the way my body started to feel, so I started to focus on eating right and exercising. I got to be a bit under the low end of my bmi, but to me it felt and feels right. I just feel better at a lower weight, so I work on maintaing it.

Post # 66
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Busy bee

nycsa:  lol. There’s no way I could ever get to an 18″ waist. I am 5’6! lol

Post # 67
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Busy bee

Another vote for Samantha, Kit, and the bitty babies! I liked playing school with my dolls more than Barbie. 

Post # 68
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Helper bee

nycsa:  Sorry, I didn’t mean to not tag your reply. Anyway, like I said I knew as a kid her proportions were not real. I just think the OP’S suggestion that she is the reason young girls are disappointed with themselves is absurd. I think if anything she is a good way to start the conversation about what is and isn’t healthly.

There are plenty of people who scoff at smaller women and it is just as rude as shaming a heavy person. I have worked very hard for my muscle tone and am very proud of it. Barbie is not our problem… it’s our attitude in general.

Post # 69
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Never played with barbie- I played with Breyer horses, GI joes and match box cars.

 

I always thought barbies and dolls were stupid as a child.  Being said- I don’t want to be any of them beause clearly none of them lift. 

 

#squatsforlife

#DYELB

Post # 70
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

UnderTheSun14:  I do agree that it is ridiculous to blame Barbie or any inanimate object for feelings of inadequacy, etc.

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

As a child, I never thought of Barbies as representative of beauty standards. I’m thin because of natural predisposition. I’ve gained weight since being with my Darling Husband, and it was welcomed. I was a 0 or 2, now I’m a 4 or 6. 4 or 6 is more ideal for me personally. But honestly, I think being overweight makes people look older. Everyone that I know who had significant weight loss look at least 10 years younger than they did with the extra weight.

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