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Old 11-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine View Post
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Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine View Post
Reminds me of this thread.

It drove me bananas.

Article: Size 0 versus Size 18
Interesting thread.

The whole thing is a mess. I know people who have very tiny builds/frames who have to wear clothing from the children's departments due to their small stature who are being told that they are over weight, based on body fat percentage, by their employer. It is ridiculous. Some have to drop pounds to comply or their insurance coverage will be reduced/dropped. Some others have lost mass amounts of weight, look incredibly gaunt, are now feeling bad, and are still being told it is not enough.

You can not gage everyone the same, when it comes to the ever shrinking charts. There are far too many factors, and how you feel personally had to be the most important. That can't be judged by anyone else.
People tell me I'm too skinny, but according to "the charts" I'm almost overweight. According to that incredibly stupid "you should be 100lbs if you're 5'0 and add 5lbs for every inch over that", I'm practically obese.
They are absurd. During different points in my life have weighed more and less than I do now. I felt horrible when I was under weight and did not like my appearance. Thats probably because I had been sick, couldn't help or avoid it, but did not choose to look malnourished. I felt slow, and exhausted when I put on weight, but I was always told I dis not look as heavy as I was. I carry weight differently, and have a medium build. Anywho, I listened to myself and got back to the weight that always made me feel my best. I hardly weigh myself anymore. I don't need to.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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