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I hate this phrase [24 Sep 2012|06:16pm]

softpaw
Who else here gets SERIOUSLY pissed off by the phrase - and all the variations of it - "Meat is for men, bones are for dogs" ?

It not only insults thin women, but the men in our life that love us!
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READ! [22 Jan 2012|01:39am]

softpaw
http://girliegirlarmy.com/lifestyle/20120120/the-problem-with-skinny-bashing


This article puts it PERFECTLY.
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Muscle versus Growth Spurt [15 Aug 2010|06:50pm]

ashes_to_roses
Hey, all. Question/Discussion for anyone who dances or is female.

My pants don't fit right, ha. This shouldn't be happening as I'm 23, but I HAVE been putting on muscle from ballet. I don't feel like my size has changed, but my shape may have. All of this fit a year ago, honest! Shirt-wise, the only thing that seems to have changed is my cup size a tiny bit. Is it possible for a growth spurt to have happened this late or can small changes in muscle do this?

Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone?
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article [26 Jul 2010|04:19pm]

softpaw
http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2010/07/all-women-should-be-size-14-says-the-daily-mail-say-what.html#more-18283

Thoughts?
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article [12 Mar 2010|04:45pm]

softpaw
http://www.slate.com/id/2157315/?GT1=38001

Thoughts everyone?
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Sorry couldn't think of a catchy subject [17 Nov 2009|02:50pm]

emisamore
I haven't posted in a long time mostly because I have avoided LJ for various reasons. I am currently sitting at my desk at work munching on goldfish . . . crackers? This got me thinking about two things: My recent eating habits or really the lack thereof and How do anorexics do it?

I have been having troubles at home and noticed that my appetite is practically nonexistent. Whenever I try to eat I just end up feeling sick because my stomach is in knots. The cramming of goldfish in my mouth made me realize I was actually hungry for once. At 5'9" I normally weigh about 120 lbs but recently I have been fluctuating between 113.5 and 118 lbs. I don't diet and eat all the bad food that is suppose to make you fat (Yes, I would like those fries supersized).

Because I haven't had much of an appetite, I feel awful all the time. I am always tired and get lightheaded or raging headaches. I feel weak, even walking up stairs is a chore. I can't believe people would actually willingly put themselves through something like this. Seriously, why would anyone intentionally starve themselves?
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Target and Kohl's pants [22 Jul 2009|10:35pm]

ashes_to_roses
[ mood | distressed ]

Hi! Long time member, no time poster.

Has anyone had trouble finding a size in Target and Kohl's women/junior pants? Have they gotten bigger in the last 2 years?! I know there have been too many posts from people about whether clothes are getting bigger despite the size label staying the same, but... *headdesk* it's still a problem.

Last time I bought pants (2 years ago), it depended on the style whether a 5 in jeans fit me. I was out shopping for dress pants in both Target and Kohl's today. I was pleased to find they now have size 4 (in the past, 3 has been too small and 5 too big, and no 4 had been in sight) and surprised to find that pant sizes switched to even numbers (or does Kohl's still have odd numbers for juniors? idk). I was mortified to find that a BLOODY TWO at Target in juniors is too big. Also, a 4 in women's petites at Kohl's is too big!

I wanted to cry right there in the store; this has never happened to me before! I know the pants may shrink a bit in the wash, but...*shrug* I haven't known my weight in a few years, but I figure it must be a tiny bit heavier now since I haven't done ballet in two months. My mom, who was shopping with me, said that I must have shed a lot from a full year of walking everywhere plus intense dancing.

Believe it or not, I'm too shy to ask my parents where their scale is. I'm set on Target/Kohl's because I have a gift card for one, coupons for the other.

Has anyone else felt like they were suddenly wasting away?

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[20 Jul 2009|09:51pm]

rosa_draconum
I stared at my reflection with every ounce of self-deception I could muster. If I shortened the skirt, if I wasn't sunburned, if my hair was up...

No, there was nothing for it. The dress looked absolutely ridiculous on me. I had been looking for nearly an hour, and this was the first dress I'd found in my size that wasn't a)denim, b)a wrongly shelved nightgown or c)brown. The only problem was that it made me look like a long blue sausage.

I hate shopping for clothes. The people who complain that all fashion is designed for people who are a size two have never tried to buy something cheaply. I really don't want to pay more than $50 for a dress I'll only wear once. At the cheap stores, discount stores, fire sale stores- the smallest you can get is a size eight.

Sure, if I felt like shelling out $200 I could pick up something. But really? I don't have $200 dollars.

Then there's the other option. The "small because I haven't finished growing" option. That's right, shopping in the teens department. However, there seems to me to be something inherently wrong with being nearly 25 and trying to find clothes in a department where I can get things emblazoned with the High School Musical logo. I feel like a big creepy weirdo hanging out in the kid's department. Well, not a BIG weirdo, obviously. Otherwise I'd have an easier time finding clothes.

This is why I have had to resort to making my own clothes.
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Hello Everyone [15 Jun 2009|04:11pm]

larasgirl

Hope some of you are still out there. It’s nice to find others who can relate. I’m 29, 5’3 and right now weigh 115. Up until last year I’ve been between 108 and 112, so the few extra pounds make a huge difference. (Although it kinda sux because it all went to my belly.) And I’m trying to stay healthy by rollerblading.

 

Most of the people I work with are a little overweight and on a regular basis I hear how nice it must be to be so ‘skinny’ or ‘We were worried you blew away in the wind out there.’ (Heard that one a few weeks ago when we had a thunderstorm blow through.) I know people don’t mean any harm, but it’s really annoying.

 

Do any of you speak up when people say stupid things like that? Is it worth it?
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School snacks [23 Oct 2008|09:32am]

tiny_josser
I just joined. I'm five feet and probably a hundred pounds? Honestly I never weigh myself, but last time I was at the doctor I was about four or five pounds over that and since then school has started lolz.
I was actually kind of happy to be gaining. 105 is the most I have ever clocked in. But then it got weird. My body didn't feel like mine anymore. I'd always wanted a few more pounds because I'm really sensitive about the fact that I'm not shapely. I feel like a child being passed up by my peers and it's almost as if at 25 I am still waiting to finish puberty >:/

And then when I gained a bit of weight and it stuck but I didn't feel comfortable anymore!
Sigh.
Now that school has hit mid terms and I'm super busy I've noticed the pounds slipping off again. I think when I get back to normal I will be happier with my body then I was before, cause I'll feel like me again.
Though I don't want to go back to the unhealthy place I can get to when I have too much going on in my day. That's difficult because I am never hungry in the morning. the thought of food after I wake up makes me ill. And I have class or work all day after that. So now it's getting to the point where I'm not only moving around much more, but not finding the time to eat.

I really want to find cheap little snack things I can carry around that wont get squished in my backpack. Stuff that is not cookies >_>
All the best snacks are loaded with sugar. Except baby carrots. But I am so sick of baby carrots.
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[31 Jul 2008|08:43am]

ceebrain
[ mood | okay ]

So I'm trying to be a bit more healthy.. eating more fruits and veggies, sleeping more and all that jazz.  I also decided I wasn't going to drink so much sugary drinks. I cut out slurpees, pop and also decided to put less sugar in my coffee and within a week I lost over 5 pounds. I didn't even know that was possible! I feel better and have more energy, but man ..

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Frusteration as I watch the cycle begin again... [25 Jun 2008|04:47pm]

amspeck_myworld
Hello! My name is Diana, I'm 22, and 5'5" and about 100 pounds. I've always been small, most of my family is thin (I have a brother was is 6'3" and was 125 pounds last time he said anything about it). IT was very frusterating in high school - I had a school nurse who would call me in interegate me about my lunch and ask to weigh me, it was ridiculous. I've come to terms with this, mostly, as an adult, but it still frusterates me at times - I find some people, particularly in the medical field, don't take me as seriously because I'm so little.

My main frusteration is because I'm now watching it all happen again with my kids. I eloped when I was 18, became pregnant with my son just over a month later, and now I have a 3.5 year old son Owen and a 15 month old daughter Alexandra. With Owen it has been alright, he's a very strong and active kid and I've had few remarks about him being a little thinner than those of his age group (he averages at about 50% on growth charts) where as each time I deal with anyone medical, they make a remark at Alexandra's weight and it's getting so infuriating (She's been following at about 15-20% on growth charts). I hate the "She looks a bit little *dramatic pause* but your so little so I guess it's fine" with just oozes with judgmental undertones (or that might just be me being paranoid).

I know there is little I can do about - she eats fine and is very active - I just needed to rant I guess as I realize that I'm about to go through this again from a whole new perspective and am finding myself on a whole new level of defensiveness.

Hope you all are well!
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It's not FAIR!!! [31 Dec 2007|07:43pm]

rosa_draconum
I'm ranting here because I don't think I'm going to get any sympathy elsewhere.

I'd been doing really well as far as my weight goes. I'd finally managed to claw my way up to 135 pounds. (That might sound normal, but I'm a bean pole.)

Well it's the holidays. EVERYONE gains weight over the holidays, right? Apparently, not me. I noticed that I have to keep hitching up my favourite pair of jeans (the only pair of designer jeans I have). I just went and weighed myself, which I haven't done since the summer.

Since then, I'm down 7 pounds! No wonder nothing fits! And I had triumphantly gotten rid of my smaller jeans. Because of school I haven't been exercising as much, so I'm pretty certain all I've lost is muscle.

Also not fair- getting two sets of jammies for Christmas- one is so big on my I'm practically swimming in it, the other one fits right in the shoulders and waist and so forth, but the sleeves only come to my elbows. ARGH!
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Random Thought [20 Oct 2007|10:57pm]

kengara
Isn't it weird how thin people are "skinny?" Really fat people have a lot more skin than we do XD
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Is Underweight Healthy? [20 Oct 2007|04:41pm]

kengara
I've been taught at least once that there's a J-shaped curve for mortality risk related to BMI, like the risk of death increases a lot the heavier someone is, and also increases the thinner one is, so normal weight is the healthiest. This has worried me a little since I'm pretty light myself, and also because my wife is underweight :O

So recently I decided to research the truth of this, and found this paper: Body Weight and Mortality Among Women. I recommend reading it if you can access it; I don't think I should make it public since that's probably illegal, but I will summarize as best I can.

SummaryCollapse )
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New Member Intro [18 Oct 2007|08:55pm]

kengara
Hi, I'm Jesse! I'm a guy who is pretty thin: 140 lbs at 5'9" (BMI around 20), though I used to be 130 before last winter XD So not underweight, but low normal. My doctor said I was underweight in high school, but I've never really been bothered by people noting my thinness or anything. I'm vegan, but I eat enough, and as I said I've only gained weight somehow XD

My wife, Roslyn, is really thin too, thinner than I am: around 120 lbs at 5'8", so like 17.7 BMI, supposedly underweight. I think her mom has been worried in the past that she's anorexic, but she really isn't :) She looks healthy to me.

Anyway, this seems like a cool group; I've been reading the old posts and getting a somewhat new perspective, and finally decided to join. Hopefully I can contribute.

Sorta a crappy picture, of us!Collapse )
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Skinny Girl Closet Sale [24 Sep 2007|03:10pm]

skeptictank
Hey ladies-

I'm trying to make room in my tiny closet for winter clothes, so I'm trying to get rid of some things that I don't wear and I thought this might be a good place to start. I've tried selling this all on ebay and craigslist, but I figured I'd go right to the one place I know skinny girls lurk. I'll even put it behind a cut in case y'all don't care to hear about it.

This is my skinny girl closet sale. I prefer paypal to protect us all from fraud & theft. You can also check out my rating on ebay to be sure.

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Let me know if you're interested.
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Has Anyone Ever Done This to You?? [21 Aug 2007|01:25am]

bunniea

Over the years It's happened soo much I've given it a name as the much too personal measurement

 l might be out somewhere maybe just making small talk with a person  then all of a sudden they grab my wrist and  measure the size of it with their thumb and fore finger and say, "Omg your wrist is soo tiny!" and they stare at in amazement as if  they've never seen a wrist before. Then after that  they normally  accuse me of being mentally unstable and or  having a eating disorder. I was even at six flags one time and a lady came up to me and measured the size of my ankles! People have done this to my thighs or legs also, but its usually the wrist.and these are complete strangers too
 
I was wondering if this has happened to any of you  before and how you handle it or would handle it.

 I mean I think its really rude.Invading a person's space and then touching them without asking. Most people are oblivious to the fact that it makes me feel uncomfortable and also gets me upset , so therefore I don't get angry or say something mean to them. But once again thats only because People seem to have no idea that they are doing anything wrong.

But mind you if I went up to a large person and measured their wrist and or ankle Then it would be totally inappropriate and without a doubt rude. But if I say something to people about not doing it to me  they're all like: Whats ure problem!? Its as if to say I dont deserve respect because I am  skinny . but when it comes down to  a large person they all of a sudden do because ppl feel bad for them. but anywhoo.... thats a whole other topic that i wont get into  lol. I appreciate any of your comments on this .^^

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How thin is thin? [19 Aug 2007|02:32pm]

faust_ina

Hello. I've just one question to ask.

Everyone has the words 'thin' and 'skinny' hanging beside their mouths. However, in your opinions, how thin is thin? Likewise, how skinny is skinny? There are terms of Ultra thin, That thin, Very thin so on and so forth. There are even thin people who seem to be in the underweight section but fall under the acceptable weight section.

I mean no insult here, but from what I've seen so far, usually, the american/western definition of thin is vastly different to the asian definition of thin. Maybe it's due to the fact that asian women are usually petite, not to mention some who are both tall and thin, while comparatively, western women are on the other side of the spectrum. 

Also, there maybe cases of people having uh, thin arms, but a generally big body as compared to what one would imagine of a person with thin arms = thin bodies likewise.

So, can anyone tell me what his/her definition of thin/skinny is? If there can be pictures to illustrate your point (I'm not very good at imagining you see), it would be greatly appreciated.

thank you in advance.

P.S If anyone wants me to screen the comments in case the content may affect the emotions of the general audience, please let me know. 

X-posted to

naturallythin

 

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Introduction [18 Aug 2007|09:06pm]

bunniea
[ mood | melancholy ]

Hi I'm Amanda

I was a premature baby and have always been really really small, plus my parents are thin so im sure it has a little something to do with genetics. I haven't met anyone close to being as small as i am tho. 

Throughout school  I was  made fun of  for being skinny constantly. It has  been  really rough and stressful for me growing up. I would hide my body under baggy clothes and  or wear things that made me look bigger .i was always healthy kid though ; i exercised ,did  lots activites and ate till i was full.
 Now I am 18, and out of high-school  but really worried about my weight. I thought as I grew older and taller I would gain weight or atleast  be 100 lbs at my age but i weigh only 83! 

Before graduating I did get really depressed, didnt really care about eating or staying healthy and it really sent me on a downward spiral so to speak. My stomach is small and i cant really eat big meals . I'm weak so therefore its hard for me to exercise. I really want to gain weight but its been much harder than simply eating a lot of junky foods.

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