is the skinny look taking over beauty? do people not care about cosmetics and positive looks anymore?
Weight doesn't matter so much, it's how you feel and your measurements for your body type.
i am a healthy woman and i feel great in my own skin, i think that is more important than being a size 0, my step daughter is very influenced by the glossies and is trying to chase the size 0 look and she looks ill. she is a beautiful girl but her quest to be thin has left her with acne, limp hair and grey skin. that is not attractive on any level. she looks at me with disgust, i have big boobs but the rest of me is fairly small, size 10 bottom half, size 16 top half, i am happy and healthy at my weight but she has been brain washed by the media into believeing that my size is too big and that looking ill is fine as long as you are the right size and that is really sad.
i have always had issues with my weight, but what disgusted me was, the other day i took a test on the internet to find my BMI and i am 175cm tall weigh 60kg and am a size 10-12 and they told me i was obesely overweight. How unfair is that!!!!! it doesnt make me feel any better. lol
Culture also comes into the debate. Asian women of my height often weigh 10kg less than me, and I know I'd be VERY sick if I were the same weight. But they seem to be able to pull it off due to lifestyle and diet (maybe other things as well). And I've heard that some African cultures prefer bigger women because that is their ideal beauty.
So for the West, we sadly seem to be into thin tall and ethereal-looking women that make clothes look good.
We should not encourage girls like pepsi's story to become the norm. And wildroses, maybe you used a bad internet tool? Was it an Aussie one?
I too took the BMI test, I'm 165cm and weigh 60kg also (still working on the post baby weight) my BMI was 22, it is in the normal range,
but if I took the same test that wildroses took I'd be way obese, seeing I'm only 165cm. That does'nt make me feel any good either reading that.
I think its how comfortable you feel with yourself, I only want to lose a couple of kilos as I dont fit into any of my clothes and those few extra kilos is whats stopping it, and make all the difference (to many chippys and chocolate in winters my excuse.)
I don't think Asian woman are skinny due to lifestyle or diet, they are just generally petite people.
Wildroses, I think you may have entered in the wrong details on you BMI, I checked it with your height and weight and it came back as 19.5 - which is on the slimmer side of the healthy range. I also did my BMI on 3 different sites and they all came back at 21-22 (some take into account your age) I am 167 and weigh 61kg. Body Mass Index doesn't vary from country to country as it is a calculation based on your weight and height. The only time it is probably inaccurate is when you have lots of muscle tone (as muscle weighs more that fat) possibly giving you a higher BMI.
I did once by accident put my weight and height in the wrong place with the BMI index and it said that I was morbidly obese. most sites I've been on have asked for your weight and height and come back with very similar ranges.
i dont believe in bmi
if your happy with the way u look dont let any scale tell you otherwise!
I totally agree Sharna, if your happy it doesn't matter what you look like. BMI is used for medical / health purposes. I look at it as a guide (as long as I'm in the healthy range I don't really care) but if you're underweight or obese it is a health issue. It's about being healthy - not skinny. My husband falls into the obese range but looking at him you wouldn't think that he is (he has a 40 inch waist and just looks stocky) but in reality he is overweight and his health is suffering for it. Although BMI's are different for children, athletes and I guess people that are naturally petite.
I hate it how girls think they have to be stick thin to be beautiful as this is not true. In saying that it is also important to have and maintain a healthy weight. I am sick of the way that skinny people say that they are fat when they are not, they need help as their minds distort there body image. I believe beautiful is from the inside
beauty definately beats skinny, being skinny has been an issue since forever, you don't ahve to be skinny to be beautiful but i think people want to be skinny because the media does not put average people in the paper and promotes skinny instead, you should love yourself, skinny or big, beauty is not everything and i seriuosly hate skinny girls getting put on the catwalk
I don't think you have to be skinny to be beautiful but i guess there are a few people that do think they have to be though
im a struggling to start designer and im also a bigger girl and i design for curvy girls. and also the group of peole i hang around are mainly guys and they all say they like the skinny girls but the girlfriends they have had or are with are normal size girls and not the skeletons they perve on. its really quite funny.i was talking to my mate the other night and he told me its not just the girls who get the skinny is better problem. he told me that guys think about that stuff too. i never really thought about it to tell the truth and since he opened my eyes i dont tend to worry about it so much. but the indestry def needs to open its eyes and see the real women and listen to what they want.
everybody is beautiful and no one should be catogorised on looks.
I've had an ED (anorexia) and I got this in school when I was also suffering depression - just stopped eating enough and caring about myself because no one else seemed to for a long time. It was my way of hiding from everyone and I thought "If I disappear physically then no one can get me."
Luckilly, I realised how bad it was and I had a really hard time putting on weight because of my body's status. It freaked me out (when I was getting help) when total strangers would walk up to me and ask what diet I used or for tips on throwing up rich food. It was so horrible and if anyone here does have any form of ED please get help because it's not a life you control, it's a negative part of the mind controlling you to the point where there is no fun or enjoyment in life anymore.
I don't know why Size 0 is so good because if you're too skinny tthe body will reply: hair falls out and loses shine, skin turns greyish and grows more hair to keep the body warm, organs fail, sleep is disrupted, you get so cold you wanna wear jackets in summer, and nothing is fun.
It was hard to say this but it's easy for me because no one on this site knows me personally, but mostly because it was horrible and I want to save people from my experience.
Thank you for sharing that with us Redlox - sometimes is feels good to get things off your chest. Some of us have really opened up with each other on this site (I have talked about my depression) I think it helps that we don't know each other personally - nobody can judge. I hope you are now healthy and enjoying life :)
It is much easier to talk to people you don't know well as people we are close to often do judge us. which is funny considering our family and friends are those who are meant to love you unconditionally, that includes no judgement.
I had a group of girlfriends who judged me after I had my baby. I was what the doctor called 'emotionally distressed', the stage just before you hit depression and because I didn't want to do some things etc a couple of them got really bitchy, everything has to be about them so they found a way to make my exciting, overwhelming, wonderful, scary life changing experience about them. All of them have children too and all were went through similar things to myself, funny how short some peoples memories can be. I don't talk to those 2 anymore and quite frankly if they came to me desperate for any kind of help, I would turn my back and walk away.
I find women are often our own worst enemies. What happened to the sisterhood. I mean, that's why men run countries (all but a few) and they pretty much always win survivor (hehe) but it's true, it's because women get competetive in a bitchy judgemental way. We need to embrace each other for all our good and bad which I think most of us do for each other here on this site.
Well said Princess!
It is true, and I feel "safe" here because (aside from anomnity) I know that no one will get bitchy at me. People here are so willing to help it makes it so much easier to do now.
Glitter Girl - I had depression as well so it was comforting to know I was not alone. I thought maybe my post can reach others and hopefully make them feel a little better as well.
Princess75 - it is sad what you had to go through but at least now you know they are not worth your time.
Oh they aren't worth anyones time. I told my husband that I wouldn't p*&s on them if they were on fire. Totally unlady like I know but when you are trying to stave off depression and are constantly worried about it anyway as there is a family history on both sides, you think you should be able to count on your friends for support. Some people have very ugly true colours.
I am glad you are on the path to happiness Redlox you know you always have support here. lol
you can have a stunning body without having to be stick thin, i recon j.lo is the perfect example
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