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    If you ask me, no thanks!!

    Healthy is the new skinny!
    I'm sure that if Barbie were real, she would be a "fat skinny"... an unreal fat skinny, too.
    Height: 5ft 9"
    Current pants size: 20 (Canada sizing).
    Goal: I'll let you know when I've reached it.

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    “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
    is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
    honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
    ~Albert Einstein~

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    If Barbie was real, she would be 5'9" tall, have a 39" bust, an 18" waist, 33" hips and a size 3 shoe. Now, I stand at 5'9" and have been accused of having freakishly small feet at size 7 1/2. Barbie wouldn't be able to stand up!

    I think a few women around the world have actually tried to get all the surgeries required to look like Barbie. They all look high-as-a-kite in pictures, but that's a whole other thread. As a person who has had two necessary surgeries, I can't imagine why people would put their bodies through elective surgery. I would love a tummy-tuck as much as the next girl, but there is no way I am going to put my adrenals through that again.

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    • #3
      "Strong is the new skinny" is a movement going on online right now (no idea who started it or anything) but I love it. I guess it was inspired by "healthy is the new skinny" except with a paleo/primal twist!
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      • #4
        So sad that little girls grow up thinking this is how they should look.

        Feeling like I want to move out to the middle of nowhere Montana when I have kids so that I can home school them and limit exposure to scary role models :/

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        • #5

          tut tut
          it makes me sad...

          "Strong is the new skinny" is very nice, too! I think that Healthy and Strong are not necessarily different, though...

          And, didn't we all get exposed to those role models? Yet, we were lucky enough to get out of CW on time. Thanks for that!
          Height: 5ft 9"
          Current pants size: 20 (Canada sizing).
          Goal: I'll let you know when I've reached it.

          *
          “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
          is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
          honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
          ~Albert Einstein~

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          • #6
            Oh gosh, that poor woman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tara View Post
              So sad that little girls grow up thinking this is how they should look.

              Feeling like I want to move out to the middle of nowhere Montana when I have kids so that I can home school them and limit exposure to scary role models :/
              You know, I had a sh*tload of Barbie dolls, and I watched all kinds of television. I also had a mother who was very confident and loved how she looked no matter what. Sure, I have some body issues, but I'm not rushing out to "fix" the way I look. We don't need to shield our kids, we just need to talk to them. A lot.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Yvonne PHX View Post
                You know, I had a sh*tload of Barbie dolls, and I watched all kinds of television. I also had a mother who was very confident and loved how she looked no matter what. Sure, I have some body issues, but I'm not rushing out to "fix" the way I look. We don't need to shield our kids, we just need to talk to them. A lot.
                Totally, it's just so heart breaking, you know?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tara View Post
                  Totally, it's just so heart breaking, you know?
                  It is. It IS. I'll never forget the day my daughter told me she wanted to have blonde hair. She was three. She is a beautiful Mexican-Filipino mix. I was heartbroken.

                  I talked to her a lot, and my best friend even wrote and illustrated a book for her -- in the book she wished upon a star that she would be blonde, then she woke up blonde and nobody recognized her and it scared her brother and he cried, and she decided at the end that being blonde was fun for a day but she'd rather be herself. Today, she is six and confident and pretty much thinks she is the rockinest thing on two legs.

                  I just don't want you to be too scared of the messaging your kids will get because you can counteract it. Parents are powerful forces! Especially hot, strong moms!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Yvonne PHX View Post
                    You know, I had a sh*tload of Barbie dolls, and I watched all kinds of television. I also had a mother who was very confident and loved how she looked no matter what. Sure, I have some body issues, but I'm not rushing out to "fix" the way I look. We don't need to shield our kids, we just need to talk to them. A lot.
                    +1
                    i agree completely! I had a buttload of barbies too! the only way I wanted to look like barbie was to have long hair my mom always kept my hair short when i was a kidlet. but now....i grew it out no surgery required lol

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                    • #11
                      i always thought barbies were freakish looking. our favorite way to play with them was to throw their decapitated heads onto the roof of our house. oh, and sometimes my brother and i would play war games with barbie and the little gi-joes. i really didn't have body image issues as a kid; i was completely oblivious (very skinny, but flat until after high school) until i married a guy who came to the table with unrealistic expectations and was unskilled at filtering his thoughts.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                        i always thought barbies were freakish looking. our favorite way to play with them was to throw their decapitated heads onto the roof of our house. oh, and sometimes my brother and i would play war games with barbie and the little gi-joes. i really didn't have body image issues as a kid; i was completely oblivious (very skinny, but flat until after high school) until i married a guy who came to the table with unrealistic expectations and was unskilled at filtering his thoughts.
                        I've known a couple of these guys. Jerks.

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                        • #13
                          I grew up with Barbies and a Raggedy Ann doll. I guess combining the two explains a lot...

                          Durp.

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                          • #14
                            To the OP: It could work but she would need to wear a support harness to keep her upright after they cut off her obliques. Although I'd hit her now so I don't know why she wants the surgeries.
                            In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                            • #15
                              @Yvonne, I agree with everything you've commented so far!

                              I grew up with body image issues. My mom was a model, and had me on diets since I was 10. My teenage years were pretty difficult with some very negative experiences, and by the time I was 16 and some family members suggested I participated in beauty pageants, I dived into food for relief and protection. It took me 2 years to come to my actual weight (292 lbs), but I've been heavier and thinner than that at times.

                              I "knew" everything there was to know about healthy eating, but anxiety tricked me every single time.

                              Now I discovered Paleo (thanks to "Fat Head" for that!!!!) and I can eat what makes me feel better in a healthy way! woohoo!!

                              The road to a better body image has been long, but between therapy, a loving boyfriend and a healthy lifestyle, I'm certain I'm a 1000 times closer to loving myself
                              Height: 5ft 9"
                              Current pants size: 20 (Canada sizing).
                              Goal: I'll let you know when I've reached it.

                              *
                              “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
                              is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
                              honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
                              ~Albert Einstein~

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