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  • #31
    Originally posted by chronyx View Post
    The only thing I don't get about fat pride I've observed is if you love yourself so much why don't you stop eating shit and maybe prepare yourself a salad.
    I ate a lot more salad when I was fatter. I eat a lot more pork belly now that I'm thinner.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Legbiter View Post
      Jesus.

      That's a city the size of Houston right there.
      most of them probably ARE in houston! seriously, it's a fatty fat town here.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by chronyx View Post
        The only thing I don't get about fat pride I've observed is if you love yourself so much why don't you stop eating shit and maybe prepare yourself a salad.
        I had an old friend who ate what I considered extreme health food and played a significant amount of sports. He was still my definition of "fat".As in, saggy rolls. You can eat what appears to be healthy by conventional standards and not be. He might have also had a legitimate health issue. Who knows.

        I think women are most attractive when they have a nice weight distribution to their ass and thighs. So the Dove women look pretty good. I think my favorite models are with Victoria Secret. Adriana Lima has a glorious amount of curves!

        There's also a very good reason why everyone likes staring at Kate Upton. She's quite curvy!

        Everyone has different opinions on what is attractive on the weight spectrum. Seeing as many come here for weight loss, I can also see why this would be a touchy subject.

        Depending on where you live, you could definitely see folks like the circus photo every time you leave the house. There was a considerable amount of change in people's weights as I moved from Arizona to Washington. I also think poverty levels might have something to do with it. I always think I'm seeing more heavily overweight people when I am doing things in poorer neighborhoods.

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        • #34
          So interesting you posted this. I have some awesome panoramic photos from 1933/34 Ringling Bros Circus. We always comment on how 'every day' looking the fat lady seems. She is front and center in the photos, as if to show she is the most alarming. I literally can go into a fast food restaurant today and see many like her.

          I was teased for being fat as a child. Looking at pictures, I was not... but I was never the stick thin girl with chicken legs. I had no belly and was athletic. Times have changed! I'd be considered skinny by today's standards. The worst is to see the children with bellies. That makes me so sad.
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          • #35
            Originally posted by chronyx View Post
            The only thing I don't get about fat pride I've observed is if you love yourself so much why don't you stop eating shit and maybe prepare yourself a salad.
            Because salad is disgusting compared to cake and pie, and to force yourself to eat something disgusting goes against loving yourself.
            You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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            • #36
              Stockholm Olympics photos: What did Olympians look like in 1912? - Slate Magazine

              Pictures of 1912 Olympic Athletes

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              • #37
                Originally posted by chronyx View Post
                The only thing I don't get about fat pride I've observed is if you love yourself so much why don't you stop eating shit and maybe prepare yourself a salad.
                It's about accepting that you are currently failing at taking care of your diet properly, while acknowledging that you are still a person with value.

                I'm quite certain you suck at some things. Diet is very hard to control unless you know the right way to eat.

                Your suggesting is pretty much the class "eat a carrot, b!tch" advice. Fat people must be pretty stupid since it never occurred to them to eat healthier.
                Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Iron Fireling View Post
                  These new generation of girls will wear short skirts and crop tops and not care about the fat tummies and thighs!
                  i've just been inspired to spend a few minutes on People of Walmart.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Catherine View Post
                    i've just been inspired to spend a few minutes on People of Walmart.
                    Schadenfreude - YouTube

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                    • #40
                      look - i wouldn't wear terry cloth daisy dukes and i weigh less than 120lbs. It boggles my mind to see that someone 100 or 150 lbs overweight thinks it's appropriate.

                      i was inspired by the lady's comment that so many overweight girls just let it all hang out.

                      don't worry, i know that skinny peeps and old people etc dress inappropriately too (they're all on POW too).

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
                        If you think the women in the Dove Beauty Campaign are fat asses, I feel sorry for you.

                        I hate that we have 1. a definition of beauty that only includes the VS model. And then we start thinking a healthy female body is fat. To me it looks like every last one of the Dove women is healthy. None of them have flabby stomachs. They all have some tone to their legs. None of them would have made the "fat lady" podium back in 1900.

                        Probably most of the women here that eat steak and lift heavy things LOOK like the dove models. Those ripped fitness models are not normal women following Primal Blueprint. They are either very lucky genetically or work very hard to stay leaner than a woman's body wants to be.

                        Women have body fat and curve to their ass, thighs and hips in many/most cases.
                        That's exactly what I was thinking! I work out with weights and eat 95% primal but I definitely look a lot more like the Dove models. A lot of people seem to think that dedicating an hour a day to working out combined with eating primal at a 100-200 calorie deficit daily will yield a fitness model body. Totally not true -- I know cause I've done it! I dunno how many hours a day it would take for me to get there, but I can tell you it is more than I have leftover after accounting for work, sleep and other obligations.

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                        • #42
                          So glad to know 140 is "plump" considering that I'm at 154 and about 20% body fat. This is what our messed-up perceptions of bodies does to us. I'm somewhere in between the Dove and the VS models. I'm disturbed that there are people out there who I'm sure still see me as not lean enough because you can only sort of see my ribs and just the sides of my abs rather than the six-pack, and there's still some fat on my thighs too. Those women in that Dove ad would mostly fall into a healthy BMI range, so don't give me nonsense about the fat-hate being all about "health".

                          I don't give a damn if a woman wants to wear short shorts at whatever her body size. I've had enough being shamed for my body in my life--I admire women who can wear what they feel like and be proud of it.

                          These fat-shaming threads make me lose immense respect for a lot of people every time they come around.

                          Oh, and I'll never, ever weigh 120 unless I get seriously ill. Guess I should cover up and never dare to venture out of the house in anything less than walking shorts lest I horrify someone with my monstrous thighs.
                          “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                          • #43
                            I just look at the humerus of a person to gauge their overall health. It usually correlates to the rest of the body's composition. Not always, but it's a fine tool for comparing a crowd against another. The Victoria's Secret models are all clearly protein-depleted, there should never, or perhaps rarely, be concavity between the shoulder and the elbow in a healthy adult. Then you've got the heavier set below, with a lot more fat on their arms - but several of them also have more muscle. A lot more muscle! If you tracked both groups, and they did not change their habits, I promise the bottom row will outlive the top row hands down - and probably feel happier the whole time. In CW world, I would personally choose a chubby and happy body over a skinny and worthless one.
                            Crohn's, doing SCD

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Owly View Post
                              So glad to know 140 is "plump" considering that I'm at 154 and about 20% body fat. This is what our messed-up perceptions of bodies does to us. I'm somewhere in between the Dove and the VS models. I'm disturbed that there are people out there who I'm sure still see me as not lean enough because you can only sort of see my ribs and just the sides of my abs rather than the six-pack, and there's still some fat on my thighs too. Those women in that Dove ad would mostly fall into a healthy BMI range, so don't give me nonsense about the fat-hate being all about "health".

                              I don't give a damn if a woman wants to wear short shorts at whatever her body size. I've had enough being shamed for my body in my life--I admire women who can wear what they feel like and be proud of it.

                              These fat-shaming threads make me lose immense respect for a lot of people every time they come around.

                              Oh, and I'll never, ever weigh 120 unless I get seriously ill. Guess I should cover up and never dare to venture out of the house in anything less than walking shorts lest I horrify someone with my monstrous thighs.
                              140lbs is "plump" for me but that's cause I'm only 4'11"! Using a particular number to designate "plump" or anything else is pretty stupid when you think of the range of body types a heights. Some women at my current weight would be skinny... I'm still overweight (in the high 130s now). For me to have 20% body fat, I'd have a weight of maybe 100lbs (and when I tell people that's my goal I get the "OMG but you'll look AWFUL! You'll be so SKINNY!" errm no I won't... not at my size).

                              As for the rest of your post, I agree! Even at my goal weight I know I won't be thin (because I never was when I was there last time!) and that's fine. I no longer have weird notions of what it takes to be "normal" that I grew up thinking when I was a kid... and for that I'm glad.

                              I don't care what people wear and I AM glad to see young women who aren't afraid to show off a bit of fat... I do get concerned for those who are obviously extremely overweight, but I'm still glad that they're not trying to cover up every inch of their bodies as they did back when I was younger!

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Owly View Post
                                So glad to know 140 is "plump" considering that I'm at 154 and about 20% body fat. This is what our messed-up perceptions of bodies does to us. I'm somewhere in between the Dove and the VS models. I'm disturbed that there are people out there who I'm sure still see me as not lean enough because you can only sort of see my ribs and just the sides of my abs rather than the six-pack, and there's still some fat on my thighs too. Those women in that Dove ad would mostly fall into a healthy BMI range, so don't give me nonsense about the fat-hate being all about "health".

                                I don't give a damn if a woman wants to wear short shorts at whatever her body size. I've had enough being shamed for my body in my life--I admire women who can wear what they feel like and be proud of it.

                                These fat-shaming threads make me lose immense respect for a lot of people every time they come around.

                                Oh, and I'll never, ever weigh 120 unless I get seriously ill. Guess I should cover up and never dare to venture out of the house in anything less than walking shorts lest I horrify someone with my monstrous thighs.
                                Are you referring to my comment about 140 being "pleasantly plump"? I think I clarified that term as being a desirable trait. Sorry if you missed that post. I didn't realize that plump would be considered derogatory. My southern family used plump as a synonym for curvy. D'oh!

                                I actually miss when I was 135! I was actually trying to push around 140 while having muscle tone underneath back then. Inspired by one of my friends who happened to be 160 and gorgeously built. Having a rear end was wonderful. Now i'm 110 at 5'6" and my spine makes me think of a stegosaurus. Though I am a fan of dinosaurs.

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