The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.
I clicked on the link, glanced at the first picture then got distracted by the link to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Of the two, I consider it the better choice. I found nothing beautiful in the first photo of the fat women....nothing.
AKA: Texas Grok
Nope, Marilyn Monroe was teeny tiny compared to most women today, her waist was around 22 inches.
Hollywood Auction Ends Myth of Zaftig Marilyn: Virginia Postrel - Bloomberg
As for the women in the various links, I agree with those here that neither extreme is healthy. I admit that I find neither aesthetically pleasing either, but eh, to each their own. If someone wants to weight 1,000 pounds or someone wants to watch a 1,000 pound person eat on pay-per-view, then that is all good with me. I don't get it, but I don't get why people play golf either.
Beauty though is a tricky word. Beauty can be found in some very strange places. Sometimes there is beauty to be found in ugliness or in places outside of the norm. It is very situational and of course depends on the perception of those involved. I've found, with people, that often inner beauty radiates into outward beauty. A happy, confident fat person often looks more beautiful to me that an 'attractive' person who looks like they hate their lives/themselves.
Last edited by canio6; 02-20-2013 at 05:59 AM.
That said, I am all for self-esteem. It should just be based on reality. Love your body no matter what size it is (though make it bigger/smaller for health reasons) but do not delude yourself.
Marilyn was probably a size 2 or 4 in today's sizes. Doing a comparison to a current size 2 model isn't the same thing unless you're looking at bikini models, who are curvier. A typical fashion model is a walking coat hanger, all angles and height. Marilyn was tiny, but had curves. Not sure how she ended up as champion to 'normal-sized' women for some people - she had an unreal figure.
This was interesting reading on Marilyn. No point for posting really, except that we all flucuate.
Height: 5 feet, 5½ inches
Weight: 118-140 pounds
Bust: 35-37 inches
Waist: 22-23 inches
Hips: 35-36 inches
Bra size: 36D
65lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey