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How Skinny is Too Skinny?

Monday, June 25, 2007

How skinny do girls want to get?? I mean all these Hollywood divas who are disappearing by the minute are not setting good examples. Personally, most guys I’ve spoken to don’t even like emaciated bodies and I don’t blame them. Its one thing to be fit and looking in shape but they want a little something they can hold onto, and understandably so. Skin covering bones is not only not attractive, but these girls are missing out on the goodies of life. What makes me laugh is that the richer they are the more they deprive themselves…shouldn’t it be the opposite. I mean they act like they’re poverty stricken when they, more than anyone should be enjoying the most.
It’s sad that girls are forcefully influenced by these “skeletors” and end up with eating disorders like Bulimia and Anorexia.  I’m sure many of you know or have known people to deal with these addictions, but there are organizations out there to help.  It’s a hard cycle to break but you can! 

It is depressing to think that we have lost that knowledge of what is healthy, remember the food pyramid people!! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying go crazy, but I don’t get what’s wrong with a nice healthy balance. Life is too short to be soo restricting on yourself that you risk loosing it! 
As cliché as it is, the age old saying a healthy diet and exercise is the way to go!
What do you think?


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RFchick wrote:
1) 6/26/2007 1:08:21 PM
i COMPLETELY agree, nicely said =]
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Pony Pal wrote:
2) 6/26/2007 1:35:50 PM
It stinks! People see these "humans" and think "wow, so and so looks like that so I have to also!" Seriously, I personally think that these poeple look really ugly and gross like that!
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Pony Pal wrote:
3) 6/26/2007 1:42:04 PM
I'd like to add that everyone can look and be healthy by eating properly and exercising!! You will also feel better about yourself as well. Thanks, PonyPal
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thebrocks wrote:
4) 6/26/2007 3:16:48 PM
What are we teaching our young daughters by promoting a figure like this? Aren't teenagers exposed to enough pressures? Why should we allow them to think that this is okay? Everyone needs to reinforce the fact that this DOESN'T look good, not to mention the fact that it isn't healthy at all! Very nicely worded, by the way.
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joward wrote:
5) 6/26/2007 3:52:36 PM
I agree that this isn't an good example to be setting but when people have an eating disorder, they don't see themselves as we see them. When they look in the mirror, as crazy as it sounds, they don't see skin and bones like we see, they see fat and ugliness and their bodies will never be good enough. I think most rich and famous people are dragged into this because of all the pressure they have from everyone constantly judging them and talking about them, all over magazines and t.v. It's quite sad they have to go through this and with all their money you would think they'd be able to get a proper nutrionist and lose weight the correct way.
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pink.heart wrote:
6) 4/9/2008 1:31:37 PM
well...when you really look at it sometimes its not really the persons fault if the are too skinny. people just think that if youa re skinny you probably starve yourself, but that is not rue. i've been told that i am REALLY skinny but i dont starve myself, and i dont plan to. but nice blog
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BlushingGirl wrote:
7) 4/14/2008 3:58:26 PM
I agree.. I hate to see models and they're bones are noticable! I do think that in America we are an obesity country and should watch what we put into our bodies but to look ridiculously skinny is too much!!
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HighOf75 wrote:
8) 4/19/2008 10:47:16 AM
I'm 15, and I'm really skinny, even though I eat basically whatever I want. My friends always treat me like I'm anorexic though... like telling me to eat more and stuff. I think its obnoxious.
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keiko wrote:
9) 6/2/2008 2:05:00 PM
fat and carbs are not bad for you!!
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shannonmarie wrote:
10) 6/29/2008 7:09:43 PM
Its sad when these 'stars' look like this. They're obviously miserable! they don't get to eat ;)
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you go girl!!! wrote:
11) 6/26/2007 7:24:55 PM
YOU SAID IT!!!amen girl you got it right on the spot at one point you feel bad for them because their missing out but on the other hand its their choice.
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Loving Me wrote:
12) 6/27/2007 12:11:04 PM
I beleive that a woman with great self esteem and image will definitely be secure in the way she looks. If one love themselves, then they would not want to look like the Tales from the Crypt host.
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Romeochiro wrote:
13) 6/27/2007 2:57:23 PM
It was actually my father who instilled such great high esteem in me. There were two things he used to tell me; one was a matter of science and health, "It's good to be about 10 pounds overweight, so if you should ever get really sick, you won't look terrible and feel weak." -- the other saying is somewhat his dry sense of humor but also kind of true, "Behind every great man, there's a woman with a great behind!" LOL I enjoyed your blog entry immensely...Thanks!
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MISS GLAMOROUS wrote:
14) 6/27/2007 6:31:09 PM
I TRULY BELIEVE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON STARTS WITH CONFIDENCE .. AND AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THAT YOU CAN GO OUT INTO THIS CRUEL WORLD WITH YOUR HEAD HELD HIGH ... IT MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER TRYING TO GET THROUGH THIS WORLD OF "FAKES & WANNANBES" ... SKINNY PEOPLE WANT MEAT ON THEIR BONES ... THE GIRLS WITH MEAT ON THEIR BONES WANT TO BE SKINNY ... IS ANYBODY EVER HAPPY .. SKINNY OR THICK ?
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Danger580 wrote:
15) 6/27/2007 9:40:45 PM
Don't get me wrong I personally think she is too skinny. Yet she is also very young and maybe doesn't see the what problems will come of her choice now. When she gets older everything will come back to haunt her. Eat healthy; thats it.
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AchillesMa wrote:
16) 6/28/2007 5:09:57 PM
I think people like that are TOO skinny. But you have to remember that today's society and magazines tells us that skinny is in. There are models walking on the run-way so skinny that you can see their heart beating in their chest, and that's supposed to be sexy. I dont understand that. I think they need serious help, especially Nicole Richie, she needs to get off the denial and get into some sort of rehabilitation and STAY there.
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me wrote:
17) 6/28/2007 10:24:35 PM
personally i LOVE HER style and sense of fashion!!! i mean if you dont want to be skinny then go ahead and be FAT!!!
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benedict wrote:
18) 7/3/2007 10:27:36 AM
Sometimes guys don't help in the situation either... I've known men who prefer that "look". I think it's disgusting. I believe that women that are more voluptuous have gorgeous bodies.
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Jorie14 wrote:
19) 6/29/2007 11:14:49 AM
i think u are so right.... i'm not the skinniest person like my sister or some of my friends but i still think i need to work on my body figure.... i'm not going to go make myself throw-up or anything but i am going to work out and eat healthy.... doing it the old fashion way.... girls don't have to be bone skinny and they don't have to be skinny,,,, they can be whatever they choose to be.... who cares what guys think they should like you for you and not just your body or how cute you are....
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Pony Pal wrote:
20) 6/29/2007 1:27:08 PM
I'D LIKE TO TELL "ME" THAT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THAT SKINNY, DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE FAT. I AM SLENDER BUT DON'T LOOK LIKE I AM STARVING OR UNDERFED! ANYONE ELSE AGREE WITH ME?
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Miss Sunshine wrote:
21) 6/29/2007 5:45:55 PM
I agree with you some girls do take it to far. They would look completely normal if they would just eat some food, there is enought to go around!
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Mom in the Know wrote:
22) 7/1/2007 7:31:55 PM
I'm naturally skinny, I eat like a horse and I don't exercise to lose weight. Some people judge me by what they see not what they know. That's unfair.
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Missy-mooo wrote:
23) 7/3/2007 1:04:01 AM
I think we are assuming that other issues are not at play here, aren't we? What about drug use? We can't judge why Nicole looks like this - and if we deem it unsightly or unhealthy looking (which I do, personally), it should inspire our compassion and concern, not anger or condemnation. Just my two cents.
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Becca wrote:
24) 7/1/2007 7:43:03 PM
I am going to have to agree with everything you said. It's so true about guys. They don't want to have a girlfriend who is all bones and skin. Where is the fun in that? Boys want someone to have fun with, they don't want you to be a fragil item that may break into many pieces. Also young teenagers like myself, should not be subjected into this train of thought, that makes them think skinny is they way to go. If you want to be fit, diet and excersize is the thing to do. Why deprive yourself of food and fun to become skin and bones?
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glamorouswish wrote:
25) 7/3/2007 10:48:30 AM
These too skinny girls are making fools of themselves and are missing out on eating good food when they're rich! The only reason they get so skinny is for attention or because they're unhappy with their life.
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Lamb6807 wrote:
26) 7/3/2007 3:29:47 PM
I think it looks weird to be that skinny. It must be torture forcing yourself to purge or not eat.
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Lamb6807 wrote:
27) 7/3/2007 7:30:30 PM
EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW Gross.
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miss mimi wrote:
28) 7/4/2007 7:04:24 PM
well i think some of these celebrities do try to be this thin. but actually i have a friend who is completly normal, she eats normally and everythig but she is just really skinny naturally. and i think that in nicole richies case, she is naturally skinny but people dont realize that and they see her as a celebrity and think "oh i want to be just like her" but its not like she trys to be that small. its just her body. just like how some girls are "big boned" they cant help it. that just how they were born. and im sure it hurts to call a under wieght girl "anorexic" or "bullemic" just like it would hurt an over wieght girl to call her "fat".
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Bamagirl26 wrote:
29) 4/4/2008 5:54:43 PM
Let's go back to the Renaissance period where slightly plump to plump women were considered the hotties!
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makeup_junkie wrote:
30) 4/5/2008 5:57:34 PM
I totally agree! Curves are beautiful, not something women should feel bad about for having!
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haleywold wrote:
31) 4/7/2008 11:59:16 AM
a healthy weight is different for all women. No one should have rib cages showing! Healthy means a good weight for your body type! No more waifs! Toned body's are sexy and skinny body's are gross!
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samplesavvy wrote:
32) 4/8/2008 10:32:27 AM
Some of the celebs look very unhealthy. I think it is about feeling comfortable in your own skin. Balance is also key.
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SpaceyMom wrote:
33) 4/9/2008 1:20:10 PM
Society is worried about what they look like. Everyone has worried about how skinny or fat they are at one time or another. But society wants cookie cutter people who look the same, act the same, without any uniqueness. What are boring world that would be. Fat & skinny people are both ridiculed in the same manner. Sad fact. Acceptance & tolerance is key.
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*M&M* wrote:
34) 7/5/2007 2:24:34 AM
Ok so this is totally true. Stars r setting horrible examples 4 all people(mostly kids). my friend once took pills to make her self skinny and my other friend used to always call herself fat. then she started like not eating. then she became anorexic. well anyway im glad 2 say that me and my (other) friends got them both help and now they r doing better. *M&M*
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NaturalBeauty wrote:
35) 7/7/2007 2:51:43 PM
We were never intended to be stick figures. What happened to the hourglass figure? Marilyn Monroe? I agree with you and think that it's completely sad that stick insect celebrities are what young girls are "looking up to". I say we bring back natural curves!! Who's with me?!
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M&M wrote:
36) 7/7/2007 10:37:28 PM
i agree (again) but i think if u want to lose weight, go on a diet!!!! i mean seriously i am like as skinny as a twig and there are models like half my size and they are starving theirselves and soon there arent gonna be anymore models left(by the way i am NOT a model, i dont starve myself i actually eat a lot and never get bigger i mean even if it is a half of a pound!) -M&M
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lexxiii&&hearts wrote:
37) 7/10/2007 5:06:17 AM
Sick 2 oooowww skinnyy &hearts&hearts
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mimi243 wrote:
38) 7/10/2007 3:49:37 PM
IAGREE!!!I mean, I understand that it's hard to quit, and they really want to be skinny, but thier torturing their own body. I think exercise, good eating, and just taking care and loving yourself!
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mimi243 wrote:
39) 7/10/2007 4:09:45 PM
I think that they need to start thinking really hard about how they look, and think: 'do i really look that good?' i think they need to keep their mind not on what they eat for as long as it takes to gain the weight back. Their health is at risk, and it doesn't seem like they care, or, they are not aware of it. They need serious help.
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mimi243 wrote:
40) 7/10/2007 4:10:21 PM
VERY TRUE!!!
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mimi243 wrote:
41) 7/10/2007 4:30:43 PM
it makes me cry sometimes to see someone like this. they never think that they are enough for the crowds. can't the paparatzii,magazine people, and t.v people just give her a break? they truly need and deserve one.
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ohbella24 wrote:
42) 7/16/2007 8:52:23 PM
thats WAY too skinny!
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ebm wrote:
43) 7/16/2007 11:39:30 PM
they look so discusting and look really sick. they look that like they have some problem...because they do. But they dont want to people to know but we do. also it seems like they want the attention... when they get enough already
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Alibob wrote:
44) 7/11/2007 2:50:17 PM
These days when girls create their images based on the images of the big time stars in our world, it is sad to know that they are looking up to terrible role models in most cases. ITs terrible that girls are looking up to these skeleton like figures, desperatly trying to make their bodies look like skin and bones. There is a difference between beiong anorexic and bulimic, then being healthy and having a well-balanced diet. If people would stop focusding their looks on the looks of others and simply eat a healthy diet and excercise at least four timesa week, even if its only for a half an hour, the world would be healthier, not living each day in a deadly state. But you have to ask yourself, why do so many young people, especially women, feel the need to look up to these superstars to determine how they should live their life? I'm not saying that its bad to read a magazine, but why do we need to look like the famous people, just because they are famous? These superstars have so much pressure on them to meet the publics standards. They have paparazzi following them constantly, rumors spreading about them everywhere, and their pictures are shown throughout magazines and websited everywehere. Of course they feel pressure from their observers to be thin and look the image people believe should be portrayed by superstars. If we, as a society would tone down our need to believe everything we read or see in a magazine their would be less pressure on the stars, therefore letting them lead more of a normal life, thus taking away some of the issues of being to thin. LEt the stars live their lives and we will live ours. MOst of the time, when you ask a person if they find an extrewmely thin women to be attractive, they do not find them nearly as a ttractive as someone with some meat on their body. Personally, I agree. What is the appeal of someone as thin as a toothpick that feels as though they'll break when you give them a hug? If you have an eating disorder, there are clinics you can go to in order to get help. Don't be afaid to let people know what you are going through. Get help and learn to love your body.
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Stigean wrote:
45) 7/17/2007 2:29:29 PM
As long as their healthy its ok.. but this is what i think if you take her head off and stick the face of one of those lil boys from Kosovo you will be felling terribly sorry for him and will want to take him home and feed him for gods sake.. but then you see this same body with nocole richies face (or any other stick thin celebrity) wearing some gucci or w.e and its in... whats going onnnnnnn
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pinkbelt49 wrote:
46) 7/17/2007 2:33:44 PM
In my opinion i dont like the skinny look. but i mean come on some girls and even boys are really skinny and has never been anorexic. They eat healthy but never gain weight. and its not their fault. people these days assume if your super skinny that your anorexic or bulimic. People should stop assuming things. just like bigger people dont like being called fat same as skinny people dont like being called anorexic!!!
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Stigean wrote:
47) 7/17/2007 2:39:43 PM
totally agree but then again... if the are celebrities and the KNOW they are bein watched every step of the way they should at least care about young girls because they are setting the example for our girls... and they kno it i do feel sorry for some of the celebrities because they look like they are naturally skinny and their called enorexic.. bulimic.. all these names that if you are really not.. they dont help... but more than the actual celebrities... is the media that set the "trend"
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jayjay0302 wrote:
48) 7/19/2007 1:05:03 AM
What many girls don't realize is that in the process of trying to be skinny which they believe will make them beautiful that they are rotting their teeth from stomach acid, because of the lack of vitamins they loose hair by the handfuls, bruise easier, and can end up in the hospital for long period of time. It's sad that they think it's so important to be skinny they'd actually put their life in the line for it. Live life have fun and spend your effort taking care of yourself on the outside and inside too. Guys would rather have a girl with a personality then a bag of bones.
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valentinegirl wrote:
49) 7/26/2007 9:13:44 AM
I agree. But, now a days people are buying into this skinny thing. I think that I am average and then I watch "America's next top model" and find out that a size 10 is a plus size model. I think I look healthy, but there are people out there that think I am fat.
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Mrs. O wrote:
50) 7/27/2007 1:17:46 PM
It is one thing to be healthy and another to be skeletal. It is not natural for a full grown 20 something year old woman to have the body of a 10 year old. I have always been slender and in good shape but never to that point. I think that the problem now a days is that everyone is so set on being thin and attractive they loss track of what the real definition of such is. Everyone remebers what Nicole used to look like a few years back. She was full figured and it's great that she decided that she wanted to slender down a little, but she has definately taken it overboard. Nothing against her personally but I think it is just a horrible example to set to young girls who are now starving themselves so they can resemble Hollywood stars such as Nicole, like so many others. People have to learn how to be comfortable in their own skin no matter what they look like. Being healthy isn't a dress size or a specific weight it's how you take care of yourself and your body and starving yourself down to a to a 0 or less isn't the way to be healthy. To those ladies who do struggle with their underweight unsuccessfully this is obviously not a choice it is just how your body functions and as long as you are taking in the proper nutrition and body activity I guess there isn't much you can do about it. However this is obviously not the case with some people like Nicole Richie. Everyone has seen the before and after and she is evidently not paper thin by chance.
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nuclearblue wrote:
51) 9/3/2007 12:06:37 PM
Its so wierd, I was on the chunky side in high school and was made fun of constantly, but I was in shape, had muscles, and played sports. Now that I'm a mom of 3 girls I lost 20lbs and people complain I'm too skinny. I think I look fine but who really decides what skinny means or is?
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Hefer wrote:
52) 7/28/2007 11:28:17 AM
Personally i am a skinny girl, with A to B cup. Im 5"7" with brown hair and blue eyes. And no butt but have hips and i flucuate from 110 to 125. I know im under weight but dang i dont starve myself i just eat when im satisfied not when im about to explode with food popping out of my stomach. I dont exercise, and i work all day. But i eat health except when im on my rag. I dont force myself to throw up, i just been blessed with genetics i guess. What im saying this is for is if a girl is skinny people are now assuming there is something wrong with her. And if a person is big they think there is something wrong with her too. So please help what is the perfect? We arent drones we dont all look the same cant society get the image right?
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Kisses' wrote:
53) 7/29/2007 12:46:56 AM
yeah! It's looks totally freaky when they do that, getting and nice healthy meal and exercise is is the best way to look fab. Even teenagers are startin to do that! We all need to stay healthy ^w^ ~ you go girl!! , kisses
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Gaby wrote:
54) 7/30/2007 2:22:58 PM
I dont' know. I mean, all this talk about anorexia and bulimia, but how many time girls hear "how great you look" when you start to llose weight?. It's possible that before you were healthy and have a normal weight, but people will always tell you how great you look when you are skinny.
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luvyello wrote:
55) 7/30/2007 10:20:35 PM
Guys are either disgusted with how skinny you are or they don't think you are skinny enough.(well, most are that way) its frustrating!
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luvyello wrote:
56) 7/30/2007 10:27:29 PM
What do ya think of her tattoo? I don't like it. Tattoos are painful and not cool(in my opinion)
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Pony Pal wrote:
57) 7/31/2007 2:14:11 PM
You know what is sad? Many people try to hide their eating disorders or blow it off, but when word gets out that they have a problem, their friends and parents and everyone else is concerned and mostly try to help. But these celebrites obviuosly have some serious problems, and it seems like people just arent doing enough to help them! I mean if they are and it doesn't help, they need to try harder and bring in professional help! Don't they know that it could kill the effected person?
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lilchika wrote:
58) 8/1/2007 4:44:46 PM
i deffinetly think that most actresses and singers these days are destroying themselves by becoming way to thin. I think that if you want to be slim then workout and become fit not just skinny. I work out every day and i am very fit but im not so skinny that i look anerexic. I have a lot of muscel and i still eat three meals a day and ussually get starbucks every morning and then i work out at the end of the day and you wouldn't even beable to tell that i probably drank three starbucks inone day.
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emma wrote:
59) 8/4/2007 6:22:08 AM
skinny is consider in these days and may look good on some people but some has taken it too far
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Jessi wrote:
60) 8/10/2007 9:56:55 PM
I agree when it comes to people TRYING to be that skinny. Growing up (I'm 21 now) I used to be really skinny and I used to eat the worst food possible. But I used to always be extremely skinny. And I would get insulted and made fun of and felt like I was a freak cuz I just happened to be skinny. I always felt like some outsider because people thought I was trying to be that skinny when I never once tried. Of course 5 years later I'm trying and it's not working. But I just wanna defend those people who are naturally that way and honestly don't try to be like that. But those girls who have problems, they're the ones that need the real help. <3 ~Jessi~
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aphrodite wrote:
61) 8/12/2007 10:45:56 PM
i completly agree ladies, im a size 1 but thats natural, its ok to be a size 6-10 by nature!
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danilove wrote:
62) 8/18/2007 9:27:10 PM
I like food. Tried the whole not eating thing and the whole throwing up thing.. I would rather eat though. lol I find eating healthy and exercising is the only right way to go. It works and not only do you feel great physically but the high you get emotionally from working hard for something is a feeling I cannot describe. Just start eating right people. Eat as much organic food as you can and drink as much water as you can. Exercise doesnt have to be torture. Go for a walk, ride a bike, or just dance.
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Jess wrote:
63) 8/20/2007 4:18:37 PM
I believe that every woman should feel comfortable in her skin. Next time you pass someone, tell her how great she looks. Boost her confidence. It will also boost yours, knowing that you made someone feel good about herself today.
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SugarBuns33 wrote:
64) 8/22/2007 7:05:03 PM
I agree! What is the deal with these girls? Are they trying to get back to thier birth weight? Please do us a favor, never show her or any of these emaciated scarecrows anymore. It's just sickening.
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xojewelE4 wrote:
65) 8/24/2007 6:33:20 PM
Why even bother trying to look like these celebs? Not only do they starve themselves, but their pictures are digitally enhanced to make them look even thinner. Ew.
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LipGlossAddict wrote:
66) 8/28/2007 2:52:10 PM
I think too thin is when you can see your own skeleton!! What's wrong with these stars?? They have it all and they would rather throw up everything to stay thin. I wear a size 6, and wouldnt mind dropping a few pounds but I'm not going to starve myself!! lol!!
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Brai wrote:
67) 9/3/2007 9:28:22 PM
....""Behind every great man, there's a woman with a great behind!"".... Good point, lol!
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Miss Sexy wrote:
68) 9/5/2007 3:37:11 PM
I really agree, it's like people are all hooked on losing weight like it is a diease or something. Whatever happen to plain exercise, not starving yourself.
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=]<3 wrote:
69) 9/8/2007 3:25:35 PM
yea...i agree that its annoying that celebrities are setting this example but i look what most of you would call "emaciated" and i eat A LOT! i just have an extremely fast metabolism...so please...dont sterotype me with those weirdos thanks
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blondebeachbunnywithbrains wrote:
70) 9/9/2007 1:57:07 PM
Personally i think that stars are too pressured. "she's too skinny" "she's too fat". the media see ppl heading to the gym or eating a salad and atomatically think they have a problem, everyone watches what they eat and go to gyms, the rest of us just aren't in the public eye and WE aren't followed around by photographers. and now that nicole richie is pregnant, she get some meat on her and will be fine!
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JDIAZ wrote:
71) 9/10/2007 3:44:56 PM
Unfortunately these girls have all the riches of this world but they don't have the ability to enjoy them. This world has become so plastic and virtually UN-REAL...us as women cannot continue to look at these "Hollywood" women as role models because in the end we will be utterly disappointed!! We just need to bless them and ask the Lord to help them because they definitely need more than the riches of this world!!
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Sueded_Velvet wrote:
72) 9/11/2007 4:00:55 PM
I'm so sick and tired of people just assuming that because someone is thin, even overly thin, that they must have an easting disorder or starve themselves to be that way. I'm 6' tall and weigh 130 lbs. NOT by choice. Do you assume that all overweight people just eat constantly? Some of us are truly born with extremely high metabolisms. My doctors gave up on my gaining weight by the time I was 17. If people would just stop compairing themselves to everyone else and be proud of who you are, it wouldn't matter what everyone else does. My kids know who they are, where they stand, and how great it is to be different. They're both boys, 11 and 13, they don't care what other people think - they have what most call confidence and originality. Even VOGUE pushes that! Get off your self-righteous over-assuming soap box and leave people to live their own lives!
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JAGUAR<3 CHEERLEADER wrote:
73) 9/11/2007 4:51:08 PM
EWWW THAT IS WROUNG SHE NEEDS SOME HELP LOL :0
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Jax wrote:
74) 9/18/2007 5:12:10 PM
somebody! needs to tell them they're beautiful and perfect just the way they are.
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Hillberg wrote:
75) 9/22/2007 11:16:32 PM
I think that the society that we live in today is deadly. There is so much pressure to be skinny. And wheni say skinny i mean not healthy skinny just because it looks good... until it gets out of control. I think the media is to blame for some of it. You see all of these magazines with people who need to watch there weight and the most unattractive pictures of them.. it would want to make me loose weight too. Then the next week it is how skinny they are... theres no middle!!
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curvy girl.. wrote:
76) 10/5/2007 4:15:26 PM
i am sad to say that i once kinda looked like she did. skin and bones. all of 97lbs at five feet tall. i looked like a little boy wearing girl clothes. at times i do miss it, but it nearly ruined my life. i still struggle now with it. i dont weigh 97lbs anymore, and sometimes i wish i did. it is terrible that young girls look up to her like i did.
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PartyPooper wrote:
77) 10/6/2007 12:20:49 PM
i think she looks hot
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elle28 wrote:
78) 10/6/2007 9:37:15 PM
i just want to say that not everyone who is super skinny is missing out on life. I only weigh 82 pounds but i eat ALL the time. i normally have at least 5 normal sized meals a day. I also eat icecream and pasta all the time. people tell me im too skinny but its not my fault. i probably eat more then they do in two days.
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Starr wrote:
79) 10/10/2007 12:09:15 PM
I think that if they are making themselves look like a skeleton that is ridiculous, but society is a lot to blame because the emphasis in every magazine and in the media is too look skinny and have that "perfect body" when realistically hardly any one has that, no matter what your age. We all have "flaws"--not enough boobs, too much of a tush, legs are too short, etc. Everyone has a complaint or two about their body even if others find it unfounded. At age 10 to about 30 I was soooo skinny and ate like a horse. I remember my Dad could not even get life insurance on me because I was so underweight as a kid, even though my health was almost perfect. At age 35 I started "filling out" and love it much more than I did when I was a stick. Skinny people get made fun of too. Fat people do more so, but until you have been very underweight (and tall) you do not know how it is. My hubby has loved me thoughtout the years for any weight I am but loves that I have a little bit of a booty and more curves now. And my being tall I am able to carry more than a shorter person. I am 5 ft 9. The bottom line is you are a beautriful person no matter--short, fat, tall,....if someone makes fun of you, maybe they are just jealous because they want that booty or want some of those curves. Just be who you are!
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dRaMaQuEeNjlo wrote:
80) 10/19/2007 7:13:00 PM
I agree too. I have an anorexic friend, even though she denies it. It's DESTROYING HER. She just hasn't been the same anymore. Not only that, but anorexic people aren't attractive at all. Or healthy.
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CloudySunshine9 wrote:
81) 10/12/2007 12:09:21 AM
Personally, I'm 5'10, 120 ish pounds, and I'm critisized for being skinny. My metabolism is extremely fast, and I eat regularly, if not too much. I understand that if you do make yourself throw up, it is a disease, but if a person is naturally like that, or even works toward being skinny in a healthy way (i.e excercise, certain diets..) they shouldn't be punished for wanting to improve their self esteem and overall health. Just Saying, C.S
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sick of skinny wrote:
82) 10/18/2007 8:58:57 AM
We can not be teaching little girls to look like skeletons. Look, if you're trying to impress a man, they like curves. They want hips to swing and hold on to, they want breasts, and they want butt. I personally think a woman looks like a woman when she has curves. It's how it is by nature's standards. Women have curves because we have the children, we aren't supposed to look like sinny ten year old boys!!
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just my opinion wrote:
83) 10/21/2007 9:46:39 AM
She looks DISCUSTING!!!!!!!!
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LipGLoss<3 wrote:
84) 10/27/2007 3:16:03 PM
I think it's disturbing when girls are that skinny!! It seriously scares me! I'm really tall, and pretty skinny, but I am constantly eating, so there's no way someone could call me anorexic of bulimic. Someone did, once, call me anorexic, but I knew there was noooo way I would stop eating food, so I looked on the bright side and thought, (it was a boy who told me this), Well at least they're lookin to see how skinny I am! I'm pretty much optimistic most of the time, so, go figure. ;P But yeah i think it's stupid. Kisses<3
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Regan wrote:
85) 10/28/2007 4:25:22 PM
I am what people would claim as being "skinny," and most of my friends have the same type of figures as me. However, we do not starve ourselves at all!!! The complete opposite in fact. Yet anyone who is slightly larger than me describes me as being "annorexic" and "bulimic" which i can assure you i am not. But no matter what they say about me i know they are just green with envy over the fact that the latest pair of jeans look better on me than they do on them with their "muffin tops" spilling over the waistband! so please, stop judging girls who fit into a size "small" they may be trying just as hard to put on a bit of waight as you are trying to loose some!!! Do you realise how judgemental you all are when you slagg off girls who you think are "TOO SKINNY"??? xxx
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LaQ wrote:
86) 10/29/2007 12:34:52 AM
I thank God I am puls and curvy....she probably has a lot of stress and loses weight because of that...Drug use contribute to this as well. Yiu can just tell someone to eat well and execise. If they are on drugs or under alot of stress weight loss will still occur. We must be the best individuals we can be and stop comparing ourselves to each other. We were created differently and should respect each other as such!!!!
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pink rain2 wrote:
87) 11/2/2007 7:24:36 PM
Whoa this blog has the most comments. Is it becuz y'all r all fat Or because y'all care way too much for Nicole Riche. If i sounded mean im sorry didnt mean it that way. :)
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00 wrote:
88) 11/3/2007 4:22:28 PM
I feel bad for people who starve them selves, they much be so unhappy with themselves. I am 5,6 and weigh 100 lbs. I know i'm small and i get made fun of alot, also people constantly tell me to go eat something evern though i eat more than most guys I know. Since I am a dancer I excercise a lot but also i need to eat healthy. Yes I think Nichole Richie is very skinny but maybe if people stopped harrassing her about it she would be able to feel more confident and gain some weight. Celebraties are constantly criticezed for every little thing "wrong" with them. I can't blame them for not eating or abusing drugs, I cannot imagine the amount of pressure they have on them.
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sweetpea214 wrote:
89) 11/7/2007 4:35:11 PM
I can't believe how skinny these people are. There is no such thing as a healthy "diet". It's called eating HEALTHY not LESS to stay IN YOUR HEALTHY WEIGHT RANGE. Slim is fine, skinny, well that's overrated.
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cheerchic wrote:
90) 11/8/2007 8:49:25 PM
I have always been called anorexic by my friends and other people. My metabolism is sooo fast. I can eat a pound of chocolate and gain nothing. In a way it is good and in a way I wish that I wasn't so skinny. I can barely keep a size 0 on me. But, people starving themselves is rediculous. But, skinny people are concerned about their weight also!
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~*Amanda*~ wrote:
91) 11/8/2007 9:13:55 PM
Every time I see a picture like that, I shudder. Seriously, how can you look in the mirror and think a body like that is attractive? Today’s society calls for lean, toned bodies, but that isn’t how the average person is built. Everyone has a different body type, and you should just learn to work with it. I agree that the food guides and pyramids are good guidelines to a healthy diet, but you do also have to take into consideration what works best for you. Looking at different ethnic backgrounds especially, nutritional needs won’t always necessarily be ‘by the book’. And I mean, go ahead and treat yourself every so often. It’s not a sin; just know how to do things in moderation. To me, an individual is attractive when everything is in proportion. The sole purpose of your workout shouldn’t be to achieve that ‘perfect look’. If anything, we should be exercising to keep our bodies healthy, maintaining them so they’ll last until we’re older. Working out shouldn’t be a chore. Media is to blame for many of the impositions people place upon themselves. If the population would just stop and realize conformity to these images is not only ridiculous, but monotonous as well, life would be not only easier, but more enjoyable as well. As for the poor individuals so caught up in being ‘perfect’, I wish they would just take the time to become comfortable with Who They Are. The individuality, as well as the unique builds of each of our bodies should be not only recognized, but celebrated.
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KittyKat wrote:
92) 11/10/2007 10:28:44 PM
I've always be told, "You're too skinny, Do you eat?, Please tell me you're now anorexic!." It gets annoying when I know I am NOT anorexic and I probably eat more than a regular girl my age. It's just my metabolism. I'M SORRY if I am smaller than you..I really can't help it, but some girls are just naturally "TOO SKINNY". Just like others are too "BIG".
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rchicka wrote:
93) 11/14/2007 6:34:51 PM
I completely agree. I've struggled with an eating disorder for years because I have been conditioned to think that the way these girls look is normal. Luckily, I've been able to break the cycle, but I would hate to see younger girls go through what I have just because Hollywood is obsessed with its body image.
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theblondegenius wrote:
94) 11/24/2007 1:29:55 PM
I do think it's important to realize that some people are naturally skinny. (My daughter eats like a horse but is very thin and deals with some people putting her down for it.) I think the best policy is not to judge others too harshly. Bottom line - if you have a friend you suspect is suffering from an eating disorder, do whatever you can to help her. And if you KNOW your friend has an eating disorder, NEVER GIVE UP TRYING TO HELP.
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Inf wrote:
95) 11/29/2007 9:56:17 PM
How skinny is too skinny? When you aren't healthy, don't eat, force yourself to vomit, have massive guilt over eating a piece of lettuce, exercise to the point of exhaustion, you are unhealthy and possibly too skinny. Different people have different natural body types, some are naturally thin, some are naturally bigger; but all should aim for good health regardless of shape. People like Nicole Ritchie, Paris Hilton, the Olsen Twins and other Hollyweirdos aren't "real" -- they are by choice or circumstance famous and in the public eye and subject to scrutiny no matter what they look like. One day they are too thin, the next week, if they gained one pound speculation is flying that they are pregnant or hiding lipo bandages. If you think you are too thin or too heavy check with a doctor what a healthy weight range is for your body shape and how a good nutrition plan can help you to attain that range. Then exercise, eat well, and don't give up. Take care of yourself.
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lEauFly wrote:
96) 12/2/2007 7:44:29 PM
There is a difference between being skinny (slender) and too skinny (emaciated). Nicole Ritchie is an unhealthy weight for her height. I believe that size is irrellavent. As long as you are within the target weight range for your height, who cares if you're a size 2 or a size 10, size Small or size Large? The important thing is that you look and feel healthy. If you are unhappy with the way you look eat healthy meals, watch your portion sizes, and exercise. That's the only way to be the healthiest person you can.
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anais wrote:
97) 12/5/2007 7:06:11 AM
I think she looks unhealthy, however if beauty magazines and other publications would stop featuring these young woman on their covers perhaps the need to be so thin wouldn't be so strong. The media plays a huge role in how many people percieve themselves.
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Elle wrote:
98) 12/5/2007 9:17:13 PM
I have anorexia and it isn't a fun thing to deal with. I am working on it but I can't watch overweight people eat. I am accually trying not to think about it but if you have Anorexia I know how you feel and what you are going through. Anorexia is like a devil in your head saying how fat you are when you aren't and how you shouldn't eat this or that. I am back to normal weight and living my life again. If you have anorexia or bulimia, please take my advice or someone on here's advice because, to be frank, you are slowly killing yourself.
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Unjust and rude wrote:
99) 12/6/2007 5:09:41 PM
Some people can't help that they're skinny, I personally have tried to gain weight but haven't put on a pound. And Nicole Richie is short so she's very close to a perfect weight. You are very rude to post her picture here. She is not skin and bone. I look like that in a bathing suit and cannot help it. I eat healthy and am healthy. She may just have a high metabolism, have you ever thought about that?
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Unjust and rude wrote:
100) 12/6/2007 5:11:17 PM
Oh and by the way, the "too skinny too fat" blogs, articles, etc. is what pressures people to change their weight, so you're just making it worse.
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Andrina wrote:
101) 12/13/2007 12:26:03 AM
Martine McCutcheon from Love Actually has a beautiful healthy size IMO
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dancex3 wrote:
102) 12/13/2007 4:55:44 PM
disregarding the picture of nicole, i disagree with what most of you are saying. i'm 5'5 and weigh 100. i know i'm skinny. but it's just as hard for small girls as it is for big girls. i mean, i'm called anorexic alllll the time, even though i am farrr from it. most clothes don't fit me right. i can't share clothes with my friends. and if i ever did want to lose weight, i would neverrr be able to tell anyone because they'd just tell me i was already skinny.
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jesse2gal245 wrote:
103) 12/13/2007 7:16:10 PM
I am pretty skinny but not like Iam DEAD like some girls they called me mean names Middle school.
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bnicebrighton wrote:
104) 12/25/2007 11:54:33 PM
Amen! I sometimes wish society's *body types* were more of the Betty Paige and Marilyn Monroe persuasion... oooh ^_^ beauties.
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Swiss wrote:
105) 12/31/2007 12:23:34 PM
I fully agree. girls don't need to be starving themselves just to look good. And most of the time, they end up looking worse than they already did. Being skinny is one thing, but skin and bones is another! No one needs to look like a skeleton. If you want to loose weight, that's great. But you need to do it healthy. Get healthy food and excercise. But if you just think that you're fat because other people are skinnier than you, then you are loosing weight for the wrong reason. You may be skinny and beautiful, but you just don't realize it. Just because someone else is just alittle skinnier, alittle prettier than you, doesn't mean that you should starve yourself and become a completely different person.
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Peachy wrote:
106) 1/4/2008 12:21:47 AM
This is so true I just dont get why they do that it sets a bad example for teens and everyone we need more average sized models and divas.
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CrAzY wrote:
107) 1/5/2008 4:36:59 PM
u r so right i think that a person who is way to skinny is putting herself at risk. and i cant even imagen what her friends and family think!!!!!
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what wrote:
108) 1/5/2008 5:30:15 PM
ridiculous discussion - while anorexia exists - it's overemphasized in today's society where obesity - (and obesity in children) is epidemic.. but obesity/ sedentary lifestyles are much too pedestrain to discuss, I suppose..
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Skittlez wrote:
109) 12/6/2007 11:09:58 PM
I've read the comments. We live in a sick, twisted world. Men do have an effect on womens' self-esteem, but it is not entirely their fault. As women, we are naturally competitive and that is our downfall. We can be catty and just plain cruel to other women sometimes. Granted, not EVERY woman is this way. On this topic alone there is so much controversy. I have times where I don't like my body, I wish I looked like people in magazines. It's up to me to make lifestyle changes if I want to look like that. But I've accepted that my body will never be a size 2. That's not healthy for ME. I'd be happy if stuff didn't jiggle in some places! :P That's really all it's about....Having a REALISTIC goal for yourself. Most of the self-conscious issues we have are fabricated in our own minds. My boyfriend loves my body and thinks I'm beautiful without makeup. I think, "Yeah, right!" But he DOES love me just as I am. It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside...until you love yourself, you won't be happy. It hurts to see young girls so caught up in this hoopla of celeb crap. They are not gods or idols. The one true God made us beautiful and no one has the right to tell us any different. As women we need to teach the younger generation to be less self-involved. Instead of finding flaws in our bodies...go do volunteer work, participate in charity events, do something nice for someone. That's what lasts....a sincere, genuine heart. Not a fake, temporary fad. True beauty comes from the heart and that's what shows more than your face/body. Someone can be truly beautiful in the face and have such a cold, uncompassionate heart...THAT makes them ugly. Also, the reverse...someone can be on the plainer side and have a heart that aches for those in need, or does things for others and that makes them so beautiful. YOUNG GIRLS: If a guy doesn't love you for WHO you are...he doesn't deserve you. When you ignore this, experience a heartbreak, get over it and realize this is true, you'll kick yourself. Been there....done that. It's our job to instill values and morals in the younger girls. THEY are the ones who can begin to change this sick society we live in. Much luv to you all!!
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Super_sugar! wrote:
110) 1/4/2008 3:21:44 PM
I really agree with this article. girls are feeling way to much pressure to be skinny, I mean, alot of people cant help their weight. I know that i AM skinny but I love food, I cant help that I am skinny, alot of girls think its a big whoop to be stick thin but i know that I dont bennifit from being skinny it just makes me feel more cold in the winter. I think that celebirties are a horrible influence on girls who arent jhappy with their weight they just make it harder.
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snowy_baby wrote:
111) 1/5/2008 9:17:53 PM
I feel the same way. I think if we were intended to look like that I'm sure it would have been like that for years. If look at history women were looked at for their curves, not BONES! Some people take it way too far. There are alot of starving people in the world. If we are supposed to look that way why would we be wanting to help those who are starving???? DUHHH because we are supposed to look healthy and actually eat and exercise.
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gurrrrtaaaay wrote:
112) 1/6/2008 7:12:10 PM
im 5 4 and im a size 5. when did size 5 become big and 0 become average? its gross, i hate seeing theses lanky skeletons walking around all the time. i enjoy foood && im active. i think i look healthy and full(: but everywhere i look i see smaller girls. is this what weve come to? size 0 and 2 being healthy? is lanky the new curves?
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emodiot wrote:
113) 1/9/2008 11:16:38 AM
What bothers me the most is that there are people who are naturally underweight and can't do anything about it. Because of other girls with eating disorders naturally skinny girls are judged unjustly.
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coffeaholic wrote:
114) 1/9/2008 3:09:25 PM
agreed,but its pretty common for teenage girls to be insecure about their bodies,i myself am,but that was nicley put.but we really should just be happy with what we get.if we want to lose weight dont diet,just eat healthier and excerize,works for me.of you restrict yourself from the things you crave your more likley to overeat the next time you do eat,just watch your portions,there is a balance,you just have to find it.
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Meen@4eva wrote:
115) 1/11/2008 12:50:11 AM
I totally agree!
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ethicschicnow wrote:
116) 1/11/2008 4:38:41 PM
it is normal to want to follow the models of the current trends but there are way too many stick skinny people promoting their thinness. I have a normal sized body for my body type and height. I am in the mid range of weight and not happy with some of my particular areas but I am not going to starve myself to get rid of them! Toning is way sexier!
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:] sarah <3 wrote:
117) 1/11/2008 11:11:47 PM
you just cant look at a girl and say "wow, shes starving herself" you dont know that for sure. alot of girls cant help if their skinny. they just might have a fast matabilism. because of people like all of you who stero type skinny girls as anorexic; no wonder why so many people feel bad about themsevles!
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DeeDee72 wrote:
118) 1/12/2008 10:52:38 PM
I agree. Who in thier right mind would tell someone they look good like that? I cannot believe that they looked in the mirror one day and said to themselves, "Gee, I weigh 110...I really need to get back to my birth weight." I have to say I usually don't even pay attention to these girls that let the world tell them they HAVE to look like that (celeb's I mean) but, to tell the truth, I was extremely worried about her (Nicole Ritchie) when I found out she was preggers. Now she has gained some weight, thank God! Let's hope she keeps some of it on!
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:] sarah <3 wrote:
119) 1/13/2008 5:22:37 PM
PEOPLE CANT HELP IF THEIR SKINNY LIKE THAT; FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME IT COMES NATURALY. I EAT ALL THE TIME BUT DONT GAIN ANY WEIGHT.U ALL ARE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE YOU CANT NATURALLY LOOK LIKE THAT. INSTEAD OF POSTING A PICTURE OF NICOLE RICHIE AND SAYING SHE HAS A EATING DISORDER, MAYBE YOU SHOULD POST A PICTURE OF YOURSELF SAYING YOUR A FAT JEALOUS WANNABE!
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:] sarah <3 wrote:
120) 1/13/2008 5:33:47 PM
YOU PEOPLE JUST HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH YOUR TIME THAN TO CRITISIZE OTHER PEOPLES IMPERFECTIONS. ALOT OF PEOPLE CANT HELP THAT THEIR SKINNY AND IT IS VERY RUDE OF YOU TO SAY THAT THEY HAVE A EATING DISORDER.
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KaaaCC wrote:
121) 1/18/2008 11:24:23 PM
I think Brooke on One Tree Hill said it best, "Anorexia is a disease not a fashion statement"...lets all just keep that in the back of our minds
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artist wrote:
122) 1/19/2008 5:44:37 AM
This is an important topic that needs to be discussed. Yes, it is a disease and can be fatal. It is estimated that 10% of these women die from starvation or from the effects of anorexia. In the early 1980's, Karen Carpenter died from heart failure as a result of her anorexia. Since then many woman have developed this illness. It is a complex disorder, difficult to understand, and one that many women can carry with them through most of their adult years. Left untreated it can last for decades, or for life.
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Londy wrote:
123) 1/22/2008 10:33:37 AM
I agree also. Im fairly small, but instead of barfing up every meal...im kinda focused on gaining weight. I dont know whats wrong with these females now and days.
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ccwyo wrote:
124) 1/25/2008 10:37:00 AM
So why does society tell us this is how we are supposed to look? They don't do this for fun, it is the pressure their high profile lives put on them to be thin. If we didn't buy up all the fashion magazines and spend billions of dollars on diet fads.......
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tigress wrote:
125) 1/25/2008 2:16:08 PM
One person mentioned marilynn monroe. She borderd between size 14 and 16 but did not look it. I,hold between a 13 and 14 and look great. no diets just sensible eating and moderate exercise. These girls are way too thin. Believe me they will catch every virus that comes along.
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GOTHIKA2007 wrote:
126) 1/27/2008 9:29:48 PM
Wow, I look enough like that boney chick in the pic. But my lower half like my legs and butt are thicker and meatier in appearance. I weigh only 120 lbs at 5' 8' and am semi anorexic in that I barely eat at all and usually only eat one meal, (dinner) a day. But I pretty much eat all of the candy and dessert that I want without gaining weight as long as I keep my food intake like meals and stuff way down. When I do eat I eat whatever I want, pizza, high calorie and high carb food but I don't eat beef, poultry, or pork. Bulimia is not for me since I don't like anything to do with digesting food so I certainly would not like it on the way back up again.
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Mishpie wrote:
127) 1/29/2008 4:35:37 PM
Someone throw her a sandwich!
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iawu87 wrote:
128) 1/29/2008 7:20:13 PM
ur totally right. i mean i think its stupid when girls reach HS and start crying cuz they cant fit into their 00's. its sad to see those people, whenever i do, im always thinking "gosh go get a double cheeseburger girl!" yuck, i cant stand looking at boney u said it "skeletons" walking down the streets, with their clothes bearly fitting because they still shop in kids section. so not healthy, and how could they Not See It?!??
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Amathya wrote:
129) 1/30/2008 11:43:06 AM
I totaly agree. How can you live like that?! I mean Where did it come from that you had to be as thin as a toothpick in order to be attractive. And I know that back in the Victorian Era, a woman that had curves was seen as beautiful. That's one reason why the women of that period wore Corsets- to give more definition to their waist and hips. Every time I see a girl that I could mistake for a Telephone pole I want to force feed her like, four Quarter Pounders With Cheese beacuse if you ask me, those are the people who need the calories.
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blacked haird hottie! wrote:
130) 1/31/2008 7:33:12 AM
They are way to skinny!
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sabzilicious wrote:
131) 2/1/2008 12:47:29 AM
I agree. This is interesting...and very true. I guess a long time ago ( i think ) the more thicker and curvier you were, the more beautiful you were considered and the more wealthier you were. Today, its the opposite. Actually, I feel really sorry for everyone who is rich and famous that looks like this. They don't even get to eat normal food.
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Blondie :D wrote:
132) 2/1/2008 5:47:26 PM
It's good to be skinny but exactly....do it in a healthy way...stick to a diet and exercise, dont give in to temptations. It really bugs me when overweight people say that they cant do anything about their weight, because they can! just eat healthy and you can stay lookin good!
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mersajo wrote:
133) 2/3/2008 9:58:23 AM
i completely and totally agree with you! my friends think its ok to look like that but it's not! i mean think what you have to do to get that body!
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thepurelove wrote:
134) 2/4/2008 1:36:52 PM
AGREE!!! I think its crazy how many celebrity's are trying to get skinnier and skinnier. Its absolutely crazy to think that being that skinny would make you a happy person. I mean if you look good then yeah I'm all for it but if you are just skin and bones thats just gross!
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jeaniebabyg wrote:
135) 2/1/2008 5:02:08 PM
The image above isn't woman figure. IF you cover her face, she looks like a little 8 yrs boy that is challenging with the weight issue. What's so sexy about flat chest and bones that are popping out all over? If someone has similar look like the image above, that individual needs to seek help from specialist. Seriously, having little meat and little fat here and there won't hurt. It actually helps to make your jeans and a low cut top look better. A defined curves are desirable.
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lylasmommy wrote:
136) 2/1/2008 8:06:37 PM
I think it's sad that we (as women) think that we should look like people in Hollywood. I want to feel good about being me....No matter what size I am...I don't want to spend my life feeling like I'm 'not enough' because I'm not stick thin....I have so many more wonderful things in my life to concentrate on. Like my sweet baby girl....Who I hopefully pass the same beliefs on to. :-)
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HighMaintenance wrote:
137) 2/2/2008 6:58:47 PM
Okay, I REALLY agree that people should not be starving themselves to be skinny. But also people should let up a little on the whole "yeah, being skinny is stupid" thing. I am naturally skinny, and I get comments all the time from people who don't know me as well that I'm anorexic. But the people who DO know me would never DARE say that, because they know I eat twice as much as any of them. For many people, eating more will actually speed up their metabolism if it is healthy food. And I know that the skinny celebrities are a bad influence, but I think everyone should stop ganging up on people that they don't know are anorexic, because as much as there are normal sized and heavier people, there are also skinny ones, and they are the ones feeling bad about their weight now, and there's nothing they can do about it!
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freeindeed1018 wrote:
138) 2/6/2008 7:53:13 PM
skinny is out. fit is in. i think its gross when a girls thighs are no where near touching.
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Melissa Nikol wrote:
139) 2/10/2008 9:46:37 AM
People who develop an eating disorder because of a skinny celebrity have a problem already; that only triggered it. You'd have to already be in an unhealthy state of mind to look at Nicole Richie and want to have her body. Granted, I think she looks amazing, and definitely better now than she was when she was fat a couple years ago. And some guys are into that, so it's also a huge generalization to say that no guys are ever going to want a skinny girl. What if the girl is naturally skinny? That's like saying no guy will ever want a fat girl, but for some reason, it's more acceptable to say that.
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LOVE wrote:
140) 2/13/2008 2:37:08 PM
It's so important to be comfortable in your own skin, and accept your body for what it is! It's terrible when girls go too far and starve themselves or make themselves sick just to achieve a certain look. When in reality, doing that just makes you unattractive! I love to eat, and I love to enjoy foods that aren't so healthy, but at the same time, I will sometimes regret eating certain things, but you have to treat yourself every once in awhile!
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HingaHinga wrote:
141) 2/14/2008 5:56:50 PM
I understand that people don't like others looking up to super-skinny people, like many of the girls in Hollywood, but it also gives girls who are naturally skinny a bad name. I am, by nature, a very thin person, and I have people asking my if I have eating disorders. Many people don't realise that being told you're skinny repeatedly can be just as harmful to your self-confidence as being told you're fat. We don't need a set 'too skinny' or 'too large', we just need to learn that our bodies are going to behave how they will, and we need to cherish them, no matter the size.
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Minki wrote:
142) 2/15/2008 12:22:59 PM
My sister was thought to be Bulimia or Anorexia, but she was just naturally thin, but just that she wasn't extreme like the Hollywood Divas we see. Those girls need help mentally because they think they look ugly and fat when they're really not. It's thier self confidence that needs help. They look grossly thin and unappealing to not just the men but to the girls too. Not the best of role models or models for the runway.
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SG Becky wrote:
143) 2/15/2008 5:35:04 PM
I totally agree that this is an unhealthy way to look. As someone who is currently overcoming an eating disorder, I feel mostly just sympathy for people who are struggling with their weight. Just as it is hard for some people to lose weight, it can also be really difficult to gain weight, especially in a society where everyone is constantly beating themselves up for eating too much. I know that I am too thin, but when everyone around me judges each other so harshly it makes it harder for me to try to bulk up. Let's all just learn to see food as fuel for our bodies, and a way to savor the flavors that we are lucky enough to experience. :) And every body is built differently, so no matter if you are a size 2 or a size 200, you should love the fact that you are a woman and go out there and FLAUNT IT :)
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Kelly Cha wrote:
144) 2/16/2008 7:40:16 PM
OMG lay off the heroin
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ariel.xox wrote:
145) 2/16/2008 11:24:22 PM
I think it's disgusting what the runway models look like now. But I guess it depends on your height. I'm 109 pounds which is an okay weight for me because I'm only 5'2. If I was 5'8 that would probably be way too skinny.
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jesslulu wrote:
146) 2/19/2008 12:46:51 PM
I think that this it true. What guy wants to hug a sack of bones. There is nothing wrong with a woman who has some curves. Eat right and excercise, you'll love yourself for it. After all who really wants to look like Posh she looks like shes on her last leg, if her leg was strong enough to support her 80 pound frame.
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asherman wrote:
147) 2/19/2008 3:38:24 PM
ok I think I can speak from both ends of this and I will tell you what it took for me. I am 5'6" and always thought I was fat even at 90-95 lbs. So what did it take for me? Watching a home video and realizling how bad I looked. I looked like I was extremly sick. So now I am 135 and ok with it but I still have issues with my weight but I know that being super skinny is not the way to go.
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~sami~ wrote:
148) 2/19/2008 7:58:22 PM
im right there with you. i know my friends look at other girls and wish they had those little bodies, but you need a little meat on your bones. i wouldnt want me any other way. and no girl should either.
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sonyami wrote:
149) 2/20/2008 11:19:07 AM
the pressure to be thin can be too much at times. as a young woman in college and a part of sorority life, weight is always a topic of discussion and issue. with spring break coming up soon, i know a lot of girls have been crash dieting and going to the gym 2-3 times a day to achieve this "idealistic" nichole richie/paris hilton/ lindsey lohan look.
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Big D wrote:
150) 2/20/2008 5:19:35 PM
Yes, I think this woman is way too thin. As you say, men like something to hold onto. I used to be this thin,myself, and it took years to get better. Now I am too big. I also agree with the woman who says, no one is happy no matter how they look. We are so focused on it, we women . . .perhaps to our detriment at times.
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LolaMosk3 wrote:
151) 3/27/2008 7:30:50 PM
Totally agree!
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GinaLilly wrote:
152) 3/28/2008 4:40:10 PM
Protruding ribs are a sign of being way to skinny! Ugh! I am very tiny, and I work hard to try and build muscle and get curves. I am sorry but looking like a ten 10 year old boy is so not appealing!
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Peripheral Visionary wrote:
153) 3/29/2008 8:29:10 PM
Most of these emaciated celebrities don't have eating disorders, the major cause of this skeletal look is because they abuse drugs. It just sounds cooler to say you've got an eating disorder than a cocaine addiction.
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sashajones wrote:
154) 2/22/2008 11:01:07 AM
I completely agree the average size of the american woman is a size 12!! Hollywood has gone completely crazy this is teaching young girls and boys that if you are not pole thin then you are fat and what really kills me is when Im looking at magazines and they will say something like the curvy Eva Langoria please if that's cury i must be morbidly obease! I like it when woman are a little cury the hour glass shape. To me it looks better if you have a little meat on your bones so it doesnt look like your clothes are hanging on you like you are a hanger or something i wish the women in hollywood would eat eat eat!!!
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~*Megs*~ wrote:
155) 3/2/2008 11:59:26 AM
I believe exercise and diet is the best way to go also but I had an eating disorder for several years and can definitely understand where these girls are coming from. My body image is still pretty distorted and I struggle with it all the time but I know it's not smart and I have a child now so I guess I see how important my life is and I can't do damage to my body if I have someone that truly needs me. I think alot of these girls just need some help...
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Vanessah777 wrote:
156) 3/4/2008 12:14:30 PM
I think it is important to be healthy. You can be skinny/chubby and be healthy. However, when it comes to looks, you have to go by your height and age. The example of Nicole Richie is a good one. She is waaay too skinny in that picture. Girls/women should have a balanced diet with proper excercise.
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Bubbles_9872 wrote:
157) 3/5/2008 8:10:51 PM
I agree, i dont think you need to be too skinny sometimes it just scares me that people are that skinny, shouldn't that be conceren for their own health?
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LizsMakeup wrote:
158) 3/7/2008 7:10:45 PM
I agree. Some people look up to celebrities, or even strangers, and they see how those people look and copy them. Some people may think this look is beautiful. And yes, I did heard people say that. I personally think that any size is great. One reason that people get eating disorder is that people call them fat or overweight. I think saying that is just cruel.
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Meggydoo wrote:
159) 3/8/2008 5:16:18 PM
i think it's so ridiculous, all my friends are worried about "losing weight" and "going on a diet". i'm just like, hello? we're only 8th graders? it's so retarded. i eat whatever i want to, when i want to. and thank god, im not huge. neither are my friends. although, what's worse is the other day, one of my friends and i were shopping, and she complained that she was TOO SKINNY! her metabolism is sky high...
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anoyn wrote:
160) 3/9/2008 12:36:32 AM
I hate reading these type of opinions from people..I am naturally very very slim due to metabolism and stress issues..I don't have bulimia or anorexia..I know it's not attractive to be so skinny..but I feel like people are always putting it down..not everyone who is slim is anorexic or bulimic, or is following the lives and styles or people like Nicole Richie or Paris Hilton. Reading this from people makes me feel really really ugly..but it's something I cannot help and I have to wait with time for my metabolism to slow down. But just because someone is slim doesn't mean they have an eating disorder..I get this thrown at me all the time, and it hurts me because it's not true. I would love to have a chubbier body. But there's nothing I can do about it :(
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jessi397 wrote:
161) 3/9/2008 9:07:41 PM
Why does it matter? I mean, i know it's sad and everything, but really, if people didn't put so much emphasis on it then girls like me wouldn't even know about the celeb's problems. Eating disorders aren't great, but in some ways, even the parents of some of the anorexic, bulimic, or wannarexic girls are at fault. Anorexia is attention, girls that feel invisible want attention, and girls that feel fat are inclined to think that to get positive they must lose weight. We live in a society where it's not only normal, it's COOL to be a self-hater.
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briteyes wrote:
162) 3/10/2008 7:19:16 PM
I have had this discussion with several of my guy friends and you are right. Most of the time their "Ideal" weight for their girlfriend/wife is heavier then hers. Men like curves, so when is the fashion industry going to realize this and stop bumbarding us with "flesh skeletons".
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vexedvandal wrote:
163) 3/10/2008 9:12:27 PM
I think that too skinny is when it becomes a problem to the individual or the individual's family, both physically and mentally.
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MakeUp-Lady wrote:
164) 3/11/2008 1:52:54 AM
Personally, when I'm with my girlfriend in the car and we see a very skinny girl walk by, and my friend comments in a negative way about that woman's body, I find it unfair. To forcefully alter your body to the point that you really are causing yourself harm (fat or slim) obviously isn't something to be glamorized. However, there is such thing as being born with a "skinny" body type; the kind of chick you see and think "She has NO butt! Ick!". But you seem to forget that this girl is likely to look the way she does- not so she could get INTO those jeans, but because those ARE her GENES. I'm perplexed as to why it's considered cruel to demean a woman for the way her body looks when she is considered overweight, but if she is being criticized for being too skinny, we all seem to jeer in and point making sour faces. Even if some Hollywood actress decided to alter her body to the point she was hurting herself by being too thin, how is plastering photos of HER body for everyone else to see and labeling her a scary skeleton something a positive role model would do?
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little momma wrote:
165) 3/11/2008 12:31:27 PM
Personally I am sick of society dictating what ANYONE should look like. Who cares...skinny, fat or in between, why can't we just accept anyone for what they look like. Personally I think all the fat (sorry...overweight) people out there are HYPOCRITS!!! How much do you hate people saying you're fat or look at that huge butt you have?! It doesn't feel good does it?! It's not socially acceptable or polite to say those things is it?! So why oh why do people think it's ok to criticise skinny people. Now I am not sayin g I agree wqith things like anorexia, but some people are just naturally very skinny...like me. I have been teenie tiny my whole life and have tired everything to gain weight. I am very insecure about my weight because of people like you who tell me that it is not ok to look the way I do. So, my thinking is....everyone should accept others for who they are....bag of bones or completely lumpy!!!!!
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Little Mama wrote:
166) 3/16/2008 1:06:23 AM
I think that you can be beautiful at any weight. Your attitude is what makes a person beautiful not anything that is on the outside. If you enjoy who you are, and feel that you are beautiful the way you are, that will project to everyone around you. There is nothing more attractive to a man than a confident woman.
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Latina wrote:
167) 3/18/2008 6:01:06 PM
That is so true!
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Xavienne wrote:
168) 3/22/2008 8:41:06 PM
I definitely agree. Spandex should not be bagging off the body. When the bones are jutting out and the skin looks like it's draped over an anatomy class skeleton, it's time to eat a cookie or six. Women were designed to have curves, and not ones made of silicone.
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run for life :) wrote:
169) 3/23/2008 3:56:19 PM
I agree. I run for an hour every day on track and cross country to keep fit and eat healthy but still allow myself sweets. I used to have an eating disorder and it is hell! I am fully recovered an life is much more fun! :)
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KayKay wrote:
170) 3/11/2008 3:23:56 PM
That is so true! I see the way these skeletal girls are idolized and it is a true shame because instead of emphazising the true qualities (personality, skills, ect.) everything is focused on "I bet I can fit into that dress 2 sizes smaller". This kind of mentality is what is going to steer the youngs one in the future and I don't know about you but that scares me to bits.
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Miss416 wrote:
171) 3/27/2008 8:22:40 PM
no one should be that skinny quite frankly it's disgusting. The thing I hate is when girls or just anyone complains "oh i'm so fat" " I need to lose weight" " I wish I was skinnier" .... Well stop talking about it and do it! It's not that hard don't eat when you're not hungry even if it is tempting get your behind off what you're sitting on and grab a friend and go for a walk! You can talk about your day together without feeling like it's exercise. and just don't eat a ton of junk food try and eat healthier and in moderation I mean that's really all it takes!
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flaire.net wrote:
172) 3/29/2008 11:38:24 AM
I've been in pageants for the past 16 years. To get ready for a national competition (liks USa or America), our goal was 10-12% body fat, knowing that we would be that way about 3-4 weeks before the pageant and then start adding some items to our diet after the pageant to put 1-2% back on. I think the lowest I ever got was 11%. And although it was fun, it really was too skinny for day to day. People need to think in term of percentage of body fat and measurements, not just lbs. If your body goes below a certain bady fat level you can do VERY SERIOUS DAMAGE to your health. And some of the actresses that get so skinny, really need to be honest with themselves. And the industry needs to get real about what is healthy, too.
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sissy wrote:
173) 3/31/2008 4:11:59 PM
Oh... Don't even get me started on this subject! It's ridiculous how these celebrities influence our younger women generation! This look is horrifying, not to mention soooo.. unhealthy. I feel bad that all our daughters, nieces, grand daughters etc... look up to and aspire to be like, what the Hollywood's youth society is projecting as "beautiful". We need to be the ones to instill in our children that food, in appropriate and healthy proportions, is NOT our enemy!!!
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mommy of 2 wrote:
174) 4/4/2008 6:24:14 PM
Very well said. As a Mother of 2 girls, ages 6 and 9, I can't tell you how much this "Calista Flockheart" phase has influenced these girls. Not my girls, I raise them not to be like that, but the way some of their friends talk....wow! Already saying how they're too fat, how lucky other girls are cause they are a sz8 instead of a sz10....are ya kidding me? These celebrities really should stop and think of how, just their image alone, influences our children. While I say "to each his/her own", there's also a point when common sense kicks in and we know not to be/think that way. These celebrities are obviously lacking that and because of their lack of common sense, my 9 yr olds' friends are already obsessed with what size jeans they're in. How sad is that?
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makemepretty wrote:
175) 4/9/2008 11:05:59 AM
I'm not sure whats TOO thin,but I am sure that people feel its okay to comment on what THEY perceive as too thin. The same people fel it is inappropriate to comment on what is perceived as TOO fat. I wish people would realize that there are some people for whom "thinness" is something as out of their control as is being "not thin" is out of theirs. I have lupus and keeping on weight has been difficult for me, yet no one seems to have a problem telling me I'm "way too thin" or to "eat something". But the same people would never think of telling a larger person to "NOT eat something", because they are too large (at least to their face)! I know their are bigger problems out there...just venting on what gets me. Thanks for letting me do so.
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Mackie wrote:
176) 4/11/2008 10:40:28 PM
I know what is like to be too skinny. You see lots of diets to lose weight what about those of us that want to put some on. And let me tell you I can eat what ever I want and not gain a lb. I think being too skinny looks awful and nothing fits. So girls out there that want to be skinny because actresses or models are: You need to be yourself and be comfortable with who you are. Not what other people percieve you to be. My idea is if they can't accept you for who you are they are not worth your time. I think its kind of hard to be your own person. But that is how i raised all my children and they turned out pretty smart. They are their own person.
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baja wrote:
177) 4/13/2008 6:15:49 PM
becuase i've been dancing for about 13 years, i have a skinny makeup. my metabolism makes it look like i am starving myself, when infact i actually eat more fat and calories than i should be. i've given up on straightup 'gaining weight' and just have decided to excercise and eat healthy ALL THE TIME. that way, at pool parties, i don't look like i need to be in rehab. i'll acutally have some muscle. i think girls (and guys) now need to just eat healthy and excercise properly and they will reach a weight that is right for their height, age, and lifestyle. instead of trying to reach a certain number (i tried to get to 100 millions of times. i've still never gotten there), we should just accept the makeup of our bodies and use that to our advantage. and yet, psychologically, this is almost impossible.
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DollFac3 wrote:
178) 6/30/2008 4:27:42 PM
I totally agree & can personally testify to the distaste for the "skeletor" body type by men. I recently went through a medical issue & the medication prescribed caused me to loose a great deal of weight. While my female friends complimented my 00 size (formarly 3-4), ALL of my male friends expressed their concern & stated that they thought I was far more attractive PRIOR to the weight loss. My 5'5" petite frame managed to maintain its curves BUT... The men still considered me FAR TOO skinny. LADIES: Men PREFER REAL women over the stick figures! Don't forget it! EVER!
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chscris04 wrote:
179) 7/1/2008 1:37:26 PM
I agree. I think it's so disgusting how girls nowadays think they have to look like a poll to be considered beautiful. I'm sorry but I like food and I like to be healthy. If someone doesn't like me cause I'm not "skinny" then I don't need them in my life. I think you should like the way you look as long as you feel good and are healthy.
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Fashion_Diva wrote:
180) 7/5/2008 10:04:21 PM
I agree! As long as you are healthy, you are fine.
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Amaranth wrote:
181) 7/7/2008 4:27:37 AM
People often forget that when you starve the body, it in turn feeds on itself. Ultimately, you damage your heart, lungs, liver, etc., The heart is a muscle after all, and through starvation and fad diets, the heart stresses an insane amount. If over worked, or starved, it will simply stop working at all. True beauty comes from within, and eating a healthy and balanced, reasonable diet will keep you looking younger, healthier and happier!
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emmmmmm wrote:
182) 7/9/2008 7:08:21 AM
I hate it when i see all these stars with no muscle and just skin and ribs. it's disgusting.
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wyldrozez wrote:
183) 7/9/2008 6:39:58 PM
Ewww! Gross!
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weepingwillow256 wrote:
184) 7/9/2008 7:53:35 PM
We need to stop judging so harshly. Maybe she has an eating disorder, maybe she's on drugs, or maybe, just maybe her life isn't as easy as it looks. being a celebrity probably sucks. The reason why high school sucked for so many of us was because everyone was watching and judging. We couldn't be seen in the wrong clothes, with the wrong people, in the wrong place. Imagine that times 100, add in agressive, somtimes threatening cameramen, pics of all your mistakes in tabloids, and it goes on your whole life! Imagine how scared and lonely she can get. Any one will tell you that excessive stress causes weight change, EVEN WEIGHT LOSS, so many of you out there are battling off weight gain in stressfull times that you forget there are those of us who lose it. She can't control how her body deals with stress. There were times in my life i weighed 100 pounds at 5' 7" and i knew it wasn't healthy, I was tired and unhappy, but i couldn't gain any, the stress made the calories i could get in dissapear, and it's so hard to want to eat or enjoy food when you're unhappy. Maybe if the judging stopped she could get healthy.
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CrazyGirllovesHeels wrote:
185) 7/11/2008 1:54:55 PM
I am naturally slender too. In fact I had such a high metabolism in my youth that I had to drink these horribly thick and sweet shakes to try to gain weight. People always thought I was annorexic or bulimic (sp?) I always envied the girls who had a shape and breasts. I didn't need a bra until my 20's! When your thin and you say anything about it most people react negatively and roll their eyes, oh I wish I had your problem. Being called sticks and bones, boney hag, toothpick, slimjim hurts your self esteem as much as being called a fatty does. My best friend was overwieght and I was underwieght she wouldn't wear shorts, she was afraid of being called thunder thighs etc. and I wouldn't wear shorts because I was afraid of showing my knobby knees which always brough teases of spud knees or knock knees. It's a cruel world and I don't think anything will change until the MEDIA, advertising companies and the general public take more responsibility in what they promote, idolize, and we as consumers buy from these companies that keep fueling the same types of advertisments. Now that I am grown I still get lots of comments on my weight I guess it's part of being 5'11" and 130#. I don't starve myself at all, or excersise excessively. Yet people still think it is okay to make comments to me and/or ask my weight when they wouldn't think of doing that to a heaveir person, or any person really. Don't tell me I don't need to excersise, every person needs to, to be healthy and build muscle and strong bones. I do think she is to thin, but who am I to judge her? There are times in my life when I got sick, depressed, or way to stressed out and just lost weight. I have family members who ate and do the same things as me growing up yet they are overwieght and still excersise and eat healthy. We can only do the best we can with the bodies we have. Being healthy is most important and that is what we should all strive for.
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linswitzer wrote:
186) 7/11/2008 5:13:34 PM
I agree with you. Eons ago and I mean many eons ago, I too was anorexic an bolemic. I had headaches from hunger and black outs from my sugar level getting so low I was shocky. What finally made me realize the danger was a Merideth Baxter movie, and then watching my 15 year old daughter emulate me, by throwing up. I made a deal with my daughter that I would stop throwing up if she would. I think she was so happy to see me stop that it was an easy deal for her to make. Let me tell you, a lot of the headaches stopped when I started eating. But, I still have problems with the long term effects of anarexia. That is my bones are brittle and I easily break.
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AmyHixon wrote:
187) 7/11/2008 6:01:05 PM
I am not a heavy girl, but i do have some meat on my bones and i wouldnt give up one little roll if i had to look like that.
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Midgie wrote:
188) 7/13/2008 7:47:31 PM
Right know I'm going through high school and am feeling disgusted at how many girls there are at my school that practically starve themselves because "that's what everybody else is doing". I use to feel skinny, at 5'7 and 140 pounds, now I feel overweight. Even my parents are telling me I am!
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Ginny wrote:
189) 7/14/2008 8:35:48 AM
There is nothing wrong with being skinny as long as you eat right and excercise. It's better to be skinny than fat. I would prefer to be skinny any day.
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aroberts24 wrote:
190) 7/16/2008 12:12:22 PM
I think this is completely too skinny. I personally don't think bones are attractive. I like to see some meat and a little curve on a body!
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supernova wrote:
191) 7/17/2008 9:40:23 PM
I hate to say “I have bulimia” because it sounds so bad, and saying it sort of makes it a reality that I don’t want to face. I’ve had an internal battle with myself since I was 16. Even though I’d go months free, one day I find myself in that same place again. Wondering how I got there, and why. The desire and pressure to be skinny and look good in a bathing suit is overwhelming. Especially when you see those girls in the magazines that just look so perfect! Why can’t I be like that? I’m sure many girls ask themselves that same question. I agree that having a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise is the best way to go. I’ve been doing this for a few months now and I feel good and look healthy. I know I’m strong enough to stop hurting myself like I know I am, and with support, I know I can. And I will.
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iluve.l.f. wrote:
192) 7/18/2008 5:17:42 PM
nicely said...i asked my guy friends and they agree too
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nicole loves.............. wrote:
193) 7/22/2008 8:47:27 AM
hi um it nicole here . i think that people should be able to choose what body type they like by doing the write way not by throwing up or sugery .. and yes she dos need to gett a little better looking but anywayz this is an older picture she is out of that state now she is porbly 98 pound
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babyboo:) wrote:
194) 7/23/2008 12:00:36 AM
AMEN! I mean, God made tasty food for a reason! :)
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LBaker wrote:
195) 7/23/2008 4:08:00 PM
Girls that you practically see through is sick. How can anyone in their right minds call these girl "role models" (oh wait I forgot...none of those people are in the right mind). Makes me sad for when my niece grows up. I would rather my niece have curves and a few extra pounds..then for me to worry if the wind will knock her over.
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deluz4 wrote:
196) 7/25/2008 3:08:26 PM
I am 5 ft 8 1/2 inches and weigh 145. I am going down to 120lbs. I do not believe there is such a thing as too skinny!!!
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KylaMarie wrote:
197) 7/26/2008 12:10:16 AM
I think this puts a lot of pressure on young teens. Being too skinny or too fat, we are who we are. I agree with the Nation Eating Disorder Association or whatever it is called, can't remember; We should eat what we want, when we want, until we are TRULY full, and that would stop many teens from becoming anorexic.
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mamayoung wrote:
198) 7/18/2008 5:54:41 PM
I completely agree, but I also believe that if these girls are secure like that then to each thier own. I also think that its mostly Hollywood doing it. If your any kind of famous then you have to be skinny or fit. If you so much as have a little belly showing them OMG your pregnant! Hollywood does not women be real women they are picture women which sucks for them I think. I would never make it because I dont care what other people think. I'm not fat but i'm not anorexic either. I'm a healthy size 9 american women who didnt jump into exercise after giving birth to my 3 children. But ate healthy and excersize regularly. I give huge props to Christina Aguilara for the way she handled her post baby body. She did it the way it should be done!!
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Scarlettestr wrote:
199) 7/19/2008 1:45:52 AM
A saying I always say is sex sells and we buy. It's not just about promoting skinniness, it's about objectifying women. It's about teaching little girls that they must be beautiful to be loved. You see it's not that Hollywood is promoting girls to be anorexic size, it's their emphasis on skinniness in general whether or not it's healthy. Some celebrities aren't anorexic but they are naturally petite or thin. The real problem is that Hollywood doesn't represent the average woman. My friend is anorexic but she'd agree that an anorexic girl is *not* attractive, she just wants to be skinnier than she is now -at any cost. They're not attempting to look like skeletons, they're attempting to look skinny even if that means surpassing their limits and becoming an unnatural weight for their body type. Skeleton thin isn't always the goal, but it is the result. Like smoking, you know how it will end but you just can't stop. Remember you don't have to be obviously thin to be anorexic, even wanting to lose a few pounds no matter what it takes is unhealthy enough. As long as anorexic celebrities are supported by our money, their going to do whatever it takes to keep themselves famous. If you care for them, encourage them to get help by not supporting their habits. Show Hollywood we won't buy unless they give us healthy role models.
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JENNY867-5309 wrote:
200) 7/20/2008 8:07:54 PM
I know that I have had a very hard time with the pressures. I find my self not eating when I'm hungry to try and loose weight. I have really had problems in the past, but I am a ton better now and I am at a healthy weight and not underweight for the first time in my life. I think that it is terrible to see girls like Nicole Richie that thin- its not a good example and it sets the rest of us trying to reach unatainable standards.
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glamXana wrote:
201) 7/21/2008 11:20:23 AM
Did you ever stop to think for a second that these ladies themeselves are struggling with anorexia or bulemia?? The world they/we live in puts so much pressure on women to be skinny, and it's even worse if you are part of the hollywood clique. We put so much pressure on famous people to be role models, but we don't stop to think that they have normal problems like everyone else. I'm not saying I support being super skinny, I won't comment on that. But Anorexia and Bulemia are real diseases just like Cancer, etc. For those of you who don't understand anything about either of these diseases maybe you should do a little research. It's hard enough for a person who is not part of the Hollywood clique to deal with Anorexia and Bulemia...just try to be a little understanding...
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Lara Marie wrote:
202) 7/25/2008 11:59:06 AM
Eating disorders at the very core have absolutely nothing to do with being thin!!!!! It's a control issue... I know I look absolutely terrible when I'm underweight! I know this! but its about being strong enough to overcome the hunger and control yourself... People who have never struggled with an eating disorder don't understand how it feels and never will until they themselves have felt it... but it just exacerbates the problem when people say, "Oh my God, don't they know that guys don't like thing girls?" or "You look terrible you need to eat!" We don't care about guys! thats not the point! The only thing that I can control in my life is the way I eat... I'm sure I'm making no sense to people that are happy and healthy with their "eating lifestyle" but it doesn't hurt to read up on anorexia or bulimia and learn a bit about it that way when you encounter someone struggling with this you will be able to help... most people who try to help just fuel the flame of the obsession
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Leyla wrote:
203) 7/28/2008 2:36:10 PM
Guys like girls with curves,ask any guy. So why are girls choosing to be only skin and bones. It doesn't look cute. I blame these actresses and models for girls being anorexic and bolemic. They think they need to be stick skinny to be beautiful. Its not even like that.
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livvykinzz wrote:
204) 7/28/2008 3:13:39 PM
ok when u can see ur rib cage uve gone too far. Its ok to be skinny but not so skinny its sick cause then they look like a walking skeleton i mean how do they nott get hungry seriously if i miss lunch im like im starving especially after tennis practice so advice to any1 if ur tht skinny try some chocalate (its good) :]
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*~*~Bangles~*~* wrote:
205) 7/28/2008 3:33:34 PM
I think it is so sad... My 10 year old neices is always say how fat she is, and that she needs to lose weight!!!
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Dcal5150 wrote:
206) 7/31/2008 7:38:41 PM
Doctors are even saying that a little over weight is good as long as you are fit. I'm thin due to sickness but I'm tring to put my weight back on. I'm 5'8" and I like to be 150. I need 10 more lbs.! Too thin looks sick, not healthy.
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Deb52 wrote:
207) 8/1/2008 12:39:06 PM
When a woman who wears a size 12 is classified as a large sized model and high-end clothing is targeted to the size 0 - 6 crowd something defiantly needs to change. If your living a life of egg white omelette's and watercress sandwiches, or feel the need to purge after eating to maintain a pencil thin body then you are too thin. Society needs to get serious about adopting a get-real weight standard for the fashion industry before more young women fall into the trap of eating disorders to be "" accepted"
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beautygal wrote:
208) 8/1/2008 2:17:53 PM
Now come on, does she own a mirror, does she really think she looks "hott"?? and what kind of message does this send to our young people?
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Amazingairhead wrote:
209) 8/3/2008 6:48:16 PM
These celebrities are seen as role models but they are just making the rest of America sicker. If guys really do like a girl with curves that's what magazines need to show, curvy gals and real guys need to spread the word about what's attractive and what's just scary!
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rholmes wrote:
210) 1/12/2009 11:13:06 AM
I do not want to judge people by their shapes and sizes, however there is a limit. There are healthy ways to lose weight like diet and exercise. I have a 4 year old daughter and pray that it never happens to her. I want her to feel beautiful no matter what! My heart goes out to everyone with weight issues!
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mfashionista_1 wrote:
211) 1/15/2009 2:57:38 PM
Thank you soooo much for this article! It is too true. I have friends who have problems with anorexia and bulimia...and it is so sad to see them tear themselves up about the way they look. Nothing is worth starving yourself over. NOTHING! There are other alternatives for losing weight. Just take care of yourself people! Please!
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Hollybeth wrote:
212) 8/4/2008 9:07:06 AM
I completely agree that girls should not force themselves to eat practically nothing or throw up to get skinnier, but it's also not fair that girls who are naturally skinny (like me) are always getting told that they're anorexic and need to eat more. I think that we should be happy with whatever shape God gave us and then everyone else can mind their own business.
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Hollybeth wrote:
213) 8/4/2008 9:22:05 AM
Okay, I completely agree with Hefer. I'm 5'10 1/2 and about 120 lbs. However, I'm only 15 so I'm not done growing. I have a small waist, but I do have hips and boobs (kind of) and people just assume that i starve myself. Okay, please I love food and eat a ton, but i have a fast metabolism (it runs in the family)so i digest all that food really quickly not leaving much of it to be stored as fat. does that make me anorexic? NO!!!!!!!!!!! (I'm a little frusterated)
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heck no wrote:
214) 8/4/2008 2:39:58 PM
i'm a skinny girl, and people always say i'm too skinny. but i eat alot! especially junk food. i'm so sick of hearing people say that, it's hurtful. i like being skinny, because i like being healthy and in shape. you don't have to go to the extreme and stop eating, just take care of yourself
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heavenlyhourglass wrote:
215) 8/4/2008 8:52:18 PM
hey..how many people here aspire to be an overrated,overpaid clothes-horse stick insect?? i swear..if anyone shouts"i do!" i will scream seriously.i will..
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rgvworker3 wrote:
216) 8/5/2008 12:59:13 AM
looking skinny does not mean being fit and healthy. Many treat their bodies badly some by starving their body others by eating the inadequate things. But I believe that anyone no matter their size can strive to be healthy by making small changes.
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pinkbelt49 wrote:
217) 8/9/2008 4:34:05 PM
I personally dont like this blog. I think that girls should not TRY and be this skinny. But if your heretically this skinny then there is NOTHING you can do about it. I mean you can eat all you want but many girls have fast metabolisms, and I dont think some people understand that. Especially the rude ones who put ALL skinny girls down. Before you post your trash on here calling people "emaciated skeletons" you should think about how many people your hurting because their NATURALLY skinny.
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isa wrote:
218) 8/9/2008 10:43:51 PM
i wish i was that skinny then i can gain as mush as i want and start all over !
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VKC wrote:
219) 8/10/2008 1:52:37 PM
This trend is just awful, it's unattractive and unhealthy but it continues to be put forward as an ideal. Blaming girls in Hollywood is missing the mark, start with the design houses that find it easier to design on boys or boy shaped (emaciated) girls. Having models considered hangers is a problem. Let's start with modeling industry not using pre-pubescent girls to model women's clothing and let's come down on casting director that insist on featuring the emaciated. If someone is naturally thin then so be it but starving one's should not be rewarded.
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can you say healthy? wrote:
220) 8/15/2008 5:18:44 PM
Healthy people look so much sexier. Bones don't tone, muscles do!
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marr. wrote:
221) 8/18/2008 12:20:48 PM
its awful how people are starving themselves because they have no food, and to think some people can have all they want to be healthy and yet they don't. this is a serious problem and i completely agree. bulimia and anorexia is only the easy way to become thin but it becomes an addiction and people cant stop. eating healthy and exercising is the right and harder way, just takes a little more will power and energy.
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Mommy of three wrote:
222) 8/18/2008 2:22:59 PM
I agree with you all the way! KUDOS!
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blushing wrote:
223) 8/18/2008 2:47:45 PM
a friend told me that hugging a skinny girl felt like "hugging a gunny sack full of antlers"!! LOL
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cappachynno wrote:
224) 8/24/2008 8:18:13 PM
I belive in beauty comes from within. so therefor you dont need to be skinny to be beauiful.
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Lipglossaholic777 wrote:
225) 8/24/2008 11:55:49 PM
I think women should embrace their curves, not try to get rid of them. I used to have a major problem with an eating disorder, and I was always disgusted with myself when I saw that my curves were there. I thought curves meant I was fat. But now, three and a half years later, I love my curves, and I don't want them to go away. Women are SUPPOSED to be curvy, it is what sets us apart from men. We should all just embrace our curves and who we are and be happy with ourselves!
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RITA wrote:
226) 9/5/2008 1:36:33 PM
SAME HERE BUT YA HATIN ON BIG PEOPLE TOO DAMM THAT KINDA OF MESSED UP AS WELL IM NOT GOING TO LIE YES THAT IS TOOO DAMM SKINNY AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE'S REALLY HUURTING HER SELF BUT YA BE HATIN ON BIG GIRLS TOOO IF YOU AINT TO SKINNY IN THIS WORLD THEN YOU TO DAMM FAT
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my point of view at 16 wrote:
227) 9/8/2008 11:42:34 PM
Well, while i think this is a great article andi absolutely agree with what you are saying, I have a different point of view. When i was younger i was naturally a skinny little girl. At 12 i weighed in at 77 lbs. and ate like a horse! I was called horrible names and told that i had a eating disorder by people at my school. now that i have filled out i don't have that provlem anymore. I promote healthy living with good food and exercise but please keep in mind when you judge others that it is not always their fault :)
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swhitney33 wrote:
228) 9/9/2008 9:40:58 AM
All of these overly skinny stars install negative views to young girls. It is scary what young girls will do in order to fit the perfect image. I wish people could see how beautiful they are naturally.
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branmac wrote:
229) 9/11/2008 8:53:48 AM
Today the average woman is a size 10. I do not agree that the hot new thing is being a size -2. Even when you see a woman that is a size 6 next to these bone bags it can make you have a distorted view. Learn to be happy with what you have and committ to making the changes from there.
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gabbacadabra wrote:
230) 9/14/2008 5:28:29 PM
She looks very ill, like a starving child! Maybe it's more than just a Hollywood thing, she could have anorexia nervosa and just not be able to control it. Sad.
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La Vida Organic wrote:
231) 9/16/2008 10:19:30 PM
Hey Achelle, I ususually love your blogs, but, I don't think that people who are poverty stricken starve themselves. Maybe, because you have a broad reaching keyboard, you could ask these people who don't eat and their fans to donate to those who can't afford to skip a meal. Create a list of links that would make it easy to donate. Sometimes just buying a product or clicking on a link supports a cause. And yes I do donate to charity: time, food, and money. Peace~
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cindyloo wrote:
232) 9/22/2008 4:19:58 PM
Wow that pic is disturbing. I dont see how a guy would like that, She looks like a 11 yr old boy! That is sooo not sexy.
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rn2b wrote:
233) 9/26/2008 3:37:21 PM
This is going too far now.
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anonymousssss wrote:
234) 10/13/2008 6:44:23 PM
Some girls are naturally thin! And sometimes you can't always assume things.... but she is way to skinny haha sorrryyyy
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dragonsgirl wrote:
235) 1/6/2009 12:33:46 AM
Well, she's not wearing enough rags to be from a Feed the Children commercial...
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Jaserptwilightfan wrote:
236) 1/7/2009 4:26:10 PM
I think it is really sad people view themselves like this and I think that there should be no pressure to be skinny. People should only lose weight because they have to for health reasons, not because they think they're ugly. But unfortunately, many people do because they think they look ugly. It is really sad.
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lollipop15 wrote:
237) 1/9/2009 10:32:35 PM
I'm skinny but its not skin and bones its muscle. I lllooovveee to eat. And people that don't are crazy. Eat to live.
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sdtchica13 wrote:
238) 9/22/2008 2:15:13 PM
I totally agree. I have been on Weight Watchers for 3 years and the one thing they tell you over and over again is that dramatic weight loss is COMPLETELY unhealthy. If you lose more than 2 pounds per week, its not safe. These stars who drop 30 pounds within a 2 month period are doing major damage to their bodies. In addition, they look like 12 year old boys. Women are supposed to have curves!
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materialgirl wrote:
239) 9/22/2008 4:57:13 PM
like many of you here, I'm naturally very thin. And I too hate it when people just randomly come up to me and tell me I need to eat more. When i actually eat like a pig!!Lol. Seriously though, some people are just naturally skinny, but then again some people, put themselves in alot of pressure so they can be skinny. My advice: do it the normal old-fashioned and EXERCISE!!And if you don't need to lose weight, then exercise because its good for you and plus its fun!!
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sarahtim wrote:
240) 1/2/2009 1:49:02 PM
i am an athlete in college and i wouldn't say i'm big but im definitely not the skinniest girl in the world. i feel that it is really sad that girls feel the need to become as skinny as the girls they see on tv and in the media. of course, as any adolecent girl, i thought that i should loose weight to fit in with the other girls. but i finally realized that as an almost 6 foot girl, i will weight a lot more than other girls. its just my genetics. i just try to eat as healthy as possible and i exercise quite a bit. i think the best advise i can give to people is moderation. dont eat until you are popping buttons. eat slower, and let your body know when you have had enough. you will be able to maintain a healthy weight that way :)
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Fruitsnax wrote:
241) 1/4/2009 1:42:35 AM
I am 5'7 and weigh 109 lbs. I have a horrible body image. Not because I feel ugly or too skinny. But because the way others view me. I am not belemic nor am I anorexic. I simply have a hard time putting on pounds. I know as soon as people see me they think something is wrong with me. It hurts. I eat as much as I can.Before you judge think about the person. Think About yourself. Think about what others may be thinking about you. "Wow She is Huge, I wonder how much food she has to eat to stay in size fat a**. Or, perhaps, mas look at those fake breat. Maybe they make fun of your stretch marks. Nobody is perfect remember that!
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Ani wrote:
242) 1/5/2009 1:24:42 PM
That is why I don't buy fashion magazines. I hate how the try to set new standards for women. No every woman has access to a personal trainer, dietitian, chef, private plane, etc to keep up in "good shape." I prefer to spend my money in positive reading and tv. Don't keep feeding the hand of those who make our lives miserable. I am a mother, a wife and a professional and there is were I need to succeed. My weight is not important as long as I am healthy. I am a healthy 145 pounds, 5' 5 " woman.. I lovemy latin and sexy curves, eating and having fun with my family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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HappyGoLucky wrote:
243) 1/11/2009 2:21:48 PM
i am now 17 and i would agree. i use to be anorexic because i thought that i needed to be that way. But i later realized that you should let your body be. i mean yeah stay in shape but dont force yourself to one way. You are who you are. I dont regret being anorexic cause it helped me learn that being that way does worse for your look than being healthy with the way you look.Movie stars that weigh under 100 and are in their 30 are setting a very bad example and i was one of the victims.
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Elfaddict wrote:
244) 1/16/2009 12:42:07 AM
My grandma always use to say " eat to live, don't live to eat. in this way you will find food balance in life". My Grandmother was french brought up in the carribean and she always maintained that European way of thinking about food. I find myself like most americans struggling with my weight, but I don't think it's from over eating in this country we also have to work against the additives, hormones, and antibiotics in our foods to which our bodies react. All I can say is water, water, water, and try to eat as much organic as you can.
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brodyluv wrote:
245) 1/16/2009 8:18:45 AM
I agree! Growing up all the ads you saw were stick thin skinny models so all the girls felt they had to look that way and they did this in an unhealthy manner. People do not realize the affect this has on your body, you lose your hair, your teeth rott and your face looks awful because everything is sunken in and you get dark, dark circles under your eyes, how pretty is that........not so much! I am glad that today the models have more meat on their bones. I have 2 teenage nieces and would hate for them to think that is how a normal teenager is suppose to look stick thin.
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royal for life wrote:
246) 1/16/2009 11:50:55 AM
I just want to say that when you are walking down the street, or in the mall, or at school don't stereotype a skinny girl as anorexic. Some girls, like myself, are naturally skinny. We can't help it. I'm not sick, I have nothing wrong with me. I'm a perfectly healthy, skinny fifteen year old. All my life, people have been telling me "You're so skinny, I wish I were like you," and I hate it. I've tried, and tried, to gain weight. But I can't, I just can't. What I am trying to say, is that I admire girls who have full figures. I really do, I hate the size of my body and wish I had more meat on my bones. So, for all those who wish they were skinnier, don't. It's not really that great in the long run. I mean, I look horrible in bathing suits unless they are tailored to my body and I have the worst time shopping for clothes. Being skinny isn't all that great.
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LilSweetRedHead wrote:
247) 1/18/2009 9:01:57 AM
It's when they are dressed that they have the opportunity to not look as though they are dead, not that there is a horrible difference in between the two. However, when the skeleton bodies flaunt around in something so little as a bathing suit you really want to scream: Where is the rest of you and how come you decided not to wear it today?! I am a small framed woman but you can bet your happy weight scale that when I put on a bathing suit I'm not proudly looking in the mirror and thinking that I should be featured on a CSI episode as someone who was found weeks after her own death. Food is for survival but it is also so that you can live a HEALTHY life style. Being this skinny is not healthy and it's no wonder that these men who are holding onto these bodies look as though they are sweetly putting thier hands ever so lightly on the hips...it's more likely due to the fact that they are so afraid of actually breaking the sticks in which they are holding onto. Geesh, give her a good old plate of steak and potatoes!!!
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glitrbug wrote:
248) 1/22/2009 11:50:30 PM
Have you noticed the guys are starting to get too darn skinny as well? I don't want to look at a guy and just see a skull with a skinny tweens chest. I can understand if all the gym time gets old but dieting down to a twig doesn't look any better on guys than the women.
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ann shoket wrote:
249) 1/23/2009 4:44:25 PM
Totally! i *completely agree*! and btw, i totally think u sund like Ann Shoket! that is definetly a compliment btw. it is so true! im so glad that i went to the elf website instead of my gmail first cuz i didnt even no about the blogs! thanks so muc and this blog really helped me. lilly
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ann shoket wrote:
250) 1/23/2009 4:46:46 PM
Totally! i *completely agree*! and btw, i totally think u sund like Ann Shoket! that is definetly a compliment btw. it is so true! im so glad that i went to the elf website instead of my gmail first cuz i didnt even no about the blogs! thanks so muc and this blog really helped me. lilly
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CeeCeeS wrote:
251) 1/25/2009 5:18:57 PM
I agree. Sure I would like to be able to fit into a smaller size pair of jeans, but at some point you have to get smart. My daughter was a size 0 when she graduated high school (not from dieting, just genetics...her dad was really skinny at that age too but filled out with age). Over the next couple of years in college she gained weight and went up to a size 8. It embarrassed her at first that she was "so big," but really she was a good size for her frame and just needed to tone up and build some muscle. Once she started doing that she realized that she felt good and quit worrying about what size her clothes are.
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Awilliams wrote:
252) 2/1/2009 3:25:38 AM
Man what is wrong with her.. she looked so much cuter on the Simple Life. Now she just looks scary... I'm worried about her mental health, there is obviously something there she needs to get treatment for because anyone can see that this is not healthy.
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shopaholic2.0 wrote:
253) 2/1/2009 4:36:56 PM
I completely agree. We shouldnt let numbers control our lives, just know your limits.
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me123 wrote:
254) 6/16/2009 5:51:04 PM
I think its unfair that everyone assumes these girls are purposely this skinny. I know that I personally am naturally a size: 00. I eat more than any male or female I have ever met. Though I don't think promoting anorexia or bulimia is okay I also don't think its okay to judge people or make assumptions about people based on their weight. Just like some "fat" people are naturally born that way and can eat healthy and exercise and remain the same weight some skinny people can eat a ton and never gain a pound.
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devils_angel_ts wrote:
255) 7/11/2009 11:07:26 AM
A healthy diet and exercise is the way to go and you can tell which celebrities use that or just starve themselves to stay skinny. If anyone is having a problem with starving themselves, or whatever unhealthy thing they do to stay skinny, someone should step up and try getting them to go for help.
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CurvyGirl wrote:
256) 7/16/2009 3:23:57 PM
Thank you for this post!!! I went through the anorexic thing in my 20's thank god I got over it and am now a healthy size for my 5ft 11in body, I'm a size 8 and no thats not fat regardless of what the media says! Women need to love their bodies by being healthy and realize that models are paid to look like stick figures and unless you are getting that kind of money it makes no sense, also except for 3 men I have never had a man say to me that I was fat. Most men do like some T and A on women, our curves makes us women. This size 00 is a recent thing, if you look at Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardiner etc. they would be called fat by today's standard, show me one guy that would say they would not go out with Marilyn Monroe. I also want to add I worked in the art dept for Playboy and the girls do not look like that before Photoshop:)
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Janice<3 wrote:
257) 7/24/2009 7:23:40 AM
I totally agree with you. Not only are these girls harming themselves but they're setting the example to millions of girls that in order to be beautiful you have to weigh 90 pounds. It is sad to see women and men not taking care of themselves. -J
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UALOLO wrote:
258) 7/29/2009 4:37:46 PM
Many people mistake skinny for this picture. Pretty is healthy and this picture is NOT healthy. Everyone needs some meat on their bones and personally I think that is much more beautiful.
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princesskay wrote:
259) 7/29/2009 5:14:16 PM
Well I understand and I wish I could leave by the words that you have spoken. I for one am 5 feet four and weigh about 120. I am also Latin and Mediterranean and deal with the constant struggle of thinking about my weight. Lately I look at myself and other women and think they are big, I think society has scarred me.Your posting gives me hope that people will stop the hype of wearing baggy size 0/0 jeans.
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bena wrote:
260) 8/17/2009 7:49:53 PM
it is very hurting, I am naturally thin, I do want to gain weight, no i'm not flat I am size C-cup and have a nice lil but, but due to being so thin i have negative energy around me all the time, every stranger just automatically hates me. I do eat and do it alot (unless i'm broke. It is very hurtful and i have to deal with peoples assumptions. At least when somebody is overweight they get compassion, even if its sometimes their fault(don't deny it some people just live on burger king) I wish i had that kind of money and appetite to go out and eat fast food everyday. I just wish nobody cared about our sizes and just took care of our health ..and not "look" cuz we can ALL look good with a lil help of E.L.F.'s make up ;)
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Zoely wrote:
261) 8/18/2009 1:01:32 AM
I agree, also. You girls shouldn't feel that they have to live up to these standards. A woman's ideal shape and weight should be whatever makes them feel comfortable and pleased with themselves. We should be encouraging the ideal mind/education and not the number of calories put into one's mouth. Within reason of course.
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DEJ wrote:
262) 8/20/2009 10:46:04 PM
Stop kidding yourselves. Whether you follow a celebrity to keep up on trends, or follow them to fuel your rage against "skinny" women, you're still placing them on a pedestal. The only way to be healthy is by beginning with your mind. If you use your own head, you know what is good for you, and what is bad for you. If you respect yourself, your life, and the many people you impact (such as your family, or friends), you'll succeed. So there you have it, the perfect formula: A sound mind + respect = HEALTHY confidence.
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Lizziee.!! wrote:
263) 8/27/2009 10:13:54 PM
i hear ya! im tired of super-skinny. im ready for curvy and healthy!
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Rowan wrote:
264) 9/19/2009 6:23:40 PM
I totally agree. I dealt with anorexia myself once...Not fun. Now I'm just glad that I'm healthy and have an alright figure. Please, girls. You don't want to look that thin!
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corolson wrote:
265) 11/27/2009 5:39:32 PM
I think its terrible. i almost lost two of my cousins and many friends from eating disorders because of the want to be skinny. I wear a size 12 and am proud to have curves!!
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Republicgirl wrote:
266) 12/22/2009 9:34:03 PM
Its nice to know that other people think that its ridiculous...i am constantly worrying about myself because of pictures of "perfect" girls...its depressing...i am a little bigger than the average girl but does that mean i have to starve my self or people wont like me?!
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Foelicious wrote:
267) 1/13/2010 5:47:28 PM
I think it's disgusting how these people think they look good, and yes they are setting very bad examples on our young children
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awesome:) wrote:
268) 8/22/2009 8:11:50 AM
i so agree! i think being too skinny is ugly. The most beautiful girl is not the one with thinnest waist but with a healthy body and confidence in herself. Would'nt you rather have friend who likes the skin shes in and is confident and down to earth than a skinny brat who starves her self and complains about her weight all the time. and plus who do you think is prettier,nicole richie or maria sharapova? you be the judge.
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Unfortunate Victim of This Verbal Flogging wrote:
269) 10/24/2009 4:19:35 AM
My personal thoughts are that you are making uninformed assumptions about people who may have other issues going on that they do not want the entire world to know. I am very thin, however it is not from a lack of eating. I eat more than 3k calories BEFORE lunch, and I can't gain weight to save my life! I do have illnesses, but they are NOT anorexia. It hurts just as much for someone to assume and quite quickly verbalize loudly that someone is intentionally trying to stay thin as it would for someone who is thin to go to an overweight person and say they shouldn't eat as much as they do. Either way it's rude and ignorant. I have gone to the extent of taking medications to gain weight, and it has not helped one bit in that area. I am underweight due to severe illnesses, injuries, an overactive metabolism, and medications. I would assume that most of you would never dream of going up to an overweight person and telling them they look disgusting and need to lose weight by not eating at all! Please think before you verbally bash someone about what you think isn't what they should be doing, and start thinking about how you can help yourself. Open your minds and your hearts up and don't ridicule those you know little to nothing about their lives, lifestyles, and looks. I'm sorry if this seems harsh, but this is a subject that needs to be addressed and it is a very tender subject for me also. Skinny people have feelings too! Yes, there are organizations for people with eating disorders, but there is a lack of support organizations for those of us CANNOT gain weight, no matter what we do. (And no, for those of you thinking of this possibility, I do not have cancer, AIDS, depression or any of those other terrible diseases). I have Fibromyalgia, DDD, and about 10+ more diseases/disorders I do not wish to get into with just anyone, not to mention being severely injured in a vehicle accident.) PLEASE be kind and think of other possibilities that the person may be going through. It hurts our feelings just as much to be constantly asked if you have anorexia, not only by doctors, but by complete strangers as well as your "friends" who do not know you well, as it does for people to tell overweight people what they should and should not eat, where they shouldn't eat (ie: an all you can eat buffet), or what they should do to lose the weight. Most people have other medical issues that they do not wish to reveal to others just to keep others from ridiculing them,staring at them, and/or treating them differently than they would anyone else who is "healthy". I hope that at least 1 of you will think before judging others upon their appearance. From the "Anorexic" (according to this blog/flog) Person Who Is Discriminated Against on Appearances Only
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healthyandskinny wrote:
270) 10/25/2009 1:40:58 PM
You people are ridiculous. Just because a girl is skinny, it does NOT mean she is anorexic, bulimic, or has a problem. You think it's easy to be so skinny you look like a 10-year-old boy? I am 5'3'' and 90 pounds. I eat like a horse and can't gain a pound. Random strangers will come up to me and tell me I'm too skinny and need to eat some cheeseburgers. And yet, I love myself because I AM HEALTHY. This is a ridiculous discussion and I am sick and tired of being told that I am ugly because I am thin. All you people need to stop hating on thin girls.
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LadyCookieLuck wrote:
271) 10/27/2009 1:35:24 PM
Great blog thanks for posting. It was nicely said. But i must add this in...... Didnt she look WAY hotter when she had meat on her? Before baby, Before husband, During her day's with Paris on the simple life, She had meat on her and she was drop dead gorgeous.... Now she just looks like a pile of bones.. I dealt with anorexia/bulimia for years. And i must say, I feel way more attractive at this weight (20+ pounds heavier) than i ever did thinner. I look back at pictures and think "EWWWWWWWWWW" And i look at myself now and say, Woaaaahh.. Honkey Tonk Badonka Donk, Yeahh that's wat im sayin ;) LOLOL!!!!!!!!!
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KermitKat1722 wrote:
272) 1/25/2010 6:31:12 PM
totally agree! these girls minds get twisted and go crazy about their weight, and they dont think about how unhealthy it is and how it can hurt them in the longrun. most guys in my school have even said to some girls that they arent attractive because they are jsut TOO skinny! they like some curves! (:
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makeupartistwannabe008 wrote:
273) 2/22/2010 6:38:51 PM
i say its wrong to try to be supper supper skinny but i so skinny u can feel my bones but it try really hard to eat more
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Hi I'm Laura wrote:
274) 2/2/2011 4:02:50 PM
I do agree with everything you've said. But still sadly I wish I was as skinny as Nichole in that picture. >_<
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UtterlyPurple wrote:
275) 3/1/2011 1:30:27 AM
Thanks, but I'll choose to look like a real woman and not like Hollywood's imagination of how a woman should look...
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Latinkookie wrote:
276) 3/29/2011 10:27:55 PM
I'm just curious as to when under weight bodies came to be popular? Ew.
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RaspberrySwirl wrote:
277) 4/11/2011 12:25:07 PM
It is hilarious how OBESE America and a lot of the world is, yet all of the blogs talk about anorexia like it is an even bigger problem. Comparatively, it's tiny. Where's the post on overweight people?
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Sandra M. wrote:
278) 10/28/2011 12:59:50 AM
I always thought i was super skinny and always tried to gain weight but when i saw her picture i realized that my weight was perfect for the height and age i was.
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LadySnow wrote:
279) 3/12/2010 7:49:21 AM
I,m Sorry But Why do the industries and the magazines do this better yet why do we let them , We all know this does not look good but yet We continue to idealize these Emaciated Body shapes , In the 40's and 50's just being healthy was all that counted . Merilyn Monroe was a sex Goddess in her Day , but According to the rules now would be considered over weight and ugly . some how things have become very wrong in this area.
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Toni123 wrote:
280) 3/25/2010 2:43:25 PM
I also agree, my friends at school always are pressured to be skinny but just eating healthily and exercising is the best way to stay balanced.
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sassafraz wrote:
281) 6/15/2010 4:58:05 PM
I don't know why stars - or anyone - starve themselves, it's not pretty. You should love the body you have. Eat healthy and exercise (as you mentioned)and if you're not losing weight, don't try pills or surgery. Be happy and be healthy ;)
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Laiyanna wrote:
282) 7/5/2010 10:22:12 PM
Well i am only fourteen and i can promise you i will NEVER try to look like that. i believe that yes if you want to get fit go ahead work out and exercise but the things the famous people do to get skinny and stay that way is just disturbing. If you have some weight on you GOOD God put you that way for a reason. I am happy the way i am and other girls should too.
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Ashley85 wrote:
283) 7/11/2010 4:25:21 AM
I'm really sick of pages like this! I mean get a life. I've been a size 0 since I can rememeber and I eat anything I want and I don't work out. And believe me I'm the furthest thing from a healthy eater. I've never suffered or had to diet, that's just how I am naturally. And I hate it when people assume all skinny girls are that way because we have eating disorders. There are plenty of girls that are naturally skinny. And I hate it when people assume I have a problem with food because I'm skinny and I have thin arms and legs. It's just who I am and I have a fast metabolism and I eat more than most peope. I'm not trying to make people who are bigger than me feel bad, but stop trying to tear down skinny women to make yourselves feel better. And I will acknowledge that bulimia and aneroxia are problems but the number one eating problem in America is over eating and not eating healthy and not working out properly. America's number one problem is Obesity. And that's what we really need to work on. Not skinny women bashing. That won't solve anything. Skinny women are women too and we deserve just as much respect as anyone else.
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Roxie87 wrote:
284) 9/14/2010 11:24:37 PM
It seems that too many people are focusing on how thin these girls are and they are not considering the fashion industry standards. There are some people who are naturally very skinny and they eat. There are people with eating disorders. They are an illness. Obesity is the main problem our country is facing and even most kids and teens are overweight. No one should try to be something based on a picture that is not realistic for their bone structure and build. Being healthy is important. The girls who starve so they can model are victims and some do die. We need to blame the fashion industry for setting these standards, not the young ladies who happen to have been discovered and told they need to be a specific weight. They are young and easily influenced. There are so many girls who want to be models or look like models, but it isn't realistic. Everyone should love themselves for who they are, not how many ribs they can count or the fact that their ribs are covered. Women are supposed to have a higher fat ratio than men. The girls who model are doing as told to keep their jobs. We have no right to judge them. I was a size 0 and, after a hysterectomy, I'm a size 8-10. At first, I was upset and felt fat. Now I look back and feel more beautiful than before. I didn't have an eating disorder, just a fast metabolism.
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Bruiser wrote:
285) 10/20/2010 1:51:34 PM
well drugs do that to people.
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kenz wrote:
286) 10/24/2010 6:19:03 PM
i agree 100%
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Sara007 wrote:
287) 12/30/2010 10:29:27 PM
I hate it when people think all skinny women have an eating disorder. I have always been a size zero, with a very small frame (5'4 105-110 lbs A cup), and have tried so many times to gain weight just to stop being harassed by people. I have always been ridiculed because I don't have large breasts or hips; people have even called me a crack-head. I cannot stand it when I hear people say that "real women have curves" or that men only like women with curves. I have always been a "real woman," and my man is very attracted to my naturally small figure; a real man will accept whatever body size/shape you are. I have absolutely nothing against bigger women at all - I think every figure is beautiful - but some people need to realize that not every petite frame is caused from an eating disorder. Yes, those are huge problems we need to work on, but obesity is just as terrible. Why can't we just equally embrace everyone's different shapes and sizes?
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~bright eyes~ wrote:
288) 1/24/2011 4:42:34 AM
Wow that girl is not healthy. So sad that this is what many idealize as beautiful. I just want to take her home and feed her some mashed potatoes and red meat lol...poor thing looks starved.
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angieee wrote:
289) 1/26/2011 7:14:11 PM
well you also have to see the difference from people trying to be skinny than people who are natrually skinny! and im natrually skinny i have tried to gain weight its just so hard.i dont know why these people want to be super skinny its hard to find something that fits right!
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KrissyHeubrock wrote:
290) 1/7/2011 11:36:40 AM
What I think about this is that no matter what you can't judge a person by what they look like on the outside. I mean we might think that it doesn't look good but what about what that person is thinking. A person with a eating disorder doesn't see themselves like we see them. I think that it's wrong if we think oh they look so gross and so on. They have problems just like people with addictions or depression. And I can totally understand how they get treated. We see all these ads on tv for people that are over weight and need to lose weight and I get tired of it. I have never had a eating disorder so I don't know what that's like but I am very underweight for my age and I get comments almost every day about being to skinny and about being sick and ugly and so on. So it really hurts to hear that stuff especially when you are a person that just can't gain weight. I wish that there was more about there about gaining weight. And I think girls that see all this stuff on tv and the internet about losing weight get sucked into it. And I know that alot of the world is over weight but there are other people out there that need help to. Okay this is kinda long so I am gonna stop there.
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Mumette wrote:
291) 1/15/2011 9:58:15 AM
I agree that a naturally shaped woman is a beautiful thing, but a lot of people need to remember that some women are naturally very thin, like me. When I say very thin I mean that with almost no exercise routine and a regular diet that's not to good and not to bad, I weigh in at barely 90 lbs on a 5'3'' frame.I have delivered children and weighed in at 120 lbs. at time of delivery! Yes, women should strive to be healthy, but don't knock all the skinnies you see, because some of us just come that way.
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samanthasuicide wrote:
292) 1/28/2011 4:35:32 PM
Not everyone who's skinny has an issue. I think we need to focus on *helping* people who actually want help with their issues. Not bashing other people for being "too skinny" or "too fat." Personally, I wish people wouldn't keep telling me to "eat something already" ESPECIALLY if they've never seen me eat. I'm 5'7" and 95 lbs. It's hard for me to gain weight and you have no idea what kind of pressure I get from everyone to look "normal." I can't do anything about it and when people make remarks about it, it make me feel *horrible* about myself. How would you like it if someone turned around and told you to lose weight because you're a fat pig? That's the equivalent of being told, "Go eat a cheeseburger skinny b*tch!" I once got VERBALLY HARASSED outside of the public library for being skinny. I was so embarrassed and confused because all I did was walk by them. (I've been verbally harassed on many occasions for being who I am, but this one has really stuck to me.) My point with this, is that we get enough pressure from people, we don't need anymore. Just for the record, don't assume anyone has an eating disorder unless you have concrete proof. Nobody wants to be falsely accused of that.
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Amelia17 wrote:
293) 4/25/2011 6:16:40 PM
I completely agree, I'm a bit thicker in the bum-area and I love it. I'm a swimmer, so I'm in pretty good shape and that's all it takes. I really like my body. Sure, I have my insecure moments; hell, my best friend's got a dancer's body - but even she feels insecure sometimes. You just have to make a conscious effort to love yourself for the little things because that's what makes you unique and perfect.
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kasmopolitan wrote:
294) 7/15/2011 9:28:59 PM
i tried the not eatin thing for a while and it was soooo hard to get started again and it hurt and it was miserable.. but now i realized that i am naturally skinny and i got fooled by my curvy hips and butt. now i love having that hourglass figure and even though im skinny, im not figurless and skeletal. so if you are thinking about starving yourself, dont!
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cryzzz wrote:
295) 8/27/2011 10:17:32 PM
Exactly. Life IS short! You should be able to enjoy it! Part of what's so great about life is the food that you are able to enjoy. But people on a (unhealthy) diet will skip those delicious foods because they want a better figure! But people who are more carefree but still have a good diet and exercise get the best of both worlds. You shouldn't be stick skinny unless you were born that way, I mean my friends eat A LOT but their still uber skinny because they just can't get fat! It's unfair :( Some people on a diet can't get skinny either. Sometimes life is just that unfair but you got to learn to enjoy it anyways. :)
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cryzzz wrote:
296) 8/27/2011 10:17:38 PM
Exactly. Life IS short! You should be able to enjoy it! Part of what's so great about life is the food that you are able to enjoy. But people on a (unhealthy) diet will skip those delicious foods because they want a better figure! But people who are more carefree but still have a good diet and exercise get the best of both worlds. You shouldn't be stick skinny unless you were born that way, I mean my friends eat A LOT but their still uber skinny because they just can't get fat! It's unfair :( Some people on a diet can't get skinny either. Sometimes life is just that unfair but you got to learn to enjoy it anyways. :)
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Haylie wrote:
297) 10/9/2011 10:03:11 PM
I agree with what this post says, but i understaand exactly how those girls feel , we feel pressured to be skinny , and when you gain weight and get to big for clothes its the worst feeling , sometimes people feel trapped like theres no way to lose weight but to not eat . but its un healthy and we should be happy with ourselves ,and except that everyone naturaly looks diffrent , and focus on good faetures not the bad ones !
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Uh..... wrote:
298) 11/7/2011 11:43:56 PM
Moderation is the best. It doesn't look good and is harmful to health if you're anorexic and purposely starving yourself. HOWEVER it's just as bad to be overweight or obese. Anorexia and fat is on the same level. Now if a girl is skinny due to genetics and fast metabolism, then you can't blame her, some people are just naturally skinny no matter how much junk they eat.
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Taylorhaydn wrote:
299) 1/5/2012 11:53:38 AM
A lot of people are naturally skinny. I am, I get called anorexic and bulimic all the time. Its not nice when you do that. I have the appetite of a full grown man but no matter how much I eat, I don't gain weight. I'm not as skinny as Nicole Richie, but if I lost a few pounds I would be. People need to realize that there are girls like that naturally and NOT call them anorexic and bulimic.
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MarenAnne wrote:
300) 1/28/2012 8:44:46 PM
But you know, this kind of isn't fair to women like me who are naturally skinny and don't have much of a figure. I say embrace girls of all body types, but definitely stay away from eating disorders.
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skinnyminnie wrote:
301) 2/6/2012 5:53:30 PM
its one thing if you purposely try to look this skinny, than that's bad but i hate how all of u judge every skinny person and call them anorexic and stuff when u dont know. u have no clue what they eat or what thoughts go through their mind everyday. i eat what i feel like eating and what fills me up and im about as skinny as her, just u cant see my lungs, but u know it hurts, u all laugh at people before u know there background. people make fun of me all the time and i spent hours researching how to make yourself fatter and then i realized (luckily BEFORE i spent a ton of money buying absolute garbage) that God made me how i am, i shouldnt try to please anyone else, and its just so unhealthy to try to only eat the most fattening foods out there. but that doesnt stop me from hearing what people say. and u know what else, everyone is so anti bullying and all 'we must be overly nice to gay people because they have been bullied sooo much' well u know what, u wanna be a good person, dont pick on people, weather their gay or skinny or fat, just hold ur tongue. its ridiculous how people think there wonderful people because there nice to gay people, well, no, no ur really not. r a nice person when ur nice to EVERYONE.
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Understanding wrote:
302) 2/21/2012 10:24:12 PM
Hmm...this is a blog from 2007, several years old! I don't know if anyone comes along and still reads this...but thought I'd comment. I was reading some of the past comments, pretty interesting. So, my view on the picture above, I think it's very sad. Who knows why she is so skinny. Maybe she's happy with it, maybe she can't help it. Too bad we live in a world where looks are "SO IMPORTANT". Think about it, lets say you're a celebrity. You have curves, maybe excess fat, and you're enjoy a day at the beach in your expensive swimsuit. Along comes somebody with a camera and BAM! your picture is on the front of a magazine in the grocery store under "worst bikini bodies" for people waiting in line to gawk at. Or, you are super super skinny and your picture is on the cover of a mag. under that same heading. How would you liked to be picked on like that? It would feel like you never ever left the bullies from school. Try to understand why people do the things they do. Why some diet to the max. or do the exact opposite. People are going to be mean...you're going to run into people that say hurtful things and pick at "flaws" in your appearance. Find a healthy balance...do research on health. Research the effects of Anorexia and research the effects of being overweight. Then care for your body...be kind to it and accept your body type. Know that if you're a teen your body will continue to change and grow and that these changes are just part of life, and if you take care of yourself with confidence, you'll be beautiful no matter how big or small your body is. If someone makes fun of you, shrug, smile and say "I'm happy with how I am". Yes, it's easier said than done...but try to have that mindset.
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MarenAnne wrote:
303) 6/24/2012 5:08:18 PM
I have never understood the need to be bone thin. Quite frankly, I am bone thin (naturally, I am as healthy as a horse) and I would love some curve.
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JLuna wrote:
304) 7/11/2012 12:48:37 PM
Quite honestly, I think obese/overweight people are setting just as bad of an example as skinny/underweight people. Serious health problems come along with being both overweight and underweight.
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JLuna wrote:
305) 7/11/2012 12:48:51 PM
Quite honestly, I think obese/overweight people are setting just as bad of an example as skinny/underweight people. Serious health problems come along with being both overweight and underweight.
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5'4 -N- SEXY wrote:
306) 8/19/2012 7:46:35 PM
I totally don't see any thing wrong with being skinny but that is extreme. But hey to each it's own right! being naturally thin, I'm exactly that same way. And yes I would LOVE to gain weight to!!!!! It to much I have to do to gain weight, I mean I'm not stickly and alien headed looking. Nothing like that but just to stay at my weight now, my daily meals is 3 full meals plus 100$ on snacks and 36 Krispy kreams donuts a day and I do mean everyday and some times ill even drink a weight gainer drink from gnc. And my weight is 115- 120 lb on a good day. And if I'm out running around and don't eat that day the next day my arms start to look like they go pass my knees.
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muhmuhmuhmuh wrote:
307) 11/13/2012 11:44:57 AM
"Most guys I’ve spoken to don’t even like emaciated bodies" is exactly as hateful and unnecessary as "nobody likes a fat person". Not everybody who's "too skinny" is anorexic, just like not every overweight person lives on cheeseburgers. Be happy with who you are! You know, unless you're one of those stupid skinny model types! Then you should be ashamed. I'm pretty sure that's what you just said.
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