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Glamour magazines article on putting "real" or "plus" size models in their pages.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

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This is great! I am glad there will be at least 1 magazine my daughter can read and feel good about herself. I love the Dove commercials too. I believe Dove is behind this push as much as the readers and their comments.
My weight loss goals have nothing to do with pounds or being as skinny as I can, I want to be muscular, fit, strong, still curvy, and always improving. Lately all the guys I date tell me "you don't need to lose any more weight, if you do I may not be attracted to you anymore, haha kidding". Whatever, they are not kidding and I lose interest in them as soon as they blurt out this ignorant statement. It is my body and I can do what I want, if you don't like it, hit the road, JACK! Hopefully these campaigns will make more women confident and happy with their bodies at any shape. I am between 168-172lbs right now, my body fat numbers come in 15-21%, size 8. I am happy here, I was also happy at 230lbs but not healthy. I think women need to keep in mind that weight/size ratio varies in every woman depending on muscle mass and you can be at a healthy weight, but have normal weight obesity (NMO) if your muscle mass is too low. Don't worry what that scale says, just exercise, eat healthy, and say something nice to yourself in the mirror every single time you look into it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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WORDGRRL71 12/8/2009 1:16PM

    I posted that beautiful glamour photo on my facebook profile; I am now down to a size 14, looking and feeling pretty again. I would LOVE to be a size 8 or even a 6, but for me, this right now is awesome. I really LIKE myself right now about 170 or 180 - I haven't weighed since 206 but that was four sizes ago, and the change is dramatic. However, my point is, I would be happy to look like any of those women in that photo...but it is MY choice. And I really am at a point that if a man tells me be this way or that, I will say the same thing. If i want to get very lean and start dancing again, that is also my right. I am more than my body, and any man should recognize that. I want to be fit and live longer than my mother did, and fit is relative. I am much fitter than I was four m onths ago, I would like to be fitter still. I will keep on this journey for as long as I can...and we'll see where it takes me. However, so far I feel great. And my daughter will know that it's NOT about a size 2. It IS about being the best I can be - whatever that is. I tell her that's very important; it's not about being skinny, it's about feeling healthy and comfortable in your skin, and that is a different size/weight for every woman, and it is nobody's place, including the media's, to tell you which size or weight is right for YOU.

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WORDGRRL71 12/8/2009 1:16PM

    I posted that beautiful glamour photo on my facebook profile; I am now down to a size 14, looking and feeling pretty again. I would LOVE to be a size 8 or even a 6, but for me, this right now is awesome. I really LIKE myself right now about 170 or 180 - I haven't weighed since 206 but that was four sizes ago, and the change is dramatic. However, my point is, I would be happy to look like any of those women in that photo...but it is MY choice. And I really am at a point that if a man tells me be this way or that, I will say the same thing. If i want to get very lean and start dancing again, that is also my right. I am more than my body, and any man should recognize that. I want to be fit and live longer than my mother did, and fit is relative. I am much fitter than I was four m onths ago, I would like to be fitter still. I will keep on this journey for as long as I can...and we'll see where it takes me. However, so far I feel great. And my daughter will know that it's NOT about a size 2. It IS about being the best I can be - whatever that is. I tell her that's very important; it's not about being skinny, it's about feeling healthy and comfortable in your skin, and that is a different size/weight for every woman, and it is nobody's place, including the media's, to tell you which size or weight is right for YOU.

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SUGARHOUSEFATZ 10/26/2009 4:17PM

  I had read teh article about Glamour, it was amazing. I have always been a fan of proud, strong women who are healthy and may or may not have curves - but to see reality in a magazine today, I am excited media is coming around. Truthfully now, GQ needs to step up : )

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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ALLYALLYT 10/2/2009 10:30AM

    Good article thanks for sharing

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WITCHYWOMAN77 10/1/2009 8:54PM

    Can you believe the behavior of the employees of the designer? How stupid of them to quit over a non-waif model! Do they really think they are so important they can't be replaced? I am sure thousands of people want that job! Thank you all for the comments. Maybe we will see more and more companies thinking of their daughters when making a commercial or printing a magazine.

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HIDDENBELLA 10/1/2009 8:35PM

    Changing society's perception of beauty will take some time, but hopefully we are on our way. Jamie Lee Curtis did a photo shoot once to show what "movie stars" look like when they aren't touched up in the photo. I agree about the dove adverts... I will purposely buy Dove products because of this ad. I guess that is my power as a consumer and hopefully if we all do that, more and more products will be sold using "real" beauty.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/1/2009 5:47PM

    I couldn't agree with you more!

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LIVESTRONGH2 10/1/2009 9:21AM

    That picture is amazing! Curvy women are gorgeous! That pic is HOT! I am so glad they did that photo shoot!

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BESTLIFE79 10/1/2009 9:12AM

    I saw the first photo shoot that sparked this campaign, and I too was stunned at how friggin beautiful the model looked. She was PERFECT-- a little meaty, but not fat AT ALL, just sexy as hell. I am really glad that Glamour is going to try this, b/c what the editor said is right- they are not unhealthy, they are just not stick thin, and that is what girls need to see! I know that we are all born different, and I don't think that they need to take off all skinny girls, or all fat girls, just have a variety. My daughter is naturally super thin, and she eats like a grown man- she was born that way. I , on the other hand will ALWAYS have to watch my weight- I was born that way. I am glad that Glamour is finally getting it!! LOL

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SOFEDUPP 10/1/2009 9:07AM

    Thanks for sharing the article. It is amazing the way the society has changed the way they look at women. There was a time when Marilyn Monroe was considered ideal, in today's standards, she would not be. What a shame.

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BARKIE327 10/1/2009 8:50AM

    Thanks for sharing this about Glamour.

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