Friday, March 15, 2013
That is a comment I've gotten for years. Not at my highest weight, I couldn't hide that, but when I'm under 185 I seem to look "normal". When someone finds out my actual weight, they always think I'm skinnier than their perspective on people that should be that weight.
I guess it's because I know what kind of clothes to wear and that I stand up straight when I move that I look skinnier than I am. I must be proportioned just right. Not everyone will look like I do at this weight simply because they are a different height.
This is an interesting gallery on what different women look like at the same weight: www.mybodygallery.com/se
I happen to have it set to 200 pounds as I thought that had the biggest difference in women, but you can search for different heights, body shapes and weight.
Everyone's "normal" looking weight will be different, but we all will find that people think we look "normal" at one point or another. I stopped being ignored under 200 by workers at the stores, so apparently I stopped looking repulsive to them. It was weird that I all of a sudden had more help than I knew what to do with at that point. Over 200 I was ignored and really didn't notice that until I was bombarded by people asking me if I needed help under 200.
So I am enjoying "normal". I will continue to look normal and enjoy the fact that I look skinnier than I really am.