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Feeling some kind of way today...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I read an article about how some shops (lululemon anyone)? are thinking about not carrying "larger/plus sizes" (anything above a ten) because they don't fit their "target demographic". It made me feel some kind of way...

I'm 6 feet tall. I wear a size 12 (on a very very very good day). I've never been below a size 10 since I was ten years old (the irony, LOL). People tell me all the time that I would look emaciated if I wore a size 6.

Since when is anything above a size ten considered PLUS SIZE?

Reports state that the average size in America is now a 14. But the "fat shaming" movement seems to get worse and worse as time progresses.

I'm not saying that it's ok to be complacent about weight and bad eating habits. But not everyone under the sun was meant to be a size two. And just because someone wears a size that has double digits does not automatically make them unhealthy.

So on that note, here's my thought for the day:

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    Just wasn't sure if this went thru....hang in there!
    1728 days ago
    that is crazy! how are you doing?
    1728 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/2/2013 7:38:18 PM
    Sad but true and on the positive side more companies are beginning to cater to the plus-size community. I just think they may have discovered they cannot compete with the new designers and decided to cut their losses early. I think that as long as you're comfortable within - size really doesn't mater. Be healthy, be whole at any size...
    1759 days ago
    That is awful, but I went to JC Penny's and they had eliminated the plus sizes, not sure if that's a forever thing or not. Anyway, we're all here to get fit and whatever fit is to each of us is where we will be, size 20, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 whatever. The world can not determine for us. Be blessed and spark on!!
    1761 days ago
    Grrrrr Thanks for sharing
    1761 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Nicely stated! I enjoyed everyone else's comments, too. The consensus is unanimous!
    1761 days ago
    Ha, even with LuLu making those small sizes, they can't put enough material in them to not be sheer. Remember that news story several months ago?
    Hmm, size 10 doesn't seem to be that big - no mattere what height a person is. (I just deleted a sarcastic inappropriate comment so I won't say anything else).
    1761 days ago
    I say forget the scale, forget the "perfect" size. I say if you can run up a flight of stairs without heaving or do a few pushups, you're doing just fine. You are right, a double-digit size is not always unhealthy.

    Being only five feet, every pound shows on me so I was always upset when I started getting into the 14/16 sizes.

    Now I appreciate strength and endurance! I have no desire to get down to a size 6. I am very happy being a size 10 and I won't stress about needing a size 12 again if I can still run and perform my strength training.

    I walked in Lululemon one day and walked back out.

    1761 days ago
    Shameful, insulting and disgusting!
    1761 days ago
    Size ten does seem like a pretty small cut off point especially when you consider the height of certain people. I'm like you, at 5'9" and 7and a half inch wrists I'll never be a size 6.

    I do understand that making clothes for people who carry a lot of fat is different than making clothes for people who don't. It is harder as the variation in body shapes is greater the heavier people are. I don't think that is the rational of places like Abercrombie and Fitch though.

    ......I think those folks just like screwing with people's heads more than anything.
    1761 days ago
    That's insane!!
    1761 days ago
    Their target demographic must be bulimics. As a yup I'll tell ya my "target demographic" lol is size 10-14. Love who you are! @ 6' you shouldn't ever see that small. Ask most guys they'd like a little more to their women. Good luck and keep on sparking!
    1761 days ago
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