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Old 10-28-2013, 10:40 PM
 
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We all have small intestines. Sorry, couldn't help myself.

I get comments about my slenderness all the time. It's annoying, but I know at least some of the time it's just jealousy.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:06 AM
 
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I am thin and get comments some that are rude. In general whether a person is thin or overweight I think others should keep their comments to themselves. The world would be a happier and healthier place if people focused on themselves.
Also some people are thin because that is their body type but some may have a health problem that contributes to it and a comment made by another person is going to bring them down even more.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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My husband and I were at a very large public event last month....just strolling down the street visiting the different venues. A women walked up to me and said"get this woman a cheeseburger quick!" and rushed off. It all happened very quickly. I would never dream of making comments to strangers about their appearance yet I am amazed at some who feel they have to tell me how thin I am. I am not that thin....I am normal weight (127 lbs and 5'9")...I don't think some realize what normal body weight looks like.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:25 AM
 
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My husband and I were at a very large public event last month....just strolling down the street visiting the different venues. A women walked up to me and said"get this woman a cheeseburger quick!" and rushed off. It all happened very quickly. I would never dream of making comments to strangers about their appearance yet I am amazed at some who feel they have to tell me how thin I am. I am not that thin....I am normal weight (127 lbs and 5'9")...I don't think some realize what normal body weight looks like.
According to the H/W charts, you're actually a bit underweight for your height (~4 lbs), which will be more apparent if you have big bones.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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According to the H/W charts, you're actually a bit underweight for your height (~4 lbs), which will be more apparent if you have big bones.
According to my doctor (and husband) I am perfect.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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I think the "perfect" body weight is dependent on an individual's body shape, bone structure, etc. At 5' 6" inches tall, my doctor does not want me to go below 143 lbs. My bone structure is larger with a larger bust size, though I wear a size 8 in pants.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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I think the "perfect" body weight is dependent on an individual's body shape, bone structure, etc. At 5' 6" inches tall, my doctor does not want me to go below 143 lbs. My bone structure is larger with a larger bust size, though I wear a size 8 in pants.
I agree. I'm also 5'6" but have a small frame and just an average-sized bust. I'm 116. I know people of the same height who would look terrible at my weight.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I think the "perfect" body weight is dependent on an individual's body shape, bone structure, etc. At 5' 6" inches tall, my doctor does not want me to go below 143 lbs. My bone structure is larger with a larger bust size, though I wear a size 8 in pants.
100% agreed. There is a ton of variation in perfect. People shouldn't get too hung up on the number on the scale. There are way more important numbers like blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, resting heart rate and triglycerides.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: locked in a castle
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o_O So does being a skinny woman make me threatening or intimidating?


I think my height might be a reason, but some people seem to be more comfortable with heavier people.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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More African American's should see East Africans if they want to see skinny black people.

http://www.africa-expert.com/wp-cont...rs-dancing.jpg

And no they're not malnourished it's their natural body shape.

Interesting, because even though the Masai have a high fat diet which is heavy on fatty milk and meat, they remain thin and healthy. Researchers speculate that it may, in part, be due to the fact that the Masai move around about 75% more than the average Westerner. The activity doesn't usually involve much running. They just move throughout the day and stay physically active.
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