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Old 10-30-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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OP, don't worry about the catty remarks if your doctor is okay with your weight. As you get older, you will be glad that you did not give in to pressure from overweight jealous types to join their miserable club.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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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.

You are kidding, right?

I am 5'11" and weigh 135 lbs. Perfect weight, size 6-8 in pants.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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When I was very very thin I did get remarks like that, but I got WAAAAY more compliments than negativity. I was absolutely treated better, by both family, friends and strangers.

I swapped out my medication for my genetic disorder and gained around 60 lbs in 3 months and the change was amazing. I got ignored, doors were slammed in my face instead of being held open, I got rude remarks from complete strangers and my self esteem plummeted.

To the OP, have you ever been overweight? I complained about the snide remarks when I was thin too...but I'd love to go back to that over being overweight.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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You are kidding, right?

I am 5'11" and weigh 135 lbs. Perfect weight, size 6-8 in pants.
At 5'6" and 148 lbs, I am at a good weight for my larger frame, which is concentrated mostly in my upper body. Each individual is different in their shape, tone, and frame. With working out, I may not lose weight, but am much more tone and that makes a significance difference in pants size for me.

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Old 10-30-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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You are kidding, right?

I am 5'11" and weigh 135 lbs. Perfect weight, size 6-8 in pants.
The scale doesn't tell the story. There is easily a 30 pound spread for people with the same size and measurements depending on their body shape, bone structure and muscle mass.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: locked in a castle
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To the OP, have you ever been overweight? I complained about the snide remarks when I was thin too...but I'd love to go back to that over being overweight.

No, but my mother is. Having a fat mother is kinda like being fat. Since she's fat now, people will assume that I'm a future fatty based off her appearance.... that's kinda like being fat.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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The scale doesn't tell the story. There is easily a 30 pound spread for people with the same size and measurements depending on their body shape, bone structure and muscle mass.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
Exactly....I'm 5'9"...158 pounds and a size 4-6.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Skinny or overweight, nothing is more annoying than when women sit around and complain about their weight.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:34 AM
 
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I am not sure who is making these comments to you but have you thought of asking them what there point is? Is it to make you feel bad about yourself? Sometimes when you put a person on the spot like that and they have to think about what they have said it stops them in their tracks and in the future you wont get a comment.
Often you can't figure why someone states what they do. There could be a variety of reasons. All you can do is ask yourself are you healthy physically and ok with the way you look.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:02 AM
 
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Perhaps I've never been as thin as the OP because I get way more negative comments when I'm heavier than when I'm thinner.

I'm 5'5'' and at my lightest I weighed 88 pounds. I never got mean comments from people about my weight. Some females would say they were jealous of my weight, but they weren't mean about it. Women would occasionally come up to me and ask for diet tips. People would sometimes compare me to celebrities. It was pretty good to be thin. People were usually complimentary towards my weight until around 110 pounds.

At 110 I started getting fat insults from various men. At the weight I'm at now, 120, I've had men burst out laughing at how "fat" I am after I told them my weight. Apparently 120 is obese to some men. Women don't insult my weight. It's always men for me.
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