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Old 08-31-2008, 09:44 PM
 
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People seem just as thin/fat as they did in New York.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Major Metro
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I haven't found a noticeable difference compared to any of the other places I have lived, unless you focus on some of the areas highly populated by celebrities and up and coming models/actors.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:57 PM
 
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I haven't found a noticeable difference compared to any of the other places I have lived, unless you focus on some of the areas highly populated by celebrities and up and coming models/actors.
Those are my observations as well.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Why do you say that? Is it because of the Mormon influence?
Yes.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Los Angeles is a city of achievers, and as such, it is important to be in shape to project an image of success. Health and confidence come in all shapes and sizes, but, you will do better in this town if you are the healthy and confident version of you.

I really like how you said that! =)
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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I've lost 4lbs since I started reading this post.

No really, I did. If I keep re-reading it, maybe I'll be a size 2 by the time I move in December?
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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I saw Jack Black and family yesterday at LACMA and he is one who certainly does NOT give a damn about what he looks like. Kinda like me, though the similarity ends there. Los Angeles is way too varied (I'd say diverse but I'm getting alittle tired of that) to fall into weight stereotypes, IMHO.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:18 PM
 
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People definitely seem bigger in Chicago
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I saw Jack Black and family yesterday at LACMA and he is one who certainly does NOT give a damn about what he looks like. Kinda like me, though the similarity ends there. Los Angeles is way too varied (I'd say diverse but I'm getting alittle tired of that) to fall into weight stereotypes, IMHO.
I was just thinking about Jack as I read this! Yes, he's a shining example of how it's all about the real you, not just how you look. I also have a best friend who looks similar to Jack, yet is extremely talented and intelligent and basically excels at everything he does. He'd have no problem finding a job in LA. And if you don't fit into one company's "culture", odds are there are 10 others which are good fits.
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:14 AM
 
Location: CA
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it's hard to say. back in the good ol' days when i was a size 4, i tried on lots of clothes in london, and nothing smaller than a UK12 fit properly. a few years and one dress size later, thomas pink arrived stateside, and i bought shirts that are labeled UK12/US10. only one still fits, although they are all presumably the same size. karen millen equates a US4/UK8, US6/UK10, and so on, but i always have to buy her clothes at least one size "too big."

as far as i can tell there is no more consistency in UK/US size equivalents than there is in US sizes from one manufacturer to the next, or a single manufacturer from season to season. lately, i find that size labels are useful reminders for me to get more exercise, but not so great for determining in advance if a garment will fit.
Yeah sizing varies so much it is ridiculous.

I find US sizes to be increasing though. I have pants from 10 years ago in size 4 and a few in size 6 that fit well. I have not lost any weight at all and now I tend to buy a size 2, even a 0 sometimes. I have actually gained about 5 lbs! The clothes are getting bigger to accommodate bigger Americans....

Generally I find a UK size 6 to be a US size 0 or 2, and a UK size 8 to be a 2 or 4. I notice UK clothes are cut differently too, smaller in the behind & larger on top, so I often order "up" & have the top taken in on dresses...I guess Brits have flat behinds & are top heavy or something . It's not me of course

Anyway...back on topic....I think that in LA, appearance is important to a point, but you certainly can be plump & considered to be attractive. Just do the best with what you have & people will appreciate it.
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