QUOTE (ScarMySoul @ Jan 20 2011, 04:30 PM)
: In my honest opinion, I think your birthmark is nothing to be insecure about. It what makes you who you are. I think its amazing that you have so much confidence, and yes I know you do, it shows a lot in your photos.
Weight and Size:
In America right now, there are studies that show that the majority of the population is "morbidly obese." The Obama administration here, has been trying to get a "healthy living" law passed to where things are controlled and regulated, a lot like how the UK has it, where there's a limit on sugary items and such. (Not saying that's a bad thing to regulate but in all honesty it should be up to the peoples discretion as to what to eat) I myself have been insecure about my weight, especially in high school, mostly for the reason that I had a friend who was a size 7 with huge breasts and such and was always getting boyfriends. Maybe it was a little bit of jealousy on my end. I'm married now and I don't care what I look like. Fat, skinny doesn't matter. I AM though on a diet because I need to get down to a HEALTHY weight, mostly so that my knees and back stop hurting. According to the doctors they said a healthy weight would make me feel a lot better as far as ailments go, and so far I've lost 10 pounds. YAY!
Many people think that sizes from 10 and under are the ideal weight for a woman. That's was society has deemed "attractive." If you look at older pin ups and such, their sizes on average were 14. Marylin Monroe was a size 14 and she was the first Playboy centerfold. I find her to be such an amazing woman. Betty Paige was a size 12. She was the most sought after burlesque dancer and pin up. No matter what size you are, everyone is beautiful. Its about how confident you are as a person in the way you look.
I admit I have large breasts and yes, they draw attention, most of it unwanted lol. That again is another "media" based stereotype on what is attractive. The example with Chiyo's friend, that woman is amazing! She's done so many things to get around having large breasts and she's successful with it. I do applaud her on that. Again I agree with Chiyo, society all over the world is judgmental and its not going to change any time soon.
Thanks...I'm confident in my Envy pics though because I adore Envy and because I've gotten so many compliments on that outfit that I KNOW it's good. But I have gone through a lot of inner struggles with what I look like in general when it comes to the birthmark. I was SO insecure as a teen. It was really bad and even though I'm past the worst of it, it does still linger somewhere inside. I'm pretty good at hiding it sometimes.
Anyway you know I do honestly hate how they size women's clothing though. Why not size it to the actual size of someone's waist? Like why not call them size 25(for 25 inch waist), 26, 27, 29, 40, etc. When they label things as 0 and 2 and 4 and 6, etc I really never am sure what to buy unless I can physically try it on. My skirts consist of mostly 0s but also some 2s and 4s and I also have put on some 0s that were too big for me. I mean it's weird. It makes everything so inconsistent. I really wish they didn't size things that way. If they sized them by actual waist width or something then at least I could know if it's going to fit me or not if I'm ordering online and can't physically try it on. I'll try to ask for the waist width before I order it but it's still annoying.
That's just another bit of a rant I have.
As for healthy eating....well everyone should eat healthy and then whatever weight they are is just whatever they are. People can eat what they want of course but I wouldn't recommend just eating bad stuff. Some people can't afford better food though. The better stuff tends to be more expensive.
I actually just don't really LIKE junk food so I don't eat much of it. I always liked healthier things better in terms of taste, not just because they were better for me. I did eat some chips today but sometimes I go a month or more without eating any. The same with soda. I rarely drink it. When I'm thirsty I actually just enjoy drinking stuff like soy milk or juice more.
Anyway I think people should only go on a diet if they are actually unhealthy(like if your doctor says you need to lose weight or gain it) because some people are naturally larger people and some are naturally thinner and there is nothing wrong with that.
And for the record, although I am fine with my size(and I like it that people have told me I have the perfect body type for Envy) but in general I do think people a bit bigger than me look more attractive and are also more appealing to the majority of men. My sister is bigger than me and is beautiful. She looks like Riza honestly.