Billions of Dollars/Euro/Pounds are spent each year by women on diet programmes but does size really matter, surely it is what is on the inside that counts?
Humans are insecure in themselves to begin with. If that insecurity isn't dealt with, then one cannot ever be comfortable in their own skin, so as to build self-esteem and/or self-confidence. Which is extremely important in self-growth.
On another note, size shouldn't matter in the perceptions people have about entering into a relationship with others.
And on another note, size does matter, because too big and the health of the individual then becomes a detriment to their own life.
cagsil, I hear what you are saying, its just there is so much pressure on people particularly this time of the year....you know new year resolutions and put it on walk it off ads....
It's a misconception. Those who want to do something about their size, if they think it is a health issue will be able to do something about it.
Those who choose to accept their size and believe there is nothing that they can do about it, chooses to live their life their way, without regards for health.
There is NO PRESSURE on anyone, except that which they put on themselves.
As it should.
Hey Justine, how are you today?
Im well, thanks. how are you? and....what are you trying to say? why should I be worried about my size?
I didn't say there was anything wrong with your size. And, I'm doing well. Thank you for asking.
I am glad your well. I SAID I was kidding. You know, cags, you have THE funniest way of saying things sometimes. I get you, I swear, but you dont seem to realize how it could be taken...thats all.
I said..my own weight matters to me
you said..it should
(So, I know,you were agreeing with me.Im cool) It just the women I know, in not internet life, would soooo flip out about that comment. They'd be all..."why? why should I worry? Your saying I have something to worry about? whats worng with me? you should worry about your own weight!!!" so, I tmade me laugh. sorry.
I just dont think that young women in particular are able to face down the unrelenting media campaigns about diet and size...you know what I mean...its not really that easy..
Anything the mind sets itself to do, can be done. There is no if's, and's or but's about it.
The human will is the strongest power known to humankind.
LOL, cute answer!
I spent most of my life sickly and waaaaaay underweight. People never had a problem talking about my size, even insultingly so, calling me annie (short for anorexic) and the like. Now that I'm healthy I've put on 40 pounds for the first time in my life and I feel so much better. Nobody insults or embarrasses me anymore, either, and now I'm starting to tip the scales in the other direction lol.
But to some ppl size is a big big factor in how they feel about someone. Not me, but there are ppl who used to hate me because I was so skinny.
justine, what do you mean when you say your size matters to you, remember I am a male and simply trying to understand the whole size thing...
of course, ultimately, whats inside counts. Some super skinny drop dead sexy hot chick will get lots of attetnion, but if she a nasty mean selfsih person, she most likely will not make true lasting friendships.
reality is, we are superficial beings, and react to what we see.
you just cant see someones "insides" from across a room, and in my expierence, right or wrong, if people find you unattractive, they wont take the time to get to know you. (in general..not everybody is like that..)
AND, for me, I feel more confident when I feel attractive, and I feel more attractive if I am taking the time to take care of myself, like..exercising and eating right. And yes, Victoria's Secret commercials dont help.
Sandy I like your comment, in my own life I have found skinny and sexy to be often looking over my shoulder to see who is producing the gold card at the bar...
Justine76 I hear what you are saying, but some times you will find that men have more on their mind than the purely physical.....nothing wrong with attractive though
I think health is more important than size. There is a wide rang of sizes that can be healthy, and it depends largely on the person's physical make up. We also need to realize that size is viewed differently by different people.
My grandmother told me how her brother hated skinny women, and always told her that she was ugly because she was too thin (about a size 2). He liked round girls.
My brother also likes his girls soft and cuddly, as he calls it. Every time I talk to him, he tells me how cute his girlfriend is, and how she has the prettiest body he has ever seen. She is a very shapely 5'3", 190 lb girl, full of confidence. And she is pretty.
My husband is attracted to tall thin girls who have a bit of hip, which is lucky for me.
I really think women should focus on taking good care of themselves health wise, instead of trying to change how they look. Stress will hold much more weight on a frame than is good for anyone.
its not luck really, its part of why he is attracted to you.
and it really is mostly about confidence. for me, I feel better when Im slim rather then overweight. If I feel confident, Im sure I look better. everybody is different. some people are healthy at 170 pounds, some at 120. my hubby likes a woman with curves, not stick straight. (his dream girl is Drew Barrymore)
Men in general will always be attracted to the "Victoria Secret" woman. This and the media puts pressure on young women who do not feel confident in who they are yet. Confidence and good health is more important than size.
Justine76 - I like the Itch comment, very good......
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