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To be a size 22 and happy with my body

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Lucyellensmum95 Sat 27-Apr-13 21:58:51

I am a size 22 up top - blessed in the nork department and a size 18 on the bottom.

Sometimes i get irritated because i can't find clothes in my size that i like but when i look at my body in the mirror - i like it.

As i say, my top heaviness is due to an ample bosum, which is, for my age pretty firm still.

I have been slimmer, in fact i was a size 10 when i met DP - but that was 20 years ago. Then after i had DD 7 years ago, due to illness i was a size 12 again - miserable, i hated it, my breasts shrunk and i didn't feel like me.

I do have self esteem issues but not surrounding my body.

When i tell people i am happy being the size i am they make hmm faces at me - i find this insulting.

I am pretty fit, i walk for miles and cycle distances that make the hmm face pullers making shock faces and declaring that they can't do that. I am extremely flexible and can touch the floor next to my toes wth the flats of my hands without bending my knees

I would be happy to be a size 18 on top and a size 16/14 down below but no slimmer, thanks. I would probably prefer that size but for no reasons other than health reasons - i eat a healthy diet but probably drink a little too much wine I also have flabby thighs which need sorting out, but othe than that, when i look in the mirror, i like what i see.

I'm 5'2"

I am a very sexual person and i FEEL sexy and my DP certainly thinks i'm sexy.

As i say, i have self esteem issues but they are no way associated with my body imagine. I don't like my face so much.

AIBU to be irritated when people clearly don't believe that someone of my size is happy with their body.

ubik Mon 29-Apr-13 16:41:30

Working fr the NHS has convinced me to lose enough weight to go from overweight to 'healthy' range and I want to get further down the healthy range too.

There are so many people with gout, type 2 diabetes and associated health problems requiring many different types of medication all with its own side effects.

I would like to avoid this if possible, I would like a healthy active retirement- I know I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and I know being a healthy weight doesn't preclude me from ill health, but it sure helps.

youmaycallmeSSP Mon 29-Apr-13 16:58:49

Fanjo I don't most of the time. I do think that the market failure that allows me to become obese while millions starve is disgusting though. I'm a commie at heart grin

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Mon 29-Apr-13 17:12:03

oh me too smile Glad you don't hate on yourself all the time, never would be good though grin

MrsMelons Mon 29-Apr-13 18:03:38

My mum is 5ft0 and has been diagnosed with schlerosis of the liver, the only factor they have told her they can find that is causing it is her weight. She weights 9st 13 so is roughly a stone overweight that is all. She is a size 12.

She is not allowed to drink at all (which she barely did) but has been told she MUST lose weight. I know it is unfortunate and maybe just one of those things but it just goes to show how controlling your weight is so important.

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Mon 29-Apr-13 18:16:12

I think the wrong post got removed by MNHQ. I thought it was the rolls of lard comment you wanted removed

(at least I hope it was confused )

MrsMorton Mon 29-Apr-13 18:48:43

The CFT is one of a number of fitness tests in the army and it's shocking how many people can pass that test and not their PFT or whatever it's called this week at PFT, as far as I understand it, soldiers have their BMI and waist measurement taken and are put on a weight loss program if necessary.

Seeing fat soldiers makes me think of dad's army...

bobsnotabuilder Mon 29-Apr-13 18:54:49

Thought about this some more. I don't know of, and have never heard of ANYONE losing a tonne of weight and then saying god this is horrid I need to pile it back on again asap. I was so much happier before.

LtEveDallas Mon 29-Apr-13 19:02:16

You are right about the CFT MrsMorton, and how soldiers can pass that but not their PFT. Although I have to say, IMO the CFT is a far more useful and accurate test - how likely is it on a battlefield that a soldier would leave all his kit behind, slip on his trainers and run away? grin. I want my soldiers to be able to carry all the kit they need to fight.

(Seeing fat soldiers makes me wonder what combat injury they got, whether they have prothetic limbs or internal injuries, and be very thankful that the Army is willing to retain and rehabilitate them rather than throw them on the scrapheap)

MrsMorton Mon 29-Apr-13 19:14:31

Yes, those combat HR specialists are the right in the line of fire hmm

LtEveDallas Mon 29-Apr-13 19:17:14

Yes, those combat HR specialists are the right in the line of fire

Indeed, that's how I got my life changing injury smile

MrsMorton Mon 29-Apr-13 19:22:22

Yes, I'm sure every overweight service person/police officer has been injured in the line of duty also.

LtEveDallas Mon 29-Apr-13 19:28:15

Is there a reason you are posting in that way MrsMorton? Are you aware of how it makes you sound?

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