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to ask if size 14-16 at almost 5'8 is "fat"?

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CoolToned Sat 10-Sep-16 01:09:49

Is it?

HarrietSchulenberg Sat 10-Sep-16 01:11:53

I think it depends on your frame and how your weight is distributed.
I'm 5'9", size 16, big belly and I'm definitely fat.

TwllBach Sat 10-Sep-16 01:11:58

That is me and I feel fat, but then I remember being a size 8 so... I know I felt happier last year when I was more a 12-14 but I'm hoping I'll be back there by Christmas as I'm 4 months post partum

PerspicaciaTick Sat 10-Sep-16 01:12:04

(But then again it is my I might be coming at the question from the opposite direction to you).

KoalaDownUnder Sat 10-Sep-16 01:12:40

I will probably be hated for this, but I think size 14-16 at any height is overweight.

I'm just shy of 6', and I'm fat at anything over a 12.

HelenaDove Sat 10-Sep-16 01:14:54

Im a size 14 down from a 28. Im 5 foot 5 and an hourglass with a small waist (can get into fitted size 12 skirts I have an old one from the 80s) 32HH bust and a curvy arse and hips.

HelenaDove Sat 10-Sep-16 01:16:26

Well that didnt take long did it Fifth post in. Must be an MN record.

danTDM Sat 10-Sep-16 01:16:42

You're a size 16. And not tall at not even 5'8' of course it's overweight.

I'm 5'9' and at a size 16 I would consider myself very fat.

PerspicaciaTick Sat 10-Sep-16 01:17:19

Helena you are a star, congratulations. I'm rather in awe of you.

Queenbean Sat 10-Sep-16 01:20:49

Well technically yes, although some women look amazing at that size

I'm a 14 currently and feel fat but just need to lose about half a stone to be a 12 and then, voila, I don't feel fat anymore. I'd look really weird slimmer than a 12, much more suit having a bit of weight on me.

So yes technically is the answer but if may actually suit some people to have a bit of meat on them

Starrystarrynight456 Sat 10-Sep-16 01:21:08

I think I must live in a parallel universe....almost 5 ft 8 isn't tall now? It's not very tall msybe but it's certainly a fair bit over average.

OP I agree its most likely to be about how you carry your weight but given your height, my bet is you don't look fat some people look amazing at size 16, others not so much. All depends on where you carry it.

TwllBach Sat 10-Sep-16 01:21:22

Photos for reference - size 14 dress

HelenaDove Sat 10-Sep-16 01:22:31

Thankyou Tick

About 10 pounds of me is loose skin

Queenbean Sat 10-Sep-16 01:23:27

Twyll I look much the same as you, and I wouldn't say you look fat at all flowers

CoolToned Sat 10-Sep-16 01:24:19

I think of me as fat. It's just people tell me it's just ok for my height, and I don't know if it's a body dysmoprhia thing to think of myself as fat. But yeah, I think I am.

I came from a bigger weight/size then went down to a 12-14, but gained weight now 14-16.

What's weird is, I spent my whole life in the bigger end of the scale and one year as a 12-14 and I find myself identifying as a 12-14, and this size is very uncomfortable for me.

Birdsgottafly Sat 10-Sep-16 01:26:07

You can't go by size/weight.

Take your clothes off and look in the mirror, be honest about how much/where your body fat is and then decide if you want to change your body.

My youngest DD is a size 14, in jeans because of big hip bones, she's 5' 5" and isn't carrying excess body fat, she weight trains. My middle DD who also weight trains, is a size 6/8, but a 12 in a jacket because of wide shoulders and big boobs.

danTDM Sat 10-Sep-16 01:26:18

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HelenaDove Sat 10-Sep-16 01:27:39

PerspaciaTick Ive PMed you.

LemonySmithit Sat 10-Sep-16 01:28:46

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TwllBach Sat 10-Sep-16 01:31:03

Was that aimed at me dan? I did say in my first post that I thought I was fat, but thanks for being so charmingly blunt about it!

Birdsgottafly Sat 10-Sep-16 01:31:52

X post, there's weight that you could drop and toning up.

But that's a personal choice.

Cellardoor23 Sat 10-Sep-16 01:35:21

I'm a size 14 and I'm defiantly fat. I'm only 5'4 though. Four months post partum and the weight doesn't seem to be shifting. On a more positive note my boobs have got bigger, so swings and roundabouts I suppose.

FeralBeryl Sat 10-Sep-16 01:36:18

Fucking hell Dan - did you mean to be so rude?
The poster you've just uninvitedly insulted did not ask for your opinion, she was merely referencing her own size for the OP.

OP I think it depends on many factors, body shape, toning etc.

I'm never going to be the size I should be on the bottom half due to a binbag of skin from 3 pretty consecutive sections hmm

TwllBach Sat 10-Sep-16 01:39:46

cellardoor I lost two of the three stone I put on whilst pregnant in a month... Can't shift this last bastarding stone to get me back to where I was when I got pregnant!! I'm breastfeeding, walking at least an hour a day and eating healthily most of the time... It's a bitch isn't it??

HelenaDove Sat 10-Sep-16 01:40:55

Bach my arms are much spindlier than yours. In my case dresses and blouses have to accomodate my huge norks.

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