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Slim is a word that to me is not 'skinny' or 'thin'. Slim looks healthy I guess. I got a shock when I saw a photo of myself this weekend. This time last year I was size 8, at 5 foot 7 and thought I looked great. I looked hideously unwell. I saw a picture of me taken just yesterday, when I've been convinced I have put on stacks of weight since christmas. I'm now a size 10 to 12 and look slim. Perfectly healthy, but not scarily skinny, and certainly not the heiffer I have been convinced I'd turned into.
Slim is proportionate and healthy (looking. Though it doesn't always follow that you ARE). You can be slim and wobbly/have cellulite. It's a fine line between slim and skinny. Skinny you can get away with as a youngster....coltish etc. But as you age, skinny = hagard in my book. Shapeless.
I'm a wee bit TOO shapely myself so I aim to be slim (er) but when I lose too much and go skinny, not good. Saw a photo of me from 18 months ago at a friends 50th. God Almighty.....I thought I looked good at the time but facially, I looked like the screaming skull! [shocked]