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define 'slim'

(9 Posts)
LTEC Sun 05-Jun-11 22:24:33

go on. What? is it a size? a size + height? a BMI? an attitude? less flesh, more flesh? what???

MitchiestInge Sun 05-Jun-11 22:27:48

An absence of podge?

cybbo Sun 05-Jun-11 22:29:57

When you jiggle, not much wiggles

if we're talking specifics, i wouldn't call anyone over a 14 slim unless they were about 6 ft 2

<prepares to be shot down by giantess>

KateMush Sun 05-Jun-11 22:38:36

To me slim means not podgy but not skinny either - a nicely proportioned body that looks healthy.

BooBooGlass Sun 05-Jun-11 22:44:47

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.

Librashavinganotherbiscuit Mon 06-Jun-11 07:57:20

Anyone slimmer than me = slim.
Anyone fatter than me = fat
Me = Perfection wink

Actually I think slim is an opinion, it tends to be subjective. I know from conversations we used to have on the A&W thread LTEC that our definitions of slim are probably different.

chrisonabike Mon 06-Jun-11 08:24:10

slim is a compliment, skinny is not.

bigTillyMint Mon 06-Jun-11 08:39:01

Slim is what I aim to be. All the time smile

wendihouse22 Mon 06-Jun-11 09:46:42

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]

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