3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 20-Somethings

Being thin vs. not wanting to be fat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
Jenny
 
utgirl09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 460

S/C/G: 227/202/140

Height: 5'6"

Default Being thin vs. not wanting to be fat

I saw this question posed on The View and I thought it was really interesting. It was when someone decides to lose weight, is it because they want to be thin or do they not want to be fat. I had never really though of it that way before, but I guess everyone has a different reason. If you don't want to be fat, you are running away from something, and if you want to be thin you are running toward something.

For me I think the main reason is I do not want to be fat anymore. I want to walk into a regular store and be able to fit in all the clothes without walking into the plus size department.. My eventual goal is to fit into a size 6 or 8. I am 21, 5' 6" and never have had any children, so I figure it is realistic.

My mom says when she was in college, she weighed 110, but wore a size 10. I cannot see someone who weighs 110 wearing a size 10. That was in the late 60s. Does anyone know if clothing sizes have really change that much in the last 40 years? Any thoughts on not wanting to be fat vs. being thin?
utgirl09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 12:39 PM   #2
Member
 
ShadesofGray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 60

S/C/G: 165/159/125

Height: 5'6

Default

Clothing sizes really have changed since the 60's - based on what my mom says, 6's back then are more like 10's now.

Also, I am the same height as you, and I can wear 8's around 150-155, and 6's around 140-145. I know body sizes and types vary quite a bit, but that's just to let you see around what weight you might want to plan your goal.

I think I want both - not to be fat and to be thin. I don't need to be super skinny though, I just want to feel like I'm not self conscious about certain parts of my body. I am really trying to work on healthy eating habits for life, not just for a diet.
__________________
500 swim time: 7:50
Goal: 8:00 - MET
Next goal: 7:40
ShadesofGray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,182

S/C/G: 200/Ethan born 1-11-13/130

Default

Clothing sizes have definitely changed in the 20 years since I was in high school. I wear a size 6 now, but it's pretty equivalent to a size 10 from my high school days. I am 5'7" and a size 6 and I think it's a great size! I feel pretty and slender in clothes.
__________________
SIX YEARS at maintenance weight!

My very long weight loss story

"I saw an angel in the marble and I chiseled until I set it free."
Michelangelo
Glory87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 12:53 PM   #4
Running Fiend.
 
rockstar87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 477

S/C/G: 210/157/145

Height: 5'7.5"

Default

There's this I Love Lucy episode where Lucy tries to starve herself so she can fit into a size 12 dance costume. That was in the 50s. Anyone who's ever seen pictures of Lucille Ball knows she was no where near a size 12 nowadays (yeah I'm a nerd, my mum got me hooked on the reruns as a kid). Also, could you imagine any dancer today being a size 12?

Your goal sounds great and very realistic. I think that is an interesting question. I guess I more want to be thin, than not want to be fat. I never had to go into plus sizes even at my highest weight and I technically could wear anything my friends wore - it just would look awful! Hahaha. I don't think I'm being that restricted by the excess weight I carry but I don't like it. I don't want it there and I don't need it there for several reasons. I'd love to fit in a size 4/6 and be completely toned. I like my muscles
__________________
First Half Marathon Completed October 17th, 2010 -
2:02:58
rockstar87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 02:26 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
aerogora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 224

S/C/G: 195/see ticker/140

Height: 5"7

Default

I hate it that some brands I can wear a 14 and other brands I have to get a 17. It drives me nuts. It would make things easier if all brands had to follow the same size "rules".
aerogora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 02:50 PM   #6
Maintainer
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 501

S/C/G: 200/147/145

Height: 5'6"

Default

Yes, that would be great!
__________________


nineteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 10:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 902

S/C/G: 176/143/138

Height: 5'7

Default

I wanted to be thin and then I wanted to be healthy and now I want to remain fit and strong.

What I wanted changed with the amount of research and reading I did into healthy foods and lifestyles.

When I just wanted to be thin I dropped to 110 pounds - I'm 5'6 and was an Aussie 6-8 (US 2-4) - could never drop below that size because of my hip bones. Just about damn near killed myself trying to become "thin"

Anyways...thats what then prompted the wanting to be healthy and fit and so now I am a lean, strong size 8-10 (US 4-6) at about 138 pounds.
__________________
Height: 5'7
SW: 80kgs/176pds
CW: 65kgs/143pds
GW:63kgs/138pds
Lyria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 01:49 AM   #8
Can't wait till 170
 
taragettingthin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,021

S/C/G: 207/ticker/140

Height: 5'7"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadesofGray View Post
Clothing sizes really have changed since the 60's - based on what my mom says, 6's back then are more like 10's now.
I'm little bit confused... Did you mean to say 10's back then are more like 6's now?

This is the same for Korea too. My mom has a skirt from when she was about my age(20's). It has to be about size 2 if not smaller. But that was actually about US size 8 in Korea back then. (70's).

For me, I think wanting to be thin is stronger than not wanting to be fat, although that is also true. =)
__________________
Start: Mar. 7. 2008 / Jan. 12. 2009 at 178.8 / New start: Jan. 3. 2011 at 207




**Carrots for every 5 lb**

"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."
"Don't sacrifice your future for a momentary pleasure."
taragettingthin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 02:45 AM   #9
Blue Team Member
 
amouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Posts: 943

S/C/G: 297/229/150

Height: 5'5/168cm

Default

not wanting to be fat .. i never wanted to be thin either lol .. i just want to be curvy and nice about a 12 -14 would be fine even 16 .. in some brands..
I want to feel normal.. not thin not fat just normal.. not perfect either ,just comfortable in myself
__________________

On your journey it doesn't matter how long it takes to reach your destintation .What matters is getting there!


Mummy to 2 little mess makers Cameron(23 sept 2000) and Leah (14 sept 2004)
amouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 07:32 AM   #10
Image isn't Character
 
griffogrubb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 203

S/C/G: 278(54%BF)/180(10%)/175(8%)

Height: 5'8"

Default

I don't think I ever really ran away from being fat or wanted to be skinny, I just wanted to get healthy. I mean, I was 17 and almost morbidly obese and already had high blood pressure, bad joints, high cholesterol and on and on. I wanted to get away from all of that while I still could, I wanted to change so I could live a longer, more fulfilling life.
__________________
Down 108 lbs: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal/136726-down-108-lbs.html

Seeing Myself Naked is SCARY Challenge: #3/#5 (Start: #180) Team Dracula




“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
griffogrubb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 07:53 AM   #11
fat chick FKA Velveteen
 
PinkyPie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands
Posts: 1,427

S/C/G: 210.5/171/G 154

Height: 5'5½

Default

I have never wanted to be "thin" or "skinny" I just wanted to be "normal" and "fit". At the moment I would like to be "hot" and "stunning" But "thin" is not what I'm going for. At one point I actually weighed around 148lbs and I looked like death warmed over. I accept my body is shaped the way it is, but a few enhancements don't hurt
__________________
~Renée (do I seem familiar to you?? )

run - laugh - eat pie||Twitter
PinkyPie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 08:05 AM   #12
Member
 
AmandaD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 32

S/C/G: 153/135/140

Height: 5'8"

Default

It is interesting reading everyone's responses to this question. It shows the uniqueness of everyone.

Personally, I just wanted to get back to the athletic healthy person I once was in high school. Also, I didn't want to be fat and continue on with health problems that were rearing it's ugly head.
__________________


"Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" Abraham Lincoln
AmandaD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 10:11 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 812

S/C/G: 290/170/170

Default

I've never thought I wanted to be thin, just not fat. I'm not a 20-something btw so adding an 'old' person's perspective here. When I was in my early 20s I mistook my curvy figure as being 'fat'. Most of my friends were 'thin' and I was the odd one out. Looking back now I realise that I just had a more 'womanly' figure before most of my friends. Back then I was not happy at 140-150lbs. Now having been as high as 290 I realise that I was actually well proportioned back then so my goal now is definitely just to be 'not fat' and for me I think I'll achieve that at around a size 12.

Kitty
__________________
Total weightloss


Losing Maintenance Buffer
KforKitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 10:39 AM   #14
Not stopping at ANY cost
 
MCheyenne6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Suburbs of Chicago
Posts: 84

S/C/G: 260/220/160

Height: 5'5''

Default

I don't want to be thin, I just want to be average and not huge. I have the right curves in the right places, I just need to slim down so my hourglass looks like an hourglass and not like a bottle of soy sauce.

I know how you feel about wanting to fit into normal clothes, not having to shop plus. I dream of that every night. No doubt it can happen.... ever see I can make you thin??
MCheyenne6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 01:17 PM   #15
Jenny
 
utgirl09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 460

S/C/G: 227/202/140

Height: 5'6"

Default

I also do agree with what most of you are saying. The most important thing for me is to get healthy and fit. Yes, it is true that I am tired of being fat, but I really just want to be healthy. Luckily I do not have any health problems now, but if I continue down the path I was on I am sure that health issues would start to be a problem.

As far as the pants size changing, my mom managed to find a pair of her old size 10s. They would be a size 2 or 4 now.
utgirl09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2