My partner and I have been trying to lose weight for about 10 months now and we've had some great successes but there were some very interesting things that I've come to realize.
Like clothing sizes as they pertain to weight. I won't get on any societal soapboxes, but I find it very interesting that we try to gauge a person's health/weight, etc by their pant size.
For example, I'm currently 195 and wear a size 18. I have some junk in the trunk, what can I say?
But I know when my partner was at her lowest, 214 lbs, she was wearing a loose 14.
I also read an article once that was talking about a new plus size model, and she was a size 10, I think. Really? That's a plus-size model? I guess I take it literally when they say a plus-size model, I assume they mean someone that is modelling plus-sized clothing, like 16 and above. But they really mean a model that is larger than other models that wear negative sizes.
But for someone just skimming the article, say an impressionable young lady trying to lose weight, just consider the damage to the psyche on that one?
No wonder we have children with eating disorders. First world problems, I suppose, but scary none the less.
I said I wouldn't get on my soapbox, though, so I'll stop now, but I just wanted to share this interesting observation (or two) and see if you guys had any?