Originally Posted by Novus
I think sometimes it's not so much your weight as your overall appearance and attitude. When I was heavier, I dressed like a homeless bag lady and had this aura of depressed & fughly that surrounded me like a storm cloud. Of course people want to ignore that! Now that I've lost some weight, I'm wearing nicer clothing and portray more confidence and energy. And people (women AND men) seem more friendly, polite, etc.
I don't really agree. For me I put on the weight very quickly due to medication. So I went from skinny and really attractive and getting a lot of male attention to being huge and becoming as I described above - invisible. I was dressing the same and my attitude didn't change. Even now I dress really well and wear makeup everyday.