100 lb. Club - I am: Kathy Bates & Delta Burke




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MugCanDoIt
06-05-2009, 03:11 PM
We had a fun exercise at work today. We all sat in a room and wrote each others names down. Then we had to decide which tv character or movie character each of us was like.


Apparently I am Kathy Bates and Delta Burke. :mad:

Of course they had to pick fat actresses to be me.....Im not mad, cause it was all in fun, but kind of sad because Ive lost so much weight (64 lbs so far) and Iam still looked upon as the fat person of the office. Ive never ever lost this much weight and it just kind of sucks to know you have soooo far to go until you are no longer fat. I just cant keep from wondering if I can get there....can I actually friggign do it, and not just dream about it.

I guess I'll get over it but it just kind of made me sad at first........now Im even more determined to get this weight off for some reason. I guess Im saying to myself "Ill show you all!!" :lol:

Sigh...


CLCSC145
06-05-2009, 03:22 PM
Argh. My best friend describes me to others as looking exactly like Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. I think she is an attractive lady, but she's in her 50's and fat too. Somehow, it bugs me.

GirlyGirlSebas
06-05-2009, 03:24 PM
I've been told on two different occasions that I resemble a fatter version of Winona Ryder. Why not just say that I resemble her? Why do they have to add the "fat" part?


DCHound
06-05-2009, 03:24 PM
I think Delta Burke is one of the most beautiful women in the world. I've met her in person and as pretty as she is on TV she is STUNNING in person. I'd be thrilled if someone said I looked like her!

I've had two people tell me I look like Elizabeth Montgomery (original Samantha from Bewitched). I do, kind of, just not as blonde (or perky!).

Jen415
06-05-2009, 03:28 PM
To be compared to an Academy Award winning actress and one of the most beautiful and funny women ever on TV is quite a compliment....:)

Glory87
06-05-2009, 03:30 PM
As a corporate trainer, I do a lot of activities like that. A game where I pick a list of celebrities and put names on people's backs and they have to go around the room and ask other people questions to find out "who" they are - that's one thing. Letting OTHER people decide a particular celebrity (not random) for a person? Recipe for DISASTER because people are IDIOTS.

I will say that Delta Burke is a lovely lady - remember that old football series First and 10 on HBO - man, she was a hottie. And of course, Kathy Bates is a talented woman. I would say she is plain as an ACTRESS (compared to Megan Foxes and Angelina Jolies) but she's perfectly attractive as a regular person (if that makes any sense).

scarletmeshell
06-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Your picture is beautiful. Some people can just be insesitive, or unaware, don't spend to much time dwelling on it.

chickiegirl
06-05-2009, 03:36 PM
Are you sure it was a physical thing? Both seem like pretty strong women, so could it have been intended that way?

MugCanDoIt
06-05-2009, 03:41 PM
Your picture is beautiful. Some people can just be insesitive, or unaware, don't spend to much time dwelling on it.

thanks a bunch but its not me...just an avatar I found online. Im gonna post a real pic when I get closer to my goal....;)

JayEll
06-05-2009, 03:44 PM
The Barefoot Contessa is a beautiful woman!!!! I just love her!

Jay

rochemist
06-05-2009, 03:49 PM
Hey I rather have them say I look like Delta Burke than the casual I was surfing the internet for the porn the other day and wow she sure looks like you ;)

Rosinante
06-05-2009, 04:13 PM
It hasn't happened to me with film stars but when I lost weight a few years ago, before I started and for a long time during, people got me mixed up with a colleague - well, same line of work but lived and worked nowhere near - who, even at my heaviest would have been about 50lbs heavier.
All through my weightloss, people confused me with her until one day.........................
they began confusing me with another colleague, who was normal sized - but 15 years older.

Sigh.

I have internal hawtness.

Shannon in ATL
06-05-2009, 04:18 PM
Delta Burke is gorgeous, IMO, and wicked sassy. And I love Kathy Bates - she seems very strong and real to me. That being said, I freaked out when that same activity labeled me as Rosie O'Donnel. :(

thistoo
06-05-2009, 04:19 PM
As a corporate trainer, I do a lot of activities like that. A game where I pick a list of celebrities and put names on people's backs and they have to go around the room and ask other people questions to find out "who" they are - that's one thing. Letting OTHER people decide a particular celebrity (not random) for a person? Recipe for DISASTER because people are IDIOTS.

This. Exactly what I was thinking. Whoever ran that session needs to get some training.

Slashnl
06-05-2009, 04:21 PM
As a corporate trainer, I do a lot of activities like that. A game where I pick a list of celebrities and put names on people's backs and they have to go around the room and ask other people questions to find out "who" they are - that's one thing. Letting OTHER people decide a particular celebrity (not random) for a person? Recipe for DISASTER because people are IDIOTS.

This is what I thought. You're just setting it up to have people with hurt feelings. And not just fat people, what about the skinny guy, or the ditzy blonde, or the older person? That was crazy!

scarletmeshell
06-05-2009, 05:02 PM
Sorry.

Trazey34
06-05-2009, 05:07 PM
yuck i hate that - although delta burke is really pretty. I got rosie odonnell once and thought UM NOOOOO lol then someone piped up and said Camryn Manheim from the Practice - that i can live with LOL

i think the "being the fat girl" will stick with us with people we've known/worked with a long time, don't you think??? the social pecking order as it were, it's hard to budge those.

cfmama
06-05-2009, 05:24 PM
That must have been disappointing... everyone tells me I look like Cameron Manheim and yep. She's fat too.

kiramira
06-05-2009, 08:31 PM
Someone told me I looked like Shelley Winters -- and not the young, hot Shelly Winters
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40935000/jpg/_40935302_sun.jpg
but the one when she was Roseanne's MOM on the Roseanne Show.
http://www.theatrgroup.com/images/MOM_SHELLEY_MELISSA.gif
I was 28 at the time...

Sigh...

Kira

Momto2Ms
06-05-2009, 08:57 PM
I also do trainings for adults, with a lot of icebreakers or activities. And I agree completely, that was not an appropriate activity. So much so, that I believe I would speak to my supervisor about how it made me feel.

I think people can just be dumb sometimes, even if they are trying to be complementary. People constantly tell me I look like Trisha Yearwood. Though I feel so is a beautiful woman, I always think they say that because I am a larger woman with long blonde hair.

Devsmama
06-05-2009, 09:00 PM
I get Queen Latifah every time someone sees me. I think its a great compliment-I lurve Delta Burke!

Jennelle
06-05-2009, 10:36 PM
I also think Delta Burke is beautiful - "big girl" or not!

When I was much younger, I got Sissy Spacek a lot. Oddly enough, my daughter (she's 20) often gets compared to Schulyer Fisk, who is Sissy Spacek's daughter! :lol:

Arctic Mama
06-06-2009, 12:08 AM
I also do trainings for adults, with a lot of icebreakers or activities. And I agree completely, that was not an appropriate activity. So much so, that I believe I would speak to my supervisor about how it made me feel.

I think people can just be dumb sometimes, even if they are trying to be complementary. People constantly tell me I look like Trisha Yearwood. Though I feel so is a beautiful woman, I always think they say that because I am a larger woman with long blonde hair.



Trisha Yearwood is stunning, but I agree it is sad we have cause to be suspect of such compliments because of the pidgeonholing of our looks based on our size.