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07-28-2010, 07:32 PM
Apparently US size 10 women are the happiest, followed by 12, then size 8, while the unhappiest are US size 22, then 18, then 20.


07-28-2010, 07:38 PM
Wow, who would have thought? Come to think of it, I was really happy when I was a size 10! I always think I'll be happier when I'm an 8, but I could be wrong....although I would love to find out! ;) That's very interesting...thanks for posting this article! :)

07-28-2010, 07:40 PM
Though I'm a size 8/10 now and I wouldn't say I'm the happiest... wonder where that came from? =/

07-28-2010, 07:42 PM
Yeah mee l to, I'm an 8/10 and I think I'd be happier at a 6/8 just because it seems like I stick look a little thick at times. Then avian it's pretty clear from my posts lately that I'm having some image issues so who knows.

07-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Here's a slightly more official version of the story. It's from a survey of British women.


07-28-2010, 07:48 PM
I think the most important thing is that they weren't just focusing on weight (they weren't only asking "are you happy with your weight?") They were also asking about other aspects of their lives to find out who is happier in the big picture.

07-28-2010, 10:09 PM
Good lord, Kate Winslet is a beautiful, beautiful woman! Inside and out apparently. Thanks for sharing that article. While surprising at first, I get it. A lot of people (not everyone!), the ones who push themselves to be skinnier than that are either insecure or spending too much time achieving that look to enjoy it. My mother has always been a 10-12, and while I've always wondered why she never wanted to lose a few pounds, she's always been extremely happy and confident with who she is. Thanks mom, for being a good role model. Shortly, I will start stealing your clothes again. Hehehe....

07-29-2010, 07:49 AM
I loved being a size 10 because thrift stores are full of great size 10 clothes.

07-29-2010, 09:20 AM
Taking this with a huge pinch of salt (as I would any research done by a cereal brand!), I am a UK size 14 (US 10), although sometimes I wear a UK 16 or a UK 12 depending on the store! I am pretty happy most of the time! :)

07-29-2010, 11:34 AM
This is probably just coincidence, but I actually was happy at a 10, and now I'm an 8 and feeling a little more bummed, which is so weird! Maybe there is some truth to that...I hope to get in a 6, which hopefully I will be happy at, lol.

Aunty Jam
07-29-2010, 01:03 PM
Awesome! I have always loved Kate Wisnlet and thought she was beautiful. I'm a size 12 now and think I'll end up around a 10 when I'm finished which is just fine with me :)

People have to realize that a small size isn't always realistic with their body type. I'll never be a skinny size 6, I'm just not built that way, I've always had boobs and hips and I agree with Kate... it's natural.

07-29-2010, 02:06 PM
In 2007 I got down to a size 10 (with a few size 8 things thrown in) and weighed 165 at 5'9". I was pretty darn happy, but that was mostly because I could run long distances. It was also nice just to be in a "normal" size, and one that meant I didn't have to buy large or XL all the time (now that I'm back in 2X and size 18, it REALLY sounds good). I never imagined I'd get down to a size 10, but now I'm trying to get back there! I don't think I would ever get smaller than an 8 with my height and body type.

07-30-2010, 02:28 PM
Wow! Very cool and very encouraging.

ghost girl
07-31-2010, 04:41 AM
Can't wait till I am a size 10.
I am only 6 days in on my journey,
But I am going to do it this time.

07-31-2010, 08:16 AM
I was never happy at a size 10. I think that may be because I am short and a 10 is still very chubby on my figure.

07-31-2010, 10:15 PM
I was never happy at a size 10. I think that may be because I am short and a 10 is still very chubby on my figure.

I was a size 10 at the start of my weight loss journey. Was I happy weighing 145 pounds at five feet one? No way.

07-31-2010, 10:41 PM
I have been an elated size 20, a depressed size 22, a discontented & nervous size 6, an ambitious size 8, and am now a size 8/10, with good days & bad days. My size has influenced the level of my happiness, but there have been other influences as well, such as whether my loved ones were well & contented, whether my career was going well, and whether I had things to do & places to go & interesting & fun things planned for the future. So I take the Special K research with a good shakerfull of salt. (Which seems appropriate because I always thought their cereal tasted a little salty. And I don't eat it anymore because it doesn't fill me up like a bowl of oatmeal.)

08-01-2010, 01:57 AM
I started out in 2009 at a tight size 14 jeans and am now in size 10 jeans and medium tops. I have been pretty darn happy at this size and earlier this year considered whether or not I want to go lower than 152 pounds at 5'6".

I finally decided that I need for more weight to come off my chest, waist and upper body, so I am going to keep losing. I will end up going down in my pant size to probably an 8, which means I will again have to replace all my pants and jeans. That part does not make me real happy because I have jeans that I really like right now. It gets expensive! But in the end, I really want to be100% happy with my size for once in my life, so I'll keep on truckin! But being a size 10 IS a good place to be.

08-01-2010, 05:10 AM
It's from the Daily Mail, don't believe ANYTHING that newspaper writes, it's full of lies!

And also, being happy at a UK 14 must be height and build related - I was so majorly down being that size because 'curves' like that don't look good on a frame that's built to be a UK 8/10.

Good for people that are happy at that size, though.

Petite Powerhouse
08-02-2010, 02:05 PM
I don't know what I would look like as a size 10—my highest size was a 4—but I am certain it would be all wrong for my height and proportions. I thought a 4 was too big on my frame, so I could never carry off a 10 I'm sure.

08-03-2010, 11:33 AM
they should have said most women over 5'7 are happy at a size 10. I'm 5'8 and loved size 10 when I was there. However my 5'0 best friend would fill like really big if she were a size 10.

08-03-2010, 12:07 PM
I hate 10! I like it more than 18, that's for sure, and it was one of my original goals (I'm the girl of ever-changing goals), but now that I'm in a 10, I want an 8. When does that stop.....

08-04-2010, 08:32 PM
How odd that the idea of "one size fits all" is still being promoted.