3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Weight Loss News and Current Events

Weight Loss News and Current Events Discuss the latest weight loss news headlines and major events.

Ugh! Is It Just Me?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
AnnieDrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,543

S/C/G: 191/Ticker/140

Height: 5'3" Age 51

Angry Ugh! Is It Just Me?

...or does this model look completely anorexic? How could anyone think this is attractive? I hate to think what a normal sized teen with body image issues thinks when she sees this. Sad.

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/produc...tegoryID=12420
__________________
AnnieDrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
candy love's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scotland
Posts: 147

S/C/G: 257/250/112

Height: 5'4.5

Default

I don't think she looks anorexic, yeah shes slim but not anorexic.
candy love is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
PCOS/IR/Hypothyroid
 
astrophe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,780

Height: 5'8"

Default

I don't know her health profile. ED's are serious and nobody needs to be put down for them. I also don't know how much photo retouching this image has had.

That said, no, I do not find super slim physiques like this image attractive. I prefer a more voluptuous look in women.

HTH!
A.
__________________
Started Jan 2014:

Last edited by astrophe : 04-15-2010 at 05:01 PM.
astrophe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
Member
 
zamzam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 53

S/C/G: 152/150/140

Height: 5 "5"

Default

Yes she does look Anorexic, eww.... She looks so fragile.
zamzam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 05:09 PM   #5
Becoming better overall
 
Starrynight's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 365

S/C/G: 199/160/125

Height: 5' 3"

Default

I can't say anorexic because that's an ED.. but.. she definitely looks like she'd fall under the "healthy" category for her BMI. She doesn't even fill out the swim suit... While I'm not trying to criticize her as a person, her as the abstract or the selling point of "ideal" does bother me.
I've met plenty of healthy slim girls my age that are already at the lower ends of their BMI, but want to lose more weight.. and these are the girls that influence their internalizations.

It's weird how disconnected the media can cause people to become about their own bodies.
It's bad when a person that is actually overweight and dieting has to tell another person to eat and stop working out twice a day if she wants her period back! (old roommate) *sigh*

Last edited by Starrynight : 04-15-2010 at 05:40 PM.
Starrynight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 05:31 PM   #6
loving my beautiful self
 
beautifulone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,166

Height: 5'5"

Default

Yes, I think she looks unhealthy. It seems that few women, especially Caucasian women, are naturally that thin. I hope that's not an inaccurate misconception, it's only something I've noticed.

I don't want to say she looks anorexic, but if I saw someone like this on the streets or the beach I would probably question whether her weight was related to an ED. It is sad that this is an image young girls and women in general strive for or are said/supposed to strive for. I do not find it attractive, primarily BECAUSE it makes me think she's unhealthy. If I knew for a fact she was healthy and she was simply this thin, I think my perceptions would adjust (because I wouldn't want to judge someone who's naturally that thin for their natural body size, in the same way I don't like how overweight people get judged). Hope that makes sense.
__________________




Mini-goal 1: Reach 257lbs
Mini-goal 2: Reach 222lbs
Mini-goal 3: Reach 209lbs
Mini-goal 4: Reach 199!
Mini-goal 5: Reach 179 lbs (overweight BMI category!!)
Mini-goal 6: Reach 160lbs
Final goal: Reach 145lbs

Mini exercise goal 1: Begin running September 2012
Mini exercise goal 2: Celebrate graduation with a 5K
beautifulone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 05:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 367

S/C/G: 266/216/166

Height: 5' 1"

Default

I think it's the position she's in for one. It doesn't do her a whole lot of justice.
bunnythesAINT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 05:44 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
ANewCreation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 896

S/C/G: 230/229/200

Height: 5'3

Default

Hummmm that picture sure caught my attention and not in a good way. Maybe that is her body type, but I certainly understand where you're coming from. Maybe it's a camera angle or retouching thing but she doesn't look healthy at all.

She reminds me of my half sister, when she was anorexic, that's for sure
__________________
ANewCreation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 05:56 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
AnnieDrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,543

S/C/G: 191/Ticker/140

Height: 5'3" Age 51

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by astrophe View Post
I don't know her health profile. ED's are serious and nobody needs to be put down for them. I also don't know how much photo retouching this image has had.
A.
Firstly, I did not intend to put this model down if she is indeed anorexic, nor anyone else that might be dealing with an eating disorder.

I should have also said, "Does anyone think this is an appropriate role model image for young girls to be comparing themselves to?" (and we know they do) Rather than, "How could anyone think this is attractive?" I don't want anyone suffering from an eating disorder to think they are unattractive. I could have used better wording.

Sorry if I offended anyone.
__________________
AnnieDrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 06:17 PM   #10
PCOS/IR/Hypothyroid
 
astrophe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,780

Height: 5'8"

Default

No worries. I'm not offended.

I just know that not everyone at this board is adult. Impressionable teens lurk at diet boards reading what we write. It's the same as impressionable images. YKWIM?

Quote:
Does anyone think this is an appropriate role model image for young girls to be comparing themselves to?"
Ad images are for selling product. So I woudn't think ANY ad is appropriate as a role model for building body image and self esteem. That isn't what they are for. The main function of an ad is to make you think you need a thing so you buy it. Sometimes, the ad does this by creating anxiety and make you wonder if you have a "problem" so you can buy the product to "fix" it.

Some ads are in poor taste, and others are designed quite well. But I don't think catalog images and ads are good for basing self-esteem and body image on.

Better to build your own fashion style according to what you like and flatters, be healthy and fit, and take pride in yourself and your skills. To hold yourself in good esteem because you know you are a capable person of substance.

Not just all surface or image like some throwaway catalog pix.

A.
__________________
Started Jan 2014:

Last edited by astrophe : 04-15-2010 at 06:24 PM.
astrophe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #11
Midsize B%^$#*tch
 
saef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Atlantis, which is near Manhattan
Posts: 5,501

S/C/G: (H)247/(C)156/(G)142-138

Height: 5'3"

Default

She is not a role model for me, and I'm basing that mostly on the shape of her arms.

In particular, I am somewhat troubled by her right arm, the one holding the hose which is sprinkling her bare feet.

I would rather have arms like Michelle Obama than like this model's. With such arms, I am assured of being able to carry & lift heavy things, which we all pretty much have to do in this life.
__________________

Last edited by saef : 04-15-2010 at 07:01 PM.
saef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 06:52 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
lauralyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 528

S/C/G: 206/141/139

Height: 5'9

Default

I just showed the photo to my 14 year old daughter. She said for a "normal" person she is a bit on the thin side but as far as models go she thinks she is pretty normal.
__________________
lauralyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 07:18 PM   #13
Just keep breathing!
 
GradPhase's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,071

S/C/G: 175/160/150

Height: 5'5

Default

Definitely unhealthy looking.

I think my generation (20-somethings) has a very skewed view of what "healthy" is, since the majority of us ARE overweight, and the majority of the model industry is underweight. It's really hard to find an in-between to aim for. But that little girl's arm looks like its about to snap like a twig, bless her little cotton socks.


ETA: My best friend is 5'7" and 130 lbs MAX, soaking wet, with her winter-fat and parka on. She eats like a horse, but it's just her body type. Tall, skinny, legs for days - and she has to try HARD to gain weight. And she's definitely got more meat on her bones than that girl. And doesn't look nearly as sickly..

Last edited by GradPhase : 04-15-2010 at 07:22 PM.
GradPhase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 08:06 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
redsox33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 200

Default

Boycott Nautica!
redsox33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 09:22 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
giselley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 421

S/C/G: 276/276/175

Height: 6-1.5

Default

She's sitting in a funny way, but she looks slender, not anorexic.
Eskinomad has it right, I think. Many of us (not just 20 something) are overweight. I think, for instance that when a person is of the "right" weight, they should be a little "ribby" like a sight hound. I also think that underweight is healthier than overweight. I think that an Anorexic person has an eating disorder in which they do not want to eat. That is different than someone who eats a decent amount of calories and is slim.
giselley 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it just me or does this creep anyone else out? Sidheag Weight Loss Support 24 08-27-2008 01:19 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2