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Author:  komich [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:00 pm ]
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That is what I meant but Rainbow also has a good point there.
FadingHippie wrote:
The body composition that she's discussing is not referring to where your weight is stored --- rather HOW it is stored --- ie fat or muscle.

Author:  Rainbow. [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:03 pm ]
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FadingHippie wrote:
The body composition that she's discussing is not referring to where your weight is stored --- rather HOW it is stored --- ie fat or muscle.


oops! trust me to misinterpret everything when I'm tired xD Sorry about that. That's a very valid point (actually I overlooked the obvious there). Muscle is probably still 'too bulky' in today's catwalk trends.

Author:  komich [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:06 pm ]
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So true. When I was sick I used to get upset because I had 'big' legs. I still do and always will....I tend have a lot of muscle there. I'd like to build up my upper body strength but I don't think it'll ever match my lower body.
Rainbow. wrote:
FadingHippie wrote:
The body composition that she's discussing is not referring to where your weight is stored --- rather HOW it is stored --- ie fat or muscle.


oops! trust me to misinterpret everything when I'm tired xD Sorry about that. That's a very valid point (actually I overlooked the obvious there). Muscle is probably still 'too bulky' in today's catwalk trends.

Author:  Rainbow. [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:24 pm ]
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I have big legs too... though mine aren't necessarily muscly. Well, they used to be, but I'm not sure what happened. It doesn't matter where you're muscly or carry your weight though, you'll always be able to buy clothes to flatter your figure, because not all shops focus on whatever's been on the catwalk. I saw a gas mask with hair coming out of it in the newspaper once, and it was a photograph taken at a fashion show. Like that's ever going to take off!

Author:  komich [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:45 pm ]
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Well I know it's possible to lose muscle mass, especially with EDs. I feel I'm just starting to get back to the way things were.

And a gas mask? Seriously?
Rainbow. wrote:
I have big legs too... though mine aren't necessarily muscly. Well, they used to be, but I'm not sure what happened. It doesn't matter where you're muscly or carry your weight though, you'll always be able to buy clothes to flatter your figure, because not all shops focus on whatever's been on the catwalk. I saw a gas mask with hair coming out of it in the newspaper once, and it was a photograph taken at a fashion show. Like that's ever going to take off!

Author:  Rainbow. [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:49 pm ]
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I lost muscle because I gained a lot of fat. I'm not too bothered though, I still exercise so I'm still nice and healthy, I guess.

And yeah, it was pretty creepy!

Author:  FadingHippie [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:09 pm ]
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Author:  Rainbow. [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:14 pm ]
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Some people do gain muscle really easily, like you, I guess!

Then there's just me. Unathletic, unfit and not muscular :3

Author:  komich [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:34 pm ]
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I'm pretty muscular but not the other two. I huff and puff after climbing the stairs and my knees and lack of stamina and coordination have forever teamed up to keep me from being an athlete. But I'm a lot of other awesome things. We are what we are and we are so much more than our bodies. Looking at my body would never tell you that I'm a good friend or that I love to read or that I'm good at math.
Rainbow. wrote:
Some people do gain muscle really easily, like you, I guess!

Then there's just me. Unathletic, unfit and not muscular :3

Author:  Kara-Corinne [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:25 pm ]
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I'm surprised the study didn't look at other types of eating disorders like BED and COE...

Those are both mental illnesses which lead to obesity in some cases, and... aren't they caused by a different reaction to similar problems with self esteem due to never measuring up to impossible standards? wouldn't eradicating size zero models help with that too, allowing people to set more realistic goals? [I know I'm crazy over-simplifying, but the research premise still seems inaccurate to me... I've thought for a long time that the rise in EDs and in obesity may be more closely linked than people think.]

Author:  FadingHippie [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:26 pm ]
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It's because most of society - even an astonishing amount of medical professionals - hear eating disorder and think exclusively of anorectics and bulimics...

Author:  Rainbow. [ Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:46 am ]
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^I agree. Society isn't very clued up on eating disorders (amongst many things, and I know I'm a hypocrite for saying this because there are plenty of things I am not clued up on). When my mum told people she knew I was anorexic, they said "oh god, how skinny is she?" and there I was, pretty normal for my age.
komich wrote:
I'm pretty muscular but not the other two. I huff and puff after climbing the stairs and my knees and lack of stamina and coordination have forever teamed up to keep me from being an athlete. But I'm a lot of other awesome things. We are what we are and we are so much more than our bodies. Looking at my body would never tell you that I'm a good friend or that I love to read or that I'm good at math.
Rainbow. wrote:
Some people do gain muscle really easily, like you, I guess!

Then there's just me. Unathletic, unfit and not muscular :3


Do you mind if I quote some of this post and put it in my signature? I loved the way you said about your body not telling what qualities you have.

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