Thursday, August 30, 2007

Reality Check

I was just thinking the other day how great it would be if we could see pictures of real people at real weights so we could put our whole, "I need to be 125 pounds" craziness in perspective. And then good old Elastic Waist posts a link to this height/weight photo thingy. Thank goodness this already exists because I needed another project like a need a hole in the head. Also, I wasn't looking forward to getting my lights punched out for asking people for their stats and a picture.

For the record, I'm 5'2" 135 pounds. I think it's kind of fabulous that my corresponding photo is a bellydancing lady who could possibly also be a drag queen. I love belly dancing. I love drag queens! I also like that after 5'4", no one is shown under 100 pounds. Because those people need help, not encouragement.

1 comment:

Npapaya said...

This was interesting and I have to say I feel pretty good about where I am now - even if it's not where I think I should be (or where a chart thinks I should be) it's a)way better than the 60 lbs+ I was schlepping around for a couple of years and b) I feel pretty average looking at these pics--and that's a nice place to be.