All the women above used a sewing pattern that was a size 16, for the slacks they are wearing. Size 16 seems to come in all shapes that don't look quite the same! How can you feel good about yourself if you are not a model size 2? An article I glanced at had the subject line: "Look Gorgeous Even With Size 16 Jeans". EVEN with size 16? What? Is size 16 normally an ugly size? What does size 16 look like? Oh how flattering this is! (insert sarcasm) That size 16 model is so NOT pretty! Here is a size 16 model that does a lot of work for Lane Bryant: Her name is Ashley Graham and she's 22, 5' 9" tall. Her measurements are reported to be 36-34-47. By the way, her bra size is a 38D. Here is another size 16 woman, although she is not a model: She is 57, 5' 9" tall and her measurements are reported to be 40-37-43. Although she wore a D cup when she was in her 20's, somehow it measures as an A cup now.
I recently did a body fat test, using one of those gizmos that runs a current through your body. It doesn't hurt by the way. Now if you have a pacemaker, it could hurt you, so use with caution, if you do use such a tool. It showed I had a little over 38% body fat. I should be about 5% lower for my age. According to the manual that came with it, I should weigh about 165 pounds. This new information gave me pause to consider setting that as a goal-weight to achieve. I would have 24-25 pounds to lose. Do I want to really put in the changes to achieve this? I honestly am not sure yet. I saw this on FaceBook the other day and thought it worth sharing: Clever!!! Some of you know that I struggle with self perception. I found this photo of five women who all weigh 150 pounds: I feel like I look like the second woman from the left. Today I am not so concerned with what I look like I weigh. I know, to most others, that I am at least a little overweight but not grossly so
100 pounds of fat looks somewhat like this: Maybe this photo is where my 100 pounds went off to? I don't plan to have them come back for a visit! I never would have thought I would be able to say, "I only have 37 pounds to lose to reach my goal." And though I have seen those numbers at the top of my blog, it just didn't sink in until recently that I ONLY have 37 pounds to lose to reach 150 pounds. I really do not think I will get to that goal, but I DO think I will be somewhere between 150 and 170 when my metabolism, food intake, and life all converge in the same space at the same time. I am only 37 pounds away from 150 pounds. Really? Amazing! I wonder how close I will be? The photo below shows five women who all weigh 150 pounds. Isn't is interesting to see how different they all are? Just a quick check-in, check-up here...I am down a pound from last week. Yes, I know, this is not my normal weigh-in day, but I do usually weigh myself after Yoga class on Wednesd