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First, Happy New Year to all!!
Ok now I have a question. I went to donate blood yesterday for the first time. The lady asked me if I was less then 95 pounds. I said Oh no I'm 113. I asked her if I look like a 95 pounds girl and she said yes very seriously. She said she wouldn't have guessed I was 113.
That made me feel great but at the same time worried. Do I look healthy or not? Do I look like I lost too much? I'm mostly maintaining now so I'm not looking to lose more.
Someone can take a look at my gallery and comment?
You look perfectly healthy to me. Some people simply don't look their weight. Also, the US has grown so accustomed to looking at sick, fat bodies that someone that is healthy is deemed 'too thin'.I checked your profile, and 113 sounds perfect for you.
Other people have a hard time judging weight, particularly if they are alot bigger than the person whose weight they're guessing. Maybe that was the case with the lady at the bloodbank.
You look fantastic and very healthy! Congratulations on losing the weight and maintaining.
I would not have guessed less than 95 lbs, but then again, I'm 5'0" so I have that perspective. Taller people may just not have any clue, lots of them think anyone who's short must weigh only 100 lbs or less.
Anyway, yes, I think you look perfectly healthy! You don't need to lose or gain anything. You're just right.
I can't give blood because my blood pressure is too low. It takes me too long to fill the bag, and I get all woozy and faint. It's always been like this, no matter what I weigh. :-(
I'm 5' 0.5" by the way and I'm 112 pounds this morning. I live in Canada and the lady that said that to me was at a healthy weight.
Oh and for the record, I couldn't gave blood yesterday. My iron was 0.4 points too low. I have my menstruation this week so that was probably why. It was my first time to give blood and was so sad that it couldn't happen. It's one of my resolution for this new year, give blood as many times as possible.
Thanks again for all the replies!
yeah i get a similar but opposite thing. all my friends are short and they think i weigh like 105lbs cause i'm kinda skinny, but they don't realize how much difference height makes(i'm tall). I'm actually 121lbs. people always think i wear a size 2 because they don't realize that a size 5 is little for a tall person.
You should take it a a compliment that she thought you were so little!
p.s. congratulations on you weight loss! you look terrific!!
First off AWESOME transformation! I am amazed. And I think you look PERFECT. YOu look wonderful!
People who are larger than me (either vertically, horizontally, or both) usually say "You look so tiny! You must weigh 90 pounds sopping wet!" And the answer is, "No, I'm 109 pounds." And I'm 5'2.
I think it is as imccarthy mentioned, there are so many people that are overweight now, that anyone who is a healthy body weight is judged as being too thin, or accused of not eating enough!
I looked at you, and you look just right to me!
I also get weird comment like: Stop losing or you'll become anorexic.. I got that 4 times. People doesn't understand a weight loss and a mental illness..
Amoria00 - you look amazing!! Be proud of yourself :-) It's an amazing, amazing achievement the healthy weight loss that you have accomplished. I agree with everyone else that you look GREAT!! You are thin but I wouldn't say too thin. I would love to have your figure :) Congratulations!
..and then i saw you were 25 =0 i hope that wasnt insulting. you look young and thats great. people think im anywhere between 17-22 lol.
you look like your between 100-110.
I can't buy alcool or lotto without my cards! I'm used to it and will be sad the day it will stop!
I'm 26 btw but my hourglass shape helps a lot I must admit :)
You look great. Oh it's good that they didn't take your blood, it sucks to be all fainty, and it takes forever to recover if your iron wasn't great anyway.
I think you look exactly your weight. Quite frankly, I think you'd look even better if you weighed a few pounds less, but thats just my opinion.
First think that popped into my head is that the lady at the blood donation place was probably overweight herself.