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size five in jeans? is it fat??


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im between 5'3"-5'4" and im a size 5 in jeans. the legs fit pretty well, but the waiste is next to huge on me. so take that image, and am i fat? or  my legs just more muscular?? im really wondering. im aiming for 110lbs. and thats without muscle weight.
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my mistake. maybe the stores are different then? because when I went shopping in the states a few years back i was wearing a 7 and I bought a size 2... thats where I get my information. sorry bout that.
I noticed that sizing (with certain brands) is bigger in the states too (e.g. bra size - I wear a smaller size at La Senza here in Canada than I do in Victoria's Secret bras). Same with shoes... for some reason I fit into a 7.5 in the states. Maybe it was just that specific brand tho.

Anyhoo ... size 5 is not fat. And the fact that it's big around the waist just proves that you're a skinny girl. I have the same prob with jeans (skin tight around the thighs and LOTS of extra room in the waist). It sucks, but just find a good tailor, or a hot belt.
okay:

1. stellajo, they are not huge on the legs, they are lose on the waiste only. i think you need to understand that for me, seeing all the other girls weigh 110 lbs and a size 0, which i used to be as well, and then shoot back up to a size 5 (again) im not going to feel skinny at all. thats why im asking a second opionion, because ive learned that i cant trust my own.

2. renastar23,  i know i post similar posts, but i post when i get ideas in my head. i posted this because i put on a pair of me jeans, and it was one of those days where you just feel fat. and i wanted to know if the reason i felt that way was because it was true. its hard to convince myself that im not something negative, but something positive. i have trouble complemeting myself and thinking good things about myself. im just looking for a realistic veiw.

3. hockeygirl44, i live in america. haha

4. catherinerich, i understand that some people on here may have different problems then i do. but you have to understand that to me, i have a problem and i really DO think that im fat. ive been unhappy with my body image for as long as i can remember. and ive done a lot of bad stuff and been through a lot of bad stuff. this universe is todays society. it makes silent laws that body image is everything. i know that its not, but its a personal battle for me and for me- size 5 is too large. and like i said before, i just need some other realistic opinions.
Original Post by juicebox04:

okay:

1. stellajo, they are not huge on the legs, they are lose on the waiste only. i think you need to understand that for me, seeing all the other girls weigh 110 lbs and a size 0, which i used to be as well, and then shoot back up to a size 5 (again) im not going to feel skinny at all. thats why im asking a second opionion, because ive learned that i cant trust my own.

2. renastar23, i know i post similar posts, but i post when i get ideas in my head. i posted this because i put on a pair of me jeans, and it was one of those days where you just feel fat. and i wanted to know if the reason i felt that way was because it was true. its hard to convince myself that im not something negative, but something positive. i have trouble complemeting myself and thinking good things about myself. im just looking for a realistic veiw.

3. hockeygirl44, i live in america. haha

4. catherinerich, i understand that some people on here may have different problems then i do. but you have to understand that to me, i have a problem and i really DO think that im fat. ive been unhappy with my body image for as long as i can remember. and ive done a lot of bad stuff and been through a lot of bad stuff. this universe is todays society. it makes silent laws that body image is everything. i know that its not, but its a personal battle for me and for me- size 5 is too large. and like i said before, i just need some other realistic opinions.

 I think if you truely think a size (and your probably smaller than that if a size 5 is big in the waist) 5 is large you need to see a therapist to talk with them about your distorted body image. A size 5 or smaller is not big at all. 

uh, i didn't read all the posts here, but if you want my opinion:

i have a couple pairs of size 5 jeans with HUGE waists...and i've come up with the reasons why--1) meant for taller people...they have really long legs (i buy them long because they ALWAYS SHRINK), 2) they're meant to fit your hips and if you have relatively small hips, the waist will seem so much bigger.

you're not fat.  i'm not fat.  i have lots of muscle!  :-)  being strong is so much cooler than being skinny.

and to comment on something i read above: you can be "skinnyfat"...small body, with little muscle and a high fat percentage.  since fat weighs less, you see a smaller number on the scale.  

this is one of the reasons i don't need to be any less than 125.  i want plenty of lean muscle on me, WHO CARES IF IT WEIGHS MORE.  if i look hotter, the number won't matter. 

no a size 5 is not fat. i would probably have to become anorexic to even get to a 5; healthy weight range for me translates to sizes 8-12. then again i'm 5'9", large frame
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Good gravy! How in the world could you ever think a size 5 is FAT?! I have a 'friend' who is that small (and there's really NO way to be that size and "fat"... no matter how distorted your self image is..) and she is constantly complaining of gaining weight and fishing for compliments. Its RUDE. Especially in the presence of us 'heavier' girls Undecided

ok, so my train of thought is a bit independent of the OP's complaints, but bear with what i mean to say....

i guess it all depends on your definition of "fat".

it's one thing to be overweight (with a high body fat percentage) and another to be small in comparison, but still flabby due to that high fat percentage.

bigger girls see smaller girls and would die to be that smaller person (speaking for myself here, not looking to offend!!! i know i felt this way, and even when i did get smaller, i was still fluffy, er, am still a little fluffy? :-P)...but the smaller person can still be unhappy because she might see cellulite and because she's not small AND rock hard.

does this make sense or am i just blabbering in vain?

 

but i agree, size 5 should generally mean that you are not "fat".

Hi All! 

Just stepping in for a moment to let you know that the moderators have reviewed this thread and we feel that at this time, the posting guidelines have not been violated by the OP.

While most of you may agree that a size 5 is not "fat" I think we can all agree that we sometimes have those "blah" moments in the morning.  I think that is what sparked Juicebox to start this thread. 

Please remember guys that everyone is welcome to CC.  We pride ourselves in having all shapes and sizes in our community.  That being said, everyone is welcome to post on CC, even if it is about how they feel about themselves that day or in general, as long as it remains within the PGs.  If it is a thread that strikes your fancy then by all means, post away.  But there will always be those one or two threads that we may not agree with... these are the threads that we should exercise our right to skip over.

So let's all play nice and take into account that how we may feel or judge is not perceived the same by another person.  We all have our differences of opinions and that is what is so great about CC, the variety. 

Thanks,

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Original Post by babyd:

I noticed that sizing (with certain brands) is bigger in the states too (e.g. bra size - I wear a smaller size at La Senza here in Canada than I do in Victoria's Secret bras). Same with shoes... for some reason I fit into a 7.5 in the states. Maybe it was just that specific brand tho.

Anyhoo ... size 5 is not fat. And the fact that it's big around the waist just proves that you're a skinny girl. I have the same prob with jeans (skin tight around the thighs and LOTS of extra room in the waist). It sucks, but just find a good tailor, or a hot belt.

Everyone that I know wears a larger size at victoria's secret- they cut their bras small.  My mother used to be over a DD and could not find a bra there to save her life! 

I'm with you, yogi!  I can't buy bras in their stores, but I can through the catalog.  Whoever in the world thought you could leave a lingerie shoppe DEPRESSED because your boobs are TOO BIG??  Crazy!!

here's a thought....

find jeans that fit 

re: Vic Secret... that's sooo weird! When I tried on a bra in my size there, the band was wayyyyyy too big and the cups were too small!

re: finding jeans that fit - easier said than done. I think a lot of them are made for people who are shaped like a 12 year old boy (i.e. NO curves whatsoever).

I can understand where everyone is coming from by being a little rude to the fact that your asking what seems to be a ridiculous question, but then again there not in your shoes.. i was at one point through my middle school years was the biggest problem i felt the same exact way you did i was a size 5 / 7 a 3 in some skirts and i thought i was way bigger than all the other girls i had a really bad self image issue which lead to some poor decisions , i thought about how i looked constantly, it sucked b/c if i knew then what i know now i would have been a lot happier with my size.. after i got a b/f in highschool i got on the birthcontrol shot and gained atleast 50 lbs it just came on so fast and i didnt even realize it until i saw pics of myself when i looked in the mirror i really didnt see that big of a difference i knew there was but i didnt see it, that right there told me i had an extreme distorted image of myself when i was skinny i thought i was huge when i was huge i still looked about the same i knew i wasnt but still looked it to me ..  your post was sort of fishing for a complement but i believe it was sincere you really needed it, if a size 9 person had said the same thing they wouldnt have been looked down upon for it, its really not fair.. but like you said you do see yourself as fat yes there are really overweight people out there but you look at it as thats not your problem this is your problem so why focus on them your worried about how you feel and thats only human.. so no your not fat and chances are you really know that, but you do feel fat and thats something you have to solve on your own or maybe with the help of a shrink whatever helps you feel better about yourself..

I'm a size 5, and I don't feel any less "fat" than I was 100lbs ago either.  To each his own, we don't have the right to invalidate the feelings of others.

It always amazes me how mean and unsympathetic women are to eachother.  Women are special, we share a lot of unique problems, thoughts and feelings, we should be able to depend on one another.

It just depends on the cut of the jeans. I'm almost 5'2 and I can wear a 3, 5, 7 or 9 in Juniors depending on how it is cut. Some 3's are so tight I can't even zipper them and sometimes its the same thing with a 7. I'm not overweight, 119, but I could lose the flab in the stomach area and I think thats part of why I can wear so many sizes. The worst part - being too short that you always need to have the jeans hemmed.

Anyone else ever realize that for "short" cut jeans you need to be like 4'10 and for "regular" 5'4 ....there are other heights in between there, I'm just waiting on the companies to realize it!!!! 

I'm 5'3" 3/4 and when I think I was fine when I was a size five. I still wanted to lose weight, but I didn't HATE my body like I did when I was an 8. Then again, I wasn't muscular either so your body could look TOTALLY different from how mine did [as in, amazing :D].
please understand somethings:

im only 14. im not going to want to be the same size as some of you on here, because im younger and my peers are slimmer.

i used to thinner and gaining weight is really hard after you lose it. and so im upset and i just want to know how bad it really is.

it was a bad day for me. dont you ever just wake up and "feel fat". yeah, one of those. i was venting.  i like to vent on here. i get a lot of good adivce. but i also get a lot of rude comments. people think that i ask these questions to fish for complements, but i dont! i really, really DO think this way. ive always thought i was fat. i do have problem with myself. and thats not a good feeling. and im not asking for compliments, but when i get them it does help me feel a little bit better. but dont feel better when people compliment you when your feeling upset? im just kinda getting tired of negative comments to me. if you dont understand my problem, if you dont want to help, or if you really dont give a crap...them save me the time and just dont reply.

because its rude, and im not trying to affend anyone who "REALLY does have a weight problem" because, my definition of a weight problem may be different from yours. and to me, i do REALLY have a problem.

thanks for those who were kind enough to help :] im sorry, but i just had to say something.
the thing is, juicebox, although it is tough to be bigger than your peers, what you don't yet know is that that little bit of pudge you may have gained is what will allow you to become a beautiful woman. trust me, between the ages of 13-16 are most people's ugly years (for some, ie. me they extend a few years after that) but then the extra pudge will magically disappear into beautiful curves. Trust me, i've been there. It's hard, but you will come through if you just give your body a chance.
You are beautiful! I hope you realize that even if you think you're fat...which you are DEFINITELY not! I think everyone has their own expectations for their bodies, and yours may be somewhat higher, there's nothing wrong with that. The problem comes when you think youre fat and can't stop obsessing over it. Then you start doing things that are are definitely not healthy (you know where I"m going...). I know where you're coming from, though. I'm the same size and think I'm huge, but other people bigger than me look fine to me. Many people don't think they look the way actually do. Honestly keeping a healthy diet is so much better mentally than obsessing and comparing yourself. :HUGS:
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