Proud Women Post 'Fatkini' Photos: Awesome or Unhealthy?

Living 2012/05/31 17:17:15
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Who said you have to be a skinny minnie to wear a teeny bikini? Plus-size fashion blogger Gabi Gregg has posted a photo of herself in a "fatkini" and asked other readers of xojane.com to do the same. Some of the ladies look great, but critics say Gregg is "promoting an unhealthy weight."

Gregg, however, thinks she's been misunderstood. "I’m all for health," the 25-year-old, who wears a size 18, told the "Today" show. "I think people should be really aware of what they’re putting in their bodies and try to get more active. The truth is, we have to live in our bodies and be happy with the bodies we have right now, regardless of where we are in our journey to health.

"So often in the media all we see are thin women in bikinis," she added. "I love my body. I think we should kind of reject these fashion rules about what we are and about what we are not allowed to wear."

She also said women pay too much attention to their weight when it comes to their health. "My measure for health is how good I feel," Gregg said. "The main thing is to judge how you feel and what you’re putting into your body, how active you are and not based on a number on a scale." Do you think women should rock their "fatkinis" with pride?
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  • Fun-Betty 2012/05/31 18:46:20
    I walk daily, eat healthy, no carbs, etc.... and this is pretty much my body type. This woman rocks and looks awesome. ;) Go Gabi!

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  • Diana ♒ßεllεc... 2012/06/02 23:41:35
    Yes because fat women are soooo attractive. Every guy rushes to be with a woman whose rolls bulge out of their jeans and will die at a younger age due to weight related illnesses. I have a boobs and a butt. I don't know about you but I don't know too many eight years olds who have that. I don't need to make myself feel better nor do I need validation from you. Why? Because clothes look great on me, I have amazing energy and I'm just all around happy :)
  • being me 2012/05/31 18:14:01
    being me
    It's great to be confidant who u r no matter what u look like.

    go girl
  • Sheila 2012/05/31 18:13:32
    The hell with the critics!!
  • Lorelei Lee 2012/05/31 18:12:38
    Lorelei Lee
    If it is a appropriate swim suit like she has on. There are some women I have seen in bikinis made for someone that is a size 8 and they are a size 18.
  • PokerFace 2012/05/31 18:11:11
    it may be unhealthy but do we all have to be thin there would be no uniqueness
  • AM 2012/05/31 18:09:10
  • Pixie·Ÿ... AM 2012/05/31 18:19:18
  • AM Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/05/31 18:46:41 (edited)
  • Cat 1017 AM 2012/05/31 19:30:06
    Cat 1017
    If she feels healthy and has no illnesses and does everything necessary to take care of her body...Then she IS healthy and this is the norm for her....Why should she starve herself to fit a particular look...She looks great ...My Dad use to say the only thing that wants a bone is a dog...I agree....
  • Pixie·Ÿ... AM 2012/05/31 20:38:34
  • AM Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/05/31 21:42:26
  • Inquisi... AM 2012/05/31 20:39:58
    Inquisitve Kat
    It's sad... I blame a lot of obesity on doctors, as well as other factors... doctors are constantly telling overweight people that they have nothing to worry about.
    When I was over 350 lbs, my doctor NEVER mentioned my weight (probably because I didn't have anything like high blood pressure or high blood sugars or anything of the sort). Now, at around 170 lbs, my doctor has told me I really don't "need" to lose any more weight (then again, she's probably a good 20 lbs heavier than I am). I'm only 5'3", so at this weight, I still wear a 14-16 pants... the hell I don't need to lose more weight! If I listened to my doctor, I would be maintaining this size... because I over-exercise and calorie restrict and fast (to the point of some idiot psychiatrist in the hospital diagnosing me with anorexia), she things losing more weight is a 'bad idea'.
    People are not held accountable, even by their doctors.
  • AM Inquisi... 2012/05/31 21:41:40
  • Inquisi... AM 2012/06/01 01:20:14
    Inquisitve Kat
    Maybe in the US... we have free healthcare here, so doctors are doing everything they can to keep us out of there, usually... I think a lot of them just buy into the whole fat acceptance attitude that's taken over. Hell, the "awesome" votes for this question are overwhelming.
    And thanks... I am kind of proud about the weight loss/getting in shape. :-)
  • Jazzy Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/05/31 18:58:01
    You are perfectly healthy as long as you are perfectly happy with yourself.
  • Diana Jazzy 2012/05/31 19:09:25
    If I shoot up heroine but am perfectly happy with myself does that make me healthy?
  • Vieuphoria Diana 2012/05/31 19:13:04
    Just thought i'd throw this out there..... Heroin itself isn't toxic to the human body. Does less damage to tissues etc that Alcohol.
  • Diana Vieuphoria 2012/05/31 19:15:47
    Heroine may cause less damage but it certainly isn't exactly healthy by any means.
  • Vieuphoria Diana 2012/06/01 09:52:42
    It's the lifestyle that comes with heroin that is toxic. Needle sharing, lack of exercise etc.

    But yeah it's not healthy. But does it matter? Is it for you or I to tell someone else how they should live their life?
  • Jazzy Diana 2012/05/31 20:38:41
    All i meant by it is that no one has a room to judge another human being. And especially not by the way they choose to look. If that person is happy being 300 or 100 pounds they are healthy in my book. Its worse to be stressed out about the way you look and what other people will think of you.
  • Jazzy AM 2012/05/31 18:57:23
    You know I would rather be healthy with some meat on my bones then a tooth pick b*itch.
  • AM Jazzy 2012/05/31 19:02:50
  • Jazzy AM 2012/05/31 19:06:51
    You just called a woman fat. Who are you to judge. And btw if you really knew all that you claim to you would also know weight and height charts also go by age. And they have changed over the years. What is considered to be "plus size" used to be beautiful and the ideal weight but now a size 8 is considered to be a plus size.
  • AM Jazzy 2012/05/31 19:23:18 (edited)
  • Jazzy AM 2012/05/31 20:40:23
    um no she said a dress size, she did not use the word fat. You called her that!!!!!
  • AM Jazzy 2012/05/31 21:43:51
  • Jazzy AM 2012/06/01 01:25:22
    No its not. It is wrong and hurtful. But then again some people enjoy hurting other people. Have a great evening.
  • Inquisi... Jazzy 2012/06/01 01:22:44
    Inquisitve Kat
    Click the link, pretty sure she calls herself fat, and talks about fat girls...
    So what, it's only okay for "plus size" people to use the word "fat"?
    She called her fat... which she is... what's so bad about that? It's not like she called her a whale, or a tub of lard... she used the correct term.
  • Jazzy Inquisi... 2012/06/01 01:24:40
    No that AM called another women on here fat. Before you say anything to me read the whole story please.
  • AM Jazzy 2012/06/01 05:23:50
  • Inquisi... Jazzy 2012/06/01 05:26:31
    Inquisitve Kat
    I realise that... and the fat woman called herself at, so?
  • ~Doll P... AM 2012/06/02 04:03:20
    ~Doll Princess~
    Well, there's "Plus Modeling" Which is actually 8-12. While regular "Straight-Size" is 0-4, with 34-24-34 measurements.
  • AM ~Doll P... 2012/06/02 04:37:22
  • ~Doll P... AM 2012/06/02 05:15:20
    ~Doll Princess~
    ...You completely misread. I was stating that Plus modeling starts at size 8, while straight modeling usually has to have the measurements of 34-24-34.
  • AM ~Doll P... 2012/06/02 14:37:56 (edited)
  • ~Doll P... AM 2012/06/02 16:11:32
    ~Doll Princess~
    What size do you believe them to be? They don't look to be an 8, more like 14, but I am a model and I frequent professional/hobbyist forums, and believe me, I've seen the discussions of Plus Models as well as the normal 'Fashion size'

    Oh, I agree if one is naturally like that, or they can healthfully get down to that. I have a 24 inch waist myself, but my hips are an inch too big, so ..XD
  • Vieuphoria AM 2012/05/31 19:13:31
    Why should everyone be striving for what you want?
  • AM Vieuphoria 2012/05/31 19:40:26
  • Vieuphoria AM 2012/06/01 09:55:40
    You can be overweight but still be physically fit. But yeah, people should try and keep to a healthy weight... but at the end of the day it's their choice. Not for you to demand they change. People are people, it's in their nature to be different.
  • AM Vieuphoria 2012/06/01 12:10:14

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