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

SodaHead 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."

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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
    Awesome
    Fun-Betty
    +26
    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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  • Aquaduck Inquisi... 2012/06/04 20:47:57
    Aquaduck
    Good comparison, but they're two entirely different things. Actually, there is no such thing as a healthy smoker. Every cigarette takes off 11 minutes of your life. You are single-handedly destroying your lungs that way. Not to mention the fact that you're also infecting every one else's air when you smoke. But you can't say the same with being overweight.
  • Inquisi... Aquaduck 2012/06/04 23:33:02
    Inquisitve Kat
    It is the same, that's what you're not getting... every moment you're fat you're putting more strain on your back and organs... so, by your logic, there is no healthy fat person.
  • Seras S... Inquisi... 2012/06/08 07:43:17
    Seras Superstar
    Please stop comparing smokers to being fat.
  • Inquisi... Seras S... 2012/06/09 01:33:48 (edited)
    Inquisitve Kat
    Why?
    Smoking is unhealthy. Being fat is unhealthy. Some smokers are healthy. Smoke fat people are healthy... they're fair comparisons.
  • Death F... Aquaduck 2012/06/05 19:12:14
    Death Faerie
    +1
    She has a point, people always bring up extremes. I'm a size 10..I want to lose more weight, but at least feel more physically comfortable then I did when I was a size 15. I felt bloated and uncomfortable..how on earth can you feel physically comfortable. Lose the weight, I guarantee you will feel better and have more energy.
  • Aquaduck Death F... 2012/06/05 20:22:10
    Aquaduck
    But my point is, some people feel fine at a larger size. Just because you were uncomfortable at size 15 doesn't mean that everyone else is. Some people are uncomfortable at size 3. It's just that everyone is different.
  • Death F... Aquaduck 2012/06/06 19:17:29
    Death Faerie
    +1
    Again you are using extremes. Size 3, unless you are a dwarf, child, or midget, is too tiny. Why don't you state size 6.8, or 10 instead? That is how I know you are overweight..its the overweight people who claim all other people are anorexic-ally underweight.
  • Aquaduck Death F... 2012/06/06 20:35:09
    Aquaduck
    +1
    How is that an extreme? Don't sit there and say that all size 3 people are too skinny, you're probably mad because you can't get that small. Yes, I went there. & Actually I'm a size 4 myself, and yeah I'm very short, but how was I claiming that all other people are anorexically underweight? In fact, isn't that what you did when you said size 3's are too tiny? My goodness.
  • Death F... Aquaduck 2012/06/07 19:23:13
    Death Faerie
    +1
    I did say unless someone is a little person..which means extremely short. I don't want to get that tiny. If I did I lose my feminine shape. I want to keep an hour glass figure. If I lose that much weight, I will lose my breasts. Its happened before. I became so anorexic/bulimic when I was 16 and 17 that my breasts went from a D cup to a B cup. Who wants to lose their womanhood like that? Except models, ballerinas, anorexics and those getting a sex change.

    I want to be a size 6.
  • Aquaduck Death F... 2012/06/08 06:56:13
    Aquaduck
    +1
    Well that's not really true, I know of many tall people that are size 3 and even smaller that look perfecrly fine. And maybe you like your large breasts, not everyone does. In fact I know A LOT of females that despise their large breasts and long for B or C cups. Why are you insisting that everyone must have womanly curves and be size 6, 8, or 10? I hope you realize that people come in different shapes and sizes because that's the way it's meant to be. I like being tiny, and no I don't have D cups or huge hips but who cares? Some people like being larger, like at a size 16. We don't all have to be one size, we're all different. It is what it is.
  • stormy rae 2012/06/01 23:11:25
    Awesome
    stormy rae
    +3
    Why should it be unhealthy, if a person is comfortable in their own skin, why should it be someone elses decision whether or not it is healthy or not?
  • JAKACE stormy rae 2012/06/02 01:29:57
    JAKACE
    +3
    ok so it would be healthy for me to do meth if i felt comfortable in my skin 3 weeks later
  • Aquaduck JAKACE 2012/06/02 06:08:13
    Aquaduck
    +1
    No, meth is guaranteed to get you on the wrong path. However, one can be overweight yet healthy at the same time, you just have to know your limits.
  • cass 2012/06/01 23:06:27
    Awesome
    cass
    +1
    Beautiful..
  • Justina Jackson 2012/06/01 23:05:10
    Awesome
    Justina Jackson
    +1
    She doesnt look fat to me she looks thick. Obese people should NOT be posting things like this tho. thats. just.....special.
  • daveygater 2012/06/01 23:04:38
    Awesome
    daveygater
    +1
    well, not quite "awesome", but not bad
  • ☆WillThompson☆ 2012/06/01 21:53:19
    Awesome
    ☆WillThompson☆
    +2
    Really,
    My daughter does not wear a single digit "bikini". However my daughters body fat percentage is under twenty. Her body mass index is well in check for all the sports she (soccer, softball, weightlifting) participates in each season. That and she is stronger than her boyfriend ( scrawny boys nowadays is a whole other issue).
  • BabyyRockerrC 2012/06/01 21:38:04
    Awesome
    BabyyRockerrC
    +11
    “To all girls who think they're fat because they're not a size 0, you're the beautiful one, its society who's ugly.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe
  • Aly Hart BabyyRo... 2012/06/05 03:53:57 (edited)
    Aly Hart
    Marilyn never said that quote, just saying. -_-
  • BabyyRo... Aly Hart 2012/06/23 14:21:22 (edited)
    BabyyRockerrC
    http://www.goodreads.com/quot... i think i know marilyn monroe pretty well ....just saying -_-
  • Mud 2012/06/01 21:30:48 (edited)
  • Inquisi... Mud 2012/06/02 01:02:00
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    Most people applaud this because most people are out of shape.
  • Aquaduck Inquisi... 2012/06/02 05:07:27
    Aquaduck
    +1
    I'm not out of shape yet I applaud this to the fullest :)
  • Inquisi... Aquaduck 2012/06/04 16:45:26 (edited)
    Inquisitve Kat
    You missed my key word... "most".
  • Aquaduck Inquisi... 2012/06/04 18:24:53
    Aquaduck
    I just gave you an example of one that isn't out of shape. I saw the keyword very clearly.
  • Inquisi... Aquaduck 2012/06/04 20:24:50 (edited)
    Inquisitve Kat
    Yes, but your example would only have made sense if I tried to claim 'all'... otherwise, it's just talking for the hell of it.
  • Aquaduck Inquisi... 2012/06/04 20:34:45
    Aquaduck
    Lol, and what's wrong with that? It IS an opinion website, with unlimited posting, so I can talk for the hell of it I want. To each their own :]
  • Inquisi... Aquaduck 2012/06/04 20:40:25
    Inquisitve Kat
    Oh, just pointing it out is all. :-)
  • Aquaduck Inquisi... 2012/06/04 20:49:01
    Aquaduck
    K.
  • Death F... Aquaduck 2012/06/05 19:16:09
    Death Faerie
    Being overweight, having more fat than muscle is out of shape. I'm out of shape too..but at least I'm trying.
  • Aquaduck Death F... 2012/06/05 20:25:33
    Aquaduck
    I'm not overweight. Unless you think 110 lbs at 4'11.5" is overweight.
  • Death F... Aquaduck 2012/06/06 19:18:31
    Death Faerie
    Then you were once underweight. 110 lbs is my ultimate goal.
  • Mud Inquisi... 2012/06/06 17:07:24
    Mud
    +1
    Very True
  • strawberry 2012/06/01 21:26:18
    Unhealthy
    strawberry
    +3
    Promoting being fat is just an excuse for being lazy and defensive. It is amazing how too many Americans are glorifying obesity.
  • Melissa... strawberry 2012/06/01 21:52:31
    Melissa.Tousignant.Ward
    +6
    @strawberry, you are promoting judgmentalism and glorifying idiocy. You presume to know what she does or does not do to be healthy. Maybe you aren't a bit chunky and struggle with your weight, but if you ever do I hope that those around you will be more supportive than you are. Judge not, lest you be judged by the same measure you judge.
  • strawberry Melissa... 2012/06/01 22:03:35
    strawberry
    +3
    Most of us have a weight problem at some point in our lives. Glorifying being fat, or obese, letting your fat hang out all over the place, shows ignorance. Young people did not get that fat in my generation of youth. I'm promoting my own point of view, you promote your own, and take your own advice.
  • HipJipC strawberry 2012/06/04 03:59:15
    HipJipC
    Letting fat hang out all over the place shows ignorance??? Young people did not get that fat in "my" generation of youth????
    You have strewn your ignorance all over this post. Your point of view has to include your point of ignorance. What is sad is that you have child(ren) and most likely you are going to transfer it to them. They will be attacked and belittled for their ignorance and bigotry. Are you prepared to deal with that?
  • Inquisi... Melissa... 2012/06/02 01:04:03
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    And just what are you promoting by being judgemental of strawberry? Before you parrot cliche'd advice, stop and ask yourself if you actually follow the advice you're giving.
  • Aquaduck Inquisi... 2012/06/02 05:06:14
    Aquaduck
    +1
    how is she judging strawberry?
  • Inquisi... Aquaduck 2012/06/02 05:26:59
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    She's claiming she's being idiotic for her opinion... strawberry stated a true fact. Americans are supportive of obesity.

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