Who we aren't: We aren't anorexics, fasting day in and day out, or starving ourselves to reach weights that would make us look like the models in Cosmo.
Who we are: We are regular people who want to lose a few pounds. We just want to like what we see in the mirror every morning a little better. We don't want to have to obsess over whether this shirt or these jeans make us look wider anymore. We want to support other people who want these things. If you fit these descriptions, do join; the support you give and receive can change what people think of themselves tremendously.
Facts on Figures:
There are 3 billion women who don't look like supermodels and only eight who do.
Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14.
If Barbie was a real woman, she'd have to walk on all fours due to her proportions (39-23-33, at 7'2").
The average woman weighs 144 lb. and wears between a 12-14.
One out of every four college aged women has an eating disorder.
The models in the magazines are airbrushed -- not perfect!
A psychological study in 1995 found that three minutes spent looking at a fashion magazine caused 70% of women to feel depressed, guilty, and shameful.
Models twenty years ago weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today they weigh 23% less.
What to do: Post! Keep track of foods you eat, exercise you do, and any such things here. Post supportive material. When you join, we recommend a first post containing your name if you want to give it, height, current weight, and goal weight. Beyond that, be supportive--never flame or bash another member.