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What does full-figured mean to you?


Jul 11, 2006 @ 8:50 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
laceywiggles2


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I'm interested in knowing what full-figured means to the Missouri people. I think perhaps men see it one way, and women see it another. I'm asking as this is what I have picked in my profile write-up.
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Jul 11, 2006 @ 11:38 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
doc65270


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well i would say that full figured is one of two things, one is a nice figure but large. inother words she don't have a 26 inch waist. the other way i could take it is that she is really heavy. now thats just my oppinion of how i see or take things. full figured don't really mean she is a pork butt that is sloppy and about 150 pounds over weight it means she is just a bigger gal than most. or some or what ever. got the point.
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Jul 11, 2006 @ 11:38 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
laceywiggles2


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It looks as if nobody wants to shed some light on this question . . . a few have viewed, but no comments! Come on people!!
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Jul 12, 2006 @ 12:07 AM What does full-figured mean to you?    
laceywiggles2


Posts: 531
Hmmmm, Doc, now I'm wondering where I fit . . . . But then, if they look at the 2nd picture they will see . . . Oh well . . . . I was just curious as to what men think about it when they read full-figured. Now I know.
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Jul 12, 2006 @ 9:45 AM What does full-figured mean to you?    
ihave2browneyes


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Doc has danced around the question pretty delicately....as the subjects of weight and women have generally tended only to get men in trouble no matter what the comment. It is also hard to tell what the woman meant, or was wanting to mean, by using the words "full fugured"...as it could be either defination that Doc described. Pics do help in determining the difference, but then again, I've not posted a pic either. Many would agree that personality and other non physical qualities are supposed to count much more than looks....but sadly some people don't. When it comes to opinions....everyone has one, but maybe some are better left unsaid.
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Jul 12, 2006 @ 6:19 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
laceywiggles2


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Ihave2, so, just come out and say it, what is your definition of full-figured . . . please! I can take it . . . .
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Jul 12, 2006 @ 7:11 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
ihave2browneyes


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Apparently I didn't dance well enough...lol Like Doc, I would agree that full figured is a description for a woman who has a nice figure but large....curvy would be another way to descibe such a woman. The 26 inch waist may be closer to an Average size. But an Average could be anything anywhere...a matter of opinion. Having seen your pics, which aren't full body shots, I'd agree with a curvy description. For those who, as Doc mentions, are heavier...I've seen the initials BBW..which I understand means Big Beautiful Woman...

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Jul 13, 2006 @ 12:09 AM What does full-figured mean to you?    
laceywiggles2


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Ihave2, I don't have a full body shot, only one to the knees, that has half of my sister in it, which covers part of me up. Soo o o o , I try to be honest, that's why I asked what full-figured means to men.

Thanks for your second response.
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Jul 13, 2006 @ 4:33 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
FunCrazyGirl


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To me.....full-figured means, size 16 and above. When you shop in the plus-size section, it's a given!
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Jul 13, 2006 @ 6:10 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
Kwitjirbitjin


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I also tend to think of full-figured as curvy but large, you know, like a plus size underwear model. Amazonian, maybe. I'm 5'4" and weigh 240#, and the only reason I chose BBW as a description is because they didn't offer FAT as an option. FAT, by the way, is not a dirty word, unless, of course, it's being directed at me by some 102 pound sneering size 0. Them's fightin' words, then!
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Jul 13, 2006 @ 10:24 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
parTgirl


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I haven't a clue how to respond to this, except i'll address Big Brown Eye's response to something I got in an email the other day:

I am not FAT
I have all of this knowledge
and intelligence in my brain
and it ran out of places to go, so
it sank lower and lower and
soaked up other areas of
my body, therefore,
I am not FAT
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Jul 14, 2006 @ 1:14 AM What does full-figured mean to you?    
Classybbw58


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I am new to the boards, but decided to "weigh in" on this subject before bed.

I am not sure if the author of this thread wants to know what the general thoughts are on this subject for "labeling" somehow...or where she fits in the grand scheme of things socially.

I will address the first possibliity. There are terms for folks who are over-weight. Some "token of respect" labels and general guidelines are as follows:

Chubby---usually between 150 and 180 pounds...depending, of course on height.

BBW (which by the way stands for Big Beautiful Woman--not Big Busted Woman...which may be accurate too..but not directly applicable..usually is reserved for a woman 200 to 275 or so ..again, depending upon her height.

But one writer observed correctly..whenever you shop in the Plus Size Department..of you wear a size that is 18-20 or more..you have left chubby-land behind in your rear view mirror.

There is also a category of women (labeled) SSBBW and that means a Super Size Big and Beautiful Woman..who is 275 and over at most any height.

There are names for men who are large...

Teddy Bear usually applies to a man the same size range as a BBW and also
BHM (Big Handsome Man) for those who are larger yet.

There is still a full steam ahead misconception that fat is ugly, and apparently contagious by many people. Obesity is one of the last indulgent prejudices in the world. Somehow anyone and anything is better if it is not fat.

We all need someone to make us feel better since we are at least better than that...interestingly enough many fat folk thank God we are not like others too.

I have been told that BBW is an oximoron (by a moron) who coud not reconcile Big with Beautiful. and that truly is his loss.

Maybe thiner folks dont know (or care) but a larger person FEELS your prejudice as strongly and as vividly as if they were a minority on any other level.

Fat folks are here to stay...and many others are joining us thanks to Mc Donalds...
we can wait for you all to catch up...or wisely learn we are not second class citizens.

We are not for everyone...and most will gladly wait for a person of depth of character that has truly made peace with him/her SELF...on the subject.

I thought Doc's feeble explanation of a very large person mirrored much of how folks who have this lifestyle are treated. I wonder who the person on the bottom of the food chain (pun intended) believes is worth kicking....

As long as we have obestity....we will apparently have folks who think they have the right to judge others weaknesses.

I dont struggle with my weight..I am probably in better shape than many here...I apoligize to no one for my lifestyle..I dont ask a man how long his penis is before a meeting...and neither do I owe him an explanation or report of my scales that morning..

I hope that this helps your personally find "a bracket" that you think gives you a "place for labeling" your size author...I think you write clearly, photograph well and certainly your spelling is miles ahead of most...I enjoy your forum notes and your profile.

Peace...

NW Missouri....(a portion of the home of the brave)
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Jul 14, 2006 @ 12:10 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
Kwitjirbitjin


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ParTgirl, I love that! I got that same email not long ago; I think it had Garfield on it.

Lacey, I think you could go with either "full-figured" or "a few extra pounds." Heck, you could even stick with "curvy." At your height and weight, you're really not much off the norm. While I was there, I read your profile; you sound like a great person!

In general, one thing I've noticed on this site is a tendency by some members to understate their descriptions. I've looked at some profiles by women (checking out the competition, you know - LOL) who are clearly rotund, who actually chose the description "a few extra pounds" on their profiles. My position is, be accurate and be honest. At least that way we'll weed out the guys that won't ask us for a second date when they realized they were victims of false advertising.

Doc, I'm sure you're a real nice guy, and I commend you for describing yourself accurately, but double standards aren't really fair. Sure, I am also generally attracted to thin guys, but it's not a requirement. I would much rather date a heavy guy with a kicka$$ personality, then a muscular, good-looking a$$h0le that boosts his self esteem by trying to tear mine down. It should always be about personality and attitude first.

Remember, we all look the same when the lights are off.
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Jul 14, 2006 @ 3:54 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
rahuf


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300lbs and over
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Jul 14, 2006 @ 8:56 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
laceywiggles2


Posts: 531
Classy:

Thanks for your post. I have not posted this thread to judge anybody but myself, trust me. I truly am looking for a class to put myself into. I have many many friends larger and smaller than me. I look at their personality and respect for others, not their weight.

I was a young gal that never had a weight problem in my life until approx 5 years ago. Now I fight weight day and night. Many reason actually, age, menopause and medications I take. I'm waiting to slim down . . . they say it can happen, therefore, my classification is unsure to me. I first had average (that was 5 years ago), and then I changed it to curvy, then to full-figured. But, I have had several men ask me, explain full-figured to me. Perhaps the best description is few extra pounds and to heck with it. LOL

Plus, this was just a topic I thought people might respond heavily to. Folks, please respect the question at hand, intentional degrading will only cause me to degrade back. We all are humans, please remember that!!

And, thank you kindly for you comments on my profile and posts.
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Jul 15, 2006 @ 2:23 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
ClassyBBW55


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Lacey...

If I offended, please accept my apoligy.. I had no intention of such. It is very difficult to discuss this subject without someone being misunderstood.

I personally dont see weight (plus or minus) as anything but physically or socially limiting...many folk, however see it as spirit breaking. Anyone that has never struggled with losing a few has no idea of the angst it can cause to many.

I am in a safe place in my world and wish anyone in pain the same. As far as a direct response to "full figured" and you..may I assure you that you can mark the box "a couple pounds"..Congratulations by the way, on your local happiness!

Full figured once (in the 40s and 50s) meant someone with a Jane Russel lbody...larger than a size 14 and a heavy bossom to match. As time has passed it tends to be considered more a size 18 or greater. Does that help?


Happiness to you all...and please pass the desert tray this way....!
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Jul 15, 2006 @ 4:41 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
mogrl1000


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Everybody carries weight differently. When i had a 26 inch waiste i was 150 pounds and in a size 6.Some women are 150 pounds and in a size 16.....some men have in their profile that they want a woman under 145 pounds and to me thats shallow.They could be missing out on a great match that way.
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Jul 16, 2006 @ 10:39 PM What does full-figured mean to you?    
laceywiggles2


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Classy, no, no, no I was not offended by a word you said. I must have said something wrong myself. My comment was to state that anyone that belittles those that are heavy to please not disrepect them, they are people too.

Classy, you have been nothing but interesting in your posts and considerate, please do not think I meant you, or anybody else that has thus far responded to my thread.
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