And still, people come up to me and ask if I've been ill because I've gotten "so thin!" And I'm admonished to not lose any more.
As a reality check, just to make sure that I haven't developed some kind of eating disorder or become dysmorphic, I run these conversations by my husband of 22 years, who has seen my body at many different weights and stages, and he is as perplexed as I am and agrees that I am HARDLY "too thin."
I don't know what is up with people sometimes, I really don't...
Well, keep in mind that our society has increased the amount of fabric in womens' (and to some degree, mens' as well) clothing over the years to a pretty drastic degree. Marilyn Monroe was a size 14, and I've heard people justify being a 14 b/c Marilyn was.
Fact is that Marilyn was 5'-5" tall and 115-120 lbs. with measurements 35-22-35. She would be a 4
in today's sizing! That's how much sizes have changed over the years to accomodate the GROWING American woman! I know this for a fact b/c my size 10s from college 25 years ago fit me when I was wearing 6s many years later, when 10s made in 2002 were WAY too big.
Eating disorders ARE real, of course. But I think that a far more insidious problem than anorexia is obesity, and our growing acceptance as "normal" of overweight.