Anyone think they look "ideal"?

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Anyone think they look "ideal"?
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Thu, 10-23-2008 - 8:08pm
Along the lines of what we were talking about below w/ weight gain and all, I'm wondering if any woman thinks they look ideal.





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Registered: 09-02-2004
Thu, 10-23-2008 - 9:31pm
I think I look pretty good overall but of course there are body parts that I certainly wouldn't mind being less flabby.




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Thu, 10-23-2008 - 11:37pm

Well, the whole conversation "down below" - lol!

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Fri, 10-24-2008 - 8:16am

There is a comic of a man and woman looking at themselves in the mirror.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 8:26am
I think it's fine to strive for better but I think for many women it means they're dissatisfied with where they are.





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Fri, 10-24-2008 - 10:14am

i like telling people my age because in some ways i feel like i'm mentally much more my age than the age i look. for instance, people usually think i look like i'm in my late 20s so if i'm condescending to them (and say things like "25 is too young to get married") they think i'm just being a bitch instead of a condescending 37 year old.


but to answer the original question i've never thought i looked ideal even when i was what i'd now consider ideal. now i just don't care most of the time. i wouldn't be happy if i were FAT fat, but i think my body is very much the typical healthy-weight normal woman's body. as long as i wear flattering clothes i don't stress much

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Registered: 11-09-2001
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 10:23am
I try not tell people how old I am either because I think it forces a stereotype one way or the other. Either they think I'm really old and can't possible relate to them or they think I look so young and it becomes all about what I look like. So, I've gotten to that point where I avoid it if I can. Cathy
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Fri, 10-24-2008 - 11:08am

If people ask me how old I am, I always reply, "take a guess".

It's more fun than just telling them outright.





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Fri, 10-24-2008 - 11:44am
I can't believe I never thought of that!! I'm going to try it next time. Cathy :)
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 1:13pm

The hard thing with the face is that I know I look older but can't pinpoint why. I've spent the past few years looking and comparing.






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Registered: 03-20-2003
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 1:14pm
Good answer. Though, it might be painful the day someone guessed older than I really am.










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