Sunday, January 23, 2011

I'm an asshole

And a hypocrite it appears. I guess at least I can admit it? This might get some very angry responses, and I'm ok with that. You don't have to agree with me....I almost can't believe I'm writing this myself...

I'm watching Say Yes to the Dress this morning. There's a woman on there who is VERY plus size and she is complaining that she can't find any sample dresses to try on for her wedding. Then they interviewed her mom who said something along the lines of "It's so sad that designers today don't keep the plus size girls in mind" and she started to cry.
Then later on she said "Come on, the average person isn't a size 6". 

I about jumped through the TV to punch both of them. No, the average person isn't a size 6, but they are maybe a 12 or a 14. Look...I've only lost 35 lbs. I still weigh 250 and am still considered plus size. I've only gotten down to a size 20, so it's not like I'm a size 2 who is saying these things. (Yes, I know I'm still an asshole). You know what? Lose some weight if you have such an issue with it. That's what I did...I didn't want to try to try on wedding dresses as a fat bride. So I did something about it.

We have an epidemic in this country. We are DYING in this this world. And instead of bitching because designers don't make things in your size, do something about your health.


  1. I have to agree. I also didn't want to try on wedding dresses (which will happen in September or October) and not fit into any sample sizes. I do wish that sample sizes were more true to actual size (the size 12 sample size is often like a size 8 in street sizes...that's kind of intimidating because I can't imagine myself in a size 8) but I agree - there is an epidemic in this country.

    I love Say Yes to the Dress, by the way :)

  2. I saw the same episode and thought the exact same thing (so consider me Asshole #3). I'm not a teeny tiny girl, and I know that if I were to go try on dresses today my options would be limited because of it. BUT, I continue to try to change that...not expect designers to adjust to me being unhealthy.

    Also, I LOVE Say Yes to the Dress.