My sister has a theory about this: she says that the reason people think that we don't look like the weight we are is because of so many women lying all the time about their weight. If a woman weighs 160, and she lies and tells people she weighs 125, then we get a distorted perception of what 125 really looks like. When I tell anyone what I weigh, they always have the same shock reaction- and I think it is because of this distorted perception of what a certain weight looks like. Did you guys see the Tyra where she put everyone's weight on their swimsuits? I was pretty shocked to see that Tyra was 170. It made me feel really good though, because since I am tall, I will never weigh anywhere close to 100, and I have been coming to the realization that I wouldn't want to.
BTW, this still doesn't excuse the "friend" behaving so insensitively. What a beach!
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