Just For The Curvy People.

By Somoca Latest Reply 2012-06-27 09:02:27 -0500
Started 2012-06-20 06:59:37 -0500

I saw this article and I wondered, what you all thought about it. Would you go?


32 replies

old biker
old biker 2012-06-24 09:58:23 -0500 Report

Anything that helps to keep people motivated and headed in a healthy direction, with out being harmful to others. Can't be all that bad

MAYS 2012-06-24 09:30:10 -0500 Report

What is the issue?
I was thin, actually skinny for most of my entire life.
I am now 6 ft. 2 in. tall, 210 ;bs…I can put weight on and take it off easily.
I have heard all of the stories from one extreme to the other, whatever size you are in life you must deal with it, others must tolerate it on a limited basis.

No matter how you look at it, or try to justify it, discrimination on any level, for any reason by any person, business or organization, is constitutionally and morally wrong!


old biker
old biker 2012-06-24 10:05:13 -0500 Report

Looks like we have something in common Mays all most… I too am 6'2" weigh 210lbs and can put weight on easily, It's the part about taking the weight off easily..That's where we part company :-)

TsalagiLenape 2012-06-24 07:41:26 -0500 Report

Well I can understand why they banned the people. More often than not, they are focused on themselves. Hence wont take the time for chattin. However banning them is wrong.

gadgetgirl007 2012-06-23 20:35:53 -0500 Report

Thank you Somoca & the gym in Canada. Many of the svelte woman at my gym can be encouraging & friendly, but that doesn't make me "hate them" any less. LOL And I like this reference "tiny little Lululemon people running around". : )

cindygal1 2012-06-23 03:41:53 -0500 Report

Help for the gym, a gym is a place for everyone to work out in, that is like saying if you are skinny go somewhere else and work out, which isilly, it doen't bother me to work with people who are akinny that is probably the way that they stay that way. Even if you are skinny you can still have diabetes and I think that the owner of the gym is looking at it all wrong and needs to change his mind and look into diabetes before he made a call like he has made.

CJ55 2012-06-21 02:57:12 -0500 Report

Hello and ty for the article. I myself will not go to a gym, or a zumba class or anything else close to that subject. Been there done that. I dont like ppl starring at me because I am overweight or peoples comments made about my weight. I have feelings as well and I would never do that to anyon else. Our society today is very cruel.

gadgetgirl007 2012-06-23 20:41:44 -0500 Report

It does get old being the only , or maybe 1 of just a few overweight people in the Spin & Boot Camp classes at the gym. People are so judgmental, oh, at least 1 not slim person tried, I saw another making no effort to work out, why bother. Oh look she couldn't even last the whole length of the class, blah, blah, gossip, gossip. Aren't IPODs a wonderful invention. : )

eristar 2012-06-21 06:16:22 -0500 Report

Society is very cruel. I am self conscious about my size, and totally understand your reluctance to go to a public place like a gym - a place where you are supposed to be able to go to feel and look better, not be ashamed of how you look now.

flipmom 2012-06-20 22:57:28 -0500 Report

thats crazy!! what would they do after losing weight? stop going to gym? havent they know that maybe they are skinny because of the gym! so what if they are skinny, maybe they need muscle and been skinny all their life thats why they go in the first place! thats a bunch on bologney!!

shortysmalls 2012-06-20 22:28:04 -0500 Report

As far as going to a gym been there and done that. Its ok but still feel uncomfortable bout going since feel intimidated by the fit or "Skinny ppl" dont like drama so I just do what exercise I like, for me walking. And think it isnt right to pass up someone who is Plump or overweight for a job.. If they are qualified should have a chance at it, and shouldnt be based on looks thats not what its about, its about treating other with respect and giving chance

Somoca 2012-06-20 22:46:22 -0500 Report

Totally agree on that :D

shortysmalls 2012-06-23 00:53:19 -0500 Report

hey thanks…glad to hear that ppl here do care and we can agree on things and disagree too…but we all learn from each other…no rihgt or wrong answers we just see things and issues from different angles. hey am doing ok, hubby not feeling well but doing better. have a great day!!

techguy87114 2012-06-20 21:53:27 -0500 Report

Everyone is in/at a different stage in life. Why does your shape matter in that? I was more overweight the last few years than I've been in my whole life. That was the stage I was in. Could still keep up with my skinny friends and then some. I even used to joke that if the world ended today they would be the first to go.

I would be the one that survives and man they would wish they were me.
now that I have T2 I've learned new things and dropped a lot of pounds..still not 'SKINNY' by any sense of the word. I will say this however… I'm still a hunk a hunk a burning love !

Round is a shape.it just may be different than yours. I personally like my women with some meat on their bones. I know some very powerful and sexy bigger women and they never cease to amaze me.

Live how you want to live. Look how you want to look. Beauty is what you make it.

long live the non skinny people !

shortysmalls 2012-06-20 22:22:18 -0500 Report

that is so true. Not only have I lost 80lbs will never be a twiggy. and am only 4'9" tall, so shortness is an undetstatement!! I always say never have to far to fall and when I die, all the tall ppl will have to lay on floor to get stuff. But even though still think of me as "overweight" It doesnt matter so much anymore being oval or round. I am ok the way I am and being round is a good thing. as long as healthy, taking care of yourself and being you is all that matters. And my hubby wouldnt care if was as big as a house, still loves me anyway. but he also knows not having the extra weight helps my diabetes

CJ55 2012-06-21 03:08:09 -0500 Report

I feel the exact same way as does my husband. Ty.. It is nice to hear others think like i do and know what i live with. Being here on DC has made me feel like I am not alone, others have the same problems I have. Ppl have inspired me to take better care of myself and try to exercise even though it hurts so badly to even walk. The encouraging words are so warm and kind. i stumbled onto this website totally by accident 2 days ago, and I already feel enlighted. Again, ty.

eristar 2012-06-21 06:13:46 -0500 Report

Hi, and welcome! I can relate to the pain with "little" things like walking…Took a long time post surgery to even be back on my feet with a walker, and am grateful every day now that I have more freedom and less pain and can finally walk on my own again. I hope things will improve for you, and in the meantime, hang out here with us! :)

gbc43 2012-06-21 05:40:09 -0500 Report

Have you taken the class yet? See if there is a support group in your area .Get you better half involved so he understands everything.

Somoca 2012-06-20 13:23:55 -0500 Report

I'm inclined to like it myself. I have gone to gyms where the skinny ones whisper about you and look at you. It would be nice to go without the judgmental looks.

flipmom 2012-06-20 23:02:25 -0500 Report

those who whisper are just there to show off their tight gym shorts and bras!! otherwise, they are there to work out and and for those that started overweight, i doubt that they would give u a mean look.

swlinda 2012-06-20 13:06:00 -0500 Report

Personally I think it would make going to the gym less intimidating. I really don't like to discriminate against anyone though. It is bad enough that fat people get pasted by for jobs etc. due to their size and societies idea that you are lazy if you are heavy.