I was just talking with my cousin and some friends about losing weight and what is a comfortable size. We weren't talking about me losing weight because I can't afford to lose nothing right now, since I'm all heavy with child. The conversation was more about them.
Since I am about to hit my 30's, personally, I don't think I ever want to see a size 6 again. The smallest I'd ever allow myself to be is an 8. To be honest, being a 10 or 12 is cool with me, as long as I am HEALTHY. I think a lot of people fail to apply that into their equation of losing weight. If more people focused on being healthy, the size they are would come out of the picture. Believe it or not, I know more "hefty" people who are healthy than thin people. Most of the thin people I know eat shat BECAUSE they are thin and think it's not affecting them. Silly clowns.
I lose weight for no one but myself. If folks need other people or occasions as their incentive, that's cool but they'll more than likely gain it back...and some. That's always the worst! I can remember I lost 25 lbs one time (due to stress). The minute I wasn't stressed out anymore, I gained it back. I wasn't tripping because I was healthy. This last weight loss (right before I got pregnant) was because I am a diabetic and I control my diabetes thru my weight and diet. I had let my weight escalate to an unsafe level and it was starting to affect me physically. I had devised a weight loss plan best for me and it worked best. Then I got pregnant and that was all shot to hell.
The point is, losing weight becomes a losing battle when you lose weight for all the wrong reasons.
I was reading The Death of a Genius' blog called Around Nowish and died laughing because I know SO many people who "claim" they want to lose weight and "claim" they are working so hard but then you see a picture of them and they still look like Chunky Monkey. I would never publicly broadcast my efforts to lose weight if I knew I was cheating at home having a private love affair with some cheesecake, cookies, ice cream, and junk food. Where do they do that at? There are some people who can eat whatever they want but they are also in the gym working out like a maniac, burning off all excess calories they ingested. If you aren't doing that, you aren't going to lose that much weight, if any at all.
Bottom line is, if you are REALLY about being healthy and in shape, you will always make sure you get some exercise in throughout the week and that you eat to live, not live to eat. There is nothing wrong with maintaining a healthy level of weight in your life and I think once people stop looking at these airbrushed turds in magazines, they'll learn to be comfortable in the skin they are in...as long as they are healthy.