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Old 07.02.2015, 19:11
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This is where we'll need a photo or two. Just to aid the discussion.
Please, no......
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Old 07.02.2015, 19:13
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Similar to VS website would be plus.
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Old 07.02.2015, 22:20
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There could be many causes for neoconservatism; I don't care if it's a medical cause or something else, I try not to judge Anyone.

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Oh, bravo to you sir....

Just thinking: let them be.

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Old 10.02.2015, 12:50
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Re: Big girls need to suck it up

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Old 10.02.2015, 14:07
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Re: Big girls need to suck it up

Well just for a change- let's talk about sport and ski gear! If you are a man, there are range of clothing that go up to XXXL- but for women, XL is the largest for ski clothing. And if larger women want to take up sport, instead of sitting at home and cry + put more weight on- they have to becoming very clever at adapting clothing made for people 20-30cm cm or more taller- it took me years to work out how to shorten sleeves and trousers legs which have special closures, zips and elastics, etc. Enough to put any woman trying to become or remain more active- off altogether (fortunately not me).


(and yes, I know- losing weight would help to- but talk about vicious circle).
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Old 10.02.2015, 14:16
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Well just for a change- let's talk about sport and ski gear! If you are a man, there are range of clothing that go up to XXXL- but for women, XL is the largest for ski clothing. And if larger women want to take up sport, instead of sitting at home and cry + put more weight on- they have to becoming very clever at adapting clothing made for people 20-30cm cm or more taller- it took me years to work out how to shorten sleeves and trousers legs which have special closures, zips and elastics, etc. Enough to put any woman trying to become or remain more active- off altogether (fortunately not me).
If it's just gym and running etc, I thought that really obese people only wore exercise clothing such as tracksuits?

But for more specialised sports clothing it's more of a question of supply and demand.
Sorry if this sounds crass but one just doesn't see that many obese people (male or female) skiing and snowboarding.
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Old 10.02.2015, 14:17
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Well just for a change- let's talk about sport and ski gear! If you are a man, there are range of clothing that go up to XXXL- but for women, XL is the largest for ski clothing. And if larger women want to take up sport, instead of sitting at home and cry + put more weight on- they have to becoming very clever at adapting clothing made for people 20-30cm cm or more taller- it took me years to work out how to shorten sleeves and trousers legs which have special closures, zips and elastics, etc. Enough to put any woman trying to become or remain more active- off altogether (fortunately not me).


(and yes, I know- losing weight would help to- but talk about vicious circle).
...and short school-aged boys whose waist and height measurements aren't synched with the manufacturers standard. Zippers on trouser legs, grrr.

I find running tights annoying - although they stretch to fit whatever needs to be squeezed in, there isn't much to do with extra length that just gathers in the region of upper leg and crotch. Folding up from the bottom "works" but not quite the same sleek fit. Rain trousers - near hopeless, but I always keep my eyes open for the unexpected find.

For any shorter females traveling to US, I recommend http://titlenine.com They have some sportswear in petite lengths.
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Old 10.02.2015, 14:24
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...and short school-aged boys whose waist and height measurements aren't synched with the manufacturers standard. Zippers on trouser legs, grrr.

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It's not a problem restricted to short school aged boys either.

Very tall, skinny boys are also faced with challenges in the trouser department. The arrival if the adjustable elasticated waist trousers when our boy was about six was a lifesaver for me as previously he had to wear a belt to keep his trousers up (which he hated) or look like Norman Wisdom.
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Old 10.02.2015, 14:37
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http://titlenine.com They have some sportswear in petite lengths.
Thanks, just checked- no ski gear, and size XL/16 max. Won't do! I am a UK size 20/18 USA (ok now I've said it!- shoot me down If you wish).

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Re: Big girls need to suck it up

Today's Independent reports on leading doctors saying that simply telling fat people to eat less is completely misinformed http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-10039641.html
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Old 12.02.2015, 16:47
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Today's Independent reports on leading doctors saying that simply telling fat people to eat less is completely misinformed http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-10039641.html

So they may as well all give up. That's our health services screwed then.
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Old 12.02.2015, 17:00
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...and short school-aged boys whose waist and height measurements aren't synched with the manufacturers standard. Zippers on trouser legs, grrr.

I find running tights annoying - although they stretch to fit whatever needs to be squeezed in, there isn't much to do with extra length that just gathers in the region of upper leg and crotch. Folding up from the bottom "works" but not quite the same sleek fit. Rain trousers - near hopeless, but I always keep my eyes open for the unexpected find.

For any shorter females traveling to US, I recommend http://titlenine.com They have some sportswear in petite lengths.
I give up completely with running tights - who the hell designs them??? The distance from crotch to waistband is ridiculous - I end up pulling them right up and tying over the hip bone - so that they sit there and don't drop.

The INOV-8 shorts are quite good - with a soft elastic back - but they need tightening around the waist to keep them in place.

It would be easier to run naked.
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I give up completely with running tights - who the hell designs them??? The distance from crotch to waistband is ridiculous - I end up pulling them right up and tying over the hip bone - so that they sit there and don't drop.

The INOV-8 shorts are quite good - with a soft elastic back - but they need tightening around the waist to keep them in place.

It would be easier to run naked.
Fact is, you're tough on running extremely long distances, but insist on not wearing shorts even though it's only minus 5 or so when you run. Tell your thighs to man the phück up.
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Re: Big girls need to suck it up

I agree, anything bigger than a UK Size 14 and you are pretty much stuffed.
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I agree, anything bigger than a UK Size 14 and you are pretty much stuffed.
Size isn't set in stone so you're not really stuffed.


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Re: Big girls need to suck it up

13 pages and I still don't know what big girls are supposed to suck.
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Re: Big girls need to suck it up

True. Glad it's not. Might've just used that stone and hurled it at someone if my size was not available.
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13 pages and I still don't know what big girls are supposed to suck.
More lollipops.
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Old 26.02.2015, 13:26
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I agree, anything bigger than a UK Size 14 and you are pretty much stuffed.
If you can stuff a size 14, then ........what else is their to say ?
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If you can stuff a size 14, then ........what else is their to say ?
Wahahaha! I guess the saying "Just because it zips doesn't mean it fits" is pretty spot in this case.
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