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It's definitely cultural, although I must concede that some women of color have taken this "I'm sexy no matter how big I am" thing way too far, LOL!!!
Docmomof3 wrote: @ Path-interesting what you said about women of color and weight not affecting their self esteem....why do you think that is? The same is true for Puerto Rican women for the most part-i think b/c having a booty is a good thing culturally. I never felt more sexy than when I lived in PR for a summer.....my curves were appreciated!!
Docmomof3 wrote: I still struggle with my weight, but I try to set a positive example by exercising and running. They all see me running on the treadmill 'so mommy can be healthy'-I try not to make it about losing weight b/c of the whole anorexia fear thing....