So, what’s in a number? Really, what? Especially a number like size 2, or size 12, or size 14?
Not that much, apparently. If you’re a woman, you might fit into a size 4 in one store, a size 6 in another store, and maybe even a size 10 in another store. There is simply no standardized method for making these sizes match from store to store, from manufacturer to manufacturer.
And what about the number on the scale? Isn’t it true that one woman can weigh 140 pounds and be thin enough, while another can weigh 140 pounds and be pretty chubby? It has to do with body type, height, bone structure—all that.
So, given all this, why rely on numbers to tell you about what your own clothing size or exact weight should be? It’s kind of ridiculous to try and hold yourself to a standard that varies so wildly.
Why not go by how you feel, what you look like to yourself, whether or not you use food to try to solve issues that have nothing to do with food, whether or not you think you need extra weight to help you through your life—you know, all the most important issues.
Isn’t that a better way to judge yourself ?