I found this interesting site today. You use a slider bar to place a guess on what you think your body size is closest to, and then you enter your actual measurements and it shows you what your actual body size is. As you can see above, I overestimated my own size by 22.5%… That’s outrageous and actually really sad. 

It’s an interesting way to put things into perspective.

Check it out here.

This is my second submission to Curve Appeal - the last being around two years ago. It’s in the same mirror, I’m the same big-legged gal, but I’m around 20 pounds heavier. I haven’t been feeling myself due to the weight gain (thanks to emotional/bored/oh well, why not eating), so I’m working at getting to 140 again!

Age: 21  Height: 5’3” (and a half)  Weight: around 158  Measurements: 38-31-40


Okay everyone!

The time has come for our Biggest Loser competitors to start submitting your beginning weights & measurements! Remember your weight will not be shared with anyone other than the leaders (John & Dani). Now I know it can make you a little nervous about sending the weights but this is not a way for us to judge you! It’s just a friendly competition & to make it accurate we do need your weight & measurements. NO matter what, we’ve all had a starting place & we’re all doing this for the same goal: lose a little weight, have a lot of fun, and kick some butt! <3

Here’s what we need by September 10, 2014

  • Your beginning weight 
  • Your measurements, we’re requesting Bust, Chest, Waist & Hips. If you’d like to take measurements of arms/calves or else where feel free to do so but we don’t need them. 
  • Please be sure to specify which number belongs to which measurement area! I.E. please don’t send us a message that just says “35 24 37” or some random numbers as we don’t know exactly which area those belong to! ^.^ 

The best time to weigh yourself: 

  • Is in the morning after you have used the restroom, make sure you are on a flat and even surface to get an accurate reading! 

Not sure how to take measurements?

The info graph above also includes the places on the body to for a visual! <3

  • Bust: Place the measuring tape across your nipples and measure around the largest part of your chest. Be sure to keep the tape parallel to the floor.

    Chest: Place the measuring tape just under your breasts/pecs and measure around the torso while keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

    Waist: Place the measuring tape about a ½ inch above your bellybutton (at the narrowest part of your waist) to measure around your torso. When measuring your waist, exhale and measure before inhaling again.

    Hips: Place the measuring tape across the widest part of your hips/buttocks and measure all the way around while keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Here’s a few more tips from the same article: 

  • When taking measurements, stand tall with your muscles relaxed and your feet together.
  • When measuring, apply constant pressure to the tape (so it doesn’t sag) without pinching the skin.
  • Use a flexible measuring tape, such as plastic or cloth.
  • Measure under the same conditions each time, such as wearing the same clothes (or none at all).
  • Measure yourself in front of a mirror to make sure the tape is positioned correctly. If possible, have someone else do the measuring for you.
  • The place to take some of these measurements will vary slightly from person to person. To ensure accuracy, just remember to take them in the same place on your body each time.

If you have any questions feel free to message either little-miss-curvy or fatmaninalittlesuit and we will try our hardest to help you out! ^.^ 

Looking forward to getting this competition underway! 

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~ fatmaninalittlesuit & little-miss-curvy

Simple Radiographic Measurements

  • Kidney: Length can be 2.5-3.5 times the width of lumbal vertebrae 2 in dogs. In cats their length can be 2-3 times the width of L2.
  • Small intestines: In dogs their height shouldn’t be bigger than 1.6 times the height of L5. In cats they shouldn’t be bigger than 12 millimeter. If they are a little bit wider than this, there’s paralytic ileus. If they are a lot wider than this, there’s mechanic ileus.
  • Big intestines: They shouldn’t be bigger than 3 times the size of the small intestines. 
  • Mediastinum: Cranially it is measured in comparison with the vertebral column. In normal dogs, it should be around 2 times the vertebral column. In brachycephalic dogs 3 times and in cats 1 time.
  • Trachea: This can be looked at in different ways, but one of them is that the trachea should be around 20% of the chest entrance in normal dogs. Brachycephalic dogs need a 16% and Bulldogs only 12% to be considered ‘normal’.
  • Heart: There are a lot of important measurements possible for the heart. Vertebral heart size goes from 8.7 to 10.7 in dogs. Laterally the heart should be 2-3 intercostal spaces and vertically it can be uptill 75% of the thorax height. On the ventrodorsal view it has to be about 65% of the thorax width. 

Basma Alsharif’s video work, We Began By Measuring Distance (2009), opens with images of vacant skies and the cries of a young girl who witnessed an attack that killed her family on a Gaza beach in 2006. Through the film’s narrator, we then learn of an anonymous group that devises a game of measuring distances. Initially, they measure shapes and degrees, or the metric equivalents of imperial lengths. But these arbitrary and innocent dimensions soon begin to take on political significance as geography is considered. The distance from Jerusalem to Gaza is measured repeatedly, but the results vary and conclude in several numbers that index key border-shifting dates in the Palestinian–Israeli conflict, further reinforcing a sense of disenchantment with the usefulness of measurements and measures. Ending with underwater aquarium scenes, footage of Gaza airstrikes in 2008, and a moody waltz by legendary Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez caught in a loop, the narrator concludes, “We began to have the distinct feeling that we had been lied to…and that our measurements had left us empty-handed.”

Here and Elsewhere” is on view through September 28. 

Came across this website today.

You put the pink dot on the scale at the body (or between the two bodies) of what you think is “your” body’s size. Then you enter in your actual bust, waist, and hip size, and the grey dot is where you actually are on the scale of bodies, according to your measurements.

I know that I have problems seeing what my actual size is sometimes. So that wasn’t too surprising.

But mostly I loved the “you are the perfect hourglass” part. Remind yourself that you are perfect, regardless of where your pink or grey dots are.