TDC#164 The “Pooh Sized” Controversy

pooh sized?

Before we embark on a two week break (back August 24th!), we thought we’d stir the bubbling cauldron that is the Refillable Mug Controversy and add a pinch of Pooh.

Yes, it’s the “Pooh Sized Debate” courtesy of some favorite blog reads lately and those marvelous interwebz where all is quiet and peaceful, all the time.

And for your browsing pleasure, teh links:

For some thought provoking size related reading/commentary, Cat #2 recommends:
August 7th is the 2nd annual “Be Body Positive” Day – what are YOU going to do in all your Pooh, Ursula, Robin Hood or Tink sized glory, hmmmmm?
Our next Book Club choice is “Spinning Disney’s World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent” (from Intrepid Traveler Publishing) written by Charles “Charlie” Ridgway. Follow the link for more info and/or seek this out on your favorite online book site or brick & mortar establishment. We look forward to discussing this book (with a listener or two perhaps?) come end of September.

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UPDATE: Cat #2 just came across this blog today and I’m digging it! Used to be called “Young, Fat and Fabulous” now gabifresh . Some nice body accepting links on her blogroll as well.


9 thoughts on “TDC#164 The “Pooh Sized” Controversy

  1. And yes I would say that you most definitely in the Mother stage of your life and you are still raising Whatcamacallit, so on the physical aspect of your life yes you are the Mother. But with the sharing your experience and wisdom to others via the podcast you are prepping yourself for the Crone stage at least on the intellilectual stage.

  2. I loved listening to this podcast, because I am 5’2″ and weigh about 185. It sounds like huge, but I work a manual labor job and exercise every single day, I’ve got a lot of muscle weight that no one with numbers issues seems to take into account. I’m just a little round around the middle. No matter what I try to do I can’t seem to lose the weight. My size 16 waist doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. No one I know considers me a fat person. Chubby, yes, but I’m not fat. I hate the Pooh sized designation, but it seems to be very frequently used in the message board world.

    I am a beautiful girl and I enjoy life to the fullest. I love that the Disney Parks take size into account and that everyone can ride. We’ve only ever had one issue and that was the weight limit on the Wild Africa Trek–my 6’4″ roommate didn’t make the cut.

  3. heather – THANK YOU for commenting! i hear you on many levels and i completely agree about appreciating the fact that i do think disney keeps people of all sizes and ability at least in their consciousness…. i’ve heard some better disney related size references on twitter since the podcast… i’m loving “elliott sized” and “big al sized”

  4. I loved this show! I was like yelling amen sister, amen girl when you were expressing my own thoughts. This show hit so many emotions. brought up my own pet peeve..where people think 200 being the magical number of someone being fat. I cant stand it when i am with a group of my friends, and they start talking about someone who they think is huge..and out comes these words..” he/she must be at least 200 or more.”.. Ok, well im sitting right here next to you buddy and i weigh over 200 and i just want the smack the bejesus out of them.. ha ha. And when i tell them, they cant believe it. . I also love that Disney takes into account for the most part when designing an attraction that they are designing this for all sizes and ages. Hello Universal….larger people like thrills too!! Well, im happy to say that i have joined weight watchers and ive lost 30 pounds! I have 50 more to hit my goal weight. I loved everything you both had to say, and i was cracking up Jen when you were saying “F U…leave me the hell alone…Im beatiful” Thanks for doing the show ladies…i hope to meet you guys one of these days down in Disney!

  5. thanks for the comments, Amy! and i am so glad people know what i meant about the 200# thing! arg! good for you on your weight watchers success – that is great! i do truly believe in the addage that losing 10% (i think!) of one’s body wieght really helps your blood pressure, all that… thanks for listening – i’m starting to jones myself for a “mousefest” type event!

  6. I know I’m a bit late to the party, but I just finished listening to episode #164 on the Pooh Sized controversy. Somehow I missed it when it first came out.

    Anyway…I just wanted to thank you for even having this dicussion. I know that Lisa wasn’t sure that she had accomplished anything in advancing the debate, but Lisa and Jennifer…you did accomplish something. You made me feel better about myself.

    I am well over the 200 pound mark. In fact, last I checked, I was @ 225-230. I am 5’5″ tall, 38 years old and am carrying around a 40G chest. I am also perfectly healthy. I don’t have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, shortness of breath or any other health issues that society in general seems to think I should have since I’m fat. I lead an active life chasing around my 4 year old, working a full-time job and volunteering. For the most part, I am happy with my body. Sure, sometimes I think I could stand to lose some weight, but who doesn’t? To me, weight and age are just numbers. If someone wants to think of me as old and fat, let them. To my husband, I am his sexy wife and best friend. To my little girl, I am Mommy and I am beautiful. That’s all that matters.

    Thanks for reminding me of that. Love your podcast!

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