Ah, I looked at the pictures of women at my height and weight, and... it more or less just confirmed what I already perceive my own size to be. I didn't get any surprises.
I don't know, I think that's a good thing...? (Perhaps it means I'm losing the distorted perception?)
I remember when I was anorexic, I happened to see a photo on someone's camera of a girl whose face was obscured... I thought "what the hell, who is that girl? she's so freaking emaciated, why do her parents even let her out?
" and got a bit stroppy, before realising it was me.
Classic moment of seeing someone with the same height/weight as me and thinking they are vastly thinner...
Now, looking at this site has put me in a similar situation, yet I'm reacting in a very different way. Yay?
p.s. Even though I see the benefits of this site (in helping to debunk distorted perception), I'm also worried about the potential for misuse.
It could turn into a catalogue which girls with disordered eating could flick through to find the "perfect body" and thus figure out their goal weight
Or, it could be used as thinspiration.
Or, it could promote unhealthy competition ("That girl is thinner than me, ugh!")