I am a size 14, I exercise 5-6 days a week, both cardio and weights. Can run up several miles, and do, weekly. I have a clean slate as far as health is concerned. When you go to a clothing store, you see more of the sizes 8+ bought and out of stock than the 4-6. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. The women in those pictures are GORGEOUS and those who say they are not, are JEALOUS!