I've received plenty of comments and questions about my breasts (but only from the students) and that has honestly been it. I was concerned when I got over here that people would be all LOOK AT FATTY MCFATTYSON when I walked past, but nothing has happened. I'm in the midst of getting healthy myself (I'm a binge eater/Over-eater so I'm striving to break my emotional ties to food, and also to begin to enjoy exercise). I never believe in the 'got to get skinnier' thing...for me it's about being healthy (and being able to run faster than the slowest person during the zombie apocalypse).
I also never believe in BMI, largely because The All Blacks (International top team whoop whoop Rugby World Cup 2011 Cup winners) are all labelled as 'Obese' according to BMI. They're all big muscular men who run around on a field for 90 minutes. If that's not healthy, I don't know what is...
Aye, I've never heard friends who are big girls complain about people insulting their weight. They do however get a fair bit of crap from students and the occasional random stranger about breast size. They'll often talk about how big they are right in front of them.
As to BMI....don't dismiss it so out of hand.
Sure, for super built, super fit people it goes seriously out of whack, equally too for utter weaklings, but for normal people with an average amount of muscle it is a fairly accurate indicator.