I can tell you almost each and every year of my life since I was 15 what my weight was.
I like many in this world have grown up with a complex.
That the weight by which society see's us, gives weight to who we are
Here is a brief journey in the "ways" in which I have "weighed" my life
|"My Little Pumpkin"|
"Look at those big cheeks"
"Oh what a little butterball"
"A healthy child, her mother feeds her well"
|"Our Big Pumpkin"|
"There's just more of her to love"
"She looks like one of those Gerber kids"
|"Your too fat to fit on that swing"|
"You can't be on our team, you can't even run"
"Your gonna bend the monkey bars with your big butt"
|"Fat girls don't belong in gymnastics"|
"Winner of the Turtle Award: An award given to the slowest kid"
"You can't run? What are yous stupid?"
|"Sweet 16 and I weighted 118. Doctors said I was 10 lbs too heavy for my height"|
"Big Boned, no its called lazy"
I hid most of my teen years in black, it was more slimming
|Age 21: Weight: 118 I was finally were the doctors said I belonged|
I hardly ate, I had no energy, and what's funny is my siblings still called me fat
and my mother called me anorexic.
|Age: 35 Weight: 185 Size 16-18|
Feet going numb each night
Hard to breathe
Feet swollen and painful to walk on
Can't run or chase my boys and I was tired all the time
Time to face reality....time to find a balance in life......
|Age: 37 Weight: 125 Size 2-4|
I had never run before, and here I was running 10 minute miles
I was asked to teach Pilates, Yoga, and other fitness classes
Me the unhealthy unfit girl...
A dream come true!
or was it?
|No matter how hard I worked|
No matter how strict the diet
My clients knew when I gained a lb. or two
I was always being asked when I was going to start to loose the weight again