Friday, January 17, 2014

The world lied to me, I thought.

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When I was a child, I was very thin.  Our neighbor kept me after school every day and she was constantly trying to fatten me up.  I was just this scrawny little blonde headed tomboy who never seemed to gain an ounce, no matter how much I ate.  My doctors were constantly telling my parents that I needed to eat more and to take vitamins.  My parents did everything they knew how.  Even when my asthma would act up and I would have to be less active, I still could not gain weight.  My pediatrician told my mom that I was just one of those people who had a high metabolism rate and that I was lucky!

Fast Forward to my late teen years....although I was still active, weight started creeping up.  By the time I was in my 20s, I was overweight.  Nothing I did made any difference.  I could diet and exercise myself to death and my weight remained the same.  After visiting several doctors, they told me that I had a very slow metabolism rate.  They suggested some things to try to improve my metabolism rate.  Nothing helped.  For years, I tried to find the balance.  I still want to lose weight, but for me, not the world.

The world lied to me.  I thought about it...When I was skinny, the world said I needed to gain weight, and when I gained weight, I was told I needed to be skinny.  The world tells us that we need to be thin to be happy.  That is a lie!  To be happy, we only need to be who we are, and accept ourselves that way!


Tabitha Pye said...

Wow, I can't believe the stories I've been reading that are just like yours. doctors telling parents to 'fatten' their kids up and then the kids paying for it later in life. Life is hard enough, parents don't need the pressure of being told they're kid is too skinny. I have three very slim boys but they eat, they're just slim. I'm. to gonna change how or what I feed them to accommodate the worlds view of what weight they *should* be. Good post, you are awesome just the way you are!

1froglegs said...

Someone told me when I was young that it is much easier to get fat when you go over 30.