Monday, September 21, 2009

You need to gain weight!

So people have been saying that to me lately. I think it's weird because my weight has been relatively stable for about two months. It goes down a bit and then comes back up and then goes down again. But my clothes fit the same and I don't really look any thinner than when people weren't saying this to me.

It's interesting that I'm getting these comments right about when I think I'm the perfect size. I know a lot of people who get them when they are still technically obese! In those cases, it's clear that the problem is with the person making the comment. They would think someone else at that weight needs to lose (at least) 25 lb. and only think their friend is "too thin" because they aren't used to seeing them so small.

But that never happened to me. People were still giving me kudos for losing up until I got to a normal weight. I'm not sure what the difference is, but I guess I'm glad I didn't have to deal with people having a hard time with my losing. But it also made me wonder what was up!

It doesn't make me wonder now though. I don't think I'm anorexic and can't see I'm too thin. My BMI is normal, my body fat percentage is reasonable for an endurance athlete, I'm not skin and bones and I don't think that I need to lose more weight no matter how much I've lost. Plus, my surgeon and PCP are happy with my weight right where it is and they are professionals.

I think it's just that most people aren't used to seeing tiny people. Being just over 5' and having a small frame means I'm going to be tinier than average and there really isn't much I can do about it.

Though whenever I feel particularly tiny, I just go stand next to Coach Sherry at track and I feel like a moose! Which just shows me that it's all relative.
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