Wednesday, September 22, 2010
ok so I was talking to my girl friend today and she was telling me about an issue that she is dealing with now. Her youngest started Jr. high this year. They did the health screenings like they always do and she came home in tears. The nurse that did her screening told her the she was ALMOST to the point of needing a "FAT REFERRAL". A letter they send home to the parents to tell you your child is overweight. It destroyed her. She was refusing to eat her dinner last night. She was at the jr. high this morning talking to the principal who is investigating it.
The only thing I can think is WHY would a nurse tell a 12 year old girl something like that?? at that age it's hard enough just being a girl. I mean your going thru so many changes at that age from developing into a young woman to getting your period... you already feel freakish as it is you don't need some so called professional telling you something like that. Ok so that got me to thinking... Is this where a lot of our issues with self worth... self confidence and self esteem stem from???
Also I was talking to another friend last night who told me something that just resonated with me so much.. She had something similar happen to her when she was growing up and to be honest I'm thinking that what she said is true. When something bad happens to you in your past your way of coping with it was to eat eat eat because you felt that being fat would put a layer of protection between you and this horrid event. I mean I know that's why I ate so much growing up and now I'm doing my hardest to lose this weight.
I hate looking at pictures of myself I don't find myself 100% sexy..........cute yes but sexy no... and it makes me laugh when someone tells me they think I'm sexy because I don't see it. I had a talk with my GF about this and she told me that it's the whole package that makes me sexy to her. (is it any wonder I love that girl).