Thursday, December 30, 2010
It hasn't happened yet, but I know it's coming.
The wonderful comments about weight loss will turn tide and become "You look like you've lost too much weight," and "You are too thin."
I heard the rumble in the distant future yesterday when I went for a therapeutic massage. My massage therapist commented positively on my weight loss and then during the course of the conversation asked me what my goal weight was?
I told her 130 pounds and she gasped. She went on to tell me she really felt that would be unhealthy for me, too thin. She told me other people told her the same thing when she got down to her goal weight. She told me I don't look like I weigh 170 pounds, and that I probably should just be content where I am.
She went on to talk about her own recent weight gains, leading me to wonder if the concern wasn't thinly-veiled sabotage.
Hmmm. I am barely 5'3" tall or should I say short. I do not have a large frame. Although I am fitting into size 10-12 jeans right now, thanks to my regular strength training and cardio workouts, I am still considered "obese" according to the BMI.
Yep, I haven't even hit the "overweight" range yet and already I'm being told by well-meaning folks that I don't need to lose more weight.
It strikes me as rather amusing that these people who never really cared to speak up about my health when I was topping the scales at 245 and morbid obesity, suddenly feel the need to express great concern about the possibility of my being "too thin" at 130 pounds.