Muffin Tops and Me
Friday, December 09, 2011
When I first heard the term "Muffin Top", all I could think of was wonderfully delicious muffins, hot out of the oven, bigger than my head, and soooo delicious you could hardly stop at one.
But then I heard the term "Muffin Top" for another reason, and it wasn't a good one. It was for the "overflow" that could not seem to fit into pants any longer. Waist lines that were bigger than the pants they were trying to fit into.
When I first heard this term, I thought "what the hell is a muffin top?" Then I was told what it was. And sure enough, as weight conscious as we all are, I looked in the mirror to find that I too had one.
What irritated me the most is the person who mentioned this to me was one of these slim folks who probably never had to worry about weight. Eat what they want, any time they want and not have to care about it at all. Then there is us. Those who have to worry about it ALL the time.
And the second thing that irritates me the most is now that I AM aware of it, I can not get it out of my head. Every time I sit down, whoops - there it is. Every time I cinch up my belt - whoops, there it is. Every time I just move around, whoops - there it is.
Muffin tops are not something to laugh about. They are not something that should be the object of jokes, because once you get one, it is a real b...... to get rid of it. I know, I still have mine in tact.
So the next time someone is making a comment about muffin tops, remember those who do have one, and respect them the way they should be respected. Just because we have one doesn't mean we are any less of a person who doesn't have one. And tell the person who is making a joke out of it to knock it off. It just isn't funny to anyone.