Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
7,000-8,499 SparkPoints 7,701

Feel like a one "woman" army sometimes

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I used to be the girl that had an insatiable appetite for all foods that were bad for you. If you couldn't finish a meal or desert I'd be the one you'd go to. People would marvel at how much I could put away! Even at that point of my life I was maybe 10lbs heavier than I am now. But believe me, being thin doesn't mean I was healthy and that that type of nutrition was OK.

I was always active with my workouts but then I wanted to "feel better" on the inside too, so I started watching what I ate. Of course then people started voicing concern. Why would someone who doesn't have a weight issue need to watch what they ate? I would get ridiculed for picking healthier options or bringing my own food. Those who once got a kick out of watching me devour a desert meant for 4 (probably) were almost offended when I would pass.

Why is choosing to be healthy questionable if you don't have a weight problem? People would mention that I shouldn't be afraid of food, of which I'd respond that I wasn't. I love food...real food! It's the chemicals and additives, fake food that I'm afraid of! I actually had a co-worker suggest that I eat a cheese burger in front of people to get them off my back. Of course I wouldn't as I'm vegetarian... I declined.

Sometimes I do feel isolated at work and with the friends I had then and still have now. Junk food doesn't sit well with me anymore to the point that I feel sick and get a headache. I realize that my true friends and supportive family will respect my choices as I don't question theirs. It is hard being thin and proactively healthy. In some ways I'm proud of my conviction as I stay true to my lifestyle when it would be so much easier to be like the crowd. Other times I wrestle with knowing it would be so much easier to just be like the majority and fit in.

I feel so much healthier now, am more alert and am happier! I like choosing to be healthy and take pride in that. I just wish that people wouldn't judge the outside layer before getting the whole picture.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by MSPRUYT