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What ?? Am I really "a tiny thing?"


Sunday, October 28, 2012

I was at a Baby Shower yesterday with people who do not know me. A lady and I were sharing twin pregnancy histories. I told her that my twins were 9 lb. 2 oz and 9 lb 4 oz babies. She commented.."I don't see how you could have carried those big babies. You are such a tiny thing."
Well..in my entire life now one has ever called me a tiny thing. I have been told I was plump, fat, big boned, large framed, and had a pretty face.

The funny thing is that she did not know that I gained 60 pounds with those twins and I was not tiny while carrying them!

I consider myself thin and normal. I am happy with the way I look. It did amuse me.


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BEESPARKLE 1/12/2013 5:49PM

    I had my sons and they were 10 pounds and the oldest will be 50 next year. Young one is going to be 41. My daughter was 7 pounds she was my smallest. She is now 46.

Since I turned the age my son will be. It was a real battle of weight to come on. I guess the pre of menopause. Now that I am 71.

I also am being called big boned. I dislike that to be branded. I am 5 6 inches so I am tall. . I have small wrists and not big ankles.

And my face is not overly fat but they still call me big boned. When I got ill 6 years ago. I loss 30 pounds. For the first time since I turned 50. Nurse said. Oh you are little lady we have here .Will have to see if we can find a tiny gown for you. I was like that for 2 years tiny. I was dignoised as Celiac. Even though I was ill. I could of given that nurse a high 5. She made my day.

Now through getting some fat on me. I am on my journey again to be slim and be called
tiny like you. Only the healthy way not the sick way.

Good for you . You did it. Alot of hard work. You are for sure an Inspiration to all now.
I applaud you.
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FIRECOM 1/3/2013 7:04AM

    These occasional comments from people can really be eye openers and most of them just plain feel good.

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JEWELY_ROADS 11/18/2012 1:23PM

    LOL that's wonderful, you tiny thing! Get used to it, it's the real you, healthy, trim and fit, oh yes, beautiful too, inside and out! emoticon

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IMEMINE1 11/11/2012 4:56PM

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LESLIESENIOR 11/3/2012 11:04AM

    A well deserved compliment. They don't know how hard you (we) work at maintenance!!!!
I had single pregnancies and gained over 60 lbs with each of them. That was great with 9 lb twins. You gave them the gift of health.
I'm a twin and my mom was so vain (in the 1950's) that she gained 12 lbs with us. I was 4.5 lbs. and my brother was 5 lbs. She's still that selfish!
You have worked hard to be a fabulous, fit woman, mom, wife, and teacher.
Congratulations on achieving happiness and self confidence.
Leslie

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/29/2012 3:42PM

    You worked hard to gain the tiny moniker. You deserve it.

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ROCKINMOM776 10/28/2012 10:51PM

    Oh, to get a comment like that.... Those are high weights for twins, yes? I bet you had a good smile out of that:) I'm proud of you for watching everyone else eat cupcakes.

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LAURIE5658 10/28/2012 8:38PM

    How wonderful and what a boost to one's self-esteem!!!

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WALLAHALLA 10/28/2012 6:24PM

    emoticon That's the kind of comments its great to hear from strangers.

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ELIZRN 10/28/2012 6:11PM

  OH....the "tiny story"! I'm so glad you had a good inner smile. I love meeting people for the first time & especially when I'm in the middle of managing my eating or drinking when we meet. My funniest stories are when I say "no thank you" to dessert & all eyes turn towards me....rather like watching a tennis game. Then, come the comments, etc. Goodness...how many people like to get involved in someone's choices...& especially when they don't know you. I used to get involved in the discussion, but now I just smile & say "it's a secret" or "I'll never tell" or some other nonsense comment that I love to make up. OK TINY GIRL....

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SUGARSMOM2 10/28/2012 6:00PM

  good to hear that i was not the only fat lady when i gave birth to my kids . gained looked like a fat lady in the circus .

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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/28/2012 2:06PM

    That's a great title to have - embrace it! But 9 lb babies are big even for a not so tiny thing. Whew!

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PCASEY7 10/28/2012 1:59PM

    Good for you! It takes a while to learn to say 'thank you' when someone calls you tiny. I can relate as one of my curling teamates was quite surprised when I said I'd lost 50 lbs as she'd only known me as a much smaller person. One of my euchre lady friends who have known me for years actually called me a 'skinny bitch' (excuse the language) which I've NEVER been called before.

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CELIAMINER 10/28/2012 10:22AM

    I love this story! Congrats on being a "tiny thing"!

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WILLOWBROOK5 10/28/2012 10:03AM

    It can be hard to wrap your mind around, I know. You look great. What a wonderful thing to be told.
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HEARTS116 10/28/2012 9:37AM

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/28/2012 9:25AM

    The first time someone accused me of having a "tiny little body", I thought I would die laughing. Like you, I had history... when they did I was 100 pounds under my max. And it has taken me a while to accept that indeed, I *do* have a tiny little body. I am turning into the little old lady of my dreams.

Third year of maintenance before I'm willing to embrace being small / tiny / slight!

It's always a surprise when interacting with those who don't know the history. Good for you... embrace the amusement, and eventually, embrace the acceptance. Tiny, yes, but powerful! emoticon emoticon

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JILLITA55 10/28/2012 9:24AM

    YOu look fine and you are pretty too!

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REGILIEH 10/28/2012 9:23AM

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MS0669 10/28/2012 9:20AM

    It's funny people meeting us for the first time, can't seem to to gather an image of us, before SP ! I get funny reactions as well to people when they find out I have lost 150 lbs! Got to love honest real reactions !

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