Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This was a question posted on the message boards and this is what I answered- This is a hard question for me because...I DON'T KNOW!!! Let me explain - I spent my childhood on and off diets with my parents saying I was over weight, getting fat, too fat, and things like that. My mother was always worried I would be like my aunt (her sister) morbidly obese, please do not think my parents didn't love me or that they were mean because you will not find a more loving mother and my father did not ever hurt me (I was very spoiled). At the same time I can remember thinking I am fat, I am soo fat, I need to lose weight and things like that. Now comes the other side of this I remember going to lunch with my bagged lunch that consisted of tuna mixed with mustard (no bread), a little baggy with carrots and a little baggy of celery, surrounded by my friends and other students when the school nurse threw my lunch away in front of everyone and my teacher took my hand bringing me to the lunch line at the very front telling the lunch lady this kid NEEDS real food! Then I sat with my friends where I was told that I needed to eat most of the food on my plate, although I did not cry I remember thinking this is humiliating and how will I burn these calories off! Problem is I am 40 years old 5 foot 4 140 pounds and I still see this obese person (started out as 268 pounds) when I look at my self so you tell me was I obese as a child, and what am I now???