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"Moma you have fat legs"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I just read this article that was on Huffington post today. It is a mother's response to her daughters remark. It is a bit deeper than that as "moma" recollects a similar scene from her childhood. You can read it at:

It brought back a time when I was about 12, very active, but a friend of my mother's told me I would get fat if I didn't stop eating the things I was eating. I was mortified, I'm sure she meant well, but it did not set that way with me.
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    My aunt use to call me Thunder Thigh in front of my friends and boyfriends. Needless to say, I haven't spoke to her in over 10 years. It still hurts.
    1860 days ago
    Way to go mom!!! Just that much of a redirection might have saved a lifetime of bewilderment (for both of them!) rather than instilling confidence and security.

    But isn't it amazing how something like that can implant so deeply in our brain and impact the rest of our lives??

    I remember when I was probably 5 or 6, my grandma held me on her (very fluffy) lap, with my hand between hers and said "Oh, those little fat fingers." Mind you, I wasn't fat . . . . and she was . . . .

    That's when I became aware of "FAT"

    At age 18, at 103 pounds, I always thought I was FAT because I could find a little bit of extra skin around my middle (those were back in the days of Kelloggs Rice Crispy "Pinch an Inch" TV commercials).

    1860 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2013 12:19:19 PM
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