Time to Educate "Dear Abby"
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I read today's "Dear Abby" and smoke began broiling out of my head. I am pasting in the article. She never seems to point people in the direction of SparkPeople - quite possibly because she doesn't know how SparkPeople could help women duh as the lady who wrote in today because of her husband's hurtful comments.
Here is your Dear Abby brought to you by DearAbby.com.
(I get these in email as well as read in dead tree edition. I have snipped out the letters that don't apply to my blog).
DEAR ABBY: I have been married to "Sean" for five years. I am 27, stand
5 feet 7 inches tall and weigh 120 pounds. Sean is constantly pushing
me to exercise more, and he comments on my thighs and stomach a lot. He
tells me it's not a weight issue, but I need to "work off some fat and
gain more muscle." He wasn't like this when we got married.
I love my body, and I know I'm not fat or overweight. I walk 4 miles
round trip to work. My entire workday is spent on my feet, walking or
running. I get plenty of exercise, and I'm healthy and active.
This is really hurting my confidence. It bothers me to hear that
someone I love thinks my normal body is unattractive because of barely
there "fat." I don't know what gave Sean this idea. How do I deal with
it? -- JUST RIGHT IN ARIZONA
DEAR JUST RIGHT: The kind of body your husband would like you to have
seems more descriptive of a skinny teenager than a healthy young woman.
Is he a body builder or a gym rat? You deal with it by asking your
husband why he thinks your normal body is unattractive, listen
carefully to his response and, if necessary, run it by your doctor.
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I'm thinking as many as wish to write her and give her the lowdown on SparkPeople and how that woman needs to come check out SparkPeople - if for no other reason than to reinforce her positive self-image and maybe some tips on how to deal with her husband's comments?? I left the address and website info so people could email or snail mail as they wished.
What would you tell her? ( either Dear Abby or the young wife who just wrote Dear Abby...)??