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My friend told me that I look 'shorter'... (insert head tilt here!)

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

I've been looking for 'thinner', 'stronger', 'fitter', 'hotter', but shorter?

First of all, he's a stereotypical guy. Not so good with the communication. Not one with a compliment unless forced or coerced. A friend of mine for over 15 years with NO physical/emotional/relationshi
p history other than friendship. Married to my BFF and father of 'my girls'. So we spend a fair bit of time together.

I had just jogged down to the stop light with the 9 year old to hit the Walk button and when the rest of the family caught up with us to wait for the light he says "I know this sounds weird, but you look shorter." emoticon

I have to admit, I was confused by his comment, so I had to ask him a few questions. Since losing 45+ lbs, and working out consistently, my over-all size has shrunk so much that I am not as "intimidating" any more. And therefore, I look shorter. Yep, that's what it came down to. We are about the same height. I'm 5'8" he's 5'9". He's always been at least mostly fit, I've always been in the obese to morbidly obese categories.

Think about it. When you're walking down the street and you see 2 guys, both 6'0" tall. One is thin, the other could be a linebacker in the NFL. Which one looks more intimidating?

I was a linebacker. Intimidating. Taller than many other women. Not very 'girly'. Not very feminine. Now, I'm starting to get an hourglass figure (of course mine's about an hour and a half). I'm wearing cuter clothes.

So we are on vacation together in Disneyland and I'm out-walking everyone, not whining about aches and pains, running to catch up with Goofy for a hug and cute picture, giving the girls piggy backs for blocks. Not eating funnel cakes, only having a couple bites of churro before handing it off, getting the sliced mango and pineapple instead of ice cream, apple slices instead of fries, eating off of the 'skinneylicious' menu at Cheesecake Factory (No dessert thank you.).

Did I feel deprived? Not one bit. Did I feel stronger, fitter, thinner and maybe a little bit hotter? Yes, I sure did.

So, 'shorter'. Yep, I'll take it.
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    He noticed! hehe I am short enough at 5"1...imagine me shorter. Sometimes it takes men a little while, you know.
    2294 days ago
  • ERIKO1908
    I love your description of the hour and a half glass!! This blog was awesome!! Congrats on your shorter presence!! :)
    2296 days ago
    So shorter after 45lb. I wonder how he will describe you in another 20lb; shrunken? deflated? or will that tip the comment to hotter? lol. Keep up the great work!
    2296 days ago
    2297 days ago
    At least he noticed there was a difference.
    2297 days ago
    Shorter?! Okay.
    2297 days ago
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