I know there is not a lot of ranting and raving here, but I have a big gripe.
I am a lifetime Weight Watchers member, been maintaining since November. I like the common sense and flexibility of the program it works for me.
I am down 65 pounds from my highest weight ever. Along with that, I started the NROL4W in December, as a new personal challenge, and then joined the 3 month challenge here.
It's been a very good journey. And I am very happy with my self, my accomplishments, my eating and my body.
The problem is, now that it is spring and we are getting out of our sweatshirts and coats and coveralls, I have people telling me, I'm "to skinny", "I look GAUNT and PEAKED"
I'm 5'5" and running between 137 and 140, I'm hardly GAUNT! My weight is where is should be! As far as PEAKED/Pale, I live in western Nebraska, we're coming off of winter, we're all pale and peaked.
I guess, I just wonder, have we gotten so fat, we don't know what healthy is, or all of these people jealous? Mostly, I think they don't get what healthy really is.
They give me crap for being to skinny, and then ask me how I did it! Of course when I tell them, sensible eating and working out, OMG! YOU DO THAT!
On another note, I was reading some studies on portions and food choices and such, and obesity in America the other night, and it occurred to me that they did not mention the invention of POLYESTER fabric.
Dating myself here, but, when I was a kid and still doing sewing projects for 4-H, it was cotton, not the stretchy kind, then, about the time I got into high school, POLYESTER, hit the market. Woo Hoo! You could buy your current size and it would stretch with weight gain for another 3 or 4 sizes. And God knows, polyester never wears out.
Fast forward, from the early 70's to now. Now we have fleece jammie bottoms, sweat pants, sloppy t-shirts, pajama jeans Does anybody bother to get dressed before they leave the house?
Where I work, I seriously, see people come in for an 11:30 appointment for their pet, and they come in their jammies, shirt to short, don't want to let us handle the pet, put it on the scale, shirt is to short, love handles, and low rider britches, and now we get the *VIEW*! from the back! I really need to invest in a super soaker squirt gun!
Ok, rant over! Thanks for listening, and giving me a place to vent my frustration!