Sunday, December 14, 2008

An Idea

When I first started my weight loss journey, my goal was to lose enough weight so that I could have a healthy pregnancy.

Somewhere along the way, an unhealthy obsession with the scale took over what began as an honest attempt to get healthy. Over the past year I have come to realize that because of my weight loss, many of my female friends find this as a good lead-in for fat-related conversations. I have come to despise it. We are all smart and interesting ladies who can hardly seem to find anything to talk about than how much we gain on vacation, how much weight we need to lose by such and such date, or what body part we hate the most that day. And despite the fact that it's boring as hell, I personally think my self-esteem is feeling the effects of it. I completely stress out over gaining 2 pounds. I feel like I can't eat certain things in front of certain friends for they will judge me for it. How can this be healthy?

I know that participating in a weight-related goal 'program' only supports the thin is healthy ideal, but I do feel like I should be out of the overweight category with my bmi. I'm probably about 10 pounds from that point...but I am so over the number mind-set, I'm tinkering with the idea of chunking the scale altogether. It's just a thought at the worth thinking on for the next few days.

Searching the web today I found so much information on this topic and a video I would just love to send to all my friends. I thought maybe some of you would enjoy it too.


Victoria said...

Thank you for adding this. You have such a good point to make, I wish all my friends thought like this, we all would be much happier.

Carolyn said...

That video is fantastic. It's completely 100% true. I have to admit that when my best friend and I get together, a lot of the talks we have are about weight loss, how much junk we ate last night, how "fat" we feel. It's awful.

Thanks for adding this video, really got me thinking.

ThickChick said...

Amen. This is something that I think about frequently, but just as frequently participate in.
Great video too!
Way to get the dialogue started.