Saturday, December 03, 2005

It Happened Again on Friday

Somebody else asked me how I was "getting so skinny."

These people baffle me. I start moving into a size 14, and everybody thinks I weigh 150 lbs or something.

Weird. I haven't weighed 150 since I was like 12 years old.

It's all relative.

2 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Patrick said...

It's definitely relative. One of my friends, who has cystic fibrosis and weighs around 100 pounds (and is not terribly short), made a joke about somebody being 5'6" and, "like, 180 pounds!" as though it boggled the mind. She's not evil, just very very very insulated from the norms.

You also probably have an edge on them, because muscle is denser than fat, so as you bulk up in muscle and burn off some of the fat, you're going to still be heavier than people think you are.

Anyway, kickass for keeping up with the exercise and moderation and all that good stuff. I stepped on the damn scale yesterday and weighed exactly what I weighed last week, which pissed me off until I decided that I'd gained a little muscle and lost a little fat, which may or may not be true, but makes all that not-binging worth it, sort of. 

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Anonymous said...

You know, it could just be that they are noticing your enhanced muscle tone and mistaking it for drastic weight loss. Remember, sometimes people are a *little* bit dense and it could just be that they are trying to encourage you (or am I being naive?) 

Posted by Steph