I'm a big girl . . . That is no secret. You can't hide your weight when you are approximately 150lbs overweight. You can't hide 'morbid obesity' with loose hanging material and vertical stripes. AND I look at myself in the mirror everyday. I look at the scale (almost) every day. It's no news to me how big I really am.
And because I have come to terms with my size and am working hard to change it, I am not exactly sure how I feel about a comment a family member made tonight. I'm pretty sure I'm not hurt by it. I'm perfectly sure I am not offended and I am 100% sure that she didn't intend to insult me.
But I thought it was interesting. Freudian slips are interesting.
Don't know what a Freudian slip is?
Wikepedia defines it as such: A Freudian slip, or parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of some unconscious ('dynamically repressed') wish, conflict, or train of thought.
A simple example: a person saying to an effeminate man, "Wow! your house is so queen! I m-m-m-ean clean!"
In any case, tonight two of my female family members (We'll call them F & N) and I were discussing weight. My weight, F's weight, N's weight and N's colleague's weight. N was explaining that one of her colleague's wife is going to be on The Biggest Loser, then went on to describe her weight. Now, just FYI - N is fairly slender. About 145lbs. F is about 70lbs lighter than me. So, N is describing her colleague's wife's robustness and comes up with this beauty of an example.
Pointing to F, she says, "She's bigger than you," Then pointing to me, "But smaller than you," and finished off with the doozy, "She's HUGE!"
OKAY, LET'S NOT SUGAR COAT THIS.
I'm not sure I have this straight.
It's almost one of those mathematical story equations I hated in school.
If Mrs. Colleague is bigger than F, and smaller than me, and Mrs. Colleague is HUGE than I by common denominator am what? GARGANTUAN? GINORMOUS? ELEPHANTINE? Seriously, I can take it.
Anyway, I truly was not offended by the comment. A bit taken aback that she stated it that way and then proceeded not to understand why F and I could not stop smiling. She totally didn't get what she had said. But not offended.
In any case, I thought that it was an entertaining little story.
I didn't do well on my food today. I didn't do horribly either but I indulged quite a bit this evening. Back on track and pushing forward tomorrow. I am looking to lose 3 lbs this next week. Can I do it? LOL
Oh, N (the same one who made the silly comment) gave me some awesome stretch exercises for planters fascitis, so I am hoping to try them and see if I can't do a bit more exercise on my mini elliptical before my feet explode into flames.
Until tomorrow blog world.
The Fat Chick