January 4, 2012

Myths About Thin Women

It’s not politically correct to say mean things about overweight people but somewhere along the way the world has gotten really screwed up and it is acceptable to say rude things about skinny women.

I have nothing against full figured ladies, some of my closest friends fit in this category, actually, I live in Oklahoma so most of my friends are round. They’ve known me for years and are used to my skinny self.

As a trim gal I’d like to clear up a few things.

No, we are not starving ourselves.

The anorexic remarks are really old, people. You’ve gotten too comfortable seeing obesity to the point that when you see a thin person you freak out. Look a few decades back in time and you’ll see that people were much thinner than they are today, some of us retained our figures, didn’t plus size our meals or add fries with that.

Most of us prefer healthy foods that aren’t fattening. I eat healthy because I want to; it tastes better.

You look at a double layer cake with lots of icing, a fudge Sunday or bacon and think yum. I see those same foods and get nauseous. I know it’s hard to believe but some people actually prefer vegetables to lard.

You get depressed and you pull out a tub of ice cream, if I’m upset I can’t eat and I don’t like ice cream.

It’s also genetics. There are some who simply don’t keep weight on as much as others. It’s nothing to get excited about, no we don’t need to gain weight or eat something we are simply thin. We’re happy that way and regardless of what you try to make yourself or others believe we are healthy. Trim people are typically in better health than overweight people; ask any doctor.

I seldom get sick. All this winter I’ve read on Facebook all the people suffering with ailments and I haven’t been sick once.

I cannot overeat. If I eat too much food I can’t keep it down.

Buffets love to see me coming because I don’t eat very much.

I do not eat appetizers, a dinner and then desert, there’s no way I could eat that much food. Appetizers are full of fat and salt and to me don’t even look good. I usually eat half of a dinner and take the other half home or my husband and I split a meal. It’s plenty for us and we are full when we leave. Yes, my husband is thin too and so are both of my sons.

Yes, I've had two children and still thin; it is possible.

No, we are not slaves to a gym.

There are women who struggle with their weight and work hard to maintain a fit physique but I’m not one of them. I know it doesn’t seem fair but that’s how it is. Hating me isn’t going to change anything.

I walk four miles three times a week at a brisk pace and I stretch before.

I don’t snack all day. I eat three meals a day and some chocolate or almonds in the evening for snack. I only eat about three or four pieces of the nugget sized candy.

I never eat anything out of a vending machine; I seldom eat fast food and mostly make my own meals.

I do not buy convenience foods from the freezer section, or boxed meals. Those foods are usually full of fat, salt and carbohydrates. I cook from scratch with fresh produce and meat.

I do not eat processed meats like hotdogs, sausage and salami because I don’t like them; to me they taste nasty.

Desserts are for holidays and special occasions; we do not have them everyday, it’s not necessary and we can’t eat that much food anyway.

Saying rude things about skinny people doesn’t make obese people look better.

It’s not nice. I’m not going to gain weight to make you feel better about yourself. I’m sorry you are overweight but being mean to me isn’t going to make you lose weight.

I’ve heard women (men don’t say these things) say skinny bitch, anorexic and all kinds of hateful remarks. I’ve been pinched, poked (not the Facebook kind) and my hair pulled. Yes recently by adults. Jealousy is an ugly creature.

Yes, some skinny women can cook.

Dress size has nothing to do with our skills in the kitchen. Just like not all big women can make biscuits, not all thin women are inept at frying chicken. Ask anyone that has eaten at my table, I assure you I can cook anything you want; I just don’t taste it all during preparation and may not eat it when the meal is served. My family loves macaroni and cheese but to me it’s gross, I cook it anyway. I don’t like cheese.

No, not all men prefer curvy women

I’ve also read many comments that men don’t like skinny women, they want a girl they can cuddle up to.

This is silly on so many levels. If this were true then men’s magazines wouldn’t highlight thin women in bikinis.

I've read comments that men who prefer skinny women have homosexual tendencies. That is absurd. If they wanted a man they would go and get one. Preferring a lady who isn't overweight doesn't make a man gay.

My husband only finds trim ladies pretty and isn’t interested in larger women so you can’t say all men want bigger females. Now I’ll probably get comments bashing my husband, which is childish and silly. No, I don’t stay thin to please him; it just worked out that way.

My youngest son also only dates skinny girls. So yeah, there are definitely men who go for ladies without extra pounds.

Can’t we just all get along?

So once in for all can we please put this weight issue behind us and move on? If you aren’t happy with the way you look you know what to do about it. Ridiculing thin women isn’t making you look any better.

You should go read the rude comments by girls about this next video.