At 107 pounds, I am nowhere near fat. I just tried on my wedding dress and it is looser on me now than when I wore it over 6 years ago. I have gone from a size 6 to a size 2 in pants, and from a M to XS in dresses and shirts.
So, why is my daughter calling me fat?
Well…it’s because she heard me use the F word. After a delicious meal I’d say, “Oh…I feel so fat.” Or I might say things like, “I’m so fat in this.”
Raising children in a city like Las Vegas, where you are bombarded with billboards of strip clubs, pool parties on the Boulevard, bikini parades, and where most women pay $$$$ so they can look like Holly Madison isn’t like raising children in other cities. Where body image is everything, and obesity is now a national epidemic, I feel like I need to take extra care of how I portray a beautiful body to my daughter. Beauty isn’t about having a small waist or big bust. Beauty is about being healthy.
I haven’t lost all that weight with any crazy diet or work out regime. We’ve simply taken on a clean and healthy active life style. I love food as much as the next person. I’ve even been told that I eat like a man. Give me a bacon cheese burger and fries, and I’ll clean my plate and wash it down with a beer. Cutting out processed foods, refined sugars, family walks, and even goofy family dance parties to break a sweat are just an example of what I mean by a clean and healthy active lifestyle.
So, the next time my stomach is about to burst from a delicious meal, I’ll think twice before using the F word.
I think its time to break out the thesaurus and start using different phrases for I’m fat like: I’m full, I’m stuffed, I feel satisfied after that amazing meal, gosh I can’t eat another bite.
I admire your household pledge to live a healthy lifestyle. I am truly envious.
Perhaps you can visit my blog here: http://bayareablindmom.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/why-oh-why/ and help me figure out ways to answer why.
I really need to watch what I say around the kids. She is also saying, “Ugh…you’re driving me crazy.” Lol., guess mommy let’s that slip one too many times in earshot.