I have two things working for me in the weight department: I am tall and apparently I have good genetics. I have always been a thinner build.
I am a very active person, with very active children and I genuinely try to eat healthy. Couple this with my height and genetics and you get 5′ 10″ weighing 140 lbs. (when I’m not preggo). Yes, I put on the ‘Freshmen 15’ when I went off to college and yes I gain a LOT of weight when I’m pregnant (34 with my first and 42 with my second)…but I always lose it.
Some of you are probably hating me right now (like even my dearest friends say that they lovingly do) but I am wondering this: Why do I have to defend the fact that I am comfortable with my body and how I look? I am by NO means ‘super-modelesque’ and after have two babies I am a far cry from how I looked back in my NFL days. But I also still wear a size 4…and when I’m pregnant my belly grows, nothing else.
I was told the other day ‘by the way, my sister says she hates you’…’why’ I ask…’because your pregnant and still so tiny’…then I heard of other moms in the neighborhood saying ‘is she really pregnant? Shes so skinny?’…
At these comments I actually found myself telling people that I’m hardly skinny and that I had already gained 10 lbs in the first 3 months of this pregnancy…as if I was trying to make myself ‘fatter’ than I actually am!
Well I want to know why I have to feel like this? To be honest, I feel bad or guilty that I’m not overweight! But why? And why do people feel the need to ‘make fun of me’ because I’m not…I would never put my two-cents in on anyone’s weight and I’m pretty sure that it is completely taboo to talk about someone who is overweight. So I ask you:
Why do I have to defend myself for being thin?????