Monday, 4 February 2013

snack time

Today we tried a new recipe. I'd seen the pictures on Facebook (you can see them here), and I thought it looked interesting if not impressive, but today we bought some Oreos and I had some time...

You've heard the saying, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels," and while I've never been "skinny," I did approach it once when I was 16-17 and had a dog that I walked daily. From what I remember it did feel good to step on the scales and see the numbers going down, or to walk past a mirror and see that I wasn't revolting, but now that I'm on the other side (an inch taller and 100+ lbs heavier) I can say that while I do have moments of feeling fat (like when I see a full length mirror - especially the ones in Bob Evans restaurant {which seems like a really dumb idea, to have wide angle mirrors in a restaurant, because then people will see themselves and not want to eat as much, or maybe order water instead of soda, and so the place loses money by losing sales} - or if I have trouble getting up off the floor), for the most part I "feel" the same on the inside: when I'm talking with my friends I'm not thinking, "I'm fat," I'm thinking, "stand up straight, don't cross your arms, keep eye contact," and that hasn't changed my whole life, so I can say that skinny doesn't feel exceptional. However, when I bit into that brownie/cupcake (which we frosted with a chocolate/peanut butter ganache) I wasn't feeling "fat" or "skinny" - I just tasted. And it tasted GOOD.

For the record, skinny me (with my inspiration):
Annnnd... there is no picture of "fat me" on my computer. Lucky you. :-)


Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading this. mums

Wil said...

Sometimes food is just good. I get it. :-)

'when I'm talking with my friends I'm not thinking, "I'm fat," '

I was the opposite. Even when I was on the phone with people, I would always think about skinny, and acne, and whether my voice sounded too high.

(Even today, my subconscious mind doesn't know I've gained weight.)

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,"

Whoever said that has *never* been a skinny GUY. There is nothing good about it, except possibly being able to run faster/farther than non-skinny people.

Here I am 40 and slightly overweight and I still feel the negative connotations of being a skinny teen.

MamaOlive said...

Thanks for the insight, Wil.

Have you seen the film "Shallow Hal"?
It was thought provoking.