Thursday, March 12, 2009

Skinny

Last night at the belly dance studio, a chick made an offhand comment about me. Saying that someone else was "...skinny like you." (meaning me) I should point out that I generally feel that this person and I are similar in body size and type.

I had an immediate reaction and I'm sure I made a face. ("Skinny like who?") but she tossed it off so casually like it was just a known and readily acknowledged fact that I didn't say anything verbally.

It made me think about how warped my body image probably is. No doubt I have actually been feeling skinny-er since I dropped the weight, but I don't think of myself as a "thin" person. Never have.

There are always going to be people thinner than I am and there are always going to be people bigger than I am. It's all about perspective I guess. According to the Wii Fit (which u know is my bible on these matters) I am solidly "normal".

Of course, I've talked here before about how I don't think it's possible to be an american woman and feel good about your body. (Unless you are an extremely well-balanced person) But it's always interesting when your own body image and someone else's image of your body crash together like that. Gives you an opportunity to re-evaluate.

3 Things:
- Pandora on my phone (why did I just think of this today???)
- A work environment not filled with fear
- Having my car back, even if we had to take it back in today

4 comments:

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

Wait, what's Pandora??

Sounds like you got a nice compliment from a class mate and you choked on it! I'm not good at accepting compliments either, but then again, I don't get to practice my response all that often. :-(

Dad said...

What car back again!

The whole body image thing is impossible in our culture.

alexis said...

hon', I've always thought you were hot! :)

Pulisha said...

Isn't it interesting how we are so much harder on ourselves than others. I have given up on ever being happy with how I look in favor of just not giving a shit :)