Saturday, August 20, 2011

Part Dos: Backing Myself Up

Thanks everyone for the kind comments you left on the post I wrote last night.  I wanted to take a minute to clarify/defend what I said.

First of all, mostly I was saying it to be funny.  Cuz, ya know, I'm funny.

Second of all, I'm concerned about my weight, but not, like, really concerned about my weight.  If that makes sense.  It's something I may always struggle with.  But it's not an all-consuming worry.  It's more that, someday, I hope to be pregnant again.  And it would be cool if, when I am, people are like, "Oh cool!" and not like, "Oh, now you are?  I had been wondering for a while."

And, third of all, I don't think it's bad or unhealthy to want to be skinny and have that be a goal.  I think the world has tipped a little too far in the wrong direction on the whole weight issue thing.  Of course people can still be beautiful if they're not an ideal weight.  But that still doesn't make them healthy.  I am not as healthy as I could be.  I think we do a great disservice by telling people not to make health goals.  I once even had a regular doctor tell me not to bother making weight loss goals because I probably wouldn't reach them.  Really?  That's sad.  And just plain wrong.  And you know what?  I did prove her wrong.  I've just gained some of it back since then.  But before I gained it back, I was healthier.  I want to be healthy like that again.

Also, from a financial/fashion standpoint, it would be so awesome to be skinny.  Because if you have ever looked at a clearance rack, you know that there are two sizes there: skinny, and--uh--not medium.  As someone who has been medium forever, I kind of can't help but dream about being a size 4 and picking up clearance jeans for $2.  (Though, let's be honest here: even if I were to drop 20 pounds, I probably still wouldn't be a size 4.  Just sayin'.)

Anyway, mostly, I just wanted to write this little follow-up post to let you all know that you don't need to worry about me thinking that I'm trash unless I'm skinny.  Or that I think you're trash unless you're skinny.  Because I think I'm pretty all the time.  (I know, I know, so humble, right?)


Emily said...

I think you're pretty too! :)

Kathy Haynie said...

Pretty cool, pretty funny, pretty PRETTY. And by the way - hahaha - when I read the blog title I thought it was going to be a post about how you're handling backups on the new computer. :)

Kristie said...

Oh to be that perfect weight. I am just working on being healthy. Which is all anyone can do. Learning to love what I have, and be ok with it is the next way to live. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, so I think I will stick with enjoying my life!

Sylvia Louise said...

Amen and amen. I am supporting you long distance in your health goals. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best. There is something wrong when you deem that to be more important than anything else and feel like your worth (and everyone elses) hinges on appearance--but that does not seem to be your issue. You're the bomb, Katie. THE BOMB.

And P.S. you look good without make up. I am amazed by people like yourself. I tend to look more mannish/sea-sick when I go "natural."