Wednesday, January 28, 2009

So Long Fat Girl


Let us be honest...some of us spend a great time thinking/worrying about our weight. I have been concerned about mine since I was about two years old. My answer to that in high school was to eat like a pig and live on Mountain Dew. My version of exercise was dragging main and occasionally getting out of my car to flirt with boys. The big dread for me was PE. Stand in a line, have your weight announced to what felt like the world and then they would pinch my over abundance of fat with that pincher thing. Then the real torture...testing our athletic skills. It was my nightmare, honestly I would dream about it for weeks. If I remember right they wanted you to run around the track one mile...four laps seemed like forever. I think I walked the whole time and was always the last one in. As for strength and stretching I was the least strong and the least flexible. This isn't just exaggeration, I really was. I was thinking about that this morning...I still worry about my weight and my athletic ability, but now I know what to do and I try hard to do it. I still have a gut, and that just may be a part of who I am, but this I know the me now weighs less than the teenage fat girl, the me now would be laughing that we only had to run one mile and would be begging to run a few (or 10 more), the me now could kick the crap out of the teenage fat girl that I was and that feels pretty darn good!

7 comments:

darl_jo said...

you rule heather. You are great motivation... really. Knowing you are there running your heart out and i'm here thinking i can't run just makes me want to do more. Now if i can just get to the teenage me... on second though..... i don't think so. I can honestly say i was too skinney and i don't ever want to be there again. But to be fit and under the 140 line is something i need to get to.

Amy said...

I was "normal" in High School and I felt sooooooooo fat! I guess 125 lbs for my height was too much! Now, well that's a whole other story...I love my huge self though and I feel good! Oh, and I hated that fat pincher thing...I felt like they could only pinch my whole arm cuz I was all fat...ewwwww...come and get a piece of me now fat pinching tweezer thing...I dare ya!

Lisa said...

Wow, reading that brought back horrid memories of the same thing - probably the same class, you and I. That was my worst nightmare too. Running the mile and coming in with shame at the end with a big painful stitch in my side - oooooooh, and the pincher thing.... don't even get me started on that thing!
I proud of you that you're in better condition than you were then! I wish I could say the same... You know what? I'm going to get my fat @$$ off the computer and go out to the garage and run on the treadmill RIGHT NOW until I'm wheezing and coughing blood ten minutes from now!

Emilie Peterson said...

You are awesome!! But you really do look so good. So start enjoying it!!!!!

Laura said...

That was so dang funny! You always make me laugh. Well, I thought I would have an amazing runner's body after completing marathon training last summer, but it just didn't happen...bummer. But I do need to get off of my bummer and start running again because I'm looking a bit like the fat girl you described who went to high school.

mlg said...

Good for you I need that kind of motivation I am still panting at the mile mark, and ready to die!

Lara said...

I still hate that pincher thing. Those fitness tests were the worse! I hated them and still do. They always say I have more fat than I "think" I do!