Friday, February 10, 2006

An exercise in...

Okay, I know I've been delinqent on my blog entries, and delinquent on my writing, and delinquent on my email... *sigh*

Gonna go insane if I don't write, so here goes...

This morning I was running crazy, trying to respond to emails AND get everyone out the door to the responsibilities of the day. I forgot to eat breakfast. So I got to work, dug three quarters out of my purse, and headed for the vending machine, hoping to goodness there was something remotely healthful in it. I was standing there perusing the contents when a co-worker came in and we exchanged pleasantries.
She gave me an odd look as I gazed into the snack machine, and I explained that I'd forgotten to eat breakfast and lamented that the only thing breakfasty in the machine was a HUGE frosting-covered danish.

She said, "Oh, you're skinny. You can afford to eat stuff like that."

I laughed politely and replied, "I'm skinny because I don't eat stuff like that."

She expressed her sincere surprise. "Oh! I just assumed you were blessed with great genes!"

"Oh, how I wish I were," I told her.

Now why am I blogging this? It was an innnocent exchange that I've had many many times over the years. It hasn't bothered me much before. Perhaps I'm just in a PMS mood today. I needed something to write about and this was fresh. Who knows.

*steps up onto soapbox* *clears throat*


There. I said it. Our dirtly little secret. Please tell everyone you know. *grin*

But for a few very rare exceptions, skinny women over 30 are not skinny because they are blessed with great genes and eat frosting-covered danishes for breakfast. They're skinny because they eat right, they exercise. It may be a natural habit, or they may consciously make healthful body decisions. It certainly ain't genes.

So ladies, if ever you find yourself jealously looking at a skinnier woman's figure, please keep in mind that she more than likely earns that figure with every food choice she makes.

Thank you.

*steps down from soapbox*

What was I saying? Oh, yes. I've been delinqent. Website updates, newsletters... The whole works. I'm gonna do my best to put myself back on schedule.

Starting now. I'm about to update my blog! Woohoooooooooooo!


LOL... thank you so much for saying that. I might have been thin in my youth but now that I am over 30 - 3 miles runs every other day and avoiding my favorites like donuts and ice cream are the only way I stay in my jeans. Nothing natural about it :)
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