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*

SKINNY WOMEN ARE USUALLY SKINNY BECAUSE THEY WORK FOR IT.

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!

~D

Comments:
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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