Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Silicone parts are made for toys!

For years and years and years now I've been going to the gym every single day. Hell, even before that, when I didn't go to the gym, I used to walk/jog even if only so that afterwards I could go home and order pizza and diet pepsi (because God forbid I had THOSE 120 calories!).

I think it's safe to assume that it was that kind of behavior that caused me to grow into an overweight adult.

But things change, and almost 15 years later (because it has been that long) I go to the gym at least 5 times a week for at least 1.5 hours, I have been known to go for months without eating a slice of pizza. I don't eat fried foods, I don't eat animal fat (or animals!), I try to eat only complex carbohydrates, I don't eat sugar (unless it's in cookies :D), I keep saturated fats to a minimum, avoid trans fats like the plague, etc...


I really do hate people.

So I am at the gym yesterday- THE GYM PEOPLE!- and this middle aged cow is going on and on and on about fad diet du jour. I am stretching, minding my own business. Then I got annoyed and I was like "lady, if you just worked out regularly and ate like a normal human being, you wouldn't struggle so much with your weight".

Her response to me was "what would you know?"

Right...what would I know? WHAT WOULD I KNOW? What would the girl who lost almost 50% of her body weight 5 years ago know?

I swear to God I wanted to slap her. You really can't judge a book by its cover...

Very calmly I explained to her that I used to be overweight. That I dieted for a whole year but that I have not dieted since. That all it takes is some common sense and a little bit of sensibility.

She called me a liar. According to her, nobody can look like me with diet and exercise alone. YOu are either born with it, or shaped into it. What's even more depressing that even people who know me think that I've used my travels as an excuse to visit with surgeons...

This is the part when she started pulling on my shorts and my sports bra looking for God knows what. I tell you, I HATE PEOPLE.

I have no issues with cosmetic surgery. Hell, I've even considered it a few times. Well, mostly I just wanted a boob job but then I'm like screw that! I don't care if my breasts are small! They are mine and if other people don't like them, tough! If other people want to put themselves through that without good reason, more power to them even though putting yourself through that kind of risk, because any surgery is a risk, is ultimately stupid.

So now she knows that I haven't been under the knife. One would think she'd believe me. Except that she doesn't. Now I'm just a liar because "I was born this way". Apparently, it is physically impossible for someone who looks like me to have actually put massive amounts of effort into makign their body work for them.

I don't know why I bother. Every time I try to share my "weight loss wisdom" with people, I get either attitude or retarded unfounded accusations. It makes me want to take my kickboxing class taking legs and kick them in the head. From now on, I am keeping my big collagen-free mouth shut. LET THE WORLD BE FAT!


Grant said...

You should have whacked her, especially after she started pulling on your shorts.

Although (I'm not trying to defend her) I have met several people who really don't gain weight no matter what who feel the need to offer their dieting wisdom with such insights as "all they have to do to lose weight is eat a little less." One extremely country woman I worked with had no body fat at all, but ate stuff like fried squirrel and 'possum, grits with cheese and butter, bacon, etc. She loved to tell fat people that her stick figure was due to her diet.

Mona Buonanotte said...

She touched you??? You held a more civil tongue than I would have. Some people just like to criticize others. She should have her thyroid checked, and her attitude adjusted.

AVA said...

Most people are just jealous, and are looking for an excuse to continue their bad habits. Awknowledging the fact that you DID it without surgery, would mean that they TOO could do it, but would have to actually get off their asses and really work on it, and most of them are mainly looking for any excuse not to do that.
PS. Still, I understand it's hard to believe that you used to be overweight, I mean, you really look amazing right now.

Anonymous said...

I agree with ava. you should post a picture of yourself overweight

annush said...

there are pictures's a matter of you finding them :P