Sunday, November 27, 2005

 

Have you lost weight?

That's one of the questions that always leaves me puzzled. Are people saying it to be nice (it's the 20th century version of "I love your hoop skirt + bonnet!") or are they saying it because they think it's true?

My mom usually says it to me whenever I come home. In fact, the one time she didn't say it, I was like "oh crap...I must look like I've gained a lot of weight. I'm a porker!" She'll say it once right when I get home, but then she'll ask again, later, as if to check up on me, since I brush the initial question off as one of those things.

This past weekend my dad also asked me if I had lost weight, as did one of my aunts.

Well, let me answer once and for all. No, I have not lost any weight. At least, none that I know of. I don't think I've really gained/lost a significant amount of weight/drastically changed shape since high school. Now, don't take that as bragging, because I've always been - well, not fat - but a solid person. In high school, I didn't have a lithe high schooler's body. (Damn that elusive Junior's Section!!) I'm not super strong, but I can lug crap with the best of them, and that includes moving boxes, carrying loads of groceries, shoving my bed (in its box) down the hall, lifting up my cousins to give them hugs/throw them into the pool.

By pulling, pushing, throwing my weight around, I've moved an awful lot of stuff. And for some unknown reason, I'm kind of proud of that.

And while it would be nice to fit into the jeans in the junior's section (yeah, I'm bitter, okay?) I do think that I much prefer my capable "physique," and being able to be described as "like a horse."

Okay, so that was a bit of a blow. But the guy meant it as a compliment. I think.

So, since I've stayed pretty much the same for the past four years, that leads me to one conclusion - that I get fatter in peoples' memories.

Initially that may seem like a bad thing - who wants their features to balloon in the minds of their loved ones as time goes on? But it's definitely a positive, since I haven't actually lost any weight. Therefore, each time I see the person, they think that I'm looking better than the time before...without any output on my part.

Not that bad of a deal.

Comments:
I think you've lost weight, Meg. I'd give it to you.
 
OH my god I get so annoyed when people tell me that too hahahah except they say that I've "gotten skinny." wtf? I didnt think I was fat before! what are you trying to tell me? :-P
 
argh. worse then the why dont you have a boyfriend question, however It's better then people asking you if you;ve gained weight and if you haven't well at least it's a reminder of how good you look!
 
Hey meg... have you lost weight? i haven't seen u in like 1,00o weeks.. due to my horrible schedule..
But i think u have. have you?
 
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"So, since I've stayed pretty much the same for the past four years, that leads me to one conclusion - that I get fatter in peoples' memories."

haha, for me, I have this problem with whenever I see someone, I swear that my mind goes through every memory of a person I've ever had and replaces their current image with all of the ones in the past. Unless the memory is particularily about their image. Seriously, all the younger cousins have looked like they do now since they was born. Right?

PS. I'm retarded. I just deleted a comment to fix a mistake and then posted it again, without fixing the mistake.
 
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