Rubie-sue's Journal, 22 January 2013

It is funny how we most of us here at FS have to lose weight, and that is why we are here. But if you look around and listen to people everyone has their own issues with weight. When I say "everyone" I mean even the people that we wish we were, or strive to be, or hate because they can eat what ever they want. I thought about this when reading a post a while ago by a FS member who has a good amount of weight to lose and was looking for a group exclusively for larger people and not the skinny in shape members. It is true when you read journals and you come across one from a member who is starting out at 110 is complaining that their pants are getting tight, you do tend to make that growling sound of slight disgust. One has to stop and listen to why to them this is an issue, and learn from what they are saying so when we(I) get to my goal weight and buy my new wardrobe I will understand how that 10lbs can make a huge difference. There are lessons from everyone here that pertain to everyones struggles with food and weight issues.

Okay that soapbox being said, the second reason this all came to mind is Saturday at my boxing class this lovely vibrant tiny in-shape woman that I am getting to know came up to me and said: "Oh good you're here, I have some great great news!!" Being all excited for her I said "What??".....and in reply she said "I've gained 11 pounds!!! Can you believe it 11 pounds!!!" It took a second for my brain to calculate how gaining 11 pounds was a good thing, really??? You're happy with gaining 11 pounds?? My little voice was screaming. But then as she threw her arms around me and said how happy she was I realized that even though to me she was amazing to her she was to weak. As she started to pose and show off her new muscle "bulk" and growl like the Hulk saw how her body was changing and she was finally getting shoulders. As I started to pose with her and laugh over what a beast she was becoming the warmth of the comradery of sweating and controling what one eats to get to the shape we want to be. As the class ended and we were lying on our mats all hot sweaty and spent, I knew that we'd both kick ass that day what ever direction on the scale we were trying to go. And I can't wait to see her and hug her when I have lost 11 pounds in my battle to go down on the scale.

And at that time to we will pose like the Hulk and amaze the rest with our sexy new muscles!!


What a sweet journal! A big hug! 
22 Jan 13 by member: Lizzie983
Can't wait to see a picture of the 2 of you :) 
22 Jan 13 by member: schmetterling34
Love love love this journal and you echo my sentiments 100%. Whene *I* realized I was as much a weight bigot as (some) thin people... I let that go I opened my heart & mind and have learned so much more and better ways to make peace with food. My goal is to NOT be complacent - whenever I find myself on the verge of it I ask 'how would a thin HEALTHY person handle that (feeling - craving - desire -etc) and it has really been a 180 in my thought process. 
22 Jan 13 by member: FullaBella
What a wonderful point of view... The fact that you were able to look past whatever insecurities you have and see hers instead makes me want to cry. You are such a sweet woman. 
22 Jan 13 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak
I needed to read this! My friend I work out with is so tiny, yet she thinks she's fat...I find myself annoyed a lot because I need to loose about 100 lbs. I really should start seeing it fom her view point as well :) 
22 Jan 13 by member: mntwinsfan


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