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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I don't have to be fat to loose weight.

Let me take a brief moment to distract you from my attention getting, politically incorrect post title, and ask you to enter my giveaways that end Oct. 2nd! Veggie Tales DVD for your little ones and Campus Book Rentals for your kiddo away in college. Now off for my rant with Shell!

I recently lost weight. On purpose.

I feel good. I feel better about myself.

However, it seems to be a negative topic for some. Why is that!?

Here's a little background about me.

Ethnic background: Korean
Height: 4' 11"
Weight: 103
Stay with me.

I'm small.
I'm not saying I'm smoking hot and skinny, I'm just saying I'm small.
According to the air bag cautions in my car I should ride in the back.
My husband jokes and tells me I should get a booster seat so I can see the front of the car when I'm driving.
My feet don't touch the gas pedal. I drive with my big toe.
I'm just small.
A feel good weight for me is around 100-105lbs.

My birth mom is 4' 9", and probably weighs 80 lbs. soaking wet.
My sister isn't much bigger.
These are my genes.

Over the last few years I put on an extra 15 lbs.
Was I fat? No.
Did I feel bad physically and mentally? Yes.
Was the weight gain the result of poor eating habits and lack of exercise? Yes.

When someone my size puts on 15 extra pounds they start
to feel like this.

My clothes did not fit. By 118 lbs, I was on my 3rd shopping trip to buy bigger sizes.

At my height, 15 lbs. is a lot of extra.
A lot of sizes and a lot of clothes that I couldn't wear.

I could have given into getting older. Some extra weight is normal, right? I didn't look horrible.


I was sick of feeling bad, and got moving!

Last March, I started running. Last March, people. That's 7 months ago.

Since then, I l've lost that 15 lbs! Go me!

I'm happy about it! I feel better about myself. I have more energy.
This is my healthy weight.

How do I know it's my healthy weight?
Because I didn't diet! Seven months of running my behind off isn't exactly a crash diet.

I just started exercising, and stopped eating a ton of junk. I boosted my metabolism with cardio, and finally the weight started to come off. I believe my body will stop loosing weight when it's reached a healthy plateau. I'm probably already there.

So, why is it that people are so negative about it?

Sometimes I'm questioned about why I've lost so much weight. It can be awkward when I am honest and say that I've been working hard to do so. Why?

Why do you have to be fat to want to loose weight?

Why do others judge me because I'm not overweight?

Why is it that I get the stink eye over my loss?

Why are people asking me if I'm eating? Please!

I LOVE food and eat all the time. It's one of the reasons I need to exercise.
Because I like to eat good food!
Everything in balance, right?

So, I don't have to be fat to want to loose weight.

I just have to be unhappy with the way that I feel.

I'm proud of myself, and I'm glad I lost the weight. I'm healthier.

That's all that matters!

May. I'd been running, but nothing yet...I had some extra around the waist, butt, and thighs. My face was fuller. I wasn't so happy about it.

Just last week. Feeling healthy!

Need to vent? Link up with my bloggy friend, Shell and Pour Your Heart Out.
Again, just a brief reminder that everyone linking is pouring their hearts out and we should all be respectful in our comments. ;)

Wanna read more? You can read about how I like cold beer, and wonder why that's bad? OR my most recent total #momfail involving my 6 yr. old and a bobcat. Take your pick. Thanks for reading!

You should follow me on GFC. For while I was taking the high road and blogging for me, but now I'm just concerned with becoming famous and getting as many readers as possible. Go ahead. Click! **wink wink**


At September 28, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think we all know when our bodies feel off. I know when I start to feel like I am not me. Glad you know where you want to be too.

Congrats on the running!

At September 28, 2011 at 9:57 AM , Blogger TV's Take said...

Congrats on all your hard work! I believe we all have the body we want; and while I'm not there yet I keep working at it. Slowly my 'build' is changing. Keep up the great work!

At September 28, 2011 at 10:15 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

I'm small too -- 5'2, about 135 pounds. My body has changed so much since I've had the kids, that my clothes don't fit, but losing weight won't do anything. You should be able to do whatever you want to feel good! You look fantastic. And if anything, people are just jealous. :)

At September 28, 2011 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Shell said...

You look beautiful!

I'm not quite as petite as you, but I am small. And when I gain, I feel it. And don't like it. I don't strive to be teeny, but I know what my healthy weight is. I've gained this past summer and I'm not happy about it. I'm going to do something about it... even though I hear from others that they think I don't need it. Trust me, I wouldn't go below my healthy weight.

At September 28, 2011 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Peeper said...

This is a phenomenon of criticism that I've never understood. Especially when the focus is on being healthy. If you feel great, you look great and it shines through every aspect of your life. Good for you for taking care of yourself!

At September 28, 2011 at 1:59 PM , Blogger vinobaby said...

Good for you. So many people think it's all about a dress size or a number on a scale, but it's not -- it's how you feel in your skin AND being healthy. I've known "overweight" people who were incredibly fit and skinny people who eat horribly and can't walk a block.

Glad you found where YOU feel good.

Cheers to you.

At September 28, 2011 at 2:59 PM , Blogger Dwija {House Unseen} said...

All I can think it's that it's jealousy because you are SMOKIN' HOT!

Everyone tells each other that we should all be healthy, so if someone shows discipline and actually achieves their goal, we should be nothing but supportive!

At September 28, 2011 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Good for you for losing the weight. I agree that we are our best judge of whether or not we need to lose weight. We are, after all, the ones who most live with and carry the weight.

At September 28, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Blogger becca said...

good for you for doing what made you feel better. i think it's great you did something about what was making you unhappy and i think you look amazing. congrats on the weightloss

At September 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Congrats on all your hard work. I really really want to run. But I have NEVER been able to. Even when I was athletic - back in the day - I couldn't run. *sigh* I need to quit my job so I can start exercising more :)
stopping over from PYHO
Kristen @

At September 28, 2011 at 11:07 PM , Blogger angela said...

I am not quite as little as you, but I do get some looks when I mention wanting to lose a few pounds. You look healthy and beautiful, and you are the one who knows how your body feels best.

At September 29, 2011 at 3:15 AM , Blogger DysFUNctional Mom said...

Ya know, some people will judge others for anything! It's really none of anyone's business.
You look great! And I had to laugh about the booster seat. I'm a shorty too!

At September 30, 2011 at 1:10 AM , Blogger Katie said...

Good for you! It isn't up to anyone else to judge, they don't live in your body. I'm short too, and I know how icky you can feel when you gain a just a small amount of weight, even if you don't look horrible to everyone else!

At September 30, 2011 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Colleen said...

You are just beautiful and congratulations on losing the weight after working hard to do so! I think that is the best way!

At October 26, 2011 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Jlholbrook821 said...

I am 4' 11" also and currently 113. I was 98 prepregnancy and I didn't have abs. It is devastating to me what that 15 lbs looks like and when I talk about losing weight people say I look fine but I feel terrible about my body. I even joke that my chin needs lipid lol. But reading your blog made me smile because we are very similar in size and its nice to know other pellets feel the same. Any tips?? Good luck in your weight loss journey...I have to give up pepsi and chocolate :)

At October 26, 2011 at 11:12 PM , Blogger Jlholbrook821 said...

Oops I hate auto correct lol you know what I mean :) petite


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