I used to be a skinny person (on OMSH)

I’m over at Oh My Stinkin’ Heck today, guest posting. Heather, who writes OMSH, is awesome, and you’re going to have to go over there to see what her blog is like, because how can I summarize a blog with that title? I wouldn’t want to spoil the anticipation.

You may recognize the guest post from a while back. It’s called “I used to be a skinny person,” and it’s about, well, that. I used to be really skinny. My ribs stuck out a little. Now, not so much. I discovered Insomnia Cookies and how fantastically diverse grilled cheese sandwiches can be, and I never went back.

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Un-roast: Today I love how square my shoulders are. I think they’re like my dad’s shoulders, except the girl version. Which is actually very nice.

New post on Un-schooled, about the film Race to Nowhere. It’s really good. And a really big deal right now. And the screening I went to was the first time I’ve gotten in somewhere crowded and trendy for free as “press.” It was ridiculously exciting. Probably more exciting than it should’ve been. You know what? Whatever. Nothing wrong with being excited.

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Kate on February 11th 2011 in Uncategorized

5 Responses to “I used to be a skinny person (on OMSH)”

  1. Holly responded on 11 Feb 2011 at 11:01 am #

    That was the post that got me over here originally via a link round-up, I believe. It’s a goodie.

  2. Liz responded on 11 Feb 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    Great guest post! I left a pretty blunt responce. =)

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  4. Mandy responded on 12 Feb 2011 at 12:50 am #

    I was one of those “skinny Minnies” in high school, and in college. After that, I started to put on about two pounds a year. It doesn’t sound like much, but after 20 years… I had my picture taken on my fortieth birthday, and didn’t like the way I looked.
    I have arthritis in my feet, so I needed to take some of that weight off to save wear and tear on my joints. I also have diabetes in both sides of my family, so I had two good medical reasons to take off weight. But I must admit, it was that photo that made me uncomfortable, and a very large part of my reason for wanting to reduce my weight was vanity.
    I got my weight down from 174, and currently vary between 155 and 160. But the big payoff came when I had my annual physical: my cholesterol was down, my blood pressure was down, my resting heart rate was down…yay vanity!
    Do I miss being “skinny?”
    Sometimes.
    I’ve been too well programmed by the advertising and diet industries to ever be able to entirely exorcise that particular unrealistic desire. I’m still not entirely happy with the amount of weight I carry around my waist, and on my stomach.
    But, most of the time, I like how I look. I’ve learned to do an inner eye roll when my inner critic gets on her high horse. And it gets easier with practice.

    Unroast: I, too, love the line of my neck and shoulders.

  5. Tempest responded on 14 Feb 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    I’m in a weird weight place right now. I was always underweight most of my life, and somewhere in the last 4-5 years (does my body really know it hit 30?), that uberfast metabolism has slowed down and I have gained about 10 lbs. Maybe it was moving back to the East Coast and Dunkin’ Donuts being everywhere I turn. But now, I actually have a nice chest (without having 3 kids, which is how my mom claims she got hers), and there’s an actual curve to my waist and hips, which is a fabulous thing for bellydancing (you can actually see what I’m doing!), but when I’m sitting at my desk, I can feel that roll in the front, and it’s just not comfortable. But then I look in the mirror standing, and it all looks good. I love the curve, I love the actual feel of my sides. Maybe I just need to sit up more in my chair. Or do sit-ups. Dance more. But my brain is definitely having some sort of conflict/crisis. And how come I never noticed how thin other women are before this?