Saturday, June 03, 2006

Gee thanks, I guess

I was snivelling to Peter about my weight today. He reassured me with "You're not obese, you're old! That made me feel so much better.


At 9:04 AM, Blogger Maxine said...

I obsess endlessly about my weight. It has been really bad for about 2 years now, but since about 6 weeks ago I have managed to find the willpower to cut down my food intake and have lost a bit. I'm very pleased.
One reason for this is blogging! I find it is hard to resist snacking while reading a book (my main leisure activity), but you can't snack while typing. Also blogging is quite compulsive so I can do it for hours without noticing the time (work is similar).
I think that your husband, annoying though he is (hope you don't mind me writing that! but his comment is so typical of a male comment on this particular topic), has one particular point. Which is that when you are old you don't need to eat as much, as you aren't particularly growing and you probably are't running around as much as you did when you were younger, as one's job or activities tend to be more sedentary than running around after young children or playing sports. Yet your stomach doesn't realise this and gets just as hungry!
Sorry to go on, I am sure your husband means well! It is a topic that men are well advised to stay away from, in my opinion.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Thanks Maxine! I wasn't really fair to poor Peter because I just reported the bare bones of our conversation. I laughed at how something intended to be kind could come out sounding quite the contrary. He was really just trying to reassure me that I wasn't morbidly obese but, rather, suffering from almost inevitable middle-age spread. Peter really is a sweet soul who wouldn't intentionally hurt anyone's feelings.

I think you're on to something about the blogging - I find it's much easier to avoid snacking now that I'm on the computer more!


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