Thursday, June 25, 2009

Yeah, but

There is nothing wrong with 150 lbs for someone who is taller than I. At 5 foot 1 inch, 130 lbs is heavy. 150 might actually be in the obese category, if you look at a medical textbook.
See? The numbers SHOULD mean nothing, but that is not the case. Sometimes I wish the scale had never been invented (or at least never applied to the human body). I'd be much happier.

5 comments:

Janet said...

ME TOO! DOWN with scales. I am obsessed with how much I weigh.

Rachel Clear said...

Say it, sister.

Tonya said...

Right there with you on all the weight thing - scales that don't tell you the correct weight, a 5 foot 1 inch frame so nobody understands that 130 on my frame is not the same on someone elses ... My sister, Dawn (who is traveling your direction right now - you will LOVE her - I'm so jealous she is going to get to chat w/ you) said they had a MAN come to chat with her mom's running group about BOOBS. Love that a man came ... The point? He said that each boob can weigh like 5 pounds or something. I figure I have an extra 10 pounds of nursing boob weight. :-) You must have an extra 15-20. So, really, you're 130! :-) Now, don't you feel better?

melissa said...

actually, I DO. Even 5 lbs due to boob weight would make me feel tons better. 20 lbs just seems so insurmountable at this point, since I do boot camp and walk 4 kms 5 days a week (1 km to school, 1 km home, twice a day), and eat better than I have in years (save how well I ate when pregnant and trying to have a smaller baby)...
I don't want to give up more food, and I can't see squeezing in much more exercise. But boob weight. AWESOME.
Really? 5 lbs each?
Milk is so great, but when it tips my scales I don't love it.

Tonya said...

My point was that MY boob weight is 5 pounds each. Yours must be more, since, well, ya know, you're bigger. :-) I love this theory! I mean, who really knows if I'll lose 10 pounds once I stop nursing, but I like thinking I will. :-) And it makes me obsess much less over the extra weight I'm carrying. "It's boob weight."