I always was very conscious of my size..I was born as a premature baby hardly weighing anything so my parents overcompensated from the very start I guess. They tried to get as much food into me and thought by overdosing me on fruit (LOTS OF IT) and veggies it was okay. It was…up to a point but the three maximum pieces of fruit per day were definitely not adhered to..lol I was a fruit addict..and when I tried to lose weight I even went on a fad fruit diet: only fruit and water. For me it was heaven. I lost weight but yo-yo’ed right back when I started eating “normal” again. And with normal I mean: bread, cheese and regular dinners. I was never one to snack on huge sugary stuff because it wasn’t around but I have never “done” breakfast…never! Not even when I was growing up.
So yeah, I was a chubby kid , a chubby teenager, until the age of about 15 when I had enough of the bullying and basically starved myself in the summer holidays to surprise them with me coming back 20 kilos lighter. I held on to that weight until I went to university and yep..yoyo again.. then I was fed up again (pardon the pun) with all the weight gain for no apparent reason than regular eating and (my downfall) hardly any exercising ..so I joined a gym and ..typically me…I worked out not 2 or 3 hours a day but from 5pm (after work) til 10 or 11 at night…so..I lost (hold on to your hat here!) : 50 kilos!!!!! I went from a size 18-20 to a size 8-10. And,,here I am again…size 18..it’s like whatever I do, size 18 seems to be my “go-to”-weight…
People who know me, see that I do not binge eat or eat even…and still I am “my size”: I'm not fat, I'm fluffy!.. I call it..lol
The amount of bullying and hurtful things thrown at people that are overweight are tremendous! It hurts me, my psyche and I hate this behaviour from the people who just do not get that not everybody who is overweight is a slob and eats a shitload of fast food. It is overwhelming and unfair.
What brought this on? I was working and walking in and out of the living room, where Paul was a sucker for punishment and had turned on “the Biggest Loser Australia” on TV..I saw a few scenes of introduction of the “contestants” who were showing off their normal eating behaviour: 2.5 kilo burritos, a snack of a family pizza with chicken wings, ice cream for breakfast and a full pack of sugary cereal, a whole cake as a pick me up before dinner and a family lasagne for lunch! Guys! Really ????!!!!!! I was angry, disgusted and totally depressed seeing this. I know it is sensationalism but at the same time what is shown gives people who do not over eat or binge eat or drink a very bad name..well not give because we already have a bad name. It just adds to the myth that whatever you put in your mouth is what you are. And believe me : if I would write down what I eat in a day it will blow your mind and I am still size 18. It is friggin’ enfuriating.
Nevermind,,enough of my rant. I am me and I like me as a person and I am coming to grips with the fact that I do not have to like people who do not like me as me. Their loss..still..it makes me angry when stereotypical nonsense like TBL is perpetuating the myths…Rant over..
On the bunny front : There is still the petition waiting for your signature on change.org : https://www.change.org/p/andrew-wilkie-against-the-approval-of-k5-calici-virus-made-in-korea-for-use-in-australia
Please let your voice be heard! Speak for the Rabbits....and sign the petition .
For todays update some blingy tops: the very special GaGa Bunny tops with glitz ! Enjoy !
GaGa ! Bunny Tops
Blue Faced Leicester, Angora bunny, cashmere and glitz
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