- 6 years ago
This is copy-pasted from my tumblr, but I wanted to share it with you guys, as I was reading another thread about weight, and it reminded me of something that happened a while ago. Warning: Some language.
I am a tiny person, only 5’1, but fairly strong for my size, though I don’t have any visible muscles. I’m not skin and bones, but I am naturally very slender. Apparently I don’t actually look thin, just kind of “miniaturized” but more or less properly proportioned. I’m healthy, never tried to lose any weight, but I did try to maintain slightly above 90 lbs. I have an incredibly fast metabolism. When I started college, instead of the freshman 15 I managed to lose weight. Not sure how, because I did not change my eating habits all that much. I do not want to be 84 lbs, I want to get back up to 90 lbs like I used to be. So I started eating high calorie, high protein foods, and I have been drinking Boost Plus. I’m hoping this will help me to gain weight.
So I was headed home one day, and this random girl comes up to me out of nowhere. I would say she’s average size, but I’m not the best judge. Maybe 5’5, C-cup, and normal proportions. She starts bitching me out about not taking care of my body, and trying to be some stupid “thinspiration” and killing myself in the process. I’m wondering what the hell is going on, and who is this girl ranting at me for no reason? She goes on for a little bit longer, and I finally figure out what she’s getting at. I snap at her, told her I was naturally slender, always had been, and had never tried to lose weight, and that I was trying to gain weight. I even held up the empty boost bottle that I had recently finished. Then I asked her what she thought she was doing, going up to strangers and bitching at them when she doesn’t even know their story. She called me a “fucking liar” and stalked off.
I understand that girls who are actually hurting their bodies to try to be thin should not be doing that… Eating disorders are definitely no joke… but that doesn’t mean you should go up to random people you don’t know and yell at them on an assumption. What if I had gone bonkers and beaten the shit out of her for yelling at me? I’ve seen that happen to other people… I’m certainly capable of dealing some serious damage. (I have a black belt in TKD.) I have no idea what motivated this girl to go off on me, but it certainly pissed me off.
TL;DR: Some bitch yelled at me for being a thinspiration. I’ve never tried to lose weight, and I’m currently trying to gain weight. Assumptions are a bad thing.
Edit: I am not very angry about this, because I realize she may have a perfectly good reason… maybe she had recently lost a friend to an eating disorder. However, that still doesn’t make it okay to walk up to random strangers and yell at them… especially if they explain what’s actually going on…