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The Start of the Story…

Although I feel that the name of my new blog is pretty self-explanatory, it would be rude not to post an introduction that explains who I am, what I’m doing here and the “mission statement” for this project, or should I say, new life goals…..so, here goes…

As a really little girl, i.e., age 7 and under, I was, surprisingly, NOT heavy. I was active, enjoyed playing outside, ate food but do not have visceral memories of my connections with food at that time.  As I look back on that time, it was around second grade that I can really remember starting to enjoy eating. Right around the same time that I hit a major growth spurt and stood about 8 inches taller than everyone else in my class…..and the three grades above me.  And let’s face it, being 8 inches taller than everybody else in the school except the teachers kind of makes you stand out and kind of opens you up to lots of ridicule and name calling from the other kids.  Now, I’m not in any way, shape or form going to blame being mocked and made fun of by other kids as the reason I ate, but I can say that as an 8 year old, I didn’t understand why I was being targeted, the meaning of it all or how to handle the stress associated with it. So I did what made me feel good — I ate. I ate everything I could get my hands on, from sandwiches to cookies, cake, ice cream, and sometimes I would throw fruit in on top.  I would eat until I was stuffed, and then would start all over again at the next meal or with a snack in between.  I always remembered really enjoying my mom’s cooking, too, and loving the foods that she made.  One of my favorite foods to this day is mom’s homemade macaroni and cheese and meatloaf! Continue reading The Start of the Story…

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