On this journey to drop a few pounds, I have gotten into a pattern of working hard, eating healthier and seeing the scale go down.
I am in such a groove that I had to actually talk to my new trainer about not losing anymore.
I’ve finally hit my 35 pound goal! After telling my mother the good news, she replied with a resounding “Don’t lose any more weight!”
She said she is afraid that I am going to become “too skinny” and not be healthy. She said that I am small enough.
The problem with losing weight is that you really can’t see your weight loss as much as others can. I still see the size 10 staring at me in the mirror everyday.
There is an addictive element to watching the scale go down, so I guess she is afraid I will just keep going. In her defense, every mini-goal I set for myself was followed by “another 5 pounds to go!”
I don’t want to get so skinny that my head looks too big – like a bobblehead.
So how skinny is too skinny?
- If I can see your bones protruding from your body, you are too skinny.
- If you are an adult who can shop at Gap Kids for your clothes, you are probably too skinny or just very, very petite.
- If a size 0 is too big for you, you are too skinny.
- If you haven’t even had chocolate in a month because you are afraid it will make you fat, you are probably too skinny and in a bad mood.
- If your legs look like toothpicks with sneakers, you are probably too skinny.
- If you are as thin as LeAnn Rimes or Kate Moss, you are too skinny.
I haven’t reached any of these categories, but if I do, I know my mom will call me on it! What is your definition of too skinny?
Kathy is a web producer, entertainment expert and concert photographer for WRAL.com. She has written a manuscript about her life as an entertainment reporter and pop culture. Learn more about Kathy on her website. On Wednesdays here on Go Ask Mom, she's chronicling her efforts to lose weight before she and her husband start a family.