For this flahsback friday, I decided to really flashback.
Flashback to when my mind and body as malnourished and depleted. I was nowhere near as spunky and snarky as I am today. I was timid and shy; a hollow person.
I often wonder why I was so obsessed with remaining thin. On the surface, I didn’t really care all that much about it. But I did. Deep down, I totally did. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been so obsessed with exercise and eating in very peculiar ways. It wasn’t because I thought being thin would make me prettier (quiet the opposite), but it was just that I had always been the “small one” and I was afraid of change.
But let me tell you, being really skinny totally sucks. Ever since my dad started chemotherapy, he lost about 30 lbs. He’s emaciated, depleted, gaunt, and truly reminding me how happy I am to have an appetite. We watched a weight watcher commercial the other day, and he grunted. Ha, being thin suck.
I hear ya, dad.
If you are one of those freaks of nature that can inhale five apple pies and loose weight then I kinda hate you and I suppose this doesn’t really pertain to you.
Why does it suck?
The Menu is a Snooze fest: hmm….veggies, veggies, some protein, some protein powder, veggies, veggies, gum, veggie, gum….riveting I tell ya.
Your Bra Fits Better Backwards: nothing wrong with natural misquito bites, but when you eat air, expect this.
You Have to Move, A Lot: You have to walk everywhere, or go to a gym, or pace or fidget. And frankly, just writing all those things down is exhausting.
You Can’t Eat All the Food Porn You See Online: Or you can attempt to make gorgeous food for your blog or whatever only to give it all to your spouse, children, dog, pony, local shelter, unicorn or whatever other creatures you’ve got breeding in your backyard.
You Have To Wear Padded Underwear: Because nothing is more uncomfortable than your sit bones digging in to the chair.
You Fall Through Cracks In The Floor: self explanatory.
You Have To Shop At Limited Too: That place still exists, right? I wouldn’t know, I’m not that skinny anymore.
You Can’t Blame Aunt Flow: Well, maybe you can, but no one will believe you.
Ensure Looks Delicious: Although lifesaver, no one should find these delicious.
So lets hear it, why does being thin suck?
In big saucepan, combine split peas, sal, and pepper. Pour in enough of the water to cover peas by 1 inch (2.5 cm); bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally and adding more water, a little at a time, if it gets too thick before peas are softened, about 1 hour.Let cool. Mash with potato masher or place in a blender with the remaining ingredients.