||[Apr. 28th, 2010|12:53 pm]
The Question Club
I am a plus sized gal. I am relatively ok with being plus sized. I have found that some very thin gals that I am friendly with (eat lunch with, see at work etc.) are constantly venting about how big they feel, or how they just can't finish the bag of chips that is what they are having for lunch, or how mad they are that Old Navy size 2 is too small, but that size 4 is too big. Why is this? I used to think that it was just my own baggage about my size flaring up...and it probably is at times. It *is* really hard to be sympathetic, when in my own case it's hard to find clothes that are both for the plus sized and the tall. Does it somehow make thin women feel thinner to complain about being "fat" to a fat person?? I try to make neutral sympathetic noises without ever saying anything dismissive about how they are feeling...and then try to change the subject. I've run into this more than once with different women. Having never been thin, I am curious about this habit.