I really want to try an experiment where I live my life as though I currently weighed about 150 lbs. (which is, by the way, my personal ideal weight). What if I trotted blithely through life as though there was absolutely nothing the matter with me? How would people react?
If, when asked, what diet program I was currently following I replied with, “why on earth would I be on a diet?” Would they be shocked? Horrified? Inspired?
If I walked into the lunch room, grabbed a doughnut and bit into it how would the rest of the female population of my company react? Out of kindness, they’d probably try to stop me – knowing that I, like the rest of them, consider the white flour and corn syrup additives to be something akin to consuming strychnine. But what if I then laughed and said, “why shouldn’t I eat a doughnut?” Would it totally mess with their heads?
I’m tempted to do it, and I would just as a sort of research project – except it’s kind of lying. Okay, not kind of, it really IS lying. I do follow a diet plan and am trying to loose significant amounts of weight.
However I would love to see how the world would react to a seriously heavy woman with no apparent concept that she wasn’t perfectly fine just the way she is.