Monday, February 21, 2011

Being Thin Has a Price

The world is under the mistaken impression that being thin will make your life perfect. If you are thin people won't judge you; your crush will suddenly fall in love with you; and you'll be confident. They're wrong.

I am one quarter Lithuanian. Lithuanians are genetically tall and thin. I'm 5' 8". Last November Of 2009 I was at my "heaviest" at about 140 lbs. In 2010 I decided to try to be more fit, so I started roller blading (I only exercise if it's fun) and lost about thirteen pounds.I felt good about myself. I felt healthier and I was proud of the work I'd done. But I learned a lesson: being thin has it's price.

I cannot borrow my mom's, sisters's, or friends clothes anymore - they are simply not flattering. Random men want to know my name or tell me how pretty I am - which quite frankly scares me. And I am constantly compared to a model. That part was fun, at first, but anymore. I realized that while overweight people are judged, thin girls are, too. A lady I know tells me that my small apitite is the reason I'm thin. Other people act like all I care about is clothes, or that I have no bigger goals in life than getting a job based solely on how I look. And why? Because I'm thin.

People judge me bases solely on how I look - just as much as they judge overweight people for not being thin. Like I said, being thin has a price.

Outfit Details:
Dress - Gap (Plato's Closet)
Shirt - So
Tights - Simply Vera by Vera Wang
Ankle Boots - Xhilaration
Flower Wreath - Borrowed from my cousins
Purse - T.J. Max
Bracelet - Charlotte Russe

3 comments:

  1. Two posts in one day. HURRAY, my dear Watson!!!!!!
    I like your outfit. I like black, and you manage to make it not look depressing. I like the wreth. It is a nice touch. Reminds me of gypsies. Even with the black. It might be the field too. With the long, yellow grass it looks so pretty.
    So, there is my rant. Now here is my congratulations on writing the posts. Both are lovely long ones, and I know you are short on time in the day, but you still managed to get too long ones today. Well done, DLS. I know it isn't easy and I am proud you did it anyways. 8-D
    Love you muchly - and yes, I stole your word-
    Jack

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  2. Hello beautiful! I love your outfit! Come to my blog and tell me what do you think.. I accept the criticism!
    Excuse my English!

    Anna
    http://theyellowball.blogspot.com/

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  3. Being thin definitely has a price. people will judge you in some way no matter what size you are. being in shape though is a good thing and is good for you, but I am sure you weren't TOO thin. I'm 5'9" and would assume that you were "normal" weight for your height before and after losing the weight, honestly. I'm 2 pounds underweight right now (that's just how I am no matter how much I try and try to gain those two pounds) so anyway being thin is not always fun!

    I miss roller blading. It made my thighs so muscular and in shape when i did it constantly while also swam all the time too. That was amazing.

    great photoshoot by the way.

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