Non-scale Victory . . .
Saturday, February 06, 2021
at least I think so! Those of you who have read my other blogs know that I have "thunder thighs" and struggle with that. Here in Mexico, most women have thin arms and legs. IF they carry weight, it's usually in their belly area. Honestly, among the indigenous people where we work, most are too poor to carry extra weight anywhere. That makes me a HUGE EXCEPTION to the rule (please, no emphasis on "huge"). Even when I was thin, I still carried weight in my legs.
About a week ago, when we were driving through a city, a woman crossed the street in front of me. I remember thinking she had larger legs than most here do, but said nothing. Then Hubby said, "Look at her. She has bigger legs than you do!"
Well, that seemed like a huge compliment to me . . . since I view all of them as having smaller legs than mine. Even when he said it, my reaction was, "Do you think so?" At the end of day I felt like I had scored BIG!!!
Later, I got to thinking that Hubby still referred to my legs as big--just that a Mexican had BIGGER legs than mine. Was it a compliment or not? I say YES! First time that's happened in 15 years here!
P.S. I recall when we lived in Peru, they were even tinier--also short! When we had an American team come to help, I would go home and tell Hubby how delighted I was that even if for ONLY 1 week, I was no longer the largest woman in all of Peru! Am I bad?
There we go again . . . that bad habit of comparison! I try to only compare myself to me.