Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Was looking at an ad in the paper today for clothes. Glance down at the kids jeans and the last line said "Available in Husky Sizes". Felt a cold chill go through me at that moment as I thought back to my grade school days and how I always had to wear those husky sizes. Lot of bad memories from grade school and high school from my weight issues and this little thing of an ad brought them back quickly because as anyone who wears those sizes knows "husky" does not mean "husky" it means fat. And fat as an adult is in no way easy, but fat as a kid is plain painful.
On days when I stop at the school to pick up my 5 year old son, I can't help but notice the large number of overweight children I see there. For a lot of them just being somewhat overweight will probably be nothing more then an inconvenience during their school years. But all those kids I see who are very overweight I just feel for knowing what they have coming in the years ahead. Having gone through that myself, it is something I would wish on no one, and I just hope they are able to avoid it better then I did.