I Hate Skinny People.

Author's note: In the past I've debated taking this article down because folks misread it in the most incredible ways. But I think the 40+ comments just means that this is an important issue to people. And while I didn't intend for it to be an "issue" post, things take on their own lives.

To be clear, it was meant to be a rant about how some days you just don't want to work out, you wish you were one of those people who leans back, grins and says "Oh, I don't work out." I love working out, I love the energy it gives me, and I love that I have a hilarious workout partner who brought up the topic, keeping me laughing.

I would never endorse hating anyone literally. (If I really hated someone, am I dumb enough to put it in the title? No.) In a world where women are put under a microscope for their every flaw, particularly in the realm of body shape, I wouldn't want to encourage further scrutiny, and I guess I touched a nerve with some skinny people out there (sorry, skinny people!). I genuinely feel for people who have major body issues, and this wasn't meant to promote them. God knows that's the last thing they need.

That said, I also feel for people who live a routine of working out, only to get up and have to do it all over again. The jokes in here are for them, something to chuckle about (although I don't encourage chuckling as a general rule) as they do that afternoon on the elliptical wishing someone would FOR THE LOVE OF GOD please change the channel from Maury at the gym.


*****

Today I emerged from my run sweaty and bitter. Jessica and I discussed (on the ironic elevator ride back down to our apartment) how we wonder what skinny people do with all their free time. Seriously. On a normal cardio day you're talking about 1 hour of workout plus shower/beautification. On a Bikram day I'm logging 1.5 hours of class plus .5 driving plus shower/beautification. That is a big chunk of my day!

So what DO skinny people do with that extra couple of hours they have in their day? Do they have higher intelligence because they read more in their free time? Do they contribute more work energy to the world? Are they at least sitting still for that 2 hours and not melting our freaking planet? I need answers!

Usually I'd turn to Jon Yang for answers, he being my favorite token skinny person, but he's writing his debut novel (yay! double yay for author plugging!) So Jon, just do me a favor and comment whenever you're procrastinating next.

Jessica made the wise suggestion (help me petition her for her own blog. She has much to contribute, I promise you.) that maybe skinny people should just have fewer hours in their day. I thought of this as a "sit in the corner and think... really THINK about what you've done!" situation. But she just thought they could have less and the universe could tack those extra hours onto my day (and perhaps yours). So my ability-to-be-productive day wouldn't be hampered by my love affair with the elliptical machine or my need for hot stinky sweat with strangers at ungodly hours of the mornings (on separate mats people, separate mats).

I know, I know. I'm not saying skinny people are healthier than the rest of us. I know, I read those articles too. What I'm saying is that many of them (and oh how I can list the exceptions) look as if they're healthy even though they don't even know what a basal metabolic rate is. I had a friend who once told me she simply "doesn't like to sweat". Seriously?! You can just decide that??? Sign me up.

In the interest of time and my desire to sleep enough before I wake up for another grueling workout, I'm going to stop myself before I dive over the precipice of discussing those who "eat everything and I just can't put on a pound!"  Don't get me started.

I think skinny people owe the rest of us normal people an apology. You're throwing off the average weight scales at my doctor's office and you're making designers pee in their pants with excitement and I hate you for it. So answer me this- what DO you do with all that freaking extra time? How are you contributing to the universe while my kin and I jog (to the tune of Eye of the Tiger, when necessary)? That's right. You have made Sylvester Stallone a necessary part of my day, and you shall suffer!

Welcome to the new order. Take a seat skinny people. And think about what you did. No talking.

75 comments:

girl with curious hair said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who wonders how skinny people spend their excess hours, or calculate how much time I must spend exercising to not be 'well rounded'.

I kind of hate skinny people, too.

phat tony said...

I KNEW sitting on my ass at work and at home, either in front of the computer or in front of the tv, would work to my advantage.

You hate skinny people, eh? You are SO loving me right now.

Mary Witzl said...

Okay, I apologize. I've been doing that most of my life: I am a skinny person who grew up among many with more, um, flesh.

In my own defense, I didn't want to be skinnny. And hate away -- I didn't even appreciate it. I got called 'skinny bones' and my plumper friends and family members responded with rage when I cried about it.

I am now in an interesting situation: my metabolism has caught up with me, and I find that all my fatter friends like me a lot more. Fine with me -- I am still the same person no matter how much padding I have around me. And I now have one skinny daughter who hoovers up food like nobody's business, and one plump one, who yearns to eat her weight in chocolate. They often have spirited discussions that make me recall my own childhood.

Richard GRW said...

Perhaps instead of viewing people as "skinny people" or "fat people" and by stereotype alone you should get real and see people for the individuals they are. Because you come across as very shallow minded and simple.

Anonymous said...

i don't deserve as much time in the day? wow. you've got issues.

Anonymous said...

i hate everyone. im emo.

Anonymous said...

Go lose weight fat ass.
I hate fat people because all they do is complain about skinny ones.

VersaLife said...

well as a male being skinny isnt that f'n great, alot of ppl have infiriority complexes that can affect their life styles. Most people that are skinny as teens turn to bad habits and even depresion. So you ask what skinny ppl do on their free time? work out and taking their bodies to the next level should be an asset. If they have all this metabolism and advantages, why remain weak. Tune your body and don't become a center of mockery. having a light body can either be a curse or a blessing it all depends on the choices of the user. Speed, agility, and easy muscle toning. It pisses me off when I see them neglecting themselfs instead of realising their true potential.

Anonymous said...

I spend my time planning my meals and grocery shopping for healthy foods. I vacuum and mop my home. I cook every single meal for my entire family. Being skinny does not come naturally to anyone. It requires planning, dedication and some deprivation from double cheeseburgers.
That is what I do with my spare time.

Anonymous said...

Fat people's brains are not as intelligent as skinny people's brains. Impulsive behavior is a sign of lower intelligence.
Having a lower brain capability also hazes your ability to think about the fututre. One example is going ot eat fast food. Another one is not cleaning the house. (All fat people I know keep their house messy).
It's not fat vs. skinny. It's smart vs. dummy. Ever notice how poverty/uneducated areas have fat people? Ever notice how thin the people are in those nice neighborhoods?

Also, it could be laziness vs. responsibility. Responsibility for realizing that everything you do has a consequense.
We need a study on how fat people are also in credit card debt. It's the same group, with no thought about the future.

Anonymous said...

Damn ur stupid. Did you ever stop and think that "skinny" people excercise too? You usually dont natually look thin and good "naturally". You HAVE TO EXCERCISE. Fat or not, you have to stay active. By a good diet I mean 3 meals a day with some snacks. NOT MCDONALDS. Eat some fruits and vegetables, maybe pasta. And by snacks I mean a few nuts, not a twinkie!!!

Anonymous said...

Are there any fat celebrities that anyone likes? maybe 2% like oprah and that all i can think of hahaha. Nobody likes fat people because they are ugly,stupid and lazy. Image if movies starred fat people having sex...we would all throw up hahaha!

Maria said...

Uhm... skinny people exercise too. That's why some of us are skinny.

Anonymous said...

well i'm a competitve eater. I weigh 102 pounds and I'm about 5"6. In my spare time, i train for competitions by eating extremely large amounts of food. The reason i'm not fat is because both my mother and two sisters are genetically thin and we are all HUGE eaters. We did a DNA test and all of my family burn fat cells much quicker than an ordinary person and we all have high levels on intestinal bacteria. Well anyways, thats why i am skinny. I'm pretty rare.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you actually think everyone who is skinny is skinny by choice? YOU are the one who should have less hours to your day, because obviously you use them up in some futile attempt to conform to standardized ideals of beauty and effectively just waste your life hating people you don't even know. Anyway, what do YOU contribute to the world? Hard work? Perserverance to achieve your goals? Nah, you waste your time worrying about how fat you think you are and take your self-loathing out on people you assume are better than you.

It doesn't matter if you're fat or skinny, there is no harm is trying to get the body you want, but when you effectively start HATING PEOPLE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW then you've got some serious self-esteem issues.

Anonymous said...

Hmm...interesting thought. I actually find it quite humorous that you have put this much time and effort into thinking about something so rediculous. I'm 5'8'' and about 123, if I'm lucky. I hate being skinny, but then again I'm too lazy to do anything about it. In my free time I usually watch TV and eat a bunch of bullshit food that's no good for me. I know I'm super unhealthy and pretty out of shape; I run out of breath just walking from my car into class.
As I'm typing this, I'm beginning to think how pathetic I sound and how I should get off my ass and start doing something to improve the way I view myself. People like you are the reason that I hate who I am. But why do I even give a shit?? I shouldn't. And hey, I'd rather be super thin than be a fat ass with cellulite and stretch marks; I'm sure most people can agree with that.

tinydestroyer said...

"I hate being skinny" If I hear or read any more complaints about being SKINNY, I will just throw-up....or is that how I can be insanely skinny? Seriously, I have a great figure...but I HAVE to WORK my ASS off all of the time in order to maintain it-I thank my parents' genes for this cross to bear. I am surrounded by naturally skinny people-best girlfriends and my husband...they all eat the worst, unhealthy foods in abundance, and NEVER exercise...they all sit around and they never gain a pound. If I did that, I'd be a 2-ton Annie...BUT I know that and I crunch on my celery sticks and hummus while they eat their donuts and pastas. I try to look at what I have (besides a life sentence of watching everything I eat)-like talents and what makes me unique---as well as what makes them unique. It can be a hell of a roller coaster ride. Kudos to the author of this and also to those who have made the comments.

Anonymous said...

i read some comments and all i can say is.. WOW.

some people need to pull sticks out their behinds. lol. love this blog!

Anonymous said...

Why hate on people with high metabolisms?
I eat a truck load each day, and am in danger of becoming underweight. Seriously, I wish I could just give you half of my metabolism so I wouldn't be half dead because of it.

Tai said...

You know what you fat cow.
I don't choose to be skinny
I just am , you need to stfu and stop worrying about us skinny people and start worrying about your fat ass.

Anonymous said...

The best thing about these comments is that everyone claims to be skinny. If we all looked like we say we do, obesity wouldn't be an epidemic. Methinks some of us might be lying...

Anonymous said...

you're a dumbass for writin this blog. n anybody that agrees with him/her is a dumbass too. kudos to the people who are against this...i agree with THEM.

Anonymous said...

the fact that people are seriously getting offended over this cause me to chuckle, then want to punch them. i thought this blog was clever, funny, and relatable employing humorous tecnhiques that i thoroughly enjoyed. so to those of whom who called the author a "fat cow" im going to end with this...GOOD THING that you know her and can make such an outlandish statement.

i am through

:)

Anonymous said...

you fat disgusting pig. you're fat, fatty. you're terrible...

Anonymous said...

I totally agree ( well joking around and i obviously don't hate all skinny people) but it does get hard

Anonymous said...

This is to the "Anonymous" who said "dont natually look thin" and all those other morons who equate being thin with perfect health and hard work and being fat with laziness and stupidity. I know it probably won't be read but oh well... I'm a skinny person, never been larger than a size 2 in fact, and I DO NOT EXERCISE, YOU DUMBASSES!! Never have, and probably never will. I HATE exercise. I also eat anything I want, as much as I want, I freakin love food. And yet I don't gain a pound. I didn't ask to be skinny, nor do I work for it, THIS IS JUST THE WAY I AM NATURALLY!! Meanwhile, my BFF is like a size 9-10 and she WORKS HER ASS OFF exercising 5 times a week and NEVER EATS JUNK FOOD and she's not getting any smaller! And she gets looked down upon by society and thought of as this lazy, weak person in spite of all her hard work while I am considered this great, beautiful, healthy, responsible person even though in reality I'm the lazy one! Some of the skinniest people I know are also the unhealthiest ones, they eat nothing but fast food, smoke, etc. This pisses me off so much. HOW F*CKING DARE YOU USE SIZE AS MEASURE OF CHARACTER AND HEALTH!!! Not all people are the same, you f*cktards!! Fat people are not all fat because they eat McDonalds and sit on their asses all day long, and skinny people are not all skinny because they're such wonderful, hardworking, responsible people. It's stereotypes like these that are destroying this society. Fat, skinny, who cares, people should be HEALTHY and who the f*ck cares what size you are!! If you hate fat people for being fat, you're no better than someone who hates black people for being black, i.e. you're THE SCUM OF THIS EARTH!!! OK, I'm done...

Anonymous said...

stop hating us and do something about it. or if you don't want to do something about it, then fine, just let us f*#*ing be...

Anonymous said...

i hate fat people all they do is whine and moan about skinny people or say that they are anorexic well hear this.

GET OFF YOUR FAT ARSE AND DO SOME EXERCISE YOU LAZY BASTARDS TRY EATING HEALTHILY OTHERWISE YOU'LL SOON BE IN YOUR GRAVE, AND YOU'LL BE WHINING ABOUT HOW IT WASN'T FAIR

Anonymous said...

fat ass. go eat some more shit. Fattie :)

BTW your not normal your fat and to all fat people

rbabbel said...

Alright no matter what u say u cant deny the facts, ur body burns cals in order to stay alive, how do u stay fat? eat as much or more cals then ur body can burn off. Fat people arnt special and can just make fat off of celery, they have to eat a whole lot of crap to keep up their fas BUTTS

Anonymous said...

The only skinny people I hate are the ones who claim they have to work at it. It cheers me to think that, should there be a global disaster of hollywood proportions, they will starve long before I do.

I can see by the comments that no, skinny people do not have higher intelligence

Anonymous said...

Want to know what we do with our free time? We laugh and point at fat losers like you, then, WE MOVE ON WITH OUR LIVES!!!

So now, you can stop wondering, you fat punk!

Anonymous said...

shut up those who called the author fat, u don't even know them, have you ever seen them no. your all wrong and are gonna burn in hell, I hope u die right now. F#cK u, god hates u. and so does everyone else, u worship the devil, do not ever call someone you don't know fat, because they just might kill you, your kids, mom,dad, sister, brother, . i wish someone would kill u all and ur family. hahaha .

Anonymous said...

I don't hate the skinny people, I envy them, but I will say that the majority of the skinny ones really ,do not work at it. I always had a weight problem, and I do at least a mile and a half walk each day, never eat junk and still have a problem. My teen daughter has the same problem, never eats junk, yet seems to stay the same. It is genetic. My sisters are in their forties, and are still thin, as they always were. I will say that I hate fat bashers, because we are all not like that because of bad habits. To the skinnies out there, you don't have a clue what it is like to have a slow metabolism. Sure I was thin once, but I literally starved myself, and got sick. Personally, I would like to beat the shit out of every fat basher in this world, because they really do not have a clue. By the way, I have three college degrees, certainly not stupid as a poster above said fat people were.

Anonymous said...

I don't hate skinny people at all. I think skinny people actually suffer just as much as fat people do, if not more. My girlfriend is five foot nine, and is a size 2/4, and she gets just as much abuse as a fat person when she goes out- people often call her names, and I don't think it's fair to hate someone just because you want to be their weight. It's a little sad. Plus, she gets these sorts of blogs saying that 'real women have curves' and when she eats a normal amount of food, it gets frustrating. I think fat people aren't really the victims here- if they really, REALLY wanted to be skinny, they should go on a diet. Simple as. If they're comfortable with their weight, good for them, but if they aren't, taking it out on people who can't help their weight really isn't the answer.

Anonymous said...

Uh, Lilly? I've met you in person, and... you're not fat. Like, not even close to fat. Seriously, if you start thinking you're fat, I'm gonna have to go pro-ana or something.

Bookgirl said...

thanks whoever you are!! i never said i was fat, just said i'm not *skinny*. all these people who don't read the post, just read the title are the ones calling me fat ;) it's kinda funny, if a little sad.

Anonymous said...

To the original poster: I stumbled upon this little rant, and it is a fuckin' asshole thing to say. You just took a shit all over "skinny" people just because they are different from you? No one owes you an apology, accept people for who they are as people. Guess what, just like YOU dont like slaving away at the gym, not all skinny people love being underweight. What do skinny people do to contribute to the world? Take a look around dumbass. Its sad that you find the time in your HORRIBLY BUSY day with your 2 hours at the gym to rant about your insecurities.

Anonymous said...

Skinny people do not owe you anything; you just cruelly assessed people with the same type of shallow judgement which people might judge an overweight person.

Half of the time these people are not even "skinny"; they are petite or average and the clearly overweight people feel the need to whine because they're smaller.

I'm right there running and sweating against my will with you, blogger, even being considered "thin" by others. I hope you can be mature and realize that.

Anonymous said...

I don't owe you anything. I can't help that I'm 15, 5 foot 4, and 101 pounds. That isn't my fault. My appetite fluctuates from one extreme to the other, but I love food. I'm tired of people complaining about skinny people, and calling us anorexic. I've struggled to gain weight all my life, I just recently made it to borderline instead of underweight. And all of my family is more... heavy set. I don't make fun of heavier people, or normal weight people. I try to judge their personality and character, not their size. Look at the bright side... you have a chance of having curves. I'm in between an A and a B cup bra and have a small butt. Fortunately I was blessed with some curve in my hips,so I'm not a total loss :D

Anonymous said...

actually I often wonder the same thing ...

Anonymous said...

omygoodness. thinner people are not a completely different race. im thin too and for you to hate us for being small is crazy. our bodies are like this because thats the kind of body God gave us when we were born. how on earth could we choose to have a body like this? exactly...we didn't. being "skinny" doesn't necessarily mean you are healthy either. it's what you do with your diet that makes you healthy. hating a certain person for how they look is sad and shows a lack of self confidence and self esteem

Anonymous said...

So after years of name calling, even from strangers on the street, lots of 'helpful' advice from loved ones and intense self loathing that led me to write depressing poetry in my teens, I finally decided to reach out and find others who felt the same as I have always remembered feeling and this is where I turned up. Only to be told I don't deserve to be here and not only should I apologize but I should suffer. For something I had no choice in and have always hated. I do understand that most people who feel like you, do so because they are in fact as unhappy as I am but lashing out at people different from me has always seemed counter-productive. I guess I've secretly hoped we could ALL join forces to fight against the society that has made us hate ourselves and then we can destroy the notion of an ideal body. Unfortunately with attitudes like yours our daughters will grow up in the same way, never being happy with the way they look. You want to know what I do while you're sweating away? I'm trying not to use any energy at all. Do you have any idea how hard that is? You can cut down on food and up the exercise but try for a second to imagine over-eating on purpose until you feel ill and scheduling your life around limited exercise? Considering I must move every day just to survive it's quite difficult and even dampens my social life on occasions. My body type has certainly resulted in me having more male friends than female. I bet you're thinking that's because men flock around my thin body and the revealing outfits I wear, turns out no, I'm too ashamed of my body to show it off most of the time and honestly most men I've encountered are turned off, not enough cushion for the pushin', as they say. The reason I have few female friends is because most women hate me on sight. I can see it in their eyes and they way they treat me like someone who has only been put on this planet to make them feel inferior. They are rude to me before I even have a chance to say hello and god forbid I try to join in on the body issues game, they gang up on me and make me feel worse by pointing out the exact things I don't like or think that I'm just pretending to make THEM feel better. I've always been jealous of those who are able to have some control over what their body looks like, it must be ... I don't even know. As for designer clothes? I can only afford and by the way only like secondhand/vintage stuff but guess what? I'd say 75% of all the clothes I find have been donated by fat people who have been able to get skinny and don't need their fat clothes anymore. It gets worse, people might say someone who is overweight is lazy or unmotivated but people assume I am mentally ill. I've lost count of the friends, teachers, bosses and yes, complete strangers have tried to get me to confess to an eating disorder that doesn't exist. True story: I'm out having fun on new years eve when a woman I've never met comes over and tells me how she would love a body like mine. I tell her the same thing, to me she looks like a real woman, beautiful curves and deliciously squishy. How does she respond to this reciprocated compliment? "Yes, but you throw up." Seriously, word for word, there was no 'probably' in there. This kind of discrimination DOES NOT happen all over the world so please remember you think and feel like this because of the culture you were born into. I'm not expecting an apology, I don't think you should suffer anymore than you already have. Just go sit in the corner for as long as it takes for you to realize we're not so different and even have the same enemy, those that tell us we're not normal.

Unless, of course, you were referring to people who are in a healthy weight range but happen to be skinnier than you. I fucking hate those bitches. ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow, some of these people posting here are truly stupid... Stupid and nasty. Look, idiots, not all people who hate skinny people are fat! I wear a size 8 - that's not fat. But it isn't skinny either, I have a big ass and some padding on my arms, because for some reason my body doesn't think exercising 3 times a week for an hour and eating healthily is enough for me to look slim and toned. And yes, I refuse to be one of those obsessed idiots who starve themselves and exercise 24/7, so shove it with the "helpful" suggestions on how I can slim down. Thanks, but no thanks.

Non-skinny people (notice I didn't say fat) who hate skinny people do it because most of you skinny byatches look great event thought you don't work for it AT ALL. Some of you even work against it by eating crap and lifting the remote for exercise. Yes, I know many do work out and eat right, but it's not the "naturally skinny" majority. If I had a penny for every time I saw a skinny chick gorging on chips and soda I'd be rich. Meanwhile, most of us are working our freaking butts off eating right and sweating it up at the gym, yet we don't look like we do. And then we come to places like this and we read you rubbing it in our faces, and how do you think that makes us feel?

THIS is why we hate you. Not because you're skinnier than us, not even because you didn't work for it, but because most of you are arrogant, mean a-holes who love to put other people down simply because we don't look as "perfect" as you.

Bookgirl said...

In the past I've debated taking this article down because folks misread it in the most incredible ways. But I think the 40+ comments just mean that this is an important issue to people. And while I didn't intend for it to be an "issue" post, things take on their own lives.

To be clear, it was meant to be a rant about how some days you just don't want to work out, you wish you were one of those people who leans back, grins and says "Oh, i don't work out." I love working out, I love the energy it gives me, and I love that I have a hilarious workout partner who brought up the topic, keeping me laughing.

I would never endorse hating anyone literally. (If I really hated someone, am I dumb enough to put it in the title? No.) In a world where women are put under a microscope for their every flaw, particularly in the realm of body shape, I wouldn't want to encourage further scrutiny, and I guess I touched a nerve with some skinny people out there (sorry skinny people!). I genuinely feel for people who have major body issues, and this wasn't meant to promote them. God knows that's the last thing they need.

That said, I also feel for people who live a routine of working out, only to get up and have to do it all over again. The jokes in here are for them, something to chuckle about (although I don't encourage chuckling as a general rule) as they do that afternoon on the elliptical wishing someone would FOR THE LOVE OF GOD please change the channel from Maury at the gym.

Escape Room Games said...

I'm working really really hard to be happy with what I see in the mirror..

Anonymous said...

"I think skinny people owe the rest of us normal people an apology" Are you being serious? Skinny people, fat people, "normal" people all have their own struggles and insecurities. It DOES suck being skinny, and it DOES suck being fat. You get made fun of either way. Do you think I enjoy being called anorexic as I walk down the hall at school? Not really. So,I say this from the bottom of my heart, FUCK YOU. Dont you ever judge anyone by ther body,because you never know where there coming from.

Anonymous said...

But... I'm a skinny person because, for at least 1 hour - usually more - every day, in morning, I get up early and run. Regardless of rain, or freezing weather, or whether I'm in training for track or not.

I'm skinny because I goddamn worked for it. That's what I've done with my "extra" hours each day.

Anonymous said...

I'm fat. Have been forever. Doesn't matter how much I work, I'm still fat. I am not stupid. I have a 137 IQ. For those of you who don't know, a 137 IQ is nearly genius level. My current weight level is caused by hypothyroidism and sleep hypopnea. I was just recently diagnosed. I've lost 20 pounds since I was diagnosed, with no change in my diet or activity level. I don't hate skinny people. I hate people who say vulgar things about other people without knowing them. I don't know how many times that I've heard snickers and people whispering about me. It's like they think that I don't have ears or they don't care. That's fine with me though. I have a purpose. I give blood when I can. I give to charities to help other people. So, the next time you mean people have a thought in your head to call me names, think, it might be my blood that saves your life someday, or my money that bails you out when Murphy visits.

Sophia Chang said...

What do you mean me apologize? You say sorry for being fat!

LOLOL

I came over from fiftyfifty, because I'm in love with Jon, oh wait did I say that out loud, I meant he's doing an awesome job helping me with my upcoming blog overhaul.

As a former skinny person I can tell you that I spent my extra time sitting around downloading crap from the internet. Then I switched careers from actor-dancer to office worker and I was no longer a skinny person.

So I spent 3 years berating myself until I finally got off my newly fat ass and got skinny again (woot). NOW I spend my time freaking out over regaining two 3 pounds and trying to be a skinny bitch again so you can hate me.

(nice to meet you btw!!)

Bookgirl said...

Hi Sophia!
Jon is awesome, nice to "meet" you too, and so glad you're doing fiftyfifty.me with us!

My point was so not even about weight, it was venting about my workout process, but so many people missed that in their rush to freak out on me. Gotta love the comment section!

Thank you for a nice, refreshing, *honest* response to my question: WHAT DO SKINNY PEOPLE DO WITH ALL THEIR EXTRA TIME??? You confirmed everything I said, and I love you for it ;)

Looking forward to seeing what you read/watch this year!

L

Anonymous said...

This may have been meant as a joke, but really... it's not funny in the slightest. I came home today after being harrassed by 2 very large women at a bus stop and decided to google a bit and see why they had the attitude they did towards me. And what do I find, a "humourous" blog post about why those ladies were right in what they said.
It must be my fault that I dont carry an extra 50 pounds. I must be a bitch because my pants are a smaller size than theirs. And I must also be a whore because of the shape of my ass.
I do understand what you were trying to tell people who are in your boat... but you are wrong in so many ways. A large woman who diets and excercises may not lose weight quickly, just as no matter how much I eat and how sloth like I stay I don't gain a pound. It is respectable that you want to be healithier or look better but how dare you make assumptions about others by grouping them all together as a sterotype.
It would be similar if you wrote a piece that was poking fun and wondering what (fill in a race or religion) people do when they go home. Think about that and you'll find that yoou really are out of line and how closed minded you really are.

I realize many people do the same type of thing from the other side but as they do, you proved that you're just the same as them, willing to attack others and make assumptions to make yourself feel a little better... and in answer to your question. With my time, because it is not extra... and i deserve 24 hours too. I read and learn and expand my mind, paint and try to understand the people I come across each day. Today that brought me here to read this, I understand why those ladies earlier didn't like me... but that does not make it ok for them or you to say what you have.
I am not meaning this to come off as totally offended but take your blinders off and take a look around outside of your normal perceptions for a minute. There's more out there than worrying about your mass and comparing your own unique you to others.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'll answer your question. Skinny people (like myself) are all working out right there with you. How do you think we got skinny? I love how you think most people are just born that way and it's the only possible explanation for their existence. That's like the chunky's national anthem.

And if you're talking about the people that are born that way, they're living. What does it matter to you? Why do they deserve less LIFE than you? Less TIME? Two hours? You're complaining about two hours? Listen to how selfish you sound! You'd have to drive somewhere anyways and do the beautification thing when you wake up if you skipped the gym(especially since you're obviously ugly on the inside) so it's really like one hour of your life, 1.5 of one at the most. And you CHOOSE to do it! It's not your fucking cross to bear, people work out because it's healthy for them and feels good, so if you're blaming skinny people on the fact that you choose to exercise then obviously you have severe self-esteem issues.

I know you don't think you are but you are, in fact, judging people based SOLELY on their weight and body type. The very thing you say we women shouldn't do. You're adding to the problem and you really should take down this post. You can't say that you aren't judging when you clearly are and then expect people not to get offended.

By the way, my younger sister is dangerously over weight due to OCD, not an eating disorder or anything, it fucks up her whole life. She has almost died a few times and it breaks my heart into a million pieces. Think about that the next time you're pigging out on Chinese food and blabbering on about those 'skinny bitches'.

Anonymous said...

***Edit on my post @ 12:26pm

My sister is dangerously UNDER weight.

susie said...

i'm really surprised that years later, this post is still getting such venomous response (especially after your fantastic addendum, further explaining the context!)

people that read this post as a *literal* proclamation that you believe people who don't have to work out deserve less time in their days are clearly lacking any kind of intelligence or humor. everyone who calls you fat in the comments is just reactionary to your use of the word "skinny" and probably didn't even read the post.

the fact is: people who don't exercise and eat crap and can hide behind the illusion of health because of their naturally thin bodies probably WILL have less time on earth because they're not taking care of themselves. that is a sad fact!

i thought your satirical post was funny because i too hate spending precious hours at gym, the most odious (and odorous) of places.

i feel bad for people who can't find humor in a blog post like this who can't see past the title to relate to and laugh at the idea of being in one camp or the other: those who work out because they have to and those who don't work out because they don't have to.

kudos to you for writing about the sheer amount of time wasted working out trying to appear as healthy as those who don't have to work at it! it really does suck, it's hard work, and i for one love this post.

i wonder if the title was "i hate naturally thin, lazy people who don't have to even try to work out" if it would have received the same kind of backlash ;)

Anonymous said...

And you working out is contributing to the universe how...?

Popsfu said...

It's funny how now this is no longer a battle between fat and skinny people. It's a battle between people who actually read and understood the post and people who didn't. The problem is that the people who only read the title and didn't read anything else will probably never read any of the comments, so the people who did read the article and are yelling at the people who didn't are wasting their precious time lecturing to someone who's not there.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I am a naturally skinny person. I don't have to exercise, but I should be. What do skinny people do in their spare time? They do NORMAL things, stop acting like we're a whole different species. I hate when people say "Oh, you are is so skinny. What's your secret?" I don't have a secret I eat normal proportions, like any person. Its just genes. My brother and sister are deathly skinny too. Lets just put it this way, you can see out whole ribcage. -.-

Anonymous said...

What the actual fuck is wrong with you. We don't deserve as much time? We should sit down and think of what we've done? We're throwing off the weight scale?

Well guess what sweetie. I think you 'normal' people owe us an apology for making America look like a bunch of idiot lazy fat asses.

Ps you aren't normal. You're fat. So shut the fuck up and keep your jealousy to yourself.

xoxo kisses<3 ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm skinny (5'6 and 8.5 lbs which is 117lbs in American). I sit around, reading the weekend papers (Sun, Mirror and Daily Mail online). I drink a litre bottle of energy drink (full fat), eat a couple of peanut butter Kitkat chunky's. May pop to McD's for lunch, before a nice take away for dinner (Chinese, Indian or Kebab... But not that rancid donner meat).

Anonymous said...

You chubb, you think I don't deserve as much time I'm my day? Yer dumb. Kiss my skinny bum: )

Anonymous said...

Plenty of skinny people exercise to be that way... And the ones that are smaller without having to are not at any fault. What sort of pathetic shallow person is so concerned with other people's lives...?

Anonymous said...

I'm slim... Well.. Dunno if you'd classify me as skinny, weigh around 117lbs in your language (8.5lbs in mine!) and I'm 5'6. Anyway, my exercise free hours are spent eating junk food, smoking green or drinking wine. Bet you is like..... Well Jel!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I am naturally skinny, but I am a male 5'7" and 120lbs. I have to buy boys clothes. It used to be massively embarrassing shopping in the boy’s 8-20 department, but I've accepted my fate.

I love exercising every day and I eat what I want, when I want. More importantly, I refuse to eat something or some place just because it is expected (parties, dinners, special events, etc.).

People seem to view me with curiosity and some do make hurtful comments. However, others are very friendly and engaging.

I love raw vegetables and fruits. I eat tons of cereal and I like fish occasionally. I drink about four gallons of whole milk a week.

Being skinny do make you stand out (and most of the time I am self-conscious and feel a little uneasy) at events and functions attended by other people.

I love my energy level and how I feel, but I would like to add a few healthy pounds. However, I am one of those people that get on a scale and are disappointed that I actually lost weight after eating a lot of food several days in a row. But, I don’t panic or rush to the buffet, because I have accepted that my “normal” weight is between 120lbs-124lbs.

I am very happy with my life.

Bookgirl said...

So glad to hear such a healthy attitude. As I mention in the preamble to the post, obviously the post is more about my ongoing love/hate affair with working out than judging anyone else, which I wouldn't do. I guess this post is all about the power of titles! Hope you always stay happy and healthy :)

Anonymous said...

I wish I was fat. I spend my negative extra hours eating all the time and lifting weights to no much purpose due to a stupid metabolism. I dream about being fat, if I had some fat I'd be so tank right now after lifting weights for the past two years but instead I'm still as skinny as always.

Anonymous said...

I sit, I drink tons of soda and chips. Read watch tv and text. I study and go out and have fun. I never work out and I eat anything I want. I Love chocolate ice cream!

I'm skinny, always have been and with no effort. My skin is smooth and radiant, my hair thick and my waist tiny. I owe you nothing. Life's unfair, get over it. You have to work harder. That sucks but it's not my fault, it's not your fault. I apologize for nothing because your genes and choices are not my ordeal. And my fit body and effortless figure are no thanks to you. My hours, get your own.

Anonymous said...

How are you contributing to the universe by jogging? You're not contributing anything by exercising to better yourself? I don't think naturally thin people owe anyone an apology to be honest. This is a very stupid post haha. Of course you're not being serious when you say you hate thin people! Of course not! But to seriously say that naturally thin people must be less productive because of their lack of exercise is pretty stupid. This long ranting post for instance, is not productive. I think you need to get over yourself and accept that you geneticalky have been dealt the shorter straw.

Anonymous said...

Just because someone is naturally thin does not mean they're lazy?

Anonymous said...

Rubbing what in whose face? It's just skinny leople retaliating to the title of this blog? No one is rubbing anything in anyones face. You do not openly hear thin people rubbing their metabolisms in overweight or struggling peoples faces. You know what I do hear though? Random out of the blue complaining from overweight people about my weight, my metabolism. "Why're you so skinny? You don't exercise. Its not fair. Wahwahwah etc etc etc". Most of it is actually pretty rude seeing as I would never comment on anyone elses weight. I'm 5'10, a teenage girl and I weigh say 59 kgs. I take after my dad who is also a beanpole. And i do get annoyed when other girls are snide. It must be very frustrating for people with slow metabolisms, but don't be bitter. I dont eat unhealthily, I hate junkfood and I dont 'laze around'.I dont exercise because I dont enjoy it and there is no point. Im not unhealthy. What is annoying though are your guys assumptions, just because I prefer reading to exercising does not mean I am unproductive. And i never rub my metabolism in anyones face, ever. What IS rude though is when people with different metabolisms who are insecure about their weight openly snarkily comment on MY weight, annoyed. Acting as if my metabolism offends and annoys them. I'm not apologising for my metabolism, and I consider doing anything I want to be doing and enjoying DOING it, productive. So you can all build a bridge and get the hell over it.

Anonymous said...

This was the dumbest thing...I don't care if you don't actually "hate" skinny people. Everything you said...is completely asinine. Skinny people deserve less time because you have to run to maintain a healthy body? You know what? Do yourself a favor. Forget the running and work on becoming a better person inside. Because no matter how much you exercise and achieve the body you want, if you still act the way you do in this post, it will be pointless because you're not attractive inside.
My naturally thin self takes care of my 3 children, goes to school and I am a fashion/beauty model. I don't know what spare time is.

Anonymous said...

WAIT, "normal people"?? You think YOU'RE the norm??!! Maybe if you weren't so ignorant, you would take a good hard look at the world around you and not just fat America. People are effing starving in some countries, and YOU'RE the "norm". Please. Normal is healthy, healthy is not being fat and eating twinkies all day long. Admit it, you got fat BECAUSE you ate more than your body could burn off. You're not some sort of magical, super normal human race. You just eat way too much and move around less.

Anonymous said...

Lol hating on thin people aren't we. Well belive It or no skinny/thin people are extremely active people are you mad? Were involved in sports, gym, yoga, running, ect u mad? We stay thin because we can actually run 5 miles a day 30 minutes or 10 miles a day an hour or 2 hours per day we run daily because we worked our asses off to get that type of stamina endurane and less body fat percentage you mad? I bet you cant even run 100m LMAO or last 30 seconds when you run we also have very health diets all natural foods organic real carb sugars junk food in moderation ect raw vegan food, see fat people don't like healthy food because it taste nasty to them but to your body it likes it that's why they have all the health problems because of diet *COUGH* I wouldn't consider myself like stick thin or twig looking im thin but I go to the gym daily and run yes so im very defined and have muscles lean Im not a very big person but im not a very skinny person u mad?

Anonymous said...

So you favor faggots but hate on skinny people? BIG DEAL. Quit waist-ing your time rolling around the streets like a blob just because you think you're more superior and fit to other people littler than you! Oh yeah! Go and meet a fat guy strangler too. Most importantly it is obviously your attitude that pisses people off. I'm very very thin according to the doctor but I have no health problems and I am a guy and don't even eat that much and I am active. Get yer butt off the floor and fix your diet and attitude! :)

Anonymous said...

Do you know the definition of skinny? I mean, the dictionary definition of skinny. It goes something like this: unnaturally thin or unattractive; emaciated, undernourished, unhealthy.
As a woman of a smaller build I HATE BEING CALLED SKINNY. Tell me what in that definition is flattering. And as if that isn't bad enough, everytime I meet someone new, or see family that I haven't seen in awhile, or go for dinner at my parents house, or go hang out with people that aren't as small as me I ALWAYS get at least one "you're so skinny you need to eat more" or "if you turned sideways you would disappear" comment, so to put this in perspective for you, that's about 3 times a week. Now to me, as I've explained, the word skinny is the equivalent to ugly, so when I get told at least 3 times a week that I'm skinny, you know what it does? It makes me hate my body. It makes me hate it so much I am CONSUMED by trying to have a better body, to gain weight, just to look normal enough so that I do,t have to constantly be reminded that my body is disgusting. I work out 3-4 times a week because building muscle gives me hips, and I eat until I'm sick to my stomach only to wake up in the morning and still see my disgusting body in the mirror and to have people make cruel "compliments" about how lucky I am. Maybe next time you go on a rant about how people hating being skinny makes you want to throw up maybe you should consider the fact that overweight people aren't the only ones allowed to have body issues. Coming from a Hispanic family, I HATE BEING SKINNY