Why is it we get so caught up with numbers? The number on the scale. The number on our clothing. The truth is it isn’t the number that really matters.
My sister-in-law and I have had this talk before. She is tall, about 5″7, I on the other hand am vertically challenged, I’m 5″2 at the very most. If she was 150lbs that would look just fine on her, but at 150lbs (which I have been) I look like a total cow.
While in high school she used to get upset when her short friends would complain that they were 110lbs. She thought if they thought they were fat at 110, then she must be HUGE. Not so because the number is relative.
The problem I’m having is how do I explain this to my 13 year old daughter who is absolutely mortified that she is 110lbs and 5ft 3. She looks great, she is a size 4 and beautiful. The problem is all her friends still shop in the kids section. This we all know is not a bad thing but how do I get that through to her.
I have always tried really REALLY hard to not pass my food and weight issues off on her, but maybe I have failed. So how do I explain to by 13 year old that she is beautiful the way she is, and that she is in no way fat. How do I get her to understand that the number doesn’t matter?