I was at the grocery today and saw something a bit disturbing. We were checking out and two lanes over was a mom and her daughter (I assume) who appeared about 9 or 10 years old. The girl was quite a bit overweight, which normally I wouldn't pay any attention to. But then she turned around and her poor jeans were so small that her butt crack was sticking out. Her shirt was so short you could see her belly hanging out underneath. And then I noticed she was eating a large bag of flaming hot Cheetos and drinking a Pepsi...in the checkout line. Even DH noticed.
I felt really bad for this poor girl. Her clothes did not fit her properly. She's already overweight, and her eating habits are terrible (no fault of her own I'm sure). A bag of those chips plus a 20 ounce soda is at least 600-700 calories. I can imagine that she gets teased at school, and if she doesn't yet, she just might. I'm sure this will be a lifelong issue for her. I just felt bad for her b/c she probably has no idea what it all means.
Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not opposed to snacks and soda in moderation, but come on. (And before you ask, no I'm not a stick skinny model...lol. We don't eat just healthy food, we do have some snacks and what most people would consider junk. BUT, I'm very conscious of the amount of junk my child eats, and if he had a weight problem, I sure wouldn't be giving him a whole bag of cheetos and a pepsi).
I obviously didn't say anything b/c it's not any of my concern what she does, but it just made me frustrated. Have you ever seen anything like this that just made you shake your head?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Mar. 6, 2011 in Diet & Fitness
Answer by ImaginationMama at 8:24 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
Answer by Kimimale at 8:27 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
Answer by amber1330 at 8:51 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
Answer by myheartx4 at 8:52 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 9:36 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
Answer by mainemusicmaker at 5:17 AM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by vicesix at 7:24 AM on Mar. 7, 2011
I totally agree with ImaginationMama
Answer by Christmaslver68 at 7:45 AM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by wildflowers25 at 9:58 AM on Mar. 7, 2011
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