Monday, January 26, 2009

Feeling like a giant sometimes

This is a bit of a wander from my regular posts but it's something I need to ask because it's been bugging me for quite a while now. I just want to know if others feel the same way sometimes.

I'm not small, but I'm not overly tall or big. I'm just shy of 5'6" and could stand to lose about 15 pounds. When I'm with my own immediate family, I feel fine, but when I'm around other family members who are a good few inches shorter than I am, and one in particular, at least 50 pounds lighter, I feel like a huge hulking monster. Seriously.

I have a friend who is about 5'1" and I'd be surprised if she's much above 100 pounds. I hate standing and chatting next to her because I feel so huge - I always try to find a way to sit. She's petite and dainty. I'm not. But, like I said, I'm not really that big, I'm just a lot bigger than some of these people. But I feel so uncomfortable hulking over them the way I feel I am.

Is this weird? I just feel very self-conscious about it.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having met you, I'm surprised you'd feel this way (I could see it if you were overweight or 5'10" or taller, say, but you aren't)! I do sometimes feel a bit heavy compared to some of my skinny friends, but not abnormally so. However, we socialize with a couple where the wife is 5'11" and the husband is 6'2" (and my hubby is 6'1") and when I say goodbye at the door, I feel rather short and my neck hurts!