Ways to Resist the Cultural Pressure to Be Thin
It’s that dreaded moment. You slip off your shoes (that’s at least two pounds), your jacket (another pound), your watch (few ounces) and step on the scales. You don’t want to look because you know you are retaining water. Besides, the doctor scales are always off a good five pounds. Then, the nurse loudly announces the number as if it’s no big deal. You wish it wasn’t but it is!
Written by Dr. Linda Mintle. Read her Beliefnet blog, "Doing Life Together," where she discusses love, marriage, faith, and family.