Thursday, January 15, 2009

This Is Me Before (130 pounds)...

My pet peeve is diet commercials. Diet products. Diet books. Oprah, any time she starts going off about her weight. I would seriously like to see her do a show about people who just can't gain weight. Did it ever occur to her that these people might be suffering problems of image and self-worth as well? That these people are frustrated by the lack of small size clothing? That it's humiliating to be told to go to the boy's department when you are pushing 40? That people don't take you seriously because you are in fact, the size of a growing boy in his teens? Do skinny people have anyone to blame other than themselves for allowing themselves to remain a perpetual chopstick? I suppose not. I just think it's time we had our own show on TV as well called The Biggest Winner. We could weep as we no longer get sand kicked in our face at the beach. We could cry as we no longer get trampled in gay bars during happy hour. We could stand up with pride in our faces as our bony asses sit down and claim ALL of the narrow New York City subway seat that the big-assed mommas next to us are trying to encroach on.

And this is me After... (to be continued)

8 comments:

dannie said...

I can't gain a pound either, i feel what you're saying.

Rob said...

I think in general, we, as gay men, tend to be the ones with the biggest issues regarding our looks. Whether it's "I'm too slim" or "average" or god-forbid "fat", it's fairly hard to try to mimic the "hot gay" look (unless you've been blessed with great genes and work out rigorously).
I think the challenge for someone who is <5'9" and slim in the U.S. is that clothes sizes are "larger than normal", i.e. a "small" is a size 40 vs. a 38, and finding small sizes is harder for formal clothing. I'd say European and Asian brands tend to have more standard sizes and as such it is no surprise to see where a lot of Asians shopping at, Armani Exchange, Uniqlo, Zara and others.
I guess you'd have a lot less problems finding suitable clothes in Asia (I have a friend who moved to Hong Kong and at 5'7"/135 he is considered "fat" by local standards!).
Perhaps you should look at the bright side of having a smaller frame such as getting carded at bars or clubs in your late 30s!
When I was 17 I spent a summer in a UK language school and had a 27 yo Taiwanese roommate. If we'd go out with other students to a local pub, he'd get carded, while I'd be served my pint of beer no questions asked. So go figure lol

thwany said...

*chuckle*

Luuworld said...

i think it's quite human to never be satisfied with the way we look.

i mean- too me, that pic shows a perfect upper body, but you're not happy with it??

anyway, i gain weight really easy, and i hate it, because it means i get fat easily too. i wish i could stuff my face and still be skinny! you are lucky! :-D

thwany said...

but without bony asses like yours, who would sit between and the rotund woman on the subway?

J.T. said...

Rob, the week I went shopping in Hong Kong in 2003, I was in heaven. Clothes straight off the rack melting onto my body... pants telling me, 'you go, boy and shake that nasty booty!...

Dannie, thanks for being the only one who understands... the others are all just cruel and heartless and insensitive...

Rob said...

let's see ... cruel .. heartless and insensitive ... not really lol
What type of build would you ideally like to have?

dannie said...

it's always good to have at least one person understand. where's part 2 to this lol =P

you have a nice upper body, keep it up