Monday, 21 March 2016

Weight Doesn't Matter!

Hello Everyone!
  So it's Monday again and well it's time for me to have a little ramble and this is one I've wanted to do for a while so here goes-

  So weight is one of those subjects I feel everyone has an opinion on but I something recently just made me think I need to rant about it- My brother is 11 and he recently had the 'Weigh and Measure' at school which is where they measure your height and weigh you and give your parents the end result, I had this when I was at school too and mine came back Very Underweight I was around 11 too when my mum saw this on the results and she honestly thought she wasn't feeding me enough etc. (She feeds me more than I need!) but when your 11 and some nurse or doctor tells you your underweight you have a little think to yourself and you start wondering why your not like everyone else in your class and I honestly thought that back then. I wont say what came back on my brother's but he's 11 and already if he saw that result he would honestly question himself but I don't understand how a nurse or doctor thinks doing this to children so young is actually going to help anything. I'm one of those people who thinks weight isn't an issue we were all made differently and it doesn't matter what you weigh as long as your happy and confident in yourself it doesn't matter about anyone else. I will hold my hands up and say I really do need to put weight on but I just can't no matter what I try but I just honestly don't want my brother questioning himself and not eating what he likes because of a stupid letter- I just find it so strange how they are saying that to 11 year olds as that's the age the changes start to happen with their body so everything weight etc will change, I just think it's so wrong. Everyone wonders why children/teenagers start to question how they look, what they eat and stuff like that it's simply because your brought up in categories Very Underweight, Underweight, Healthy, Overweight and Very Overweight- and it starts to get into your head and you wonder if you should swap the slice of cake for an apple so you start to fit in the 'Healthy' border it just really angers me it really does.
What do you think about this?

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