With alarming frequency, people say to me, "You're always eating, but you're so skinny. How come you're not 10,000 pounds?"
First, I don't think it's possible to weigh 10,000 pounds.
Second, let's examine the statement "you're always eating."
My husband says that I eat less than anyone he knows. Which is interesting, considering everyone else seems to think I eat like a pig. My aunt actually made the above statement less than 48 hours after I gave birth while she was visiting me in the hospital and I finished the rather large meal they brought me (having just expended massive quantities of energy pushing out a freaking baby).
I could go through my caloric intake for them. I could mention the fact that I drink nothing but water. That I bring a healthy lunch rather than eating the fried cafeteria food. That when I go out to dinner, I usually put aside half the food for a later meal. That I snack a lot, because I usually become physically ill after eating a large meal.
But really, I just don't understand why everyone is watching what I eat so carefully or cares enough to make a rude comment.