Thursday, January 15, 2009

Share . . . Your Worst Fear

So, Almost every Sunday, our new RS President asks us to stand up, give our name, which apt number we live in and then she asks us to share a piece of personal information; like favorite dessert, something interesting etc . . . Of course this isn't the typical pattern of most RS, but so far @ BYU-I, it's pretty standard - what with all the moving people do - it's a way to get to know each other and fellowship in the short time we have together. SO this last Sunday, she asked us to share our worst fear ie something we're afraid of or dread.
Well, I was sitting next to my friends Star and Nikki and I leaned over to Star and said "Getting FAT!" we laughed. Nikki, gave me wide eyes and mouthed "getting Fat?" I nodded and she whispered "I know!"
Then when it was Star's turn to stand and share - she had to share before me - I whispered up to her "Getting FAT!" Egging her on, willing her with my huge grin to share this WHOLE RELIEF SOCIETY'S real FEAR. That of not being able to handle that unspoken standard we all hold each other up too after each child we bear. If you know not of what I speak, I'm sure you'll figure it out.
Needless to say, none of us shared the "getting FAT," fear. Though I was tempted, just for fun; but my personal vanity won out in the end - appearing shallow is just not an impressive way to make friends or to appear 'friendship worthy.'
Star's my swimming partner; we swap healthy recipes AND we are friends that, occasionally, discuss our pre-pregnancy wt's and our wt when we got married, which is a very catch 22 topic for me I don't think "weight goals," are a very sturdy foundation for budding relationships or ANY relationship, really. It's personal, frankly, like talking about money or budgets - you gotta be blood brothers or something.
Anyways, I've been really excited about the info we've exchanged and other stuff I've found in my research - I plan to share more . . . . SOON!

PS I know you are all wondering . . . or at least it makes me feel good about myself to think that you are ;)

6 comments:

Thompson Family said...

so I was LOL histerically...Scotty is really wondering what is going on! So that is so true- I thought it quite funny as well that all three of us where thinking the same thing "getting fat" but neither willing to share :0) Thanks for being such a great swim buddy-and thanks for all that you have taught me. I love sharing recipes and new insites-I have actually really enjoyed cooking!! And Scotty has liked it too! BTW I found Teff :)

Heather and Josh Wickern said...

Heidi! I completely understand what you mean. The only people who know what I weigh are Josh, my trainer from last year, and God! And I believe it will stay that way. Hope all is going well with you and your family. We miss you guys so much and hope we can see you even for just a little while before you guys leave! When is that, by the way?

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Caralee and Jon said...

lol Heidi, you are so funny! I miss all you guys!

Nikki Nichols said...

Ha ha ha, Heidi it make me feel so good to know that we all had the same fear although I am feeling like i have some room for improvement for sure!! It was fun seeing you at the gym today too, I always love talking to you, you have such a way of lifting people up and making them feel great about themselves, well at least for me you do! You can check out our site sometime if you want

www.thefamilynichols.com

LaNelle Simons said...

ok I'm really glad to know that you thought getting fat too! I about said it, but realized that I already look rather vain to most of the women in RS because I don't have kids and am a shopaholic and I decided not to let them think even less of me than to begin with haha. So basically I am just glad to know that I'm not the only one that thought about fat as a worst fear! Oh and I am obsessed with calorie counting. And quinoa is possibly one of the most awesome foods ever invented. I have Natalie Hare to thank for introducing me to that gem!