Today I had a DMV appt to change my driver’s license to reflect my new name. I had been thinking about if I wanted to change my weight on the license, because my 165 pounds was a little off… and was even a little off when I first wrote it down 10 years ago for my permit I went back and forth about just how honest I wanted to be, and decided that while I did need to be kind of honest, I didn’t have to be…. super honest. Haha.
So, now my new license will say the dreaded number 200…. the number that is officially the “fat” mark in today’s society. I feel like when someone is trying to emphasize size you always hear, “the 200 pound guy” or the “200 pound person…”. 200 pounds is not small. It’s not lithe, lean or thin – yet I know plenty of 200+ people that don’t look like Jabba the Hut. In one way, I’m proud of myself for coming closer to the truth, because who really cares? It’s not like I’m foolin’ anyone. EVERYBODY lies about their weight on their driver’s license. Well, almost everybody. Matt just checked his and of course it’s 5 pounds heavier than what he actually weighs. Ok, so maybe a more accurate hypothesis would be that most WOMEN lie about their weight.
So ladies – is your driver’s license accurate or skewed a little closer to your “happy weight”?