I’ve never felt the need to compete with my mother, considering that we are 25 years a part and she is my mother, but for some people, they just can’t shake off feeling jealous about their parent. 30-year-old Daisy Buchanan has recently revealed that she has always been jealous of her mother Anne’s slim figure, even though she’s 56. She says that because of her mom, she developed bulimia due to her disillusionment about her weight until she started making radical changes in her life.
According to the Daily Mail, Daisy says that while she loves her mother, she couldn’t help but feel jealous about her and her faster metabolism, compared to her “elderly arthritic tortoise” one.
“My mum Anne is a size eight and has always been slender, despite giving birth to my five sisters and me. She’s 56, has never dieted and never seemed to gain any excess weight during her pregnancies. She loves cooking and eating, and is proud of her appetite.
One year, on holiday in France, she kept making a silly joke about being ‘as fat as a barrel’ because she loved a local pate so much. We all laughed hard, mainly at the idea of Mum carrying any extra pounds. But as a 12-year-old wearing a size 14 I felt angry and envious. Mum would never know how humiliating it felt to wear clothes bigger than your age.”
She says that after feeling depressed and “plump” for years but it wasn’t until her college years did she start noticing a huge change which has forever changed her outlook on her weight and her size.
I started to notice that when I was happy, I ate what I fancied and stayed a solid size 14. In times of great anxiety, I’d gain or lose a couple of dress sizes. Food wasn’t the problem, it was my attitude to it. I’m still a bit envious that Mum can look effortlessly stylish and wear size eight jeans. But we’re physically built completely differently. She’s shown me that instead of cursing my curves, I should be grateful for them.
Now that’s the spirit, isn’t it? It’s so wonderful to see that after so many years, Daisy realized that there was nothing wrong with the way she looked, but that her approach to food and her well-being helped change her life for the better. What an inspirational story!
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