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To those thin people who think they are being helpful.

Friday, May 05, 2017

In the last week I have been told four times that I need to lose weight. I usually don't venture out that much but this week, I went to a number of events, including training on knee care where I got a tongue-lashing before I even sat down in my chair. I almost left the room in tears but I told myself to stay put and get what I could out of the session because i had paid for the training. emoticon

I don't know if people mean well or they are just being mean. In any case, here are some questions they might ask themselves.

Do you really think I don't know that I'm fat?

Don't you think telling me I'm fat completely negates the joy I take from the fact that in the last month I lost weight?

Don't you think I know all about that weight loss organization? I tried it several times. It doesn't work for me. I don't like the public weigh-ins and I really dislike the public humiliations when you gain weight. I'm not a child, I don't like being treated like one. So no, I won't be going to the next meeting of that organization. And no, I don't need their kind of support.

By the way you are humiliating me right now. Have you thought of giving me credit for being polite even when you are being cruel? emoticon



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  • AQUAGIRL08
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    1357 days ago
  • IAMVICKIB
    Sorry you had to go thru all that. emoticon
    1358 days ago
  • MSLOUIE3
    Be proud of who you are. Only you know what you have accomplished, what your dreams are. Love the skin you are in.
    1358 days ago
  • PHATMOMMA17
    Ugh, I'm sorry you had to deal with rude people. I don't understand anyone that points out to someone that they need to lose weight. Like you said... we're not blind. We live with this every single day. WE KNOW. We probably know more than they do about weight loss programs and diets and whatever else and telling us that we're fat and need to do soandso doesn't help.
    1358 days ago
  • LOULOU1709
    I said I almost lost 45 lbs. I still have 35 more lbs. to go, and I'm far from being thin!
    1358 days ago
  • LOULOU1709
    I'm pretty sure I know which weight-loss place you went to. With that program you can do it at home online. I've lost almost 45 lbs. on Spark People. I hope you.have a Fabulous & Blessed Friday!
    1358 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I can't imagine saying that to someone. You should reply to them and tell them that if they have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. Bad manners, and mean.
    1358 days ago
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