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.
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?