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Some People Make Me Sick

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Today was a rest day for me.

On Thursdays I spend my whole day doing 5 min circuits between steam, dry and pool.

Well, for the last few weeks there has been a lady down in our pool doing water jogging. She's down in that pool, without fail, each morning.

Now me... being quite gregarious... have spoken with her on several occasions and she is a wonderfully nice lady. Now she is quite large. About 5'5" and about 330 lbs or so but from my conversations with her I've learned that she's lost over 40 lbs already and it trying very hard to make real change in her life and with 40 pounds already down is well on her way to a good beginning. (I told her about SparkPeople.com BTW)

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(Jumps up on soap box)

Now... that all being said... Today I'm in one of my pool circuits and a guy is just getting out of the pool from having swam in one of the other lanes and says to me... now here this...

"She's so big, with her jumping up and down like that is making tidal waves across the whole pool. It's like trying to swim in a tsunami... "

I was absolutely aghast.

I think he could see it in my face because he quickly followed up with "Oh, I was just trying to make a joke..."

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I told him "Really? I'm proud of her. She's trying to make an honest change in her life. She's lost over 40 pounds already. I, myself, would be ashamed to even THINK something like that, let alone say it to SOMEONE ELSE."

"Well I'VE never had problems with MY weight like that..." he said...

"Well, say a prayer to the lord tonight that you never do."

In the end... there are a lot of blind, callus people out there in the world. I hope this one thinks hard about just how hurtful words like that can really be.

(steps off of soap box)
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  • AMJSATURN
    WooHoo for defending that woman. He had never seen you before your weight lost. That could have been you. So you can empathize with all people that struggle with weight.



    emoticon for the courage to do so.

    Alexia emoticon
    2991 days ago
  • HEADSTRONG
    Way to go! You should be very proud of yourself. emoticon
    2997 days ago
  • JAGSOWN
    Good rebuttal! What a loser
    3007 days ago
  • KATIKINS85
    Okay - so we need definetely need more people like you in the world!!! emoticon
    3007 days ago
  • PHATCHIC411
    wow, you are awesome standing up for her like that, when i started my exercize regime at 303 pounds people used to ride by mooing at me and oinking and most of my jogs ended in tears.Im so happy that some people never have weight problems, but they should at least support the people who are trying to make a difference in thier lives.




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    3012 days ago
  • ARTICLILY
    I am proud of you for standing up.. emoticon emoticon
    3016 days ago
  • SANDYS2100
    Maybe he chocked on his foot in his sleep! Thanks for waking him up!
    3019 days ago
  • BEABEAR12
    BAH! I hate mean people! Especially on the internet--people criticize and make sarcastic comments a lot online because you can't see them. Chickens.
    3020 days ago
  • CALIFORNIA-GAL
    Thank God there are people like you who are willing to stand up to jerks like that guy. Someone needed to let him know his thoughts and words were way out of line.

    Most people would have been offended at his comments but not said anything to him. I am really proud of you and totally impressed!

    Candi
    3020 days ago
  • RENA1965
    I probably would have pushed him head first into the pool lol. emoticon
    3020 days ago
  • SWIMMERYOGINI
    God bless you for compassion to the one who was trying to make real change to improve herself!
    3020 days ago
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