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The Big Picture

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I went shopping with a friend today. She is one of my friends who has not made an issue about my weight. She just accepts me as I am. I am so grateful for that. So while we were out shopping I ran into a lady I have known for years........we grew up together. Now when I saw her she made issue about my weight. Her comment was "You're getting too skinny'........! When I heard her say that I realized one thing. People only see the body size and don't see big picture. So when she said that I told her about my big picture. I told her that when I lost all that weight I lost my asthma and don't have it any more. I also told her that my hypoglycemia was so much better. That my blood sugar was at a normal level instead of being so low. I told her that I felt so much better. After telling her all of that she didn't have anything else to say about my weight. In this conversation I realized 2 things. One is when people make comment about my weight I am going to continue to tell them the big picture or ignore their comments all together (haven't decided which yet). The other thing I learned is that when I was overweight no one said a word. No one came to me and said 'boy are you getting fat"......! No one made an issue like they do now. I have been trying real hard to be diplomatic about what I say to these people about my current weight. I do know that I am human after all and one day I may blow up at someone for judging me and my weight. I do know after all it's my body given to me by God and I get to decide what it looks and feels like. These other people have no say so in it.
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    emoticon You keep on getting healthier and either stare through them or educate them as you did that lady.
    2051 days ago
    Good for you for pointing out how you've become healthy. Perhaps it will get others to think about healthy choices - even skinny people.
    2051 days ago
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