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.