Thursday, August 30, 2012
Triumph. It's gone. I'm back where I used to be, before I ditched my exercise schedule and enrolled in school full time to finish my degree. I haven't been this thin in years.
And I get to experience all the wonderful things about weight loss... along with the unpleasant. Like, people offering unsolicited opinions.
Never mind that I have been working hard to drop this weight ALL YEAR (and it's almost SEPTEMBER, yo). People don't know that. They just now noticed that I'm smaller (finally got rid of the baggy clothes). And they begin issuing ridiculous warnings: "Slow down." "Don't lose any more." This makes me want to SCREAM.
Why the H3LL shouldn't I lose anymore? Because YOU prefer me obese? You have a problem with me getting to the OVERWEIGHT range of BMI?
This coming from a woman who probably weighs a hundred thirty.
Another gem: "you're just losing weight SO FAST." Uh, WRONG. You're just slow on the uptake. It averages out to less than one-and-a-half pounds a week, genius.
I am definitely NOT one of those people who yearns for others to notice and comment on my weight loss. It is MY body and MY business. Worry about your own, and keep your opinions to yourself. I don't want, or need, your validation.
And I promise not to ask you if you've gained anything since last I saw you.