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The Battle of February 21st

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I ignored my scale for two days, and when I hopped on the scale this morning, I had hit 137! I am just shy of halfway from my goal. Hooray! Two pounds in one week was an unexpected surprise. So, I was having a pretty good day.


As if there is some sort of universal effort to try to make me feel like crap every single day, the coworker that I spoke about several blogs ago, the one who used to be my friend, who is a size zero, the minute I entered the room where she was waiting for me, she started berating me. This was literally in front of thirty other people...and she started attacking me even before I said "hello."

Now, normally I would try to let it roll off my back. Normally, I would try to "be the better person," BUT today was different.

Today Sparkers, I summoned my strength. I stared her down and called her out on her attitude and her statements about front of thirty other people. At that point, one person in the crowd spoke up and expressed support for me. I could feel my spine get a little straighter.

I am officially done with allowing my coworkers treating me as if they have the right to tell me how to live my life and how I should look. I am done with letting others abuse me to make themselves feel more powerful.

I will no longer struggle to maintain tranquility in my workplace at the expense of my dignity and emotional well-being.

Sparkers, get out there! Be strong. Refuse to let others belittle and objectify you!
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    She used to be a FRIEND??? Wow - I need to go back to your other blogs...
    Good for you: nobody deserves to b e treated like you know what! And what wonderful news about your weight! Congratulations!
    1726 days ago
    And the winner of the "stood up for herself and not let her coworker push her around" award ....goes to.....LILLIPUTIANNA! Congrats on growing a pair! (well, you know what I mean). Don't let the bastards get you down! (I borrowed that phrase from a wise soldier I once worked with). Anyhow, skinny beotch got put in her place and she prolly won't mess with the kitty with claws since she has now been scratched in front of a crowd. HA! This is like one of my fantasy scenarios in my own workplace - there is always that one person that can just get under your skin like no other! In my workplace it will prolly never happen- not because I have a fear of confrontation, but the other person has the support of the management, so my scenario will have to stay in my mind only. Just know that you are my HERO!
    1726 days ago
    Congratulations on your victories this week! I am so proud of you for speaking up to say, "No, this behavior isn't okay." Too many people fall into that cycle because it's become socially acceptable, and it hurts a lot of people. Nice job on not being one of them anymore.

    Also I can't WAIT to be 137. Maybe. You won everything this week!
    1728 days ago
    Thanks everyone! I feel much better today. Telling that coworker off was like shedding a huge weight (which is appropriate considering where we are). If she's dense enough to try it again, I'll be ready for her!

    1729 days ago
    I commend you for standing up for yourself. You don't have to take anyones crap.Let her know that it will not be tolerated from this point forward. Be stern and firm. It's not about being the bigger person ,it's about respect.

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    Comment edited on: 2/21/2013 9:11:25 PM
    Good for you! So glad you had support too... and congrats on the weight loss!
    1729 days ago
    Congratulations on your weight loss! Without even being conscious of trying, you are still subconsciously working to move forward. It sounds like you might have worked up a routine and when you are trying to eat healthier, routine is good! Routine is safe and leads to 2 pounds gone in a week!

    As for the rest, good for you for standing up for yourself. You deserve to be treated well and deserve your coworkers' respect. Sounds like you should get it now!

    1730 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on your weight loss

    you go girl...who needs enemies when you have friends like that...its just soo stupid when everyone is more worried other peoples personal stuff instead of the job.
    1730 days ago
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