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 me...in 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!