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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Why do people think it is their place to make comments on other people's weight? Seriously, people have no filter.

I've been told too many times within the past month, month and a half, things like "are you feeling ok? You've really been losing a lot of weight." or "are you sick? No? Are you sure?" or "how much weight are you going to keep losing?" or "Wow, you've lost a TON of weight, no seriously, a TON!" Um, thanks. Or "come on, eat! Don't you ever eat anymore?"

This stuff mostly comes from people who I dont see very often, so while I can see from their point of view I was big and next time they see me, I'm smaller, but jeesh.

So frustrating.

Add to that, I'm only 6ish pounds away from my goal weight and seriously struggling with my eating right now. So, while some random person can make a flip comment thinking I'm sick, I struggle to keep going. Its all very disheartening. If I get to my goal weight, will people think I'm on my deathbed? (Sidenote: both my goal weight and my current weight fall very much within a healthy BMI)

Thanks for listening. Er, reading.

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NELLIEC 11/24/2013 5:26PM

    I suspect it is more from concern since possibly they knew someone who suddenly lost weight and then died. However, if you reassure them that the weight you have lost is on purpose, then they will feel relieved. For the ones that don't feel relieved and want to bug you to eat more, they most likely don't like the idea that some people can lose excess weight and perhaps feel guilty about their own weight.

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COOP9002 11/24/2013 3:28PM

    Sorry for the misunderstandings that your facing. Congrats on being at a healthy BMI.

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LOVELESMILLS 11/24/2013 3:19PM

  Freezing rain here!

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