10/27: WW III Over Halloween Candy
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Anyone who knows me, knows that petty squabbles are not my style. I go to work, mind my own business, and come home to the people that really matter to me and whose opinions I value. It really frost my cupcakes that I had to get that upset at work over a bag of Halloween candy.
Here's the skinny, so to speak.
A lady handed out goody bags full of candy and chocolate. I didn't want mine so I gave it away. She got angry with me and made a few comments about my attitude, called me a few names and stormed out in a huff. A friend of hers was working with myself and another lady to whom I was explaining why I was upset. She proceeded to throw a temper tantrum because we were "excluding" her from the conversation and probably talking about her.
This is not high school! These women are all over 40! It's over Halloween candy!
In the end, I know a few things.
1) These people have commiserated with me for years as I try to lose weight. Many an hour has passed where we discussed diets, depressions, and doughnuts. So far, I am the only one succeeding. I won't use the word jealous, because that seems mean, but I will say it is upsetting for them to see someone do what they have been unable to do thus far. (and I managed to quit smoking as well, while they didn't even make it through their first day).
2) Regardless of what they say about my attitude, I like myself and I'm not sure I can say that about either one of them. They are more focused on what they don't have then on the blessings that they do have, on their failures rather than their successes.
3) I'm not going to change. Even now, after all this drama, I would still give the candy away. I'm committed to living a new life. I have worked hard to get this far and I'm not backing down because other people are uncomfortable, or scared, or angry. I do have an attitude, an I-can-do-this-walk-away-from-c