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Trying not to get distracted by Pesky neighbor's comment...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

So- I'm staying at my sister's house, and her neighbor (who is in her 50's, mows her grass in her bikini, and tans ALL day) brought over a magazine. Before I could turn it over to see the cover, I said - "Thanks - I'll be sure to give this to my sister." She says, "Well - maybe you should read it to." Duh - of course it turns out it is "Fitness" magaine.

OK - I'm fat. I get it. But I know that I go to the Y every single day, am consuming less than 1200 calories a day, and am managing to at least START my journey towards a healthier body image, etc. Could you not be so darn snarky? Really??

My brother in law, who witnessed the exchange, knows this woman better than I do...and said she probably didn't mean anything. But - as a woman, I know when I'm getting dumped on and when there is TRULY 'innocence" in a comment. I have my doubts about this one!

The point, however, is a month ago - this comment would have sent me to the fridge in my typical' "F=em, and keep eating" state of mind. Now - I'm actually tempted (shocker) to read the magazine and take away whatever information I can apply to myself where I am now.

I suppose this is growth... Thoughts??
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    The thing is she might have meant something mean and she might not have. But either way, who cares. My favorite mantra is "What other people think of me is NONE of my business" and it has kept me out of trouble more than a few times.

    Also, if she meant something nice, no harm done, and if she meant something mean, harm only happens if you care about it. So adopt my mantra and when something like that happens, tell her, thanks anyway I have my own maggies.

    And go on with your life. Don't give it a second thought.
    2188 days ago
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    Good for you!
    2188 days ago
    that is very much growth, I think i still would have probably still said something smart back to her. people can be so rude, if you don't know what someone is doing for themselves don't judge! I used to be very bad about judging people at the track i walk at, but they are out there trying to do what I am doing. Every once in a while i will still think something negative about someone i see at the track, but I have enough respect to keep it to myself! I just think your sister's neighbor is a rude, nosy, busy body don't let her comments get to you! Good luck and I hope you do find something useful in that magazine. emoticon
    2188 days ago
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