What Others See
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Today I was complimented at church. A woman saw me and said "oh, you are really losing weight. You look so great - you are getting so skinny." It was a very nice compliment. She was sitting in the pew behind me. I felt so happy that I was making progress.
My husband did not hear the comment because he was speaking to another person. After church, I told him what she said. I was hurt when he made a sarcastic remark, along with a snotty look on his face (if you are married you know when your husband i being a smart___ with a comment.) He said you are not getting skinny. You may have lost some weight but not that much. Wow! Why do those closest to us seem to be the ones that are often not supportive?????
Yes, when we married 33 years ago I weight 30 pounds less than I do now. I was thin. After giving birth, taking meds for diseases, my weight is not the same as then. But I exercise everyday and try to eat well.
Tell me, have you had this happen to you? How did you react?