My husband and I have been on a bit of a weight loss kick since last Fall. We’ve both been doing fairly well at it. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
Apparently I’ve lost enough weight that co-workers of mine have started to notice. These people are not shy and are very vocal. Most of the comments have been positive but there was one that has stuck with me, like a slap in the face.
She said “Are you happier because you’ve lost weight?”
I wasn’t sure how to take that. Not “Are you happy THAT you’ve lost weight” but BECAUSE. Hmm…
Coming from who it was coming from I wondered what her motives were. I’ve long suspected this particular person has her own issues with food, happiness and her body, but that’s her cross to bear. I told her that my happiness isn’t influenced by what I eat and walked away from her.
But oddly enough, what she said still creeps into my head and I kind of resent that.
Not only was she rude, but she was insinuating that I wasn’t happy to begin with. Who the hell does she think she is? I refuse to let her toxic comment influence how I feel about my weight.
I would say I am glad I have lost weight, and proud of it because damn it, it’s hard WORK. Exercise does make me feel good and helps with my back pain, but happier BECAUSE of it? No. I am still the same snarky bitch who is trying real hard not to use the F word in this post that I’ve always been. Love me as I am, or don’t love me at all I say!
Now that I’ve written this post I feel better, dare I say happier, BECAUSE it is no longer rattling around in my head.