OK, I am clearly having a rough week. The RunDisney issue is somewhat resolved, so I will retract my stressed-out post from the other day, especially given the them of today’s post.
Let’s just get this out of the way. I am fat. OK, not morbidly obese, but I am on the bigger end of the spectrum. Being a single digit clothing size is something I would love to achieve (again). I realize, that once upon a time I was not this big and that this time was not that long ago. Yes, I have gained weight. Yes, I am well aware of this fact. So someone please explain to me why they find it necessary to ask dumb questions pointing out this fact?!?!
Weight gain is stressful enough, even more so when you have no idea where it’s coming from. I haven’t changed my eating habits and I’m working out more (although running less…hello motivation!). My body image is something I am very sensitive about, have dealt with, sometimes to unhealthy extremes, my entire life.
The point is, if someone you know has gained weight (especially when that person has life long body issues), please try and refrain from asking/stating the following:
-Are you still working out? You were so svelte for your wedding
-ARE YOU PREGNANT?
Obviously there are other things people can say/ask that they shouldn’t, but since I specifically heard these within the past week, I am using them for reference. Listen, I expect those kind of questions and comments from my grandmother, not from you. Plus if I wanted to be mean and stoop to their level I could point out that the pot is calling the kettle black…but I won’t because “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything!”
Thus endeth my venting rant.