Monday, May 27, 2013
These comments were made five minutes apart today by different "clients". Yesterday, a Greek woman said to me "you put pounds?"Perhaps many of you can identify with this. I see people all the time at work who may be regulars but that I haven't seen for a while. I can't recall what size I was the last time I saw them. Some just stare a while and it is clear that they are deciding whether they will speak up about the change - others jump right in unabashedly - feeling they have the right to get personal. To the one who complimented me, I said thanks but it has been a struggle lately. Why coudn't I say that to the one who "insulted" me. Instead I chose to ignore the question and redirected the conversation to the purpose of the visit. I have been yo-yoing with about 20 lbs- and some- for several months - but at least about 80 lbs have not found their way back. I need to keep reminding myself of that. Staying connected to SparkPeople and SparkFriends has everything to do with that - helping me to put on the brakes but I really wish I could find that consistency and amazing willpower back.