Author: Jilligan
•9:06 PM

Once people start noticing that you have lost weight they start to say crazy things. Of course no one would ever say anything to you about gaining weight but they sure feel like they can say something if you have lost weight.

Some don't know what it is that's different so they might say something about your hair or something stupid about new makeup. Others just come right out and ask how much you have lost.

Well let me just say, my hair has been pretty much the same most of my adult life except that I have more gray now. So tonight when you said, "I like what you've done to your hair."-FAIL

Or when you said, "You have lost a lot of weight, I mean a lot." I thought it was rude. But when you had the nerve to ask me how much, I really thought it was rude.

Or how about asking who was with my husband. Yep, it was me. (With my same hair and my same face)

There are also some people who want to know the secret. Um, not eating and exercising is a start. But if you really want to know and I really tell you, then don't tell me that won't ever work. Because remember you were just going on and on about how much weight I had lost on a plan you said won't work.

I have had lots of sincere compliments and lots of praise for my accomplishments but it is amazing to me the number of backbiting, snide, jealous comments I have heard also.

Thanks to those of you that have been sincere. And to those of you that haven't, I am pretty sure you will get what's coming to you if you haven't already. But how dare you try to make me feel bad about the good things I have done for myself.

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On March 4, 2011 at 8:18 AM , sandra said...

I'm always afraid to say anything to anyone because I don't want to hurt feelings. So I probably hurt feelings because I don't say anything. Yikes! If I haven't said it enough... you look fantastic. And you've always been beautiful to me!

On March 4, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Jodie said...
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On March 4, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Jodie said...

You look great.

I think this goes along with the whole "teachers/coaches say mean things." People see how much you've accomplished or how well you've done and instead of being happy for you, they're bitter about how they've failed.

Instead of saying somthing uplifting to encourage you, they say something to bring you down to how low they're feeling. It's hard to remember that when people say hurtful things.

Keep it up, you're doing great.