Well I weighed in only .2 more than Friday, and I am still down a pound from where I was last week. So overall, not too bad for a weekend of no exercise and some poor food choices. Today I was exhausted by the end of the work day and it was so busy, but I managed to come home and get some exercise in. At least now I can claim some exercise for the past week.
Today was a day full of interesting comments at my work. Some were good, like the graphic designer telling me that I "looked really good", and a data entry person saying that I was "shrinking away". Others were more interesting, like:
"Do you ever just cheat on your diet and eat everything you want to?": This comment I received at about 7:30 this morning from the strange accountant we have. He always makes comments about my weight loss, but this one kind of irritated me (probably was partly due to the time). I replied that I dont because I dont consider this a diet, its how I choose to eat for the rest of my life, and I eat the things that I like every day. He just kind of looked at me for a minute and then walked away. Completely inappropriate! Im glad I was able to stick up for myself and the way I choose the live my life.
"Did your boyfriend ever tell you that you were getting fat?": I was almost stunned speechless by this comment. First, I couldnt believe that anyone's significant other would say something so hurtful, but then it spun into a debate that another employee started because he felt that it was the responsibility of someone in a relationship to make sure the person they are with is healthy. It was quite interesting, but it made me uncomfortable. Sure, when I met my boyfriend, I was thin and over the years we have been together, gained weight. It wasnt overnight, it was slowly and all the sudden it was like, Im fat! Obviously he was aware that my body changed, but he never said anything. its not as if I was unaware myself, and its not as if at that point, it mattered to him. Sure, sometimes I wonder if he met me at my highest weight, would he have been attracted to me? Would he have wanted to start a relationship with me? Who knows. Maybe he would have, maybe not. First impressions are everything (even when inaccurate), so its hard to say if he would have wanted to be with me then. All I know is, never once did he make me feel fat or disgusting. Never once did he indicate that he wished I would lose weight. I have had friends whose boyfriends and husbands have made comments about their weight, but never my boyfriend. He always told me I was beautiful. Sure, he saw the fat, but Im sure he saw the person behind the fat and that was more important to him. I dont really think its his responsibility to make me "aware" that I was fat. He did encourage me to do physical things like ride bikes or join a gym. He always supported my efforts to lose weight. That to me is much better than saying "you are fat, lose weight!".
So overall, interesting day. Amusing that one's weight can become the topic that people debate on and feel the need to comment about.