The holiday season has brought a lot of family gatherings and of course, a lot of talk about my weight loss. People in general have been very kind and complimentary when they see me – they tell me they are proud of me, that they are excited for me, that they are happy for me. It’s greatly appreciated, although overwhelming at times.
Some people, on the other hand, should probably think about how their “compliment” comes across before they say it lol. What do I mean by this? Here are a few examples:
Someone says to my husband, “Hey there…. did you get a divorce and marry a gorgeous, beautiful, new gal?”
“You are looking beautiful! Congrats! Oh… your husband knew all along that you were beautiful!”
“You are so pretty now!”
Ok… now I let these comments slide because I know the people they are coming from and I know that these people truly do mean these things as a compliment. But, come on?! Do people not realize, POSSIBLY, how these comments might make me feel a little bad? Geez! It does make me wonder what in the world they said about me when I wasn’t around – although I try not to think about it too much.
It just seems to me that people think in their minds that now that I’ve lost weight and approaching a “normal” size, that any comment about my appearance is ok to make.
What are the worst “compliments” you have received?