I really have to develop thicker skin.
I’ve been feeling really good these last few months about myself. Despite my busy schedule, I’ve been waking up early every morning and exercising, and I’ve been eating sensibly. I’ve even dropped down to a size 2.
Seriously, it only takes a few words to shatter one’s (my) confidence.
As I passed by the reception desk this morning, the receptionist says, “Oh! Have you gained weight?”
I smiled at her and approached her desk. I thought she asked if I had lost weight. I was about to tell her my minor lifestyle changes and how happy I’ve been with how my clothes have been fitting, when she says, “Yeah, your face looks fuller. Have you gained weight?”
The disappointment must have shown in my face, because she quickly came back with a disclaimer.
“Oh, well, I haven’t seen you in awhile, so I don’t really know!”
I said, “No, I’m just always this chubby.”
Now I feel like stuffing my face, because what’s the point, right? After months of exercise and eating right, and people think I still look fat.
Either I stuff my face or don’t eat, ever again.
I just can’t win.
“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” ~ W.C. Fields“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.” ~ David Brinkley