Why is it that we are so worried about hurting someone's feelings when mentioning weight? Throughout my year weight loss, I seldom received any comments from people about the way I looked. The people who knew I was losing weight had no problem dishing out compliments. I still have several people mention it on a daily basis now that I am at a healthy weight. Our appearance is a huge part of who we are. I have changed so much over this past year and I do understand why people do not mention it. They don't want to hurt your feelings if you really are not losing weight. They don't want to find out that it's because of an illness and then they would look uninformed about the situation. If you're a woman, it's even more sensative. I would never dream of asking a woman if she were pregnant. It would have to take me actually seeing a baby and then with my luck, I would still be wrong by calling out there age, like "you're too young to be a grandma." A person's weight and age are probably the most private parts of our lives even though it is easy enough to make assumptions on both subjects.
So why is it that I received so many stares and glances and plain strange looks at work today? Why was it so easy for so many people to mention my appearance today? I did something today that I have not done in a long time. In fact, I was probably a normal weight the last time I did this at a work place. I honestly could not believe all the comments and questions I received today. And why was it?
Today, I wore my glasses to work.
Why is it so easy to point out a change such as this, but to discuss our weight is such a sensative situation? Tomorrow, I think I'll put my fat suit on and see if anyone comments!