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Things People Say

on April 28, 2014

I don’t understand what leads some people to say the things that they do to people who either need to lose weight or who are already in the process.

A woman I know shared on Facebook that she’s facing the challenge of losing weight. She posted a video of herself getting onto the scale, even showing her weight on the scale. I don’t know the whole story but she received some ugly comments, including people telling her that other people don’t want to see what she was showing.

I was shocked and then pissed off. I thought the woman showed real guts, posting a video of herself including her weight. It completely sucks that anyone gave her crap for doing so.

Over my life, I’ve noticed that many people think nothing of commenting about someone else’s weight or weight loss efforts. My feeling is that if you aren’t going to be supportive and positive, it’s best to keep your words and opinions to yourself. If it is so difficult for you to keep from voicing your criticisms or potentially hurtful observations, you might try creative visualization. Picture yourself picking up a sock, stuffing it in your mouth and effectively stifling your impulse.

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Plato (According to a few quotation sources.)

If you can’t be kind, be silent. – Mary (According to me.)

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4 responses to “Things People Say

  1. Jai says:

    thanks Mary-lol made me laugh

  2. Skye says:

    The thing I most disliked about my grandma was how critical she was. We’d be sitting at lunch or dinner at a restaurant. If she saw an obese person, she would remark upon how “fat” he or she was, with disdain and disgust. I never could understand it. She’d comment on other things too, such as if she felt cold but someone else was without a jacket, Gram just “couldn’t believe” how anyone would be so stupid as to not be wearing a jacket. In most ways she was a sweet person, but sometimes I wanted to stick a sock in her mouth. I just don’t get people who are judgemental. It’s not our place to judge others, for the most part.

    Sorry I haven’t been keeping up. For some reason your posts haven’t been updating on my blog roll on my web site. I’ll start popping over here on my own to check. Glad you are doing so well!

    • Mary Stella says:

      I think some blog rolls got a little messed up with the Bettyverse switch so I need to check too. Thanks for coming by so often and participating!

  3. grassprints says:

    Hear, hear! Very well said!

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