My best friend’s sister has lost a fair amount of weight since I saw her last year. I can NOT believe how hard and how often I kept biting my tongue not to ‘compliment’ her on her weight loss.
I have to admit – I was curious. Why did she lose weight? How did she do it? Would she keep it off? Blah, blah, blah. I am weigh (correct spelling here!) too interested in weight.
Here’s my new vow – I am not going to acknowledge someone’s weight loss (even though I thought I was already doing this, apparently I’m not!)
First of all, as I mentioned in my last post, my sponsee is actually deeply hurt that everyone is fawning over her much smaller body. She’s horrified and thinks no one liked her before. She terrified that if she gains back some weight, everyone will think she looks awful.
Second, who really knows why someone lost weight? Perhaps they’re very ill? Or terribly stressed? Or anorexic? Bulimic? Or…?
Third, why is weight loss always considered good? Or at least in my book?! Why do I think anyone wants my opinion anyway?
I know, I know – I’ve covered this territory before. Obviously, not well enough for ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!