It’s annoying how no one tells you when you are fat, fluffy, overweight, or out of shape, but the minute you start to look good and lose weight and feel better, people start trying to give you all of their diet tips. They begin to tell you that you are working too much, working out too much, and eating too strictly. They tell you this weight is good for you, maybe you should stop, and maybe you are finished.
Here is what I have to say to them:
“Hey, you didn’t say anything before, so don’t start now. I don’t want to hear it. Where was your voice when I was all messed up in the mind, and blind? I couldn’t see it. I needed someone to see for me. Where were you then? You weren’t around, but now you want to give me all of your unsolicited advice.
“I don’t want it. I don’t want your judgments, your opinions of me, your negativity, your discouragement. I don’t want you making fun of me eating sugar-free snow cones. I don’t want you pressuring me to try to take a bite of your food that I don’t want a bite of. I don’t care what meal plan I am on.
“No one’s telling me to do it. I don’t want to be in bondage to this addiction anymore. The way I do that is to put my foot on its neck and change my habits.
“Would you just keep your comments to yourself? I don’t want to hear them anymore. Neither does anyone else.”