Monday, July 9, 2012

Perceptions

I was talking to someone at work -- not someone I know, just someone I was talking to in passing -- and this person was talking about having a boob job. So, I mentioned that I wanted to get a tummy tuck eventually. Her eyes about bugged out, and she said, "Really? But you don't look like you need it." Oh lady, can I hug you? I told her about my band and weight loss, and she said, "Wow, you look so normal, I can't even imagine you being a big person!" 

Some days you really need a dose of reality -- even coming from a complete stranger. It knocked me back a couple steps because lately I've been feeling so down on myself. With my stomach issues and my 15lb gain, I've felt like a complete heifer, to be honest. It was good to be reminded that I'm NOT that 275lb girl anymore and that even though I might feel that way sometimes, people do not look at me like that.  Le sigh. On with the day...

6 comments:

Ronnie said...

I love that lady. And you, obvs. :)

Julie Taylor said...

Sometimes strangers rock! :)

jennxaz said...

cool nsv!

MandaPanda said...

I'm glad she brightened your day and reminded of you how far you've come. Let's never forget that important fact that you ARE successful regardless of how you feel in a specific moment.

Darlin1 said...

Definitely a great NSV!

Kristin50 said...

We are always our worse critiques! You my dear friend are beautiful inside and out!

I love that she told you the truth! That is awesome!