quiksylver296 wrote: »
Because I'm a powerlifter, everyone assumes it's my workouts that caused my weight loss.
oooaarrrr79 wrote: »
I have lost weight in the past by dieting and exercising and everyone wants to know everything and I mean everything. Putting some of the weight back on and going vegan when I am asked now I simply say I am now vegan, you literally can hear the tumbleweed rolling past and then the subject is swiftly changed.
RightInTheFiveHole wrote: »
losing weight/taking care of myself isn't about the size on the outside, it's also about keeping my insides good, and taking care of my heart.
AnnPT77 wrote: »
Basic answer to someone observing I lost weight, if positive feedback: "Thank you!"
Basic answer to "you're all skin and bones" (or similar BS): "My doctor and I are happy with my weight." (true)
Basic answer to simple "how" question: "Ate less." If they ask more detailed questions about that, I'll give more detailed answers.
I'm kind of mean to people who say they'd like to lose weight, but want my loss to be all about exercise, or who assume I gave up (whatever desirable treat food is on their mind). This is how people express denial, make it all about something they couldn't possibly do. It amuses me to not let them off the hook.
(This last is probably a character fault. Some of its genesis is people who really p**sed me off when I was going through cancer treatment, by saying kind of eye-rolly things about cancer that distanced themselves from the possibility that they themselves could ever get it. Extreme classic example is "God doesn't give us anything we can't handle (and I couldn't handle that)." Another is "A positive attitude is everything." (Actual science says it's not, so FU.) These days, if people want to hide behind their lack of imagination, or lack of will, about healthy weight being possible "at our age", I refuse to help them. In practice, that means saying (true things) like "I don't exercise more than I did when I was fat." or "I eat the same foods I ate when I was fat, just less of them." or "I still drink craft beer" (or eat ice cream, or whatever). I won't enable other people's poor health practices. When I was fat, I didn't deny that I was fat, or deny that it was an outcome of choices. I'm not going to help them with their denial. #Meangirl )
springlering62 wrote: »
You’ve lost weight. Standard answer: “I’m working on it.”
How much? At first this used to mortify me, now I proudly tell them “ninety something pounds”. For some reason, this shuts up everything else they were going to say. I don’t know if it grosses them out, astonishes or confuses them or what the deal is, but it always ends the conversation and then I change the subject.
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