I’m curious if others have experienced what I’m experiencing. Last year I decided that I needed to change my life, so I did. The first thing I needed to do was lose weight. I’ve lost almost 70 pounds so far. I still have about 10 to go to be at my ideal weight.
The difference in how I’m treated has been nothing less than shocking. I’m treated differently by people I know and people I don’t know. By women and men. It’s so weird. For example my boss, who is a woman, had always been abrupt and sort of cold towards me but now she’s all nice, comes to my desk to chat, talks to me politely, stuff like that. It’s pretty insulting to be honest. I’m still the same person I was when I was bigger.
Before I lost weight if I was standing at a crosswalk I could be there forever, waiting and waiting for people to stop. Now people stop right away and wave me on. Walking in the mall or down the sidewalk I always was the one to move out of the way but now people often move out of my way. Men hold doors open for me and offer me their seat on the bus now. People make eye contact and smile at me more.
It’s all pretty weird.