Hi all --
Back from a four day meeting in Austin!
SO glad to be home.
I really like this particular group in Austin though. The people there are SO affirming. They were nice enough to notice that the white suit I was wearing was really baggy. (Especially my friend Marta. She is my favorite! I mean, she is ONE OF my favorites! Hi Deb! Hi Kathy!)
And Gabe e-mailed me a workout I did in my hotel room. It wasn't like having the REAL Gabe there, but it was better than nothing.
I asked my Austin friends their opinion on a comment made to me a couple of weeks ago. I want to hear your opinion too.
I was at a meeting I attend every week. Typically, I order lunch at this meeting. Sometimes I have soup and a sandwich, but usually I have a cheeseburger and fries. With a coke. Yum.
Yep. You heard me. I eat cheeseburgers.
I like 'em.
As many reps as Gabe makes me do every session? I earned that damn cheeseburger.
So anyway, I am sitting in the meeting, with my cheeseburger, and chatting with some of the other people.
As we are chatting, a woman casually says "I was going to compliment you on how much weight you've lost, but then I saw what you are eating for lunch."
What does one say to that?
Do I apologize for eating a cheeseburger in public? Because people who are losing weight are not supposed to be eating cheeseburgers.
I am not going to apologize for having lunch.
Do I say "Thanks"?
Do I say "Fuck off"?
I really wanted to say "Thanks. Fuck off." But I didn't.
I didn't know what to say.
I just looked at her, stupidly blinking, mouth slightly open, when fortunately, the meeting started and my attention was required elsewhere.
So. .. if I had the moment to live over again. . .or (which is more likely) the next time she judges me for my choice of lunch. . .what do I say?
What would you say?