I know this is a problem that many of you will have come across on your weight loss journey so I would appreciate any advice you may have on how to ok it in my own head.
I returned to work yesterday after being on furlough and had a great day working with colleagues that I like and admire. When the subject of weight came up I proudly stated that I have lost half a stone and that I’m working towards losing another 2 and a half stone to achieve my goal of a BMI of 24/25 and a dress size of 12/14. As it happens I did actually achieve this same goal two years ago but then struggled to maintain and regained the weight. Remembering this one of my colleagues piped in with ‘Ah I remember when you lost all that weight before and I think you went too far and got too skinny’ . (At my lightest I had a BMI of 25). Then the other colleague came in with ‘ I think you look the perfect weight now’ My BMI today is 29.9.. only just short of obese!😤 Luckily the conversation had to end there ( well we were at work!😂). I know it was meant as friendly advice but now I feel like they will be exchanging concerned and worried looks as I continue to lose weight, imagining they are witnessing my sad descent into ill health and an eating disorder.
I know I should just forget about it but as I’m still mulling it over today it must have got under my skin. So how do I stop such well meaning comments from taking the shine off my weight loss achievements?🧐