Want A Guaranteed Punch In The Face?

Generally, people are not violent.  However every now and then something can occur that just so happens to really catch your goad, get your hackles up, irritate like a cheese grater on your knuckles, a flame thrower in your face.  And sometimes, that thing happens 8 times in one day.  Today to be exact.

Let me be succinct. I want to punch people in the face when they tell me: You can’t have that on your diet!  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Shut your face! Holy smokes nothing is more irritating.  Guess what folks, YES I FREAKING CAN!!!! Why does everyone assume that because I’m on a diet they have a god-given right to act as monitor of my calorie intake? WHY? WHY? WHY?

Case in point:

  1. Bagel Thin with a measured amount of almond butter: You can’t have that on your diet!
  2. Measured amount of 12 M&Ms: You can’t have that on your diet!
  3. Side salad with ranch dressing: You can’t have that on your diet!
  4. Quaker Rice Crisps, 1 serving: You can’t have that on your diet!
  5. You can’t have that on your diet!
  6. You can’t have that on your diet!
  7. You can’t have that on your diet!
  8. You can’t have that on your diet!

Honestly, its exhausting.  The statement comes with a look of disgust. That: OMG she’s losing it and is headed straight back to fatdom. 

I can appreciate that perhaps people are trying to be encouraging.  They want to help.  They’re proud of the progress I’ve made.  But lets be honest. Unless you’re actually God (Hint: you aren’t) , a best friend ( hint: you’re probably not) or my WW Leader (Marie is a gift) then don’t ever presume that you have the right to “help” me by telling me what I can and can’t eat.  People have no idea what my allowed points are, what I’ve eaten that day, or what I’ve already planned out to allow so that I can have M&Ms. Stop people! Stop!  Its not helpful.  You don’t know my willpower. Don’t ever assume that a judgmental look is beneficial.

Just encourage me. As Thumper put it in the movie Bambi: “If you can’t say  something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”

Follow that tidbit of advice, and a punch in the face will not be guaranteed.

Nuff’ said.

Disney’s Movie: Bambi
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3 comments on “Want A Guaranteed Punch In The Face?

  1. Hope everything is going ok! Miss reading your posts!

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