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Did Weight Loss Cause me to be an Asshole?

on September 10, 2012

I read an article that stated “going organic can make you feel smug about yourself — and act nasty to others”.
Here it is: http://news.yahoo.com/does-eating-organic-food-jerk-150500363.html

It made me look at myself because I have just lost a TON of inches (I won’t say I lost weight, because I have only lost 30 pounds). I went from a size 20 to a size 14 and I am extremely proud of myself! But now I look at the way people dress in a totally different way. I’ve become quite intolerant of fat people who are completely unable to see how bad their clothes look (thank you to What Not To Wear for that, folks…).

I used to look in the mirror and see myself as a fat person no matter what I was wearing. There was nothing big enough to cover the rolls I was seeing – there were pantylines in ALL my jeans… So, I can’t stop asking myself when I see these people:
“How can they dress like that and not know what they look like?”

By the way — I have an agreement with both of my daughters that if I EVER look inappropriate when I go out in public, they NEED to tell me! I sure as hell would tell them!

And, to top it off (pun intended), is it too much to ask that a girl puts on a bra that FITS, or just to put one on? Goodness gracious! It’s like some females want them to just pop out when they lean over to pick up something. I’m sure you’ve seen some of them (and I really don’t mind looking at a pretty set of gazongas)!

I DO understand that it’s inconvenient to get fitted for a bra (and apparently clothes that fit properly). There’s really only one person on this planet that I feel comfortable “poppin’ the titties” out for, and it’s definitely not the stranger working in the lingerie department at Sears! But, does it really hurt to go in and have a few measurements done to make sure the “girls” have a comfortable and, in some cases, reinforced home?

And, I totally understand about not having enough money to buy new clothes! We go to the thrift store instead. My friends are astonished at the awesome things that I wear – most of it for under $5.00. For Example: my 17-year-old daughter got a beautiful prom dress there for $8.00 and she was more than proud to wear it to her Junior Prom – in fact, bragged to her friends about where she did get it! And it fit her just fine (glamorous is a much better adjective): no “muffin top”, her boobs were totally reigned-in, and she didn’t even look like a hooker! I was such a proud mother!!!

Deep down I know that it’s not appropriate to tell people that they look scary, or to tell them they can get a new, clean, decent-looking outfit at the Salvation Army down the street. So, I just keep telling myself: if those people aren’t out there wearing bad clothes and looking hideous, I could very well take the place of the worst-dressed person in the world! So, I will be happy with what I wear and use the others as my What Not to Wear version of every day life.


One response to “Did Weight Loss Cause me to be an Asshole?

  1. […] He really has helped me grow as a person (however, he is just as catty as I am when it comes to judging overweight people who can’t dress…) — I know it isn’t him that helped me grow, not intentionally anyway… […]

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