So, I am starting back on the wagon. Long story short, last year I was active and healthy - 30 lbs lighter and running a half marathon. I was talking to a friend today about how I want to get back to where I was - both looking for support and trying to verbalize my commitment - when she responded by telling me that I have a slow metabolism and I need to workout everyday. She even asked if I have a thyroid problem. I was a little shocked and offended. I don't have a slow metabolism or a thyroid problem - I have a sit on the couch and eat problem. In any case, it came across as I must have something to blame because why else would someone let themselves get overweight?
She is a size 0 or 2 and obviously has body perception issues. She makes remarks about how great REALLY skinny girls look and you can tell heat she analyzes other women's bodies. All my local friends are very tiny (biggest is a 4/6) and I sometimes feel like some of them judge me.
Later, the friend who made the remarks was talking about how she is having trouble sticking with a journaling activity her therapist asked her to do. She seemed to be fishing for some type of sympathy but instead I compared it to starting to exercise. It's not easy - is really much easier to quit - but it's worth it in the long run and it becomes habit.
I didn't defend myself or tell her that her comments seemed mean. I'm not sure it would have done any good. It just really frustrated me - so I'm venting. I'm sure others on here have had similar experiences, right? How did you handle it?