06-05-2011, 10:54 PM
I live in an apartment complex and there is this one lady who is older than me, more friendly with me than I am with her and she has a habit of commenting on my weight. I think that she thinks the topic is fair game because she started in on it one day, "Wow have you lost weight?" or something like that and I said "Well yes, I am trying, I have lost ____ lbs." Now I wish I hadn't said that but I don't know how to react towards her, she is overly friendly and curious, wants to know why I wait for the bus in the morning, and I finally told her it because of my disability which is none of her business but how do I say that politely? Today, like other days, she has seen me in baggy clothes and said something like "Still losing that weight," and I mumbled in a low mildly disgruntled voice, "Yeah I am" and avoided eye contact. She knows a lot of people in this apartment complex and I am still new here, only a year and a half here, so I don't want to make a spectacle of myself by saying something rude or snappy to her but I am getting sick of her making comments about my weight which is really none of her business! Maybe she means well and is trying to help but it's really inappropriate. Now I know how my friend feels when I have commented on his weight which is a bad habit maybe one I got into because those close to me commented on my weight. How do I deal with this?