What a good thread
I can honestly say that I don't really know what its like. I was always heavy, even as a child. There was a point, right before I had my son where I was about 20-30lbs lighter then I am now but thats it. I did notice a difference with even just that little bit of weight gain but I can't say it was from the other people. I treated myself differently.
I won't go out with any of my old friend because I don't want them to see me. I am not as outgoing or as "spunky" as I was before. I just don't want to call attention to myself I guess. Which is weird because I am a very forward person.
I can say though, that if I do start noticing people treating me differently, I won't ignore it. If it is that much of a difference, or if somone was to tell me "how much I have changed" they would probably hear it along the lines of "Sorry but I never changed, I am still the same person on the inside regardless of what the outside looks like. If YOU happened to change YOUR opinion of me because of a little (or a lot) of weightloss then perhaps this isn't the type of friendship I thought it was."
Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.
Grr, that just really pisses me off and I think what makes me even angrier about it is that kind of response to a person's physical looks is soooooo socially acceptable!
I will try my hardest not to be bitter or anything else, but I am too blunt and truthful to just stand back and let people that I thought cared about me do that. Especially a family member and I can't believe your Dad would say something like that to you Star. Especially if doing what you did is not out of character for you. Which, by the way, was a great thing
I guess I just know how cruel people can be from growing up this way and it breaks my heart to think how differently my life could have been just because of a difference in weight.
I think I am going to really make an effort to pay attention to how I percieve other people and why I percieve them that way.
I want to be a better person all around, not just outside. Thanks for the eye opener!
Sorry about my rant.