Some time ago I blogged about an acquaintance that in my opinion posted something on FB that was rude. My blog post titled "Ignorance Is Not Bliss" (click on the title to get to the post) explains the whole situation.
Yesterday, the woman who posted her stats on her FB page contacted me and wanted to know why I had deleted her from my FB friends list.
I will be honest. My first thought was to cover myself and lie. Maybe say that it was an accident. But then I thought of all of you. Of all of us that are going through this weight loss journey. How we have to stick together and stop fattie bashing. And so, I told her the truth.
I very calmly told her that I did not appreciate her posting her "perfect" proportions or her rude comment on her FB page. I told her it was hard enough going through this weight loss journey without having to read her commentary. I told her I did not want or need any negativity right now.
I must say it was kind of freeing. She of course denied that she was "hating" on fat people. But really it doesn't matter. She is not someone that I really care about their opinion.
The truth is I don't want to be friends with anyone who thinks themselves better than anyone. I am not that kind of person.
I have noticed that as my size has decreased that all of a sudden I am more noticeable. More friend-worthy. More approachable.
But the truth is I am the same person on the inside. The outside package has changed but my character has not.
But what this loss of weight has created is a backbone. I no longer want people in my life that will get in the way of the journey I am taking. I no longer want negativity. I no longer accept shallowness or tolerate other peoples nonsense.
Is this good? I don't know. I guess only time will tell.
I will tell you this................I am not afraid to hit the delete button on FB anymore.