Your weight is yours and should only be open to discussion if YOU open the discussion. It’s shocking to hear outsiders comment on stuff that is none of their business. It’s painful when so-called friends feel they have the right or the obligation to speak out.

At the same time I kind of like knowing where people stand. This way I can decide what to do with them. Should I keep them close or should I only hang around them if necessary? Their comments will help me decide. And quickly.

Do what feels right for you. If you decide not to lose weight because this will make them win, they are still winning. They are still having way too much power over you. Remember, you decide who votes in your kingdom. Don’t give your power away. Thanks for this very honest piece.

M.S. Psychology| I write about life, relationships, things that make me laugh, cry, or all of the above in one piece. Reach me at annaismithwrites@gmail.com