Yesterday I had a man tell me that I have a pretty face.
He then proceeded to add “you’re a little on the heavy side” BUT you have a pretty face.
This probably makes the 1 millionth time I’ve heard this in my life.
I’ve lost over 200 pounds in the past 2 years.
I’m busting my butt in the gym every day and trying to stick to a food plan.
It’s taken me 2 years just to get to this point.
Yes I’m still overweight.
Yes I’m still working on it.
But after 2 long years, do I really STILL have to hear….”BUT you have a pretty face!”
Sorry for this early morning rant but I guess i just want to say to the world…
Stop using the pretty face line as if it’s somehow our consolation prize.
There’s a lot more to us than our faces and our bodies.
If you can’t see beyond that then stop looking
The good news is this
In the past, I would have felt the need to follow this up with handing over my resume
Trying to detail my accomplishments in life to prove I have worth
Or maybe apologizing for not weighing 104 pounds
Then I would have followed this up with a trip to McDonalds
Where I say “Why try anymore???”
Instead, I said “Thanks” followed silently with an internal dialogue of …. !@#$#@!@
I wish I had a witty retort but I didn’t
Today I wish the world was less superficial
I wish people saw the person inside of us instead the number on the scale
I wish they did not mistakenly believe that pointing out some other totally superficial side of us that they DO find acceptable
Like our FACE
Would be viewed as a compliment
The next time someone says this to you remember the following….
We did not ask for their approval of our bodies OR our faces
Nor do we need it
We are beautiful inside and out
And it has nothing to do with our faces, our bodies or that number on the scale