Jul. 15, 2006
Oh, o.k. Yes, I’m terribly sorry I’m not fat. What am I supposed to say to those who scream "you’re so small"? I’m at spinning class yesterday and am at the point I can’t hide the fact that I’m pregnant any longer. Everyone has to ask ‘how far along’ you are. Fine.
I’m sorry but the gym I go to does tend to attract some larger folks. NOT MY FAULT, right? Right. Now, most of what I hear is "I was so big when pregnant, everyone kept saying how large I was" and "I was so big they couldn’t believe I wasn’t having twins" - it was so bad/offensive/rude etc.
Uh, o.k. then what do I say when people scream how ‘small’ I am?
"I’m sorry I’m ‘so small’"?
"I’m sorry you weren’t"?
"I’m sorry you still aren’t"?
Is it a compliment where I should thank them? Or, ensure them, that yes, I’m eating and not starving the babe?
I worked out my entire first pregnancy but haven’t this time around as I wasn’t feeling as good for at least 4+months. Now, I’m back feeling great and happy to be hitting the gym for water class, spinning etc.
I literally just have to remain quiet and smile as I don’t know what the F_C_ to say. I'm always a bit suspicious (neuorotic?) when I'm confronted.
You feel like you have to apologize for it. Though I’ll never know what it’s like to be a really skinny person (which I’m cool with) I kinda understand the awkwardness of those who comment to them about it. You’re not sure how to take it but more importantly don’t know how to respond.
Enough for now. I’m going to go eat.