Post # 1
Today at the gym I was doing my normal Wednesday workout of my heavier lifting and bit of cardio, when a woman, out of nowhere, comes up to me and goes on a tirade about how it’s “my fault” young girls die every day from anorexia and I am ruining the futures of so many with body issues.
Yes! Single handedly I am destroying women everywhere! Muahahahaha.
Ok but seriously though, that hurts. I know bigger people hate it when people make comments about their weight, it doesn’t feel any better when people make comments about mine. I don’t see how me working out is destroying anyone.
In my family I am an alien. I get a lot of those “you are anorexic and look absolutely disgusting” comments from them, I don’t need it from strangers.
I am not anorexic. I don’t even look it. I just don’t get why it is ok for people to say things like this to me because I’m working out.
I try not to judge. I find very beautiful people in every shape, size and age and I have a lot of respect for bigger people hitting the gym because it can be embarrassing for some. I just don’t get it.
What asinine thing has been thrown your way bees?
Post # 3
Oh hunny, I am sorry! I wonder what rotten thing happened to her today to make her be so horrible to a stranger?!?
Post # 4
Oh wow, I am so sorry. That is so ridiculous, I probably would have given her a “wtf?” look and then went to the bathroom and cried. I’m so so sorry. Very disrespectful to say that to anyone!
Post # 5
can you hang out at my gym – i need some of those vibes that you are apparenty sending out to the universe…. did i mention i once took chocoate cake to a personal training session so i could eat it while riding the bike
Post # 6
@Corilee13: That’s when you tell her to fuck off. Your weight and health are none of her business and she shouldn’t be projecting whatever body images and jealousy she has onto you and the collective “young girls.”
Post # 7
Finally! The cause of anorexia has been found! 😉
I probably would have flipped my shit if she’d said something like that to me! Congrats for not being incarcerated right now!!
Post # 8
@Mrs. Puffin: I need a “Love it” button!!!
Post # 9
I don’t think I could have resisted the urge to knock her out with a dumbell… seems like it would be appropriate.
Post # 10
I know. My plot had been discovered. I’ve been regularly working out just to bring about the destruction of the youth of the world.
Thank you all for being supportive. I was less than nice to her, but I did not end up in jail, but who knows, tomorrow I could be responsible for nuclear war somehow and wipe out half the world.
I ate an entire pumpkin pie after working out once…or twice…or two days ago, whatever.
Post # 11
I have never, or will never, find it appropriate to comment on someone’s weight whether they are big or small. That is just ridiculous! And what if you were one of the millions of Americans suffering from an eating disorder? Would that have made her feel good to call you out on it? Seriously?
Post # 12
@Corilee13: If it happens I’m coming for you.
Post # 13
@Corilee13: you just made me for real laugh out loud in front of my boyfriend and his friend. especially the pumpkin pie comment. bahahaha.
but seriously. did you ask her why she was at the gym?
Post # 14
woah, that sucks.
When I was losing weight I remember getting seriously annoyed by all the comments. I felt like Alice in Wonderland with everyone commenting on my shrinking. Even when people mean it in a nice way it gets annoying, I can’t even fathom someone freaking out on me like that!
Post # 15
I’ve gotten something along those lines before as well, though not at the gym :/ and it used to make me feel so bad about myself too. I went through a period of really unhealthy eating because I felt so bad about people commenting on how skinny I was, and I wanted curves. I’m not anorexic people, nor do I look anorexic, and it is very hurtful to be called anorexic! People should just never comment on another person’s weight, unless it’s to say that they look awesome 😀
Post # 16
This is not the first time it’s happened to me either, just the first time in a crowded gym where people were watching. My ex’s family used to say how rude I was for going to the gym and working out when I don’t need to lose weight and how I made them all feel horrible. I just invited them to come with me if they felt so horrible. I never once made fun of their weight but they kept telling me it was horrible for them to know I went to the gym.
I will attempt to keep you out of my path of destruction but I make no promises. I kind of have a wide range.