"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Monday, June 24, 2013

I Know I'm Overweight But Thanks For Pointing It Out

It's no secret that I have let my self slip into a sedentary lifestyle over the past twelve months and as a result I have packed on the pounds.  I feel like a family of Inuit people could survive the winter on my blubber alone.  Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration but I am currently the heaviest I have ever been. I'm not happy about it and since I have survived five weeks now without any Dr Pepper I decided to make some other changes to my diet to help shed some of these unwanted lb's.

So today I was feeling good about the course I've plotted.

Then I had a real WTF moment.

While waiting for the elevator one of the new guys at work who I have never spoken to struck up a conversation.  He was looking at my badge and said, "You look a lot different than the picture on your badge".  I wasn't sure what he was talking about but whatever.  "I guess so" I replied.  Then he said, "Looks like you gained a bunch of weight".  This was the WTF moment I'm referring to.  What would possess a person I've never spoken to before to say some shit like that?  I'm not even going to mention the fact that he looks like he could outweigh me by 70lbs.  That's like a big fat pot calling the heavier than you'd think kettle, black.

I didn't go cry in the corner, I didn't go eat a bunch of donuts, If there were any rage I certainly  wouldn't have balled it up and used it to fuel my determination to get back in shape.

The take away is that some people are just assholes.

I still feel good about the direction I'm headed and what's his name can't bring me down.  Maybe I should bring him a box of donuts as a reward for being such an astute observer.


  1. It seems we're on parallel paths. I used to be much thinner than the man on my nametag, and I totally feel your pain.

    Emily korsch referred me to an awesome website/app thingie called beeminder.com. It has helped motivated me a LOT.

    1. I saw your post about Beeminder yesterday and already set up a couple goals. It's not the most user friendly site but it seems like it might help.