Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Is it polite to......

Is it polite to offer information for weight loss when the person doesn't even mention it?

That's what happened to me.

So I'm not the slimmest person out there, and I know that I have extra pounds on me, but what really bugs me is when people openly suggest I try out a new herbal/pill remedy or diet that they've been following, when I haven't even mentioned anything about losing weight.

I don't talk about diets with these people. I'm currently comfortable with my own weight, or else, I would have done something about it.

Plus, the guys don't seem to mind. I think I win them over with my personality. That, and the big boobs seem to help out too. (I don't flaunt though. I've never worn a low cut shirt in my life. I'm very conservative in the way I dress)

Anyway, today, my secretary asks me "Not to get in your business or seem rude, but what size pants do you wear?" "Comfortably? I can wear a size 13."

See that's the problem I have with pants sometimes- or shirts for that matter. I have thin legs, but a belly and am top heavy. In other words, I think I resemble a chicken.

Even though I don't have an ass. I wish I did.....

That's me and my cousin in NYC this past April.

So my receptionist tells me that her daughter started this new treatment with  a doctor and a nutritionist. The daughter has a lot of clothes that don't really fit her anymore because she has lost 10 lbs so far. At first, I'm confused.

Is she giving me clothes or trying to refer me to a nutrionist?

 About an hour later, her daughter comes in and I say I notice some change on her. She's a police officer, so everytime I saw her, she'd be wearing her vest which made her look like a tiny hen.

When I was actively dating, I'd put "a few extra pounds" on my profile. When the guys would meet me, they'd all say the same thing: "You're not heavy. You're normal."

Thanks for the compliment.

I just wish the ones who really did use "A few extra pounds" were not "obese" like I saw quite a lot.

So the daughter starts going on about the treatment, and tells me it's actually a pill that she takes to suppress her appetite, and all she did was to eat fruits and vegetables for the first two weeks. In two weeks, she lost 10 lbs. Great for her.

So she gives their business card and tells me to expect to spend $200 for the first month and $50 for every month plus the pills as needed.

Ouch! In case you didn't know, I shop at the thrift store!

I, for one, don't want to use pills. I did buy them at one point, right when I had turned 18. Then I read all the side effects and warnings, and that was enough to make me go back to the store and return them. To me, pills are either placebos, or drugs with the same effect as speed which makes you burn calories faster. So it makes me a little uncomfortable when I have to say that I don't want to follow a pill treatment because
  1. I don't have that kind of money
  2. Don't believe in it (or else, I would have gone to GNC and bought myself a pack)
  3. Don't think it's safe (if it hasn't been evaluated by the FDA)
My dad has always told me that the only way to lose weight is by cutting out junk food and exercising every day.

I've only done the first.


  1. I would have to say that it is very impolite to offer a weight loss program to someone would has not mentioned it first! I think that you look great just as you are and do not need to spend all of that money on pills!

  2. Haha, it is rude BUT also slightly amusing that someone has that kind of balls and lack of social etiquette. Nice blog.