1/23/07

I'm trying to be positive, really...

One of my goals this year was to try and be more positive in life. I've been trying my darndest to do so. I'm being more supportive of people, I'm being super nice to my brother and my roommate by cooking for them every weekend and I'm even trying to like my job (which is tough some days because it stinks), but I'm noticing lately people are giving me some weird looks for no reason and it's ticking me off. Why? What's it a result of? Buying Weight Watchers products. YUP, that's right. On the weekend when I was in Loblaws, buying some groceries including Smart Ones and was reading the Weight Watchers magazine while waiting in line to pay for my goodies, this guy sort of scoffed at me. I didn't really think anything of it at the time but I thought who was he to judge me while he's buying his pickled herring...bleh. Then the same thing happened to me yesterday. I went back to Longo's to buy a box of the carrot cake WW cakes and a suit elbowed a woman he was with and then nodded toward me. They both rolled their eyes, had a small exchange of words and giggled at me. WTF is going on?! Are WWs social lepers now? Are girls at their goal not allowed to purchase WW products that have point values clearly marked on them in a quest to maintain their weight? I don't usually feel that self conscious about buying weight watchers products at all. I feel more self conscious about buying a tub of ben and jerry's and a bag of chips. So why suddenly am I worried about what I'm going to put in my cart the next time I go into the store or who I have to knock out when I get to the checkout?

6 comments:

Shirls said...

call them jealous, because honestly they are and next time snicker and point at something outrageously bad they are buying for themselves.. man, some people need to really get a life, makes me wonder if they would have laughed and snickered at a condom purchase! LOL

Mandy said...

I'm going to post about this on my blog, this brings up a topic that I've been wanting to talk about.

jules said...

They obviously don't understand about how ww helps your whole lifestyle and mentality about food choices changes.
I am sorry that happened to you!
But I am happy that you are at goal and maintaining!! :) haha

NattyMcGoo said...

That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard. I can't believe people are judging you on the basis of what's in your cart. That would piss me off and I'd let them know about it. So taking care of your body is a "social faux pas"?

Duh... Some people are ignorant.

meredi said...

Ugh, that's terrible. I haven't had that experience yet -- probably because I still look like someone who needs to be on WW! ;) So, I guess in a weird way you can consider it a compliment, because clearly they don't think you need to be buying the product.

I know that doesn't excuse them at all though. People just get all self-righteous without knowing the full story. And to do it visibly, so you can see their scoffing? Ugh, do they not even THINK that it could hurt you? UGGHHHH people suck.

~paige~ said...

flick em the bird!

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