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Dad's friend being nasty about my recovery - July 25th 2013, 02:40 AM

I've been self-recovered for almost 2 years now and my weight has consistently went up and down through rocky relapses and a poor view of my body. I've learned to love my body more in the past few months and I've been increasingly comfortable with my body shape. This afternoon I went over to my dad's friend's house and he's kind of known for being a total a**hole. His exact words to me were "You've put on weight. In a good way. You used to be thin." and he laughed a little. I know he's very blunt and he's also quite nasty to heavier people. His words totally broke my self confidence. I considered myself on the thinner side of average and my weight is very low, (I'm short too, so I can't tell if it's the height bringing me down) and I'm about the same weight that I was when I stopped eating 2 years ago. His comment just got me very very depressed and upset with myself over my weight and I've been beating myself up about how noticeable my weight gain is and how I'm no longer considered "thin" in his mind. This post was really just a vent, but if anyone wants to offer me comfort or advice on fighting back the nasty comments, that'd be nice, too.
   
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Re: Dad's friend being nasty about my recovery - July 25th 2013, 03:08 AM

Hey Max, I HATE when people make comments like that about anything really. I know it's easy for you to kind of slide back into a negative mindset, but if you know this person is generally judgmental, then his comments are a reflection on him, not on you. Don't let him have the power to decide how you feel about yourself.


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Re: Dad's friend being nasty about my recovery - July 25th 2013, 06:54 PM

Hello !

I know exactly where you are coming from. I am still struggling with my eating disorder right now, so I know how difficult it can be. Two years clean is a huge achievement and I am so proud of you ! You are my inspiration.

Do not let one asshole get to you like that. He is just one stupid person. I know it is very difficult because comments like that sink in more than nice comments. I really hope you keep it up and make it to 3 years and 4 and so on. I am routing for you and you can rant to me anytime someone says something you do not like. Just shoot me a message !

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Re: Dad's friend being nasty about my recovery - July 26th 2013, 01:01 AM

Hi Max

Just like Katie and Sark said, it's better to just forget about him and just focus on you. Only you know how you feel and whats good for you, not him.

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Re: Dad's friend being nasty about my recovery - July 26th 2013, 03:06 PM

I know you might not see it this way but I genuinely think he was trying to compliment you, just that his words came out wrong and sounded like he was trying to offend you. The way I interpret it is that he was trying to say that you've gotten yourself to a nice size where you're not overly thin, but you still are thin. The key words there are, "In a good way", meaning that he meant you've put on weight in a good way. It doesn't mean that he was trying to insult you or say you've gotten bigger, just that he thinks you've done well in putting on a littler weight. This is no bad thing.


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Re: Dad's friend being nasty about my recovery - July 29th 2013, 08:04 AM

I'm with Sarah. I think what he said was meant to compliment to you; however, I think this guy might just be a bit of a douche, the type of person that almost everything they say sounds like an insult. So just ignore his opinion. What's important is your opinion, your body and health's opinion, and possibly your doctor's opinion. Congrats on two years of recovery, you're doing wonderful, and we're here for you if you need to vent at any point.


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