Well I haven't really gotten any comments regarding my weight this time again - im not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing to be honest!!
However a few (5 or so) years ago i lost some weight - I was in the healthy weight range to start with, albeit at the higher levels of it - and when i lost 5-6 kgs I was STILL smack bang in the healthy weight range... but still had a few people make comments that took me aback. Nothing nasty per se, but a few 'you looked good before' 'you dont need to lose weight' and so on. Worse were the questions! Why was I losing weight? Was I eating right? Was i still eating at all?? In actual fact the weight loss had nothing to do with anything like that, and I was horribly embarrassed and self conscious by all the attention it drew. Its something I dread now actually, even thinking of it makes me a bit peckish for a tim tam or something
Its not that I mind talking about it or whatever... but its the feeling of being accused of something, of having to defend yourself, that I find awkward and uncomfortable.
I'm not sure what causes it. Perhaps jealousy? Some strange unbalancing on the status quo that people dont like? Who knows.
As for handling it, for me it really depends on the situation. I guess i use more evade and avoidance tactics
but thats just who I am. If someone is determined to discuss my weightloss, or wants to know how much I've lost (and I mean, they're asking in that accusing way, as if how dare you change yourself for the better, not some good friend interested in a supportive way) I usually just do the smile and play dumb thing. What weightloss? Really, you think I've lost weight? Your're so kind, *smile*
Sorry its probably not that helpful! But anyway, jsut letting you know that you're not the only one who goes through this situation