Attended a friend's Halloween party Saturday night. Lots of people who I hadn't seen in a long time, some in a couple of years or longer. There was one woman who I didn't recognize until I was about to leave because she's put on about 45-50 lbs since I saw her last. Conversely, I've lost an entire person's worth of weight, so she didn't recognize me. And that's where it got interesting.
She kept asking me "So you didn't have gastric bypass??" As if I was lying about it. Nope. Diet and exercise. Diet and exercise. "But what kind of exercise?" And when I told her she said "Well, that's not so bad, I mean....I could do that..." (right, right) and then I said "Yes, well, diet is 80% of it" and her face kinda fell.
So she turns to the other woman sitting with us and says "She's as tiny as So and So (insert name I can't remember here)!"
And I go "I don't know who that is?"
"Oh, that's one of our neighbors. She's really small but she's an adult."
Uh...ok...so...uhm...I'm..not an adult or not adult sized? I'm short, yes but not like, super short. I'm petite. But I have boobs! I just kept running that through my head for the next day...."She's really small but she's an adult." Then I got mad about it. I'm at a healthy weight for my height, I'm just on the small side. Don't make me feel like my "size" isn't that of an adult. I'm 35 and the last time I checked, that qualifies me as an adult. Stop acting like a size 2 is something that only adolescents or teenagers wear. I'M MORE NORMAL THAN YOU ARE GODDAMNIT!