“You have such a pretty face….if only you would lose weight.”
I’ve been overweight my entire life. From the time I was a baby until now. My other overweight friends would complain bitterly about being told they had a pretty face, if only they could lose weight. I noticed no one ever told me that.
I chalked it up to the fact that I have a rather unusual personality. People as a general rule do not make observations about my appearance. I have thought perhaps a life time of being overweight has made me a bit prickly and intimidating to my fellow humans.
I’ve lost 50 pounds since my surgery. 65 since the start of the year.
I have discovered the more weight I lose the bigger my nose gets. It is funny; I never noticed the giant Italian snozz that graced my face when I was 260lbs.
I have come to the saddened conclusion that people didn’t tell me I had “such a pretty face”….not because of my personality type…but because I really do not have a pretty face.
I am honestly not sure which is worse. To be a total “B” that people fear- or to just be not very attractive.
The good news is I have bought a pair of size 12 low rise jeans. They are made for someone much younger than me…but I have to admit my butt looks fabulous.
Whenever I catch a man looking at me these days…I have this almost overwhelming urge to yell out-
“Wait- don’t look at my face!! Look at my butt! Look at my butt!”