I have history of fluctuating weight. I generally go up and down anywhere from 10-25 pounds year to year. My weight fluctuations are attributable to a few different things including emotional eating, depression, normal life changes and illness.
I get tired of people commenting on how great I look when I lose or telling me I look great because I’ve lost weight. Beside saying, “Please don’t comment about my weight,” which can come across brisk and invite further questions about why… are there any suggestions on more succinctly letting people know their “complements” are triggering and annoying? -YB
Oh man, I’ve been there! When I went through a divorce, I dropped a lot of weight — an unhealthy amount of weight. (The kind where the slightest breeze would leave a bruise because I wasn’t getting enough nutrients.) And yet, people kept telling me how “great” I looked.
But I didn’t feel great. I didn’t feel like I looked great. Those “compliments” weren’t great. My response, in true Megan-style, was to make an awkward joke. “Oh yeah? I guess trauma looks good on me.”
But what methods have YOU found successful too get people to stop complimenting weight loss?