Just got "must be niced" about my recent weight loss by a relative, and I will admit, I was not very nice or smart in my response. I have recently dropped about a significant amount of weight through very careful dieting and working with a trainer. This is the first time I've tried a specific program to lose weight, and my results - while awesome - were the result of some seriously hard work. This relative, Callie, has tried every weight loss method under the sun, including supplements that were taken off the market because they were considered too dangerous. I say "tried" because she would start a program, be super religious about following it for a month or so, and then quit. So her weight has stayed the same for years.
Callie has made several snide comments when I first started and my weight started to drop about how it's "easy" to lose weight at first, but sticking with a program is so hard that I'd probably give up in a few weeks. And then she'd offer me bread, dessert, butter, etc.
Yesterday, I saw her and another relative at a store. The relative with her commented on how nice I looked. Before I could say thank you, Callie said, "It must be nice to lose weight so easily. Some of us have to work really hard to get results."
I smiled at her and said, "Actually, thinking so much about my meal planning and putting in the hours with my trainer HAVE been really hard work."
Callie volleyed back, "It must be nice to be able to afford a trainer."
AUGH!! I engaged the crazy. I just can't win. Next time, I'm just keeping my mouth shut.