Is it perfectly acceptable to use "So kind of you to take an interest" and then bean dip or should I use "what an interesting assumption" then bean dip when people comment on my health?
BG: In 2009 1 week before our four year anniversary the boyfriend I was living with dumped me saying I was not the woman he wanted to marry. He broke my heart and I had to make plans to move out of his house which was complicated by the fact I had rented out my home while I was living with said boyfriend. All which piled on a huge amount of stress, I began to have anxiety attacks, and massive amounts of insomnia. After seeing my doctor, she diagnosed me as situationally depressed and prescribed a anti-depression medication. As a result of the depression, not the medication, I dropped weight which is the norm for me. In the fall of 2010 I also picked up a food borne illness that caused me to drop 10 pounds in one week. So over the past two years I have dropped from 135lbs to 107lbs.
I don't starve myself, nor am I puking up anything I eat. I take vitamins daily, and eat whenever I am hungry which is often more times than not and on a good day can be 4 times a day. My stomach has basically shrunk due to the above issues over the past 2 years and I simply cannot eat my previous portions as it actually causes me pain to do so.
I have had a coworker tell me I look like a child from Ethiopia after trying to make a joke that I need to go on a diet, cue me giving her a silent look of shock especially when she continued to insert foot into mouth by misconstruing my shocked look as I didn't know what she was talking about to repeat her comment and then add, you know the ones that have the flies crawling over their faces.
I've had other people tell me I need to eat more, do you take vitamins, and because I currently have a head cold, that I must take poor care of myself. Over and over again a lot by the same people.
So e-hellions I need lots of phrases to answer back with before I say something that will get me cast into the rings of e-hell.