I was at a friend's house without my husband and 15 month old. My friends, another couple who have a baby two weeks older than my son, knows about my upcoming surgery. I was talking about it, and against my normal secrecy about my weight, i told her I was 255 when i started the program in May, was hoping to lose 10 or so pounds on the pre op liquid diet, and by the end of the first six weeks, i was hoping to be around 200 pounds. She promptly said to her husband, "Honey, if i ever start complaining, don't let me forget that there are other people out there worse off them me".
I didn't really say much but i can't tell you how much i long to not be the topic of such comments. Why would someone say that??? I would never say "Honey? It's too bad about our friend XYZ's face. You can always remind me when i complain about my crooked nose that there are people out there alot worse off than me..."