How to make my weight loss a non-issue in conversation
August 10, 2012 11:23 AM Subscribe
How can I be polite and yet shut down conversations about my weight loss at an upcoming family gathering?
posted by purple_bird to Human Relations (22 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I recently lost a significant amount of weight. I didn't set out to lose weight and I haven't quite come to terms with how different my body looks and especially with all the feelings associated with it. (Some of the weight I lost due to feeling ill for a couple months, some of it from dietary and lifestyle changes that make me feel good. I'm healthy now.)
I'll be seeing some extended family this weekend and I'm anticipating lots of comments and maybe questions. I don't want to talk about it really, but I also want to be polite. I tend to get tongue-tied in situations that make me anxious, like the one I'm anticipating. Can you help me brainstorm ways to respond and then deflect the conversation?