Confidence

November 24, 2009 at 2:15 am Leave a comment

I went out with some new friends on Saturday night. It was an eclectic group of people – many different shapes, sizes, personalities, social skills. We ended up at the Loop bar, a place I had never been before!

Since I will not be drinking for a year after December 20th, I am trying to ween myself off the booze. So, I had a couple glasses of wine at the house before-hand, and one drink when I got there. Otherwise, it was straight cranberry juice for me! Thus, the mixture of a totally new crowd and sobriety made it hard to be super social! So, I danced. I danced my ass off. Literally. I have found that dancing is a great workout, and I always have fun while doing it!

This self-induced bliss had a few hiccups, and they are the reason I am writing this post. I had one man (in the group I was with) start dancing with me and continue to yell in my ear “YEAH! Just keeping shaking it! You’re sexy! Just keep shaking it, and the guys will come running!” My thoughts were, “Honey, I’ve been shaking it all night. Thanks for the pep talk, though.”

About an hour later, his girlfriend cornered me and breathed, “I just have to tell you… I lost 70 pounds last year and was not and still AM not as confident as you are tonight. Good for you, and keep it up! I work at Lane Bryant and see so many women like you..”

While this was flattering, and appreciated, another part of my brain was offended for all fat people out there. None of the thinner women were complimented for their confidence that night. Being fat should not equate to having no confidence.

Maybe I was pin-pointed for a reason. Maybe we need to work on keeping our chins high and being self-sufficient! I challenge each of you, thin and thick, to spend a day NOT looking at your feet. I made this conscious effort a while back and it has changed my outlook for the better.

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Entry filed under: Alcohol, Confidence, Dancing, Social.

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