I am feeling a bit pleased and proud of myself.
I got an e-mail, that had been sent to all the staff at the law office I work for, saying that they were going to do a Biggest Loser type game for the staff.
Total trigger for me. I’m furious. I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to hear about this.
So I sent an e-mail to everybody at the office saying, “Please do not put me on copy for any of this. I am a proponent of size acceptance with a focus on health and not weight.”
What I did was take care of me. If other people at work want to do this, that is not my problem. None of my beewax. As Samuel Goldwyn once said, “Include me out.”
And now I know that several other staff members have now spoken up about not wanting to participate or even hear about this. One acknowledging that I had put into words what she felt. Yea me. Yea them.
I feel like not only did I stand up for myself, but I helped some other people stand up for themselves. To tell the truth, I was a bit surprised that other people at the office would feel as I do.
So when you stand up for yourself, you may be helping or educating others. You never know.