Meet the Cast Iron B**** (Rhymes with witch)

Written by klbente (kristi) on 4/19/2012 6:49 PM | COMMENTS (17)

Rant mode, engaged.

I had an odd encounter with a co-worker. It started out pleasantly with her complimenting my weight loss. It turned ugly, quickly, when she started telling me, in an aggressive manner, accompanied by finger wagging and head bobbing, what I needed to do in order to succeed. I shan't bore you all with that whole account, I shall simply say that it started with I'd better get going to meetings because without accountability I'll start eating, cheating and failing and ended with her saying that I must designate an accountability partner who will chew my butt out and hold my feet to the fire.

This whole lecture was predicated on the fact that she's been on many diets over the years and she knows what works! I smiled in a manner that people who know me well really don't like to see. It's a smile that indicates that the Cast Iron B**** part of my personality has just shoved everyone else to the side and moved to the front. Again, I shan't go into great detail. But in the course of a few short minutes I found out that she is currently not making any effort towards weight loss, is in fact "taking a break from dieting", that her last effort was over five years ago and that effort included an accountability partner.

Then, I cut loose. I basically told her that her advice might have some credibility if she followed it herself. I told her that as it is, it only shows that she knew nothing about me, about my capabilities and needs yet found it acceptable to lecture me in an aggressive manner. I stated that her lecture was neither acceptable nor welcome and suggested that she mind her own weight loss effort and keep her nose out of mine. I ended by saying that if she ever wagged a finger in my face again that she might well draw back a nubbin. Then I turned and limped away.

Yes I was harsh. But the fastest way to stir my ire is to violate my personal space with finger wagging and then give me a bunch of hypocritical claptrap about how I'm going to fail. Honey, you'd best take a long look in the mirror before you start wagging that finger at anyone else.


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  • Post Image diane donato

    4/20/2012 1:38 PM
    LMAO I guess she doesnt know about WWonline for those people who cant attend real life meetings! I hate when people are all up in my business! Only a select few people know about my journey! If someone asks if Im on a diet I say no... heck Im not lying... WW isnt a diet =p

  • Post Image annnne1

    4/20/2012 10:37 AM
    haha, wish I had your chutzpah. Hopefully Gurlfren will think twice the next time before she wags a finger in someone's face and lectures on a topic about which she is obviously unqualified to speak. If I were you I would count that telling-off as my Good Deed for the day.

  • Post Image elisa_in_belton

    4/20/2012 10:26 AM
    What a fantastic post! This made my whole day and I think you are fantastic for staying on topic and focused in your response to this shrew that really deserved a good smack. You rocked the response!

  • Post Image lilysnonna (linda)

    4/20/2012 8:36 AM
    You spoke with Words of Empowerment! Some people are clueless when they overstep their boundaries. WL is so personal.

  • Post Image ag1ag3 (shelly)

    4/20/2012 5:53 AM
    Way to stick up for yourself. You go girl!!!! Have a great day.

  • Post Image daylan97

    4/19/2012 11:00 PM
    You are my hero!!!!!

  • Post Image angela glenn

    4/19/2012 10:00 PM
    I'll keep my finger waggin' to a minimum!

  • Post Image thistimeforababy (kara)

    4/19/2012 9:13 PM
    I wish I could have been there! Way to go- glad you stuck up for yourself. So many times I've wished I had the guts to do it myself.

  • Post Image klbente (kristi)

    4/19/2012 9:06 PM
    Cheese! OM NOM NOM!

  • Post Image 1&onlymouse

    4/19/2012 9:01 PM
    you go funny...mousie hides in the corner...offers CHEESE :)

  • Post Image adw0work (ashley)

    4/19/2012 8:56 PM
    Wish I had some that in me! It's so empowering when a person stands up for themselves. Congratulations to you!

  • Post Image beth9303 (beth)

    4/19/2012 7:47 PM
    That's my girl. Thanks for sharing. I was in the mood to hear something like this. Don't know why. Guess I just love it when a rude somebody gets theirs. I really admire the cast Iron B**** side of you. I'm sure it has served you well in life. Bully for you.

  • Post Image retiredred2

    4/19/2012 7:46 PM
    Touche' my friend, touche'.

  • Post Image pboveejo

    4/19/2012 7:38 PM
    That a girl Kristi - you sent her off with her tail between her legs.

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    4/19/2012 7:31 PM
    I am so proud of you! I let people get away with a lot of c.r@p regarding my weight loss efforts when they needed to be told off and told to butt out. You did the right thing. The last thing you, or anyone else needs, is a bunch of wrong assumptions, finger-wagging and a smart mouth.

  • Post Image alice10fttall (kimberly)

    4/19/2012 7:30 PM
    Oh I wish I were that brave! There are many times when I have limped away from a conversation started by "well meaning" people who know exactly what I need to do, or think this is a simple matter that they could solve with no problem were the situations reversed. I'm guessing that she won't be giving any unwauranted "advice" to anyone again anytime soon. It's a shame that she had to lay into you to get the point.

  • Post Image clamo4564 (cynthia)

    4/19/2012 7:27 PM
    Grrrrr indeed. I remember once, a coworker complemented me on my weight loss by saying, "Well, nobody can call you Fatty anymore!" My response was to say, "Well, luckily no one was stupid enough to call me Fatty before!" Then I smiled a smile that was part scowl, and turned my back to him. Stupidity is everywhere. Glad you stood up for yourself. *Hug*


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