Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The joke is no longer funny
I had a pretty great weekend last weekend and even with the great things, I was feeling kind of frustrated that some parts of my body are just taking forever to catch up with the top of my body. I whipped out a good one at an opportune time while watching a nature show. "The rhino is the second largest land mammal" the show said. "With me being the first" I retorted. I laughed and the Mr said "Oh stop!" (His standard answer) Then I realized I didn't like the way that sounded. What was once such a commonplace thing to say, now sounded foreign and wrong. It sounded like a person desperate to be validated that they weren't what they just joked they were. 182 lbs later, I KNOW I'm not that person. I know I'm doing all I can to change my life and health and those things no longer apply. They might apply according to others who don't know me but they can suck it. I refuse to talk to myself in a way I wouldn't talk to my husband or mother. I instituted that policy 2 years ago and I'm not going back there.
How about you? Do you make jokes at your own expense? How do you think it makes others feel to hear you put yourself down?
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Labels: Deep Thoughts