Yesterday I realized that I had run out of thyroid medication so I had to go over to Wal-Mart to refill it. I spoke with the pharmacy tech and told her what I needed and she looked me over like I was a piece of beef and then she said, ‘Thyroid medication is typically given to people with thyroid problems and they’re usually overweight, you’re too skinny.’
I took a minute to collect my thoughts because I really don’t want to be known as the girl who constantly argues with people in the Wal-Mart (unfortunately, it might be too late for that) and then I said, “Thyroid medication is a replacement for people whose bodies do not produce enough thyroid hormones and even though weight gain is sometimes a side effect of a low thyroid it isn’t always the case.”
And she said, “You’re still too skinny.” And then she walked away! Just walked. away.
I was dumbfounded. I turned around to the elderly lady behind me and she looked at me sympathetically and said, “Some people are just rude and speak without thinking.”
I told the lady that I wasn’t just upset because she was rude but that she totally judged me without knowing me or my situation. She developed an opinion of me on first sight regardless of what the truth was. I told the elderly lady that it really irritates me when people judge a book by its cover or make assumptions based on a past experience, or worse, on misinformation.
That’s when the little old lady said, “Oh well, she is a foreigner.”
I’m staying out of Wal-Mart for a while…..
I’ve been drinking a lot of fruit smoothies lately and although I typically make them myself, Checkers has a strawberry smoothie made with minute maid products which is really good. The fact that it is so good makes me wonder how many calories and how much sugar is in it. Especially after seeing this article.
And in case you haven’t read this next article, it’s not just about exercising because that won’t help you lose weight, no, according to this article, it’s all about what you eat.
Thankfully, this real housewife realizes it’s all about calories and that is why she’s keeping hers under 500 calories a day!
What do you think about a 500 calorie a day diet?
Has anyone ever made a comment about your health based solely on your appearance?