Today I had a meeting with some potential business partners. I use the term partner loosely, as really they are competitors that we are looking on doing a combined tender with.
However, I am digressing. Todays meeting started with a pretty swift verbal punch. I was greeted cordially with a “great to see you, well, you’ve put on weight”.
This got me thinking. The truth is in the last 18 months I have put on weight. Not a crazy amount, probably 5 to 7KG. Enough to notice? Yes probably. But, my thoughts ran more to, why do humans feel the need to start a conversation with what is essentially a negative comment?
Does it put them in the power seat for the meeting? Maybe it makes them feel better about themselves.
I am not sure. But for the first in my life I did not care. I have yo yo’d with weight and struggled with weight loss my whole life.
This kind of comment, would have floored me a year ago. I don’t know why I can suddenly deal with it.
What I do know is that in just 15 days of this journey I am feeling great.
30 miles today. It’s all looking up.
More to follow………