I befriended this guy who works at my gym (front desk) so whenever I see him I would say hello and chit chat a bit. Today as I was approaching the entrance of the gym I saw him outside, he was on a smoking break. So as I was approching he saw me and said " you are too skninny". I replied with a smile "I am too skinny?" he answered yes and followed to greet me, I did the same and went on to work out.
I am 5'11, 155lb and have a slender shape. (Keisha Cole's body type but taller) As far as I can remember I was always tall and considered skinny in my African culture. People would always said that I was too skinny and I became self conscious about it and proceeded to gain weight. I was overweight and not happy, and people started to say that I was fat. What do people want?!
I stopped listening to whatever people had to say on the subject and started to listen to my body. I am happy where I am now with my body and would never go back to being overweight/skinny just because it fits a certain image.
When people give comments like this one, I don't take it personally, I just smile or laugh. Some men are attracted to different type of body types and I was not the body type that he was attracted to. So I disregarded his comment.