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ERICASOVILE
Posts: 20
12/7/12 9:56 P

Thanks! It was actually someone who I currently live with and is my mother's bf who I actually had respect for. It just really pissed me off!!! But hey I did like 100 squats, and a leg workout so I didn't let it get to me that bad!!



LUANN_IN_PA
Posts: 16,017
12/7/12 9:31 A

Please don't let anyone have that sort of power over you.
You cannot control what others say, but you CAN control your reaction.



DIDS70
Posts: 5,070
12/7/12 9:05 A

There's a comment on FB that comes up all the time-- HATER'S HATE. Let them hate. I know it hurts but taking the comment in and showing the world or even yourself that it had impact just gives the hater the power. You know what they said is bunk. Look at your kids if you don't believe it. Are they happy? Are they healthy? They have a mommy who loves them beyond compare, so don't pay any attention to what people say especially behind your back. They are too cowardly to stand in front of you and say it.

I know that turning the other cheek can be rough, but its not worth it to hurt yourself in the long run by doing something unhealthy.



MISSKELEBEK
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12/6/12 10:40 P

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I try to brush it off but I can understand that it does hurt and even I sometimes can not brush it off and turn to food for comfort and feel like just giving up. When that does happen I try my best to stop and think of how far I have come and usually I think to myself that I am not going to let someone else's word have that power over me, and most times that gets me fired up to stop eating and go for a walk.

Try your best to remember that sometimes people say things that are not true, just to hurt you because of their own insecurities or jealousies. emoticon



STARDUST2K4
Posts: 1,344
12/6/12 10:38 P

I'm sorry someone said stuff behind your back. I'd imagine having your parenting criticized is about as low as anyone can go (I'm not a mom, but if I were, those would be fighting words).

As far as when others say things to try to drag me down, that motivates me to push harder. I had my college major criticized, and it pushed me to work even harder, and now because of it, I might be earning straight again this term. I not only use their hurtful words to push me harder, I also end up taking the high road, and just not say anything. Revenge through success I suppose...



ERICASOVILE
Posts: 20
12/6/12 9:56 P

Today someone said some pretty hurtful things about me. Not about my weight but about me as a mother. A lot of people use working out as a release to feel good about yourself when things like that happen. For me it has the opposite effect. I lost all motivation to workout and just feel super crappy tonight. I know the things that were said aren't true, But man it just brought me down. How do you guys deal with situations like that? Do you work harder or slump???



 
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