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Comments, looks, and attitudes...

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Warning: A rant is coming on!! Have you loss a bunch of weight and got rude comments about it? I did. How much did you lose? WOW, that much and then you get the look. You know, the one, where they look you up and down. I love this comment I got from my MIL..."Wow, you look good but now you look sick" What? I look good but sick? People can be mean and judgmental. I get to the point where I find myself fibbing about exactly how much weight I loss. I find that people are less supportive than being supportive. Are they jealous? Maybe. I don't know but don't give me an attitude b/c I've decided to do something about my weight and you chose not to.

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JESSIHOVER1 2/9/2012 11:23PM

    I say own what you have lost. You deserve that number. And forget about the mean people, they are probably just jealous that you look good!!

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    I don't tell people for just this fear...also in case I have a bad week and gain a couple pounds I don't want any comments about that, either.

A wise woman once told me: soon enough you won't get any comments, because all the people you meet after the point of losing weight will know you from that point on.

Truer words have not been spoken. Soon enough that will be normal for everyone. Ignore the idiots.

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HHB4181 2/9/2012 9:41PM

    You look amazing. Don't let those people upset because you've done so much good for yourself. I bet some of them are jealous.
forget them

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NUMI2012 2/9/2012 7:23PM

    That used to happen to me ALL the time. I can completely relate to what you're going through.

Here are my thoughts:
1. People are uncomfortable with change, especially if it makes them question their OWN habits. If you are all of a sudden doing all these healthy things and they're still running for the doughnuts, you make them see those issues in their own life. That's really uncomfortable for people until they're ready to face it and make changes. People don't have to be overweight to be living unhealthy lifestyles, so you won't just get comments from folks who still haven't lost the weight.

2. For some odd reason, people think it's perfectly acceptable to say something to someone about how skinny they are, because they don't perceive it as an insult. It definitely is, but they don't even realize it. Most people realize that saying blunt comments to someone about being overweight is rude, but they think that "skinny" people can't be offended, or shouldn't be. After all, they're just showing they care about you right? Well...maybe they care, but they definitely need some tact and they also need to learn to wait until they're ASKED for an opinion.

After many, many comments from coworkers, I finally learned the response that worked best: "Thanks for your concern, but I've met my goal weight and my doctor is really happy with where I am and so am I." Firm, pleasant and close the door on the subject.

Good luck...I'm sure it will stop eventually...I don't know for sure though since I ended up moving away and no one here ever knew me when I was heavier. Now I get comments like, "Oh, you can eat whatever you want!", I can't. I watch what I eat and exercise. *sigh*

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A question for the runners out there...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I've been to many websites and many sparkpages over the past few weeks and seen many "before" and "after" photos. I've come to a conclusion that I want honest answers/opinions about. Here it is...

I've notice that people who lost weight by exercising by elliptical gliders, bikes, stair masters, etc. (no running) look good.

Then you see the photos of people who use running as their main exercise. Now they look GREAT. It seems they managed to shed those "fat" rolls better then those people who don't run.

So, the questions is this--do you think running helps burn the fat and help get rid of the fat (belly fat, rolls on the back, "thunder" thighs, etc.) or do you think they just have some kick ass metabolism?? Do you enjoy running? emoticon

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_BECKYT 8/18/2011 6:37AM

    I never thought I would be a runner. I started seriously running in Jan 2011 and have been doing at least one 5K a month. Those are a lot of fun. I am now training for a 10K and have signed up for a half marathon in Feb2012 that I will start training for after the 10K. Running to me is easier to squeeze in then going to the gym and it is free. I still think you need to do some strength training for your muscles. Still working on getting that squeezed in. So yes I guess I do like running now. I find myself looking forward to it and I feel it has helped. My metabolism isn't the fastest so the weight is coming off slow but it is coming off and so are the inches.

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ASHL_84 8/17/2011 4:59PM

    I never thought I'd like running but I've found it to be a rewarding exercise! Every time I run father or faster than I did before I get a great sense of accomplishment. I like to think that running has had a great impact on my weight loss too. I signed up for my first 5k and training for it has kept my butt in gear and motivated so that I make sure to get in the running at least 3 times a week.

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JASPERANN 8/17/2011 4:25PM

    I've just started to enjoy running, but I think that running burns more fat. Because before we ran for fun, we as humans only ran to live. You know running away from something that wants to eat us while we gathered our food. And logically a skinny person should be able to run faster than someone that is holding on to more weight. So your body's natural reaction would be to let go of the weight, so you can run for your life and survive. lol At least that is my crazy way of looking at it.

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It's been a while.

Monday, May 09, 2011

I've been away. My husband got back from a deployment and I totally lost it. I stopped everything. My elliptical glider broke and it took a month to get it fixed. So, while it was broken I took it as an excuse to screw off. I ate crappy. I weighed 170 on Christmas. 100 pounds gone! Then I screwed off. I gained 20 pounds back and I feel it. I feel the fat rolls, the out of breath feeling from not exercising daily, I feel sleepy. I got tired of counting calories. I got tired (even after the elliptical glider got fixed) of working out. I got tired of all of it. Now, I looked at myself last night in the mirror and thought, "what are you doing?" It felt so good to go shopping and actually find cute clothes. I don't want to go back to wearing and buying whatever is available for bigger gals. The weight will come off. I just need to get back in the habit. Off I out this morning...1 hour on the elliptical! I'm actually looking forward to it!!

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    hey you are realizing it now though , I think we all have those moments when we just need a break!! you will get your momentum back and you see how far you have come thats awesome!!

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Friday, November 05, 2010

Well, I have to admit, I haven't been very motivated lately. I've been trying to lose weight since January and lost a ton. Now, that it's November, I can feel myself getting less motivated. I'm still working out 4 days a week but, boy, do I have to push myself. #sigh# I'm hoping this is a phase and I'll get myself out of the "self-composed slump" soon.

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HPLANDER 11/5/2010 12:57PM

    I agree try switching up your exercise routine. Try zumba, kickboxing, dance, just something different. It also helps our body by shocking it into losing more weight. I love doing this it keeps everything fresh and new. After a few months you might want to cycle back to what you have been doing.

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CALLIKIA 11/5/2010 10:16AM

    You're still doing it, and that's what counts. Maybe it's time to try something new, though? Set a new goal. Find something to work toward? That always helps pull me out of those slumps!

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MOMTOCONNOR2003 11/5/2010 9:23AM

    Don't let the slump take control. You have done amazing with your weight loss. Try mixing it up and finding something else that is fun to add a new twist to your routine. Not sure what you did but try a new gym, join the Rec. Center, sign up for belly dancing, etc. Something new and different that keeps you moving and motivated. I am a long time member of Spark and the reason is I lose weight, I fall in a slump and I gain it back. I am proud to say I have now been active since January 1st and I have not hit a slump yet. So I am hoping I am out of the woods and do not fall back into old habits.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's been a while since I posted a blog. I'm currently 11 pounds away from losing 100 pounds! Wow, I cannot wait until I hit that mark! I'm so proud that I have accomplished this weight loss. I feel so much better about myself. I'm starting to like me again. For so long I've been hard and disappointed in myself. I couldn't believe I allowed myself to get so heavy. Now, with a weight loss, my feelings are changing! I had some really HARD days and struggles the last year but it's worth it! 100 pound weight loss, here I come!


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