Monday, September 17, 2012
So I know I haven’t been active much on SP and haven’t blogged in months but I am still here and still on my weightloss journey. Has my road been perfect? No. But the fact is I'm still motivated and still losing…
What I wanted to blog in this post is the fact that now, my weightloss is starting to feel like something I wish everyone would just stop asking me about. For example, I had a vacation in the summer where I went to Puerto Rico for a family reunion. I had a lot of family that hadn’t seen me in over a year and they kept asking me questions: “how much have you lost, how do you feel now etc.” Now these questions aren’t new to me as every now and then ill see some family friend or acquaintance I hadn’t seen for a while and they’ll ask me the same thing. How do I answer these questions you ask? I simply say “Ive lost a lot but have more to lose” and “I feel healthy.” I never disclose how much ive lost because I don’t feel comfortable stating the fact that yes not only was I more than 100lbs overweight, but I still have more to lose. So instead I circle around the answer and they usually just guestimate on their own without me confirming it. The reason I'm blogging about this is the same thing happened again this weekend. I went to a family birthday party and there were people who hadn’t seen me in a while , and instead of focusing on my uncles birthday all anyone could talk about was how great I looked and how did I do it etc. And the same 2 questions popped up. All I could do was smile and say thanks. Does anyone feel embarrassed when anyone you hadn’t seen in a while has brought up multiple questions about your weight?
p.s. I still have 24lbs to lose till I get to my goal weight of 157. Wish me luck!