50 lbs down today!! Whoohoo!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Got on the scale today, and I am officially 51.5 lbs down since May 2011! Praise God!! I remember yesterday, I was so upset, because I saw a cousin of mine that I haven't seen in so long....we got to talking about exercise and health and I shared with him that I've lost 49 lbs since May....and he was like," You mean you were 49 lbs heavier than you are now?! You're still big....I can't imagine you being 49 lbs heavier! I was talking to my brother the other day, and he was telling me how big you are now. I can't imagine you even bigger." Then my dad piped in," Yeah, when she came to my church, I saw the looks on peoples faces. They didn't say anything, but I knew exactly what they were thinking....They were thinking 'She's too fat to be becoming a doctor!' "

Needless to say, I was really hurt. I try not to worry about what others say or think about me...but it still stings...especially coming from family! Aren't they supposed the be the ones to be the most supportive?! Anyway, I was so teed-off that I went for a 2-mile walk in the freezing cold rain and bitter wind! People probably thought I was crazy! I am soooo proud of myself, though, b/c in the past, I always turned to food for comfort. But this time, I actually chose a healthy alternative to burn off some steam :) Anyway, I've come so far that I can't get detoured now. and this morning made it all worth it. I jumped to 51.5 lbs down?! Oh, I had a grin from ear-to-ear! (I still do! :) My goal is to lose 150 lbs total, and now I am officially 1/3 of the way there! God is good! and today is a wonderful day! :D
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    Great Job!!! I understand how you feel!
    1972 days ago
    awesome job on avoiding the emotional eating and congrats on your 2 mile in cold weather.
    my family is same way ! i lost 8 pounds im eating healthier i workout twice a day and the response from them is and ?! lol
    its a bit hard when u dont have support at home but thats y we are here
    :) congrats
    2317 days ago
  • MISSG180
    I've taken to saying things like, "Why thank you. You've really made my day with that. I bet you feel really good about insulting me! I hope it leaves you with a warm feeling, deep inside, knowing that you've hurt my feelings. Keep up the good work!"
    2318 days ago
    Once at a ww meeting someone stood up and had lost 50 pounds... she went to the store to get dog food and went to lift up a 50 pound bag of dog food...Holy cow she said... "I lost a bag of IAMS" It's a LOT of weight. I can't believe the insensitive comments...hurtful. Don't let it be. You have accomplished what so many cannot. I cannot WAIT to proclaim the same! Your acccomplishment inpires me! Keep up the great work emoticon
    2318 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2011 7:38:36 PM
    Good for you! Don't let those negative voices get you down! They have no right to judge you! This is a happy day! emoticon emoticon
    2318 days ago
    I saw this posted on someone else's blog today and I think you'll appreciate it:

    "Some people just need a high-five.

    In the face.

    With a chair."

    I liked it so much I posted it on my desk at work! :)
    50 lbs is an amazing accomplishment and no one can take that away from you.
    You are truly and inspiration.
    2318 days ago
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