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Smiling On The Inside

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

For some reason something is bothering me. Something that hasn't happened to me in awhile. But, I want to know why people can be cruel especially when they don't even know me or my situation. I'm talking about the ignorant people that may drive by in a car and yell mean comments about my weight. I'm not skinny yet but I'm on my way. Yes, I'm overweight. I started at 328 lbs and even though I lost 58 lbs already and I'm hitting the scale at 270 lbs I know I still have a long way to go. But, the moron in the car doesn't know my daily struggles with food, that I go to a gym now, and about all the weight I've lost so far. So, what's with the comments?? Is there something they maybe feeling insecure about? Are they trying to act cool? I guess I'll never know the answer to why. But, what I do know is I won't let them belittle my accomplishments so far and it won't get in my way & sabotage me. I've come so far and I'm ready more than ever to go all the way this time. Their comments may hurt temporarily but, I know the truth and that's why I'm smiling on the inside. I do smile on the outside too when I see my hard work paying off and people tell me they see the weight loss. It's like Dr. Seuss said~Those who mind don't matter & those who matter don't mind.
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    So true one has a right to say anything until they have walked in that person's shoes....Thanks for your support
    1822 days ago
    Dr Seuss has it right. You are a strong driven woman who is doing a fantastic job. No one knows our perils unless they are going through it themselves. Those people who do this don't understand how karma works. You get back twice what you give, good or bad! emoticon
    1823 days ago
    You are so right Rochelle. For some reason hatred towards overweight people seems to still be ok....Such misconceptions....We can all do this!!
    1823 days ago
    I have believed that the cause of most bigotry is the feeling that you have to be better than SOMEONE. If your life is so impoverished that you feel like a total failure, then maybe you can believe you are better than someone who is fat. I also think fat is one of the last areas that it is still ok to hate. regardless, it isn't about you. keep living the life you are meant to live and forget about those whose problems fill them with hatred or anger.
    1823 days ago
    Thanks so much. It just gets annoying in general because I wasn't raised that way and I don't raise my kids to be that way. People are mean sometimes & for what?? I know I'm on the right track this time & one day I'll be at the point where no one can make nasty comments to me (at least regarding my weight). Thanks again!!
    1823 days ago
    I agree with what JUSTA123 said. It is hard to put those harsh comments from others aside because they can drag you back down. BUT you have proved otherwise, 58 lb loss is AWESOME!! You are on the right track. emoticon emoticon
    1824 days ago
  • JUSTA123
    You are on the right track and that is all that matters, you can do this you've proven you can, it's not easy putting jerky comments out of your mind, but the fact you wrote your feelings down does help. You have a lot to be proud of 58lbs and moving! emoticon
    1826 days ago
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