Not Prepared For The Haters
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Ok, the word "haters" might be to strong, but I was totally unprepared for negative comments regarding my weight loss journey...
Since I started Spark People I have been really, really excited about exercising and losing weight. I read about it constantly, I watch videos on youtube and try out new exercises and I have been research 5K runs to enter in the spring (I am definitely not ready now...LOL).
I have found out some really amazing facts about how much sugar certain foods contain and how many calories are in what and I have been sharing that information with my friends, family and co-workers... BIG MISTAKE!!!
I forgot a cardinal rule of having relationships with people...people are a work in progress, not everyone is on the save wavelength as you.
Now, I think people are starting to resent me a little. I never noticed it before, but I walked upon folks murmurring at work about how "obsessed" I was and how I "am going overboard." I was a little hurt.
When I was 255 pounds we all ate lemon pepper wings and drank cokes together and nobody was concerned about my diabetes or headaches or how many times I called out sick. Now that I am feeling great and heading in a good direction folks are concerned I a going overboard. Wow.
Nevertheless, I am not in any changing my enthusiasm. Maybe I will curb how many great articles I find that I share with the group, but I am never going back to the old me. With God's grace and mercy that defeated soul has left the building and left a physically fit, brickhouse of a chick down here in her place!!!