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    JJOELYNNN   20,330
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Please don't call yourself fat.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Spark people can be a great motivator. One of my favorite things to do on here is look at the motivational spark pages and admire the amazing weight loss that I hope someday to achieve. Before and after pictures are always fun to marvel at, until I see the caption.

Before: God I looked so disgusting and fat. I was so gross. Starting weight: 140 lbs.

Excuse me?

I nearly cried the day the scale said 155lbs, a weight I hadn't seen since 6th grade. I didn't think I looked gross. I was so excited to have a 30 inch waist, I thought I looked fantastic. And then I stumble upon your blog and realize that to you, I'm about 15 lbs past disgusting.

Not exactly motivating.

So please, please, please, keep the comments to yourself. I know these pictures and comments are for you, but there's no way that saying things like that is going to help you or any one else who comes to your page looking for motivation.

Your starting weight may be my goal weight, so please, don't call yourself fat.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NIKIBOBIKI 11/29/2012 1:49PM

    I totally agree with this. my GOAL weight is 155.
And I look DAMN GOOD at 155.
Then I see a post like you are talking about and I can't help but laugh. It's like, "I'm sorry honey, a roll puffing over your jeans when you are bending down is NOT fat. That's the bit that keeps your intestines in. Being where I was and not being ABLE to bend over, now THAT is a problem." emoticon

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DOINIT4ME2DAY 1/2/2012 7:53PM

    Very well put! Its critical to remember that beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder!

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HISMRS102910 1/2/2012 7:51PM

    I totally agree with you.

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NRAMPE 1/2/2012 7:22PM

    Amen sister!!!!

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BARBARASDIET 1/2/2012 6:56PM

    Positive attitude is vital....

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