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I have lost my cred...

Monday, March 12, 2012

I have lost my cred. I have found of late that I have lost all credibility now that I have lost 100+ lbs. When asked what did I do to lose the weight; I am greeted with 'yeah right' looks. I didn't take anything except determination and hard work! Really! It's all been being aware of my diet and exercise. Sigh. When I give a suggestion for a food swap, people look at me with, 'like you'd ever understand' looks. Listen, I still WANT to have that coffee cake when I pick up my Starbucks drip w non fat. Yes, I still go out to eat. I even eat chocolate! I just have an easier time of it because these choices are habits now after 4 years of hard work. Sigh. When some of my friends see/hear that I run now they give me 'as if I can even keep up with you walking!' looks. Sister! I could barely walk to my daughter's school without collapsing in a wheezing heap last year! It isn't natural for me. It isn't easy still. I want to drive some days. Some mornings I want to chuck my running shoes out the door! I know though, how far I've come. I like to push myself to see how much further I can go. You CAN do this too! Sigh. Don't give up on me. I still need your support. Don't think I'm done because I will still be faced with the same choices you are faced with every single day. I want to help and share with you. I'm still working things out... I'll tell you when I get 'there'.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JADEDCUP 3/12/2012 9:35PM

    Schwinner, I wish I was unscrupulous! I could make a fortune! Sigh...I'll just keep on keepin' on till they can SEE the sweat!

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JADEDCUP 3/12/2012 9:32PM

    Thanks 2Bea... It's sooo true, those pounds didn't come all at once! And they sure took their time going away too! :)

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SCHWINNER! 3/12/2012 8:48PM

    I can only smile and shake my head in amusement. I've met these people too. They don't want to hear "hard work", they want the magic pill!

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2BEABETTERME 3/12/2012 8:14PM

    I agree with Hurokitty. Everyone wants a quick fix with no effort. I think that is why so many people fail because it doesnt happen quick enough. But, the pounds didn't come on over night and it won't come off that way. You worked hard to get where you are and are still working hard to maintain! Congrats! emoticon emoticon

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JADEDCUP 3/12/2012 7:52PM

    So true HK. It takes the same things to succeed... this way just takes a bit longer. I love where I am today...especially owning my health!

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HUROKITTY 3/12/2012 7:43PM

    In our world of quick fixes and instant gratification, it feels like good old fashioned hard work, tenacity and conviction get so much less respect and credibility than things like diet pills and surgery. Keep up the amazing work you do each and every day!

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JADEDCUP 3/12/2012 7:39PM

    Thanks Red. It makes complete sense! Having someone to share with who understands makes such a difference. Thanks for listening and sharing!

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WALKINGRED 3/12/2012 7:30PM

    Thank you for sharing this post!

It is so weird how hard it is to have your body and brain match, but it's so easy for others to decide where exactly you are (whether you are really there or not). I hope that makes a little sense to someone besides me!! Keep fighting for yourself and others. Even the ones that don't "get it" or believe it today may have their own awakenings soon!

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JADEDCUP 3/12/2012 3:36PM

    For me my awakening was when I couldn't get up after sitting on a curb for a parade. I had to roll over onto my knees and struggle to get up. It's so disheartening. It's so brave of you to take that first step! You can do it! And I'm here to cheer you on the whole way :)

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BNICKAZ 3/12/2012 3:23PM

  I just started and can totally relate to the wheezing after a short walk problem! I had gotten used to all the other over weight problems but when the wheezing started that was my signal that I had to do something! so here I me when you can - you are truely inspiring. thank you

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