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Am I doing this wrong?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I keep second guessing myself that I'm doing something wrong, or not doing this right. I see people getting upset because they haven't lost any weight in two weeks. My coworker punishes herself if she doesn't lose two pounds a week. I'm pretty excited if I lose a pound a month.
I dunno, I'm really happy being able to go out and buy Starbucks if I want, or order Chinese food if Im feeling like having Chinese food. I just don't understand it when people say things like I'm not trying hard enough, or point out that I should really watch my carbs, and say things like "oh maybe that's why you don't lose weight!" like they've made some discovery for me. I'm not unhappy about my progress but it's like everyone around me wants me to be unhappy? They've all lost more weight than me, so it's not like they're jealous. I feel like I'm doing something wrong.
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  • PEANUT883
    As long as you're losing, you're winning. Keep doing what you are doing because if you try someone elses plan, it most likely won't work for you and you'll quit. If you do it your way, you will get there successfully. Might take a while but if you're okay with that, then so should everyone else be.
    2068 days ago
    Whatever approach works for you and that you are happy with-is the right one ;)

    There are people who think they know it all and see it as trying to help you...and you obviously are doing fine all by yourself!

    They say taking it slow is better anyhow :)
    2077 days ago
    Some things are just no one else's business- they just don't know it. If you're happy with your progress, who cares what any one else thinks. Slow and steady creates habits you can live with, and life is meant to be enjoyed. Good for you, you're not beating yourself up over the small stuff. Sounds to me like you're doing just great. Shrug off the Nosey Nans and go at your own pace, that's the path to success. All the Best!

    2079 days ago
    I wouldn't say that your approach is wrong and it's not right of people to judge your method of weight loss. You are following one of my methods of weight loss, which is to never deny yourself. Losing weight is a journey and it has to be your journey. You need to figure out what works for you and what doesn't. Be open to suggestions, but do what works for you!

    Of course I can't speak for these people, but I don't get the feeling that they want you to be unhappy. I sense the opposite - they care for you and want you to be healthy and happy, but don't realize that their comments can be hurtful and aren't very constructive.

    I wish you the best of luck on your journey. If you'd like, here are some tips that I've learned since starting on my journey. If you have any you learn along the way, please share them as well!

    2079 days ago
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