Tuesday, June 19, 2012
When will I learn not to EVER ask for help on public forums when it comes to weight loss??? ACK!!!!!!!
So, I re-joined Weight Watchers yesterday. They have a community forum. I really struggled with eating ENOUGH food yesterday. Since my surgery, I mostly have not have the appetite I had before surgery. As well, I have SO many more food guidelines/restrictions than most people do (no soy; no eggs; no gluten; restricted sodium; low fat; yadda yadda).
Anyway, I simply posted a question asking if having too many daily points was something anyone else struggled with. Yeesh!!!!!!!!! Why oh why will I never learn that asking a question in a public forum where everyone suddenly becomes a proclaimed expert is just not a good idea???????? Oh my bob.
Of course everyone wanted to "fix" me rather than just answer my question. And of course all their fixes are things I can't currently implement--eat full fat, eat more cheese, eat more dairy, where's your oil, oh, and my favorite?? STOP DIETING AND EAT REAL FOOD.
Gah gah gah.
I am NOT dieting. I am eating real food. I do not like dairy and cannot eat eggs or soy and cannot eat full fat stuff right now. I don't eat gluten and must eat very low sodium. It's tricky. But I did not ask for anyone to solve my eating problem; I only asked if anyone else ever felt like they had too many points! and guess what? Several people agreed that this was their hardest part in the beginning....eating all their points.
If people only realized the mixed messages---------eat less and move more, but EAT ALL YOUR POINTS aka EAT MORE. I can't both eat less AND eat more.
I am sick to death of people who proclaim themselves as experts and run in trying to fix other people. Why can't we just be cheerleaders for one another? What works for you may not work for me!!!
I'm finding more people here on Spark who get this, but that WW crowd??? Yeesh! You know what they actually started saying to me?? Maybe WW isn't the plan for you. Because I'm struggling trying to eat 38 daily points??????
When will I ever learn? I want companionship on the journey, but that doesn't mean you are free to tell me what I should be eating or doing! Support is encouraging each other, NOT becoming my expert adviser!
I think I shall stay far far away from those STUPID WW forums!!!!! At least some people here on Spark actually GET it and know that everyone's journey is individual and the best we can do is just ENCOURAGE one another!!!! YAY SPARK!!!!