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POLL QUESTION #3 : )


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Q: Have you ever reacted badly to compliments about your weight loss and let this stop your efforts?

A. Yes

B. No

C. I don't remember

: )

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHY156 1/4/2013 11:53AM

    I have a hard time accepting compliments but they don't usually side track me from making progress.

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SHAR8676 12/26/2012 9:23AM

    yes - sometimes what others think are positive can be negative to me. like trying to encourage you to come off your diet because you have done so well - you deserve to eat this....blah, blah, blah.....this does impact me. the pressure to sabotage my game, because I do not bounce back and it takes a lot of work to regain where I was. Mentally it is more exhausting than physically getting back on track.

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LIVEDAILY 12/25/2012 8:17AM

    Nope. I bask in the compliments others give me about my weight loss! My vp told me that I had actually been a topic of discussion recently (?!) and she shared that everyone thought I was looking GREAT, and that one asked how much she had thought I lost, and that she said well, I think it must be at leat 50 pounds, and then this other person (bless them), said, Why I didin't think she had that much to lose!!! Info like that keeps me going!!

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GREENGENES 12/19/2012 10:01PM

    This is a very interesting question. I would say no and, in fact, it usually motivates me to try a little harder. I thank them for the complement and it makes me realize how much I don't want to go back to where I was. However, negative comments such as "you've lost too much weight" (even though I am right in the middle of my normal BMI range) is very disheartening.

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CARRAND 12/19/2012 6:47PM

    No, I don't mind compliments. I always tell people about Spark People when they compliment me.

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KIMPAINTS 12/19/2012 3:07PM

    I have been working on accepting compliments. I do not think I have ever used it as an excuse.

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LRSILVER 12/19/2012 8:43AM

    B: no

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WONDERFUL2BME 12/19/2012 3:45AM

    Yes. This has happened to me several times and stopped me in my tracks. It is a way of sabotaging myself. I really don't like my body to be the topic of conversation at all.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/19/2012 1:16AM

    B: No

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DALID414 12/18/2012 10:10PM

    B. No
(My own mother tries to overflow my plate sometimes, she thinks I don't eat enough!)

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KRYSTALLA 12/18/2012 9:49PM

    B. I would say no. Most of the compliments I get are on my hair, I hardly ever get any on my weightloss efforts I wish I would then I would know people are noticing a difference.

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SUSIEMT 12/18/2012 9:47PM

    B: No

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BLUEFAIRYTALE 12/18/2012 1:35PM

  Sometimes I have thought people were just "trying to be nice." For example if it was someone who knew I was striving to lose some weight and they would say I looked thinner or more healthier. If it's someone who doesn't know, then it can be more easy to believe. But at the same time, a compliment is still a compliment, so I'm willing to accept all encouragement on my journey! emoticon

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CARAMELSMOM 12/18/2012 1:31PM

    No, I can't remember a compliment making me gain weight but I agree with others about having to learn to accept compliments. These days I tell others about SparkPeople when asked about how I've lost weight.

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NEWVINE 12/18/2012 12:40PM

   

Yes My in laws are always ready to tell you have gained weight, or that you or another family are fat. No comments when you have lost weight.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/18/2012 12:21PM

  I bask in the compliments and am so happy someone notices and then takes the time to say something nice to me.

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AMOMENTSNOTICE 12/18/2012 10:05AM

    @NITTINNANNA (and others): Well, thanks for coming back.
: )

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DIET_FRIEND 12/18/2012 9:54AM

    I believe in being gracious when recieving compliments. I say thank you. Usually the compliment is followed up with a question about how it was done. I tell them deprivation and being okay with a hungry feeling. Because no matter what I do, I must deprive myself of a lot and I do feel hungry at times. It's okay though.

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DJSHIP46 12/18/2012 9:43AM

    No...

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CELIAMINER 12/18/2012 9:36AM

    No, I haven't regained because of a compliment, but I had to retrain myself to accept compliments and not be embarrassed by them or put myself down.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 12/18/2012 9:02AM

    Way yes... I have a hard time accepting!

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NITTINNANA 12/18/2012 8:44AM

    I liked this one. While I agree with your initial post about writing questions, that often there need to be additional choices besides the ubiquitous other, yesterday's was too detailed and confusing. After too many choices, I tuned out.

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RUTHIEBEAR 12/18/2012 7:29AM

    I usually brush off compliments because I know I have a long way to go yet. I do not let it sabotage me, though.

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KELLIEBEAN 12/18/2012 6:17AM

    A. Many years ago when I lost weight without trying to hear (much younger days), someone I didn't expect to pay me a compliment about anything told me how nice I look since I lost weight. I was thrilled, then embarrassed and gained it all back. Craziness.

And that commercial cracks me up!

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/18/2012 6:01AM

    Yes I've reacted badly but no it never stops me from carrying on.

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ROX525 12/18/2012 5:49AM

    No..but I don't accept compliments well

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DUBLINROSE 12/18/2012 3:45AM

    No but I sometimes get embarrassed when people say it, I wish I could just take a compliment and enjoy it for once

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BRENDA_G50 12/18/2012 3:25AM

    Yes, sometimes I have a hard time accepting compliments.

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