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Starting Over

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's time to start over. I feel like I've made quite a bit of progress in my journey to weightloss than I ever have before in my lifetime. I've lost 5-10lbs here and there but dropping from 271lbs to 212lbs seems encouraging.
People ask how I do it, and are honestly curious about my changing body but most of the time I don't bother telling them. I don't take the time to teach them something that they won't implement in their life anyways. I feel so hopeless when I hear people complain all day about wanting to lose weight, wanting to live healthier, and longer but then turn around and drink a Coke and eat the cheeseburger they just bought. It's frustrating. It's like surviving an addiction to drugs yet everyone around you (mostly) are doing the drugs all day. I've recently resumed working out after the secession of breastfeeding my baby, and everyone is so very negative. They ask, "how long is that going to last?" or seem shocked, "You're working out?!?" :( I've been working out every day for the past 2 weeks and have shown consistency in my dieting (and weight loss) yet so much doubt from coworkers is really offensive and depressing. Am I bound to fail?
I am young but recently I am embracing the facts of my own mortality. It feels like people get sick around you, from diabetes, cancer, and then they lose their limbs or eye sight and don't live much longer after that. How sad that that happens when you can prevent that. I want to live... not just be alive.
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  • ROCKMAN6797
    It is such a shame that you have to deal with the naysayers...I hope that you have support at home because what you have done is AWESOME! I would encourage to pay it forward whenever you can because it may not create change immediately but over time you will notice some change taking place. And the change may not be taking place with others but with you. Keep on doing what you have been doing because it is obviously working!

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    1893 days ago
    It's hard to stay on track with healthy eating when others are not, when you are surrounded by unhealthy food and unhealthy people. Way to go on losing weight in spite of them! Keep up the good work!
    1902 days ago
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    1906 days ago
    good for you!! frankly the best way to explain is emoticon by example and eventually they will get it! proud of you..keep on!!
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