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If You Can't Say Something Nice....

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Losing weight isn't easy. I think we all know that. I have decided maybe I shouldn't say I am on a diet although I know I am not on a diet; I am on a lifestyle change. However, when you are trying to lose weight everyone becomes your judge. They seem to watch everything you do. Suddenly you are not allowed to go enjoy life and eat your favorite foods. I have decided that I will focus on myself and not care what others think. I am doing the best I can and if I am derailed by a piece of pizza, Mexican food or other foods I love, will just pick myself up and get back on track. So leave me alone!


Don't put me down when I have these slips.
I'm only human, trying to lose these hips.
It isn't easy and it makes me sad.
I set a goal then don't reach it
And it makes me mad!
Give me a day to throw my fit.
Just one day and I'm back at it!
My health is important to me
And I will get there one day.
So forgive me my slips
And support me along the way!
P. Cervantes


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAGGIE101857 1/30/2013 8:52AM

    Love the poem and the blog!!! Your words rang true; at work they quickly pick up on their healthy role model falling off track. At home, my DH loves to comment on the slip ups, yet also comments on when I am "inflexible". You can't win! emoticon

We have to do this for ourselves, and thankfully we have our fellow Sparkers, who are on the same health journey, to support us, make us laugh, allow us to cry, and then make every effort to get us back on track!


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MCJULIEO 1/30/2013 8:47AM


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TAWANDA_IS_BACK 1/30/2013 1:09AM

    Hi fellow Done Girl! I love your poem. Like everyone else before, I agree. You just can't say "I'm on a diet" or even "I'm changing my eating habits" without being critically judged about every thing from that point forward. It's "you can't have that, you're on a diet. Aren't you?" from that point forward or "are you going to exercise? I think you should." Well loop-tee do! Who cares what they think I should eat or do? Not me! The way I feel about it is.....I'll ask for your opinion when I want it! You go girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESERTDWELLER2 1/30/2013 12:08AM

    Great Pat.......You've got the puzzle piece - picking ourselves up and getting back on track. Getting derailed once in awhile IS NOT the end of the world. Quitting entirely is another matter. GO TO IT!!!

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BRENDAF761 1/29/2013 9:33PM

    You are emoticon ! Take it one day at a time and enjoy life! I do the best I can and I'm far from perfect. But I never give up! You are a success! Believe in yourself and don't worry about what anyone else thinks. Have a great week! emoticon

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OKBACK2ME 1/29/2013 8:40PM

    Love the poem Pat! Yes people love to judge.

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IAM_HIS2 1/29/2013 8:10PM

    emoticon Love your blog and poem.

And to use my own favorite quote, empty barrels make the most noise---people who have no clue about the weight struggle are to first to make a negative comment. And then there a few who have taken weight off. They are obsessed with weight. Therefore, they no longer have a healthy attitude about weight. They feel it should rule your life 24/7 because it does theirs.

So, to thy own self be true. Do what is right for you and allow yourself to be human. This is a lifestyle change, not a HAVE TO BE PERFECT WAY OF LIVING.

And make sure you give a call to someone who will support you when those negatives comments stay in your head.

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SHAMROCKY2K 1/29/2013 7:03PM

    Great Poem! Yes.. you can't way you are "on a diet" without criticism. WE are changing our lifestyles for now and the future.

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    Cute poem!

Have a great week!

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MY9STONEJOURNEY 1/29/2013 5:48PM

    You read my mind with these one!!! LOVE IT!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 1/29/2013 5:35PM

    emoticon Very well said!!

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ANDI571 1/29/2013 1:53PM

    Everyone is a critic. What they don't understand, eating mexican, or pizza, or whatever, is not a slip. I lost 60 pounds eating all of them, but within portion control. You are doing awesome. This is life and life happens, and they can just get over it. Tell them Andi said so..... emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/29/2013 1:32PM

    Love the poem. It's so appropos! emoticon

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DEMETERSCO 1/29/2013 12:48PM

    Wonderful poem - wonderful content.

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IMPROVINGME 1/29/2013 12:37PM

    You amaze me with your poems, Pat!
You go, Girl!

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JEANNE229 1/29/2013 12:31PM

    I'm with you sister!

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MJ7DM33 1/29/2013 12:29PM

  emoticon Thx

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LJCANNON 1/29/2013 12:14PM

    emoticon Love this!! Very Well Put!!

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VINGRAM 1/29/2013 12:02PM

    Good job! emoticon

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SPARKINGCHARLI 1/29/2013 11:47AM

    This is great! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/29/2013 11:25AM

    Great blog!

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/29/2013 11:10AM

    You are so right ... if you say something about "diet" everyone watches .... I learned that long ago and never tell anyone ... I just try to maintain good eating habits but like you ... I like that occasion pizza or coconut cream pie .... I also try to make daily eating healthy eating. Roc

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BUGGYS 1/29/2013 11:07AM

    Love this...I've missed your poems!!! You will always get the support you need on SP! emoticon emoticon

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