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    CARLENLLOYD   5,207
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Feeling frustrated

Saturday, February 02, 2013


I know I am probably being petty or whatever but I feel so unsupported right now.

I'm busting my a$$ to lose weight and I'm not feeling the support from my family and frankly, it SUCKS. I am doing this for ME but come on....give me some freakin' credit here!

My youngest sister in on Facebook (as am I), and she is always commenting on what she did for the day and how she ate and other family members are commenting how great she's doing and "liking" her status....but do those family members do that for me? Heck no! I'm mad and hurt....and probably being a little petty. And also my sister doesn't "like" my statuses on something I posted on my new journey.

I can take it....any comments or thoughts.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATIENTSAM 2/4/2013 12:18PM

    I am so sorry to hear of your lack of support. It is no fun going it alone, but I believe you can get support on sparkpeople. As many others have said, do it for you! You are worth it! If it helps, I would be happy to add you as a friend. I would welcome the extra support too! emoticon

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GAYEMC 2/2/2013 9:27PM

    So sorry you're not feeling supported. But please do not let other people effect your happiness. You are doing this for you, take pride in yourself.

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DIGHUMOR25 2/2/2013 6:04PM

    My husband isn't any support either (My mom and dad are the only other support in my family and they don't care that I am trying either)....I'd be happy to add you to my FB and root you on! I'm in E. Gresham if you ever want a fitness buddy! :)

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CARLENLLOYD 2/2/2013 5:29PM

    Thank you RG :)

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RG_DFW 2/2/2013 5:24PM

    You're doing the journey for you, your health, your wellness. You're doing it to feel better and look better. Enjoy the trip for now. It may be lonely at first, but stay with it and one day it will be like a damn bursting.
Stay the course!

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CARLENLLOYD 2/2/2013 5:06PM

    Thank you all so much!

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JSANCHEZ780 2/2/2013 4:52PM

    Oh friend, I am so sorry to hear your trouble! Im on facebook too (maybe we could be friends and support each other :) )so I know what your saying about the posts. Your not being petty your being human and as you human, we experience emotion.
You could address your sister and family privately about the issue, remember, your feelings aren't petty, they're important. And people that love and care about you would Want to now if you are hurt. You could also work to redirect your emotion.
I am a Christ follower so when I am feeling under-appreciated (which is often as I am a wife and mother of 4) i remember that I do it all for Christ, for God, for others. I a improving and maintaining my mind and body so I can continue in strength to do His work. The more close to perfect my mind and body get, the more able I am to do my work.
Dont get me wrong...I Want ABS! i want to sit and not see rolls, I want to look amazing and I want other people to see it as well. But that will come. A great quote, "dont worry about how long it will take, the time will pass anyway". More often than not my own husband forgets to comment on my progress but the day WILL come when its date night and I step out of the bathroom in a skin tight black mini dress and his chin hits the floor! And that will make it allllll worth it!
DO NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN! Your day is coming soon! :)
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HEALTHYNCGAL 2/2/2013 4:47PM

    Ugh. That's tough. I'm sorry you aren't getting the support you need. That's got to be really frustrating. Hang in there, though. Don't let them discourage you, and don't let them sabotage your goals of health and wellness. You can be your own support system. I can kind of relate to how you feel. I don't have a whole lot of support, myself. I am very "alone" in my endeavors and have to be my own motivator and cheerleader much of the time. As Jerry Garcia said, just "keep on truckin." :)

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