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People are frustrating!

Friday, March 15, 2013

I know this is no surprise to anyone.  I also understand this isn’t a big deal to most people and they are just looking to have fun with as many people as they can or whatever.

So the big St. Patty’s Day Parade is tomorrow. I get a text from a friend, do you have plans tomorrow? Let’s go to the parade. My response was basically, I have been getting into better shape, I have lost 45 pounds and I have been targeting tomorrow to start the spinning class at the gym.

Their response back, you can spin anytime! The parade only happens once a year. My reply was short, I have been working to get in better shape so I can give the spinning class a good start and not die half way through it.

Their response. I went spinning this morning. Since you haven’t started you can postpone it a week! Come to watch the parade!

Ugh. I know they want to have fun and go out. Normally I would have jumped on it. But right now, I am focused and doing very well. I also know me. I am still liable to make an excuse and not go. It is an early class and while I am usually up, I am not the most motivated in the morning. Till I am actually on that bike it is a 50 – 50 proposition on whether I actually go or not. I know I should. I know I need to. I know it will help me get better prepared for the nicer weather when I can actually be on my real bike. But I can still make enough excuses for myself. I really don’t need someone else trying to push me into blowing it off.

Guess the fact that they barely commented on the 45 pound loss kind of ticked me too. It may not be important to them, but it is to me.

Or maybe I am a grump today. But I seem to have less patience for people who irritate me. lol Not to mention I have never enjoyed parades much. :)
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    People ARE frustrating! I'd be aggravated by the persistence after saying no as well. That's why my new philosophy is, I don't give reasons. I don't have to! "Come to [x thing]!" Me: "No thank you." Period! You don't owe anybody an explanation, because then they will just be looking for reasons why your "reason" isn't good enough. Your reason is "because I said so!"

    Hope you're enjoying spin class! Well, maybe "enjoying" is a strong word.... emoticon
    1801 days ago
    They should have respected you when you said no and especially when you gave them a reason. Hope you enjoy the spining class. I'm not real big on parades either.

    BTW.... Your doing an emoticon job on the weight loss!!!! emoticon
    1806 days ago
    I know not everyone needs to ask or comment on it. Nor do they need to understand that to me right now this is more important than many other things. Especially a parade, but I got aggravated with the persistence after I said no and my reason for saying no.
    1806 days ago
  • DIETER27
    emoticon on emoticon You are doing so well! You must be very proud of yourself. You have come a long way and that is something to be very proud of. Not everyone comments on our weight loss but don't let that discourage you. Keep on pushing. Enjoy your day your way. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1806 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/15/2013 10:25:39 AM
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