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Feeling a Little Sour Today

Friday, March 15, 2013

Okay...I admit it.
I feel like a sour grape when it comes to folks who take off 35 pounds and
claim they went from obese to absolutely fabulous
and then start preaching to me
how they did it so I can do it too.

I admit I'm jealous....
I wish I only had 35 lbs to lose to look fabulous
then again
I don't consider someone who lost a mere 35 lbs ... a weight loss prodigy.
It's not earth shattering to me.
{...I guess I'm biased against overweight people claiming their obese...}

I want to be one of those people who say:
"Look at me...I did it"

I can't.....not yet.....

I'm working on it

It's a long long road on my marathon...
and by the time I get to the finish line
they will have wrapped things up and all gone home
and only the discarded streamers will be left

but I'll know ..."I DID IT"

and the crowds in my head will be cheering like crazy.

and that's what counts

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
02SERENE 3/16/2013 11:24PM


Yes, what is most important is how you personally feel about it from within not from what is going outside that can be tremendously fickle! Yay for self esteem and caring for one's inner child.

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ANYVAR54 3/16/2013 9:59PM

    It comes off one pound at a time. I have lost 35 lbs and I am still obese and will be for quite some time. Please don't feel sour around me. TE HE. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 3/16/2013 10:16AM

    It is frustrating when others "seem" to make their goals easily and brag about it to the point you feel worthless.

I have a friend who had by-pass surgery to loose weight. She did. Then she kept nagging me to do it also. I refused.

Today she has gained back a good bit of the weight she lost and now she has medical bills as well.

I did not want her to gain her weight back. I just wanted her to NOT force me into something I really did not want.

I can loose weight and so can you. It may take us on a different path to do so. But whatever path it is----it is OUR PATH. Not someone else's. THAT I can live with and so should you.

Comment edited on: 3/16/2013 10:18:06 AM

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KANOE10 3/16/2013 8:21AM

    No one needs to have someone preach to them! You are a strong person. With your exuberance for life, you will find your own way to lose weight. No one noticed when I lost 35 pounds as I had so much more lose.
You won't be alone at the finish line. We will be here cheering you on.

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NEW-CAZ 3/16/2013 8:02AM

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love the pic Sheryl. Have a great weekend emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 3/16/2013 7:56AM

    Everyone's journey is different, but just as important. You can do it.

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LEANMEAN2 3/16/2013 7:05AM

    I've lost that 35 pounds at least 5 or 6 times. You can, too! :-)

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DRAGON-CHICK 3/16/2013 5:47AM

    Right on!

What about the people who didn't lose weight and preach?
Yep, I've got one of those!

Love the pic, too!

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ARTJAC 3/16/2013 2:05AM

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NEWKATHYNOW 3/15/2013 11:22PM


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WALLAHALLA 3/15/2013 11:14PM

    So you PLAN on hearing voices??? Interesting. emoticon Don't forget to invite me to your party cause I'll probably be lagging in behind you.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/15/2013 10:52PM

    Wonderful! You've got the right attitude.

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IOWAGRAMMA 3/15/2013 10:23PM

    Cheer up...there will be lots of people at your party, including me. I will be the last man (woman) standing when it comes to length of time it takes to get to my happy weight. As a matter of fact, I think we'll have lots of company. Just tell those preachy people that your plan is better because you're learning and leading a lifestyle, not just a weight loss diet! We'll get the job done on our own timeline, not someone else's! Hugs and love, Jeannie

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REGILIEH 3/15/2013 9:44PM

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TERRI289 3/15/2013 9:30PM

    A little sour, a little sweet, all good!!!

HUG!!! emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 3/15/2013 9:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Heres your ballons and rockets....girl you may not be there yet but your well on your way. I look to you to push me along. So you are not alone and you will not reach goal without a bit of a emoticon

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GEMINISUE 3/15/2013 8:10PM

    We trudge along and the longer we trudge, the more movement we have and the less weight we have to carry along with us each time!

We Can Do This!


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FISHINGLADY66 3/15/2013 8:04PM

    Never Never give up. Just take One Day at a Time. Do it in your own time, your own way. ((Hugs))

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-LINDA_S 3/15/2013 7:44PM

    Sometimes it seems hopeless, but I know you'll persevere!

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KMICHA 3/15/2013 7:34PM

    Keep moving forward my friend!! I'm cheering you on!!

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MARYBETH4884 3/15/2013 6:44PM

    I understand where you are coming from for those of us who have many more to lose 35 is just a great start. We will be the true experts at a healthy lifestyle by the time we are done!

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MICKEYH 3/15/2013 6:37PM

    I can understand about how you feel on this blog. Majority of us are not much fun of hearing bragging about skinny person become skinnier and how hard it was for that parson to lose weight. and etc..Lol)). For me I have started my journey mid range of obese in my BMI. I am a shorty, if you call it petite it sounds better but not in reality. So when I over eat and gained weight I have no margin to work with. I looked obese and I moved like obese person. Not like a person with hight of "5-9 or 6 feet tall, that you can't even tell where they gained weight. Lol)) Thank goodness. I've lost quite bit of weight. But I am still learning phrase of this weight loss, so I can't and I won't preach some one to how to lose it. But I would love to get encourage each other along the way. Friendship does help on our health journey. (*^^*)
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PATRICIAANN46 3/15/2013 5:05PM

  Hi Sheryl...........
You WILL NOT be alone at that Finish Line. We will get there in our own time and since I have done most things that mattered in my life, slowly and methodically, this shouldn't be any different. And.........I will appreciate it that much more.
YOU are NOT alone!!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 3/15/2013 5:06:01 PM

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SHERYLDS 3/15/2013 4:22PM

    Oh you're saying I'm FAT and CREEPY emoticon


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GOSPARK45 3/15/2013 3:34PM

    You bet! We're on a different journey from them. Oh, well.
(That picture is pretty creepy!)

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TERMITEMOM 3/15/2013 2:45PM

    I agree also. One pound at a time...

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    I can relate. At my age losing weight usually involves a hysterectomy and if I lose weight I will still be old, just not fat and old. LOL. Okay, I'm sour now too. LOL

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GINA180847 3/15/2013 1:16PM

    Sheryl, of course you are right. Okay now does that make you feel better? Being vertically challenged (4'11") if I could lose 40 lbs. I honestly would go from obese to unbelievably gorgeous. No kidding! Right now I weigh 150 lbs. and am in the obese category. Dang blast, easier said than done that 40 lbs to go. emoticon

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DALID414 3/15/2013 1:14PM

    I'll be part of the crowd in your head emoticon

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LINDAK25 3/15/2013 12:57PM

    You make a marvelous grape! I'm right there with you!

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MIRFA71 3/15/2013 12:17PM

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KATIEJO5 3/15/2013 12:02PM

    Slogging along on the road with you, Sher! I am finding that I have to do what it takes for me- no one else can do it for me or figure it out for me. A lot of it is figuring out MY "whys" and "wherefores". It is hard work and takes a lot of time for us finely-aged women with 50+ years to work our way through!

Keep on keepin' on,


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HI-NRG 3/15/2013 11:54AM

    Once you ferment you'll make some great tasting wine!!

It is hard to see these people all around us. What gives me satisfaction is knowing they are only fooling themselves in the long run. I'm learning, also, that what works for me isn't necessarily the right thing for others. I stay away from those who preach "It's my way or the highway".

SparkPeople is such a great place to do that marathon together, thank you for sharing.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/15/2013 11:42AM

    Ok, first of all, gotta say, your picture is AWESOME!

Second, hang in there. You are a strong woman, you do things your way, and that's what will work for YOU! sometimes we just cannot compare our progress to someone elses.

You're AWESOME Sheryl. Never, evah forget that. HUGS

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BUTEAFULL 3/15/2013 11:34AM

    as you see we all agree with you on this subject, considering how many people fit the obese range, the real wt loss heroes are few and far between

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JESSICABOOTY 3/15/2013 11:25AM

    Hooray for the voices in your head cheering you on! We all have that voice that never shuts up so it's great when it's positive. I love your picture on the grape! emoticon

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CHOCOHIPPO 3/15/2013 11:24AM

    Sheryl, you make an adorable grape! It's so true. Every magazine cover shows some supermodel or star claiming how they overcame obesity, which means they gained 5 or 10 lbs. They have no clue how it looks/feels to be obese or how to tackle it. They have "people" who help them - trainers, cooks, etc. But we have something better than that, we have each others. So here is to sweeter successes in the future!

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GAILRUU 3/15/2013 11:19AM

    I lose ounces at a time, not pounds! I guess as long as I am going in the right direction I won't complain.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/15/2013 11:04AM

    Things will SWEETEN up for you soon.





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BANDMOM2012 3/15/2013 11:01AM

    Years ago I saw and interview with a super model who claimed to have lost 40 pounds after pregnancy. When questioned about her highest weight, she confessed that she had never weighed. Some people who "lose tons" just think they lost tons, not everybody, but some people really are not objective about their "accomplishments".

Keep your eyes on the prize! emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 3/15/2013 10:49AM

    Ummmmm... I think I am right there with you on this journey... when I lost 40 pounds 3 years ago, i was still obese. I put 20 of those back, so you know it - I am still obese. And if I achieve this years goal - get the 20 off and lose 10 more - I will STILL be obese... I will celebrate madly when I reach overweight! But not with food! Maybe I'll get professional photos taken... or just buy new clothes... but it is a long way away...

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