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Is it really hard for people to believe that big people want to lose weight?

Friday, July 12, 2013

I have a body media, and for those of you who do not know what that is it is like a body bugg, it tracks my steps/calories burned/exercise minutes. Lots of people ask me "what is that" and I will just say "a heart rate monitor" because technically that is what it is. Then they will be like "oh, you have a heart condition?" and act like they feel sorry for me. Then I correct them and say "no, it is to track how many calories I burn", their whole reaction changes. The facial expressions they give make it seem like they want to say "yeah right, like you exercise", but all they say is "oh". I guess I am upset about it because that has happened twice this week, usually I only get asked once every couple weeks. It's like it is hard for people that are not overweight, or who have never had a weight issue to believe that bigger people actually do watch what they eat, exercise and try to lose weight. Most of society looks at us as lazy pigs.
But I guess in the end, I really should not care, because I am not doing it for THEM, I am doing it for me!
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  • ANGELAK85
    Thanks everyone for all the kind words! I am definitely doing this for me and of course for my family too :)
    1236 days ago
  • ABYGAILSMOM06
    Society can be so mean. That is why I stay hidden mostly, but each day I get a little stronger. Don't worry about them, focus on you. You are doing great
    1237 days ago
  • JENSTRESS
    Who else besides big people would need to lose? Crazy. I'm sorry that people are so rude.
    1237 days ago
  • PAPER_WINGS18
    I agree... When it comes to weight loss/ healthy living, people can be reallllllly ignorant and to be honest, giant @$$holes. You just have to brush them off and keep doin' what you're doing. It sucks that people are that ignorant, but I have been there myself.

    Hang in there girl!

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    1238 days ago
  • AWOLF24
    People can be ignorant and rude...but you are doing awesome things for YOU and that is what is important! emoticon emoticon
    1238 days ago
  • ANGYAS
    ALWAYS BE YOURSELF BECAUSE THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER DON'T MIND AND THE ONES THAT MIND, DON`T MATTER!! emoticon emoticon
    1239 days ago
  • NALAYB
    Some people aren't really mindful of what they say. You are doing well! Yes, I know how you feel about people thinking that just because someone has weight to lose, means they aren't mindful of their habits. Irritating! Continue on! Good luck!
    1240 days ago
  • XCLOSED
    Yes, there is a lot of bad attitudes towards overweight people still... hopefully that will change... just don't let their ignorance rent space in your head... it's their problem... not yours...

    U Really Rock for doing things to make you healthy! Keep at it!!!

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    1240 days ago
  • THOMS1
    I would probably call it a step tracker. It only matter to you though. emoticon
    1240 days ago
  • CATLADY52
    Call it whatever, it really is important to you not them. emoticon
    1240 days ago
  • ADVENTURESEEKER
    I called it a step tracker when I wore it, and people were cool with that.
    1240 days ago
  • LEANGIRL22
    I don't know if a Body media is the same as as a step tracker -- probably not, but I wear a step tracker and I don't care who wonders about it. Don't you pay any attention to folks who can think whatever their small minds want -- you are doing something important and positive for you and don't ever give up on that. What's important is what you think!

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    1240 days ago
  • ICEANGEL0531
    I know its not easy to ignore people, but you are correct that this is about you & you owe no one else any explanation. Keep strong & much luck!
    Blessings
    1240 days ago
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