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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 7/17/2013 12:45PM

    Thanks everyone for all the kind words! I am definitely doing this for me and of course for my family too :)

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ABYGAILSMOM06 7/16/2013 9:59AM

    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

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JENSTRESS 7/15/2013 2:55PM

    Who else besides big people would need to lose? Crazy. I'm sorry that people are so rude.

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PAPER_WINGS18 7/15/2013 2:10PM

    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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AWOLF24 7/15/2013 1:22PM

    People can be ignorant and rude...but you are doing awesome things for YOU and that is what is important! emoticon emoticon

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ANGYAS 7/14/2013 3:45AM


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NALAYB 7/12/2013 11:31PM

    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!

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XCLOSED 7/12/2013 8:57PM

  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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THOMS1 7/12/2013 8:54PM

    I would probably call it a step tracker. It only matter to you though. emoticon

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CATLADY52 7/12/2013 6:55PM

    Call it whatever, it really is important to you not them. emoticon

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    I called it a step tracker when I wore it, and people were cool with that.

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LEANGIRL22 7/12/2013 6:12PM

    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!

Sheila emoticon

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ICEANGEL0531 7/12/2013 5:58PM

    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!

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