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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    Thanks everyone for all the kind words! I am definitely doing this for me and of course for my family too :)
    1704 days ago
    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
    1705 days ago
    Who else besides big people would need to lose? Crazy. I'm sorry that people are so rude.
    1706 days ago
    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!

    1706 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
    1706 days ago
    1707 days ago
    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!
    1708 days ago
    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!!!

    1708 days ago
  • THOMS1
    I would probably call it a step tracker. It only matter to you though. emoticon
    1708 days ago
    Call it whatever, it really is important to you not them. emoticon
    1708 days ago
    I called it a step tracker when I wore it, and people were cool with that.
    1708 days ago
    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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    1708 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!
    1708 days ago
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