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Revenge Weight Loss: your thoughts?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Obviously we want to lose weight for the "right" reasons (health, etc). But...do you ever think about how great it would feel to lose a bunch of weight and be super-healthy, and get to rub it in someone's face? Is revenge weight loss a motivator for anyone?

I never ask questions I'm not willing to answer. My answer to this is: YES! Revenge is an excellent motivator for me. It helps inspire me to push on.
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  • TOGEMON
    I feel sort of like Justjoss does... although for me it's not even really proving the doubters wrong, because I don't associate with many people... therefore I don't really have any doubters, lol! But I do feel like it would be nice to surprise people who haven't seen me in a while, like old classmates. Less revenge and more like startling people by how good I look ;)
    1171 days ago
  • MELODYTARYN
    I started with Sparkpeople during the beginning of divorce proceedings. It motivated me to start exercising when I had really not tried before. I lost 30lbs. I had gained about 10 lbs each year of marriage and saw it as regaining that time back. It was not sustainable as I am a stress eater and once the lawyers got involved I was stressed to the max and didn't keep going. I am now starting all over again. This time for me. I will still keep that regaining my life back mindset because that is true.
    1172 days ago
  • KITT52
    it sure does...

    have a healthy week
    1172 days ago
  • HEALTHYNCGAL
    @JUSTJOSS -- You worded that absolutely perfectly. That is what I meant when I used the term "revenge weight loss." I also want to prove to my doubters (and myself) that I can do it. Some people's responses indicated an implication on my part of past hurts, meanness, past insults, etc. That is not what motivates me, and I never mentioned anything as such in my initial post. But there are people in my life who don't like me, are intimidated by me, and doubt me (sometimes I even doubt myself), and I would very much like to show them (and me!) that I can do this. Rubbing their noses in my success would be very sweet. I think we all have people in our lives who kind of look down their noses at us, for whatever reason or another, and I think we would all like to be able to "show them" and prove them wrong.
    1172 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/14/2013 12:00:17 PM
  • JUSTJOSS
    Mine is less about revenge and more about proving I can do it to the doubters...
    1172 days ago
  • TINADEE86
    Yes and no. It can push you but I'm afraid that if I'm not doing it for me the weight won't stay off. I might be thinking wrong. It's whatever works for you!
    1173 days ago
  • RIGEIN24
    Yeah, I think like that sometimes but just wanted to repeat the caution not to let it turn to poison. Sometime negatively charged thoughts can do that, even if you're using it to improve yourself. For example, when you have a setback or aren't progressing the way you want you could despair that whoever put you down was "right" about you.

    But in a positive light, such as the quote "tell me I can't and I will" is a good motivation to have!
    1173 days ago
  • GYPSYROVER
    I know where you're coming from! emoticon But hopefully as you move closer to your goal, the hurts from past injury or insult, will melt away with the pounds! Usually the mere evidence of our success is not lost on the person we are struggling with. So you probably won't have to say a word! emoticon

    I wish you every success. emoticon emoticon emoticon


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    1173 days ago
  • SISTERBERTRILLE
    I am with you.

    There is the 'right' answer and then there is the 'real' answer, if you are really honest.

    The amount of fat girl remarks I've had from a certain quarter, plus all the moo's and oinks and ' hey fat ....' as I have walked down these Brooklyn streets are too many to count, so while the biggest bonus is for my own health, it would be brilliant as well to make those who mocked and insulted me swallow their own words. emoticon
    1173 days ago
  • SUNSHINE192DAY
    It's motivating me right now! Lol
    1173 days ago
  • RISAMEANSLAUGH
    Dear NC,

    Weeelllllll, whatever motivates you. Is the someone who's always been mean about your weight all your life? Is it someone who stole someone away from you? I don't know if that's the "healthiest" way to think of it but if it moves you, ok. In my experience, revenge has always backfired on me -- but that's me! In the meantime, take good care!
    sincerely,
    Riisa emoticon
    1173 days ago
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