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My ACTIONS tattle on me

Friday, August 16, 2013



SILENCE IS GOLDEN. Sometimes your actions TATTLE on you even when you wish they wouldn't. It was observed my eating habits have IMPROVED. So he commented on the changes.



So I mentioned how I physically felt BETTER eating a vegetarian diet. My lifestyle consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, and homemade juice. It is the key to my ability to loose weight successfully. Of course I do plan for adequate balance of nutrients.



I was told, "well ANYBODY can loose weight doing that." SERIOUSLY ??? It made me feel guilty, like I was doing something wrong or cheating INSTEAD of improving myself. It was made to sound like my lifestyle change is so easy. Grr. It felt like he wanted me to cheat. Honey, Please don't encourage me to Cheat on my first day out. Sigh.




Another relative said, "Be Careful." Be careful over what? I mean what about eating a diet nutritious fruits and vegetables, etc. what does one need to worry about? I don't hear people saying BE CAREFUL over a diet of processed and fast food. No one. So why tell me to be careful when on a diet of CLEAN FOODS?











It leaves me SCRATCHING MY HEAD.





I will EAT TO LIVE.


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CLPURNELL 8/20/2013 4:03PM

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 8/19/2013 3:25PM

    I like the "no one says to be careful" when you're stuffing your face with junk.

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DENVERSUZ 8/18/2013 9:50AM

  I am starting a vegetarian/trying-towards-vegan lifestyle now too and just yesterday I also got the worried look followed by a "be careful" admonition. So I get where you're coming from when you feel just a bit of self-doubt creeping in, but everyone here is right. Do what works for you! Good work. :)

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FARRAH511 8/17/2013 6:15PM

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AJDOVER1 8/17/2013 5:11PM

    Remember: If you want to start a program of exercise and healthy eating, you MUST consult a doctor first.
If you want to sit on the sofa and eat bonbons, you can make that decision yourself.
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BUNNYCATS 8/17/2013 5:08PM

    So many well-meaning experts ready to steer you in a different direction. Just follow your path. It's not easy. I have had people say that kind of a line to me. It has hurt my feelings, too. Some people really don't have any idea. It's just their limited view. emoticon emoticon



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KIPPER15 8/17/2013 5:07PM

    eat to live not live to eat are excellent words to live by. Fruits and veggies are great, get your protein and some good fats and you are all set! emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/17/2013 12:44PM

    Ridiculous. Don't even worry about it...because everyone has to take different approaches to find success in weight loss. It really isn't a one size fits all approach! And what works for most people will not necessarily work for EVERYONE, because people are different and have very unique struggles or obstacles or needs or heck, their bodies just react differently to things. I hate that kind of know-it-all-ish kind of comment, because "outsiders" to the weight loss journey very rarely know as much as they think they do about it. As for being careful...well I guess maybe they worry you aren't eating enough or something and might damage your body. I did that. Without knowing it! I thought I was eating super healthfully, and I was, but it was definitely not enough food for my activity level, as I later found out in a very difficult way. So I guess they mean well, but yeah - you probably don't really need to worry about being careful with fruits and veggies. :)

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TOKIEMOON 8/17/2013 11:01AM

    You're so right about people offering unsolicited warnings about eating for health instead of convenience and taste. Good Luck!

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KNYAGENYA 8/17/2013 8:29AM

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IMREITE 8/17/2013 2:13AM

    People always worry about hinds they do not understand or or not brave enough to do. i eat plenty of fruits and some veggies. i still have some work to do, but i am trying to make it a happy habit instead of a unpleasant chore.

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DS9KIE 8/17/2013 2:02AM

    I like "be careful" with eating fruits and veggies ...the real reason is that if your eating fruits and veggies and they are not then your going to be healthy and they aren't ...well that is just to bad for them...cause your going for it.

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BLUEROSE73 8/17/2013 1:07AM

    You can do this. It will be hard, but worth it. Just make sure you are getting enough of the right nutrients, and it'll all work out.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/17/2013 12:57AM

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/17/2013 12:30AM

  Hey as long as you get a decent amount of protein and various vits., that what counts.

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COCK-ROBIN 8/16/2013 10:47PM

    Wonderful!

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WEEPINGANGEL74 8/16/2013 9:55PM

    If anyone could do it then we wouldn't be here and the world would be full of thin, healthy people!

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VELMATULIP 8/16/2013 9:26PM

    emoticon Next time someone says something negative about something positive you're doing, just look at them and say in a real sarcastic way, "jealous" & watch them get totally confused. emoticon Or just ask them, "want some??" I always despise it when others feel they must judge what you eat like we're all a bunch of 4 year olds in preschool.

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LIVELAUFLUV 8/16/2013 8:47PM

    I have a mantra that I read daily:

Mantra:

I am the only one who can do this for myself.
I make the choice of what I put in my mouth and what I don't.
I make the choice to exercise or not daily
I make the choice to have a positive frame of mind
I make the choice to be healthy!

Keep doing what you are doing, do this for YOU!

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PEZMOM1 8/16/2013 7:39PM

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JANIEWWJD 8/16/2013 6:22PM

    I've always said that: "Eat to live, not live to eat!!!!"
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TWEETYKC00 8/16/2013 6:07PM

    You can do it and only YOU can make the decisions you need to make things happen.

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SUSIEPH1 8/16/2013 5:00PM

    Awesome xxx emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 8/16/2013 4:25PM

    amen

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/16/2013 3:26PM

    Once again....great blog!

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SEAJESS 8/16/2013 3:14PM

    If ANYONE could do it, then EVERYONE would do it.

And part of being mentally healthy is being less concerned with what others are doing and more concerned with what I am doing, IMO.

Nothing another person says can have any effect on me if I don't believe it myself on some level. If someone looked me straight in my blue eyes and insisted they were brown, I flat out would not believe them.

So my unsolicited advice is to work on yourself. My brother is my role model for this. His response to my difficult mother is "That's my mom!" with a big ol' smile and loving detachment.

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GEEKYGIRLCHERYL 8/16/2013 3:13PM

    That is an odd statement. Anyone can loose weight in general. They just have to find what works for them and if you found what works for you who cares what anyone else thinks (including DH).

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MJ7DM33 8/16/2013 2:23PM

  Continue to do what works for you!

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DALID414 8/16/2013 2:02PM

    If it were easy, everyone would do it!

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REGILIEH 8/16/2013 1:53PM

    I would say he is not worth thinking about what he said!

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GRACEOMALLEY 8/16/2013 1:51PM

    The ONLY person you have to answer to is YOURSELF. If somebody was ignorant, rude, inconsiderate and STUPID enough to actually say to you, "Anybody can lose weight doing that," somebody should have slapped that person upside the head.

You take care of what you need to do your best for you. Do the best you can to achieve the results you seek. When somebody says something ignorant, just let it go and consider the source, which is that it is usually not somebody worth any more of your time or your energy.
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!
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SLIMMINGSHAY 8/16/2013 1:43PM

    Do what you feel is right for you and don't let what others say trigger that much guilt. Reflect on you, and you only!

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FAIRERHIANNON 8/16/2013 1:38PM

    sounds like someone wants "special snowflake" status. they're a saboteur, making you doubt yourself!

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you're doing all the right things, and doing them FOR YOU! keep on going!

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 8/16/2013 1:36PM

    Do U! That's my rule.

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