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Exercising And Dealing With The Crap Talkers.

Monday, September 30, 2013

When I first decided to join spark people, I was tired of being 302 pounds. I wanted to change the way I lived my life and looked. My goal was losing 50 pounds. At first, I only watched what I ate and stopped drinking soda completely (I havenít had one since!) and didnít exercise much really. The first 10 pounds came off in the second week. That gave me the motivation I needed to lose the next 10 pounds and so on. Once I hit 30 pounds of weight loss, I hit a plateau. I had gotten a job and started back to college, but I soon then realized I couldnít work with me being a full time student in the medical field and had to quit my job. I then lost 10 more pounds, leaving me only 10 pounds from my first and original goal.

This is where the frustrated and lack of motivation started. The more I lose, the harder I have to work to lose even more, which I understand is normal, but I have a major issue with exercising in public by myself. I have had a few friends workout with me just for them to stop. Iíve heard the ďI want to lose weight tooĒ over 10 times in the last 6 months, and yet Iím the last one standing and actually doing what I said I would do. The only one that stuck with me until school started was my 8 year old nephew, he would ride bikes with me almost every night and always challenged us to go farther than we did the night before, which we maxed out at 7.7 miles! Since then, I havenít ride bikes much and can barely ride for 10 minutes, but of course by myself, and it seems that every time I run into some rude person that says something because Iím over weight, like isnít that why Iím out here trying to change in the first place? I know I shouldnít let it bother me but it does to the point I have stopped exercising outside unless someone is with me. Because of this, I had stopped watching what I ate for about a month, even though I didnít add any pounds on, I still felt different. This last week, Iíve finally got back on the band wagon and starting fresh again. I just wish I wasnít alone in the struggle as it seems.

I know I will I lose the last 10 pounds sooner or later, which I will be trying to lose another 20-30 pounds after that, I just wish it wasnít always this hard sometimes.

So I leave you with a motivational quote for anyone who might be feeling like I have.

ďYou donít get what you want; you get what you work for.Ē

Anyone that wants to give you crap for what you are doing, remind them that their the one sitting down not doing anything but running their mouths!
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MELEL17 10/5/2013 10:36AM

    Way to go on your success thus far! Keep going!! You can do it!!!! Find ways to cut out calories from your diet each day! I have a smoothie with protein powder, almond milk, and frozen fruit in the mornings, then have a lean cuisine or healthy choice meal for lunch, and then try to have a healthier dinner. I printed out some of the choices from the my sparkmenu and when I stick to it it seems to work well! I also take healthy snacks to snack on throughout the day: nuts, kids cliff bars, fruit, veggies! Whatever you do, keep going, YOU are worth it!!!

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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 10/3/2013 2:29PM

    Congrats on your weight loss so far!

I'm nervous to go out and exercise in public too, because of people judging me. :( It sucks that that can be a barrier. I've found a lot of things I can do at home, but sooner or later I'll have to suck it up and tell myself that those people don't matter and I won't see them again anyway.

Your quote is amazing - and applicable in every area of life! Thanks for sharing.

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TALVARADO6 9/30/2013 2:10PM

    Wow, that is so rude that people say mean things to you when you are out trying to be healthy! I don't think I've run into that kind of crap since I graduated high school. As hard as it is, you have to try not to worry about it, because you can't let a stranger stop you from reaching your goals. Just stay focused, you can do it!

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KTDID42 9/30/2013 12:35PM

    Your quote really motivated me. Sometimes I feel like "why me" and I'm surprised when I get on the scale but the truth is I'm not doing anything about it. I need to get working harder!

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MISSTIA27 9/30/2013 12:16PM

    Let the haters be your motivators! I saw a pic recently of a large man, wearing pink bicycling gear that was incredibly tight (as cycling wear SHOULD be) and the quote on it was something like "guy knows he is going to get made fun of.....but gets on his bike everyday and doesn't care...."

It was inspirational for me because it's not ever about how other people perceive you, if you are doing the best you can and making decisions that better your life, then you are MILES ahead of the person leaning out the car window and throwing insults.

Have you tried listening to music while you ride or workout? I seem to find a good head space when I am alone with my music.

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JAROL7 9/30/2013 10:58AM

    Good for you! My daughter took off 120 pounds and all the way down her co-workers said, "That enough ... stop losing." She looks terrific, feels terrific. Remember the old proverb, "Some WISH for it, I WORK for it." Get it printed on a T-Shirt and keep on your track!

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