weight loss should probably be added to the things not to talk about in mixed company, right along with sex, politics and religion. it is unfortunate but you do have to be a little discreet and share only with those people who you know will be supportive. this also has a way of thinning the herd when it comes to your support network.
Changing your life is not for cowards, that is for sure and you must be determined that regardless of who says what, you will lead by example and press forward. That is the only way I made it this far.
In my personal experience, I had so many people who were so "concerned" about my weight...until I did something about it....insert crickets chirping sound here..... where did they all go? there is something about losing over 100 lbs, keeping it off for over 2 years, and finishing my first marathon that has a tendency to shut up the "experts"
You should do the same, forget about the know it all blowhards and lead by example, shut them up by results and frankly , its YOUR life, dont waste it on survivors guilt. Put your hand to the plow, dont look back, and instead of feeling guilty, let your success prod them to get off their duff and follow suit.
I know that sounds like alot of tough talk but it is necessary that you develop a backbone if you will endure the long process reclaiming your life and not let your success be turned into failure because of the people spewing out some ignorance.
Its your life, take it back come hell or high water.
| Pounds lost: 104.0