I was also very leery of who I told that I was going on this lifestyle change. I felt that the more people I told the more people were watching me and it seemed like there was an expectation to see me fail. They want me to fail so they are okay with their own failures in the weight loss area. I know that sounds crazy but that's what it felt like to me. That's how I felt then.
Two years ago I dropped 80 lbs in a summer but the bad part was I didn't see or feel a change in myself. So i quit. I regret that decision now (since I have to relose that 80 plus a little) but its a life lesson learned. So I do and don't feel like failure. I do because I regained the weight but I don't because it was my own decision to give it up. So its an inner demon I gotta face.
The other thing that really bothers me is when other people tell me the right way to loose weight. You have to do this, this, and this and the only thing i'm typically thinking is "if that all i have to do, then why aren't you thinner". I don't mind them suggesting maybe a new exercise or a recipe but don't tell me what i'm doing is wrong.
Now I don't really care. My reasons for want to get this weight off has slightly changed. I have a better reason to stay focused over time. I now have a blog,sumdumbgi.blogspot.com/
. I also post my new blogs on my facebook wall. I have no idea if anybody is reading them but its out there. For the most part I have a pretty supportive family.
I wish you the best of luck on your weight loss journey. I hope you have much success and let me know if I can help in some way :)
To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift -Steve Prefontaine
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get, what you've got. -unknown
| Pounds lost: 37.0