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MILLERMAE Posts: 18
7/28/09 4:03 P

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I say the same thing and all i get is the deer in the headlight looks

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7/28/09 3:38 P

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I receive critics , compliments and funny looks.

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7/27/09 3:33 P

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I do get funny looks, for many of the same reasons that other people put. I've even been asked where I eat my "real lunch", meaning that they thought what I was eating was just for show.

Katherine :-)

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7/27/09 11:57 A

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I get comments at work in the lunch room, but I don't care. It blows their mind when I can tell them how many calories and fat they are eating in their processed food! As long as I am taking care of myself, I don't care what they say!


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7/21/09 5:16 P

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My husband has told me that I used to be a better cook than I am now. He'd like to go back to our old habits.

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MILLERMAE Posts: 18
7/21/09 9:34 A

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High blood pressure, cholesterol, aches and pains in the joints from being overweight, and they are looking at us funny because we want to be fit, healthy and not experience these problems? This is so true!!

Edited by: MILLERMAE at: 7/21/2009 (09:35)
HELESTER Posts: 21
7/21/09 8:47 A

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I get compliments on my new eating habits in addition to the funny looks and criticism. It's up to me which remarks I pay the most attention to. It's hard for me to accept compliments in any area so it's been the same on this weight loss journey. I'm learning to enjoy the compliments and not pay attention to the negative comments though it's my habit to do the opposite. I think that if I stopped reacting to the negative comments they probably would stop. I'm trying! People say trying is not good enough - just do it! OK!

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7/20/09 10:21 P

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How do you know it is not your natural beauty, the eating utensil you are using or the difference in your table from theirs that they are looking at. Not to worry, they will not go home with you.



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7/20/09 8:48 P

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I don't pay any attention to people any more. I don't have all the health problems, aches and pains, etc. that they have.

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7/20/09 6:42 P

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I think I get the most funny looks from people I work with. They just can't comprehend how I cannot eat the birthday cake they bring in every month. I mean heck yeah I want a piece, but I will not. I feel healthy and thin and thats all due to the way I eat now. Servers at restaurants never seem to have a problem with what I ask for. It almost seems like second nature to them which makes me feel good because that means other people are eating healthy too.

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7/20/09 4:45 P

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I have the same problem. I think its getting easier though. They are starting to understand that I am serious about this lifestyle change.

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7/20/09 2:05 P

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Yes...I get a surprised look from people when I go grocery shopping--when they SEE the HEALTHY fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods in my shopping cart, they are suprised that I am so fat...they thought I was fat because of what I was eating--after they see what I buy, they don't understand WHY I am still so fat. I don't know either.

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7/20/09 1:31 P

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Yes, I get that all the time with my husband's family and some of our friends. But, it doesn't matter, I know I'm doing the right thing for me and I'm much healthier and thinner than them.

MILLERMAE Posts: 18
7/20/09 12:25 P

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Well my husband said that he doesnt like taking me out anymore because Im too complicated when im ordering my meals...He's joking of course, but you have do cause you really dont know whats in half the stuff youre ordering

MILLERMAE Posts: 18
7/20/09 12:19 P

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I think part of it is being jealous since they have problems losing weight and also its the way they were brought up. If you were brought up eating meat & potato and your options for vegetables were corn & beans, yes learning to eat healthy would be a battle. Some of my husbands relatives are trying to lose weight, and I do give them suggestions on foods and excercise, but old habits are hard to get rid of.

I wish people would realize how much better you would feel and the amount of energy you get by eating right...AARRGGHHH!!!

MILLERMAE Posts: 18
7/20/09 12:04 P

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Well, Im glad im not the only one that gets the weird looks. Its not bad when Im visiting my side of the family since most of them are health and excercise nuts like I am...And my mom especially corrects me if im eating something that I shouldnt...Gotta love my mom!! But my husbands side, if im not having a piece of pie and I tell them that im watching my weight and eating healthier, they are like 'oh youre on a diet? Oh, you dont know what youre missing'. Yah, im missing 500 calories and 30 grams of fat (I may be overexaggerating the nutritional content of a piece of pie)

I think the only people that i actually get positive remarks from are those who are also doing a lifestyle change.

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7/20/09 10:10 A

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This is funny! Just this weekend we went out to breakfast and I ordered two poached eggs, fruit and English muffin DRY. The waiter looked at me, "dry?" Yes, dry. lol My husband also made the comment that people are going to thing I'm one of those crazy vegans with all the questions I ask (we were at a farmers market and I was inquiring about ingredients). So YEP, I got it a couple of times just this weekend!



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7/20/09 9:50 A

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I may get a funny face, but then someone will tell me what a great example I am setting.
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7/20/09 9:15 A

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No to the contrary, I hear quite often how I am inspiring others to do a better job of eating and living healthier.

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I guess I don't know if anyone has done that to me, because I do what I want and I really don't care if someone thinks I'm weird, I am weird and proud of it! I have never fell into the "normal" way that people think, and do. I have always been a loner, and that can make things hard, but that is just the way I was raised. I love people, I enjoy being with people, but I do things to make me happy, not everyone else. Sure, I do some things for others, but when it comes to me and my health, its my choice, and no one else. I love my friends and family very much, and they know how I am, so even if I did get those kind of looks and comments, I probably don't know it!LOL! I told you I am weird!

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HELESTER Posts: 21
7/20/09 8:22 A

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I too find that people, especially my family, give me funny looks when I eat healthy. It used to bother me and I immediately reacted and gave up for their sake. Now, I do not react and don't respond. I feel sorry for those people who eat so poorly. I remember that healthy eating leads to good health and a good apprearance. I won't let these people's ideas win because that makes me a loser. The only loser I want to be is a weight-loser.

Why do people love to sabotage us? Are they jeaslous?

I love eating healthy!!!

Helene

MILLERMAE Posts: 18
7/20/09 8:01 A

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I hate eating healthy, especially in front of my hubands family. If im eating yogurt w/granola or grilled fish, they make this face (EEEUUUUUUU) at me when they ask what im having and shake their heads at me. Does anyone get funny reactions when eating healthy?

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