I don't even discuss weightloss with certain people due to how they react when I bring up I'm wanting to lose weight. Most of them are taller and don't seem to understand that a person with a shorter stature does also struggle with weight gain. I find the problem is... they compare their weight gain to my weight gain.
I like SparkPeople website because I don't feel judged here when I am excited about losing weight at 4'11".
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I've gotten to the point where I don't talk about weightloss with people unless I know they're supportive. So if people are sitting around talking about diet and I mention something that works for me or that I like, I have gotten the "you don't need to lose weight!" or "What are you, a size 2?" (No, thank you, I was a 10 at the time that was said. And I was not in the healthy range for my BMI thankyouverymuch. And more importantly, I knew I could be stronger and more energetic if I lost weight and gained muscle.) Sorry, I got distracted. :) Anyway, the only response is to just not talk about weight at all and say something like, "Yeah, but that's what I like to eat when I'm feeling healthy." Nothing about weight - more focus on "This is what I do to feel my best."
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
~From the poem "Salutation to the Dawn" generally attributed to Kalidasa ~
My goal is to lose 40ish (or until a size 6 fits again) when talking with people (diet is a common topic with women) I hate the eyerolls I get at my numbers (both my scale # and goal #) I have to explain that at almost 5' tall that 10# looks like 20# on me!! It's like they don't think it's a struggle. Well, it is a big deal - I mean if I lose 5# everyone notices! I'm older now and weight loss is getting so hard :(
~Cyn *Lake County, IL
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