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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 ~
10wks/10lbs challenge - goals are in ()
Week 0: 131.0
Week 1: 129.0 (130.5)
Week 2: 131.0 (129.5)
Week 3: 128.0 (128.5)
Week 4: (127.5)
Week 5: (126.5)
Realize you can't change others, you can only change your reaction to them. Sometimes a non-reaction will do.
Dee, from sunny Southern California [Pacific Time Zone]
you do not need to explain nothing, do what is right for you ans all will be Ok!! Just know that you are not alone, stick with the people that understand your issues!!
"Optimism is the foundation of courage."
- Nicholas Murray Butler
"A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step."
-Butler Janet Oberholtzer
Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God. :)
Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keep You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!
I feel your pain. Trying to lose 40 myself and its a struggle. Added on top of it I'm Hypothyroid, quit smoking 5 yrs ago and menopause has struck. The weight is going nowhere.....
People are a pain without the added weirdness of discussing weight loss. Just keep doing what you do, and your results will speak for themselves!
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
-Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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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
Weighing in weekly in my SP page Blog.
"The main cause of failure & unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want at the moment."