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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I got emotionally hit square between the eyes.. In all actaulity, this is a great thing to have happened to me. In the short term it will be emotionally painfully to work though, yet the long term results will help make me a better person, for that I am grateful....
There was post I happend to read this morning, and it was talking about " hating being complimented on lost weight". I am para-phrasing, to keep the privacy of the group, however; I am grateful for it. I hope become a better person because of it...
First and foremost, I totally understand this, and realize that I also have huge issues with this on many levels. So, I have another lesson added to my live plan, and I am cool with it.
One of the thoughts that came to me was, I have done the same to others, and I am sorry for my lack of thoughtfulness. This is something that I can change in me.
Sadly, when a person has a large amount of weight-loss in our society, one of the first things they are asked is "Oh, how much have you lost?"... Simply, how rude... Our society tends to be thin-driven, for which I have been guilty a time or two.. With that being said, we tend to see the surface of people, and when a particular individual has lost a vast amount of weight, I find that it is out of my own personal ignorace that I want to know the poundage.. Again, really not my business or anyone elses for that matter, but we may have been gulity of that at one point or another.
Today, I realized how "personal" my journey is to me, yes I know that I need to share people, for my accountiblity, and that I may be able to help others.. Yet, I find myself a bit pissy about it.. I am hoping over a period of time that I will come to terms with this issue. All I can is take it one day at a time... Thanks for listening to my rant, and I am cleaning up the floor were I had the tantrum...
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    very interesting--and something, I, too, have done. Thank you.
    3075 days ago
    It's a great thread. I know I am going to spend a lot of time reading it since it goes back to 2008. I was very happy when I found it b/c it's one of those things I thought "I'm the only one" about. But that is a pretty silly thought. So many of us have had the same challenges and emotions that go with it. That is one of the reasons why I am so grateful for SP. Finding connections and being able to express ones self w/o fear or judgement.

    3080 days ago
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