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The weight ticker fiasco.

Monday, February 05, 2007

I just read a post in one of my groups where someone pointed out to me that my weight is creeping up and I should watch what I eat. That really hurt my feelings a lot. It actually surprised me how much I felt my privacy was invaded. I took the ticker out for now. I have been working out very hard, making good choices, and just hanging in there, doing what I can to keep going. I was actually having a great week. Why would a negative remark like that hit me so hard? I always do the best I can to be supportive, cheer people on and help them stay motivated. It seems unjust that another person can just look at my ticker and be critical about the number. I have been working very hard to not focus too much on the number, but instead on daily choices, kept workout schedules, drinking my water and focussing on the good. Surrounding myself with positive people has really become a struggle in real life, and sometimes on Spark too. I am on a quest to find them, because alas, I need to watch out for myself first sometimes. Funny enough, I have noticed that I am getting less and less patient with those who are critical and judgemental. Life is too short, I need to stay alert and just keep doing my thing, even if it means to step back from some teams as the need arises.
Wow, it felt good to write this.
Weigh in tomorrow. Or not. Depends on the mood.
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