Letting go of the negative

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Some background is that my grandpa who is 85 (almost 86) lives with us. I don't really need to take care of him just make sure he has food and makes it to dr appointments etc. Well his is always very opinionated when it comes to weight. My mom and uncle were very hurt by his comments growing up. Well last week I started a program at the gym and lost about 7 lbs. But yesterday when I found out I couldn't afford the trainer I decided to instead count calories and take fitness classes at the gym. I thought there nutrition was a little to restrictive. This way I don't feel deprived and I know it is a sustainable lifestyle. Anyway, so I counted calories yesterday and stayed under. This morning I got up and made Hungry Girl's Super Duper Coffee Malt. He saw what I made and shook his head. I told him I stayed the same weight this week and he said "you're not gonna lose this week". I said, "why not?" and he told me that my eating was wrong. This is discouraging to me. I think I am making the right choice in my nutrition. I just need to figure out a way to dispel negative comments and thoughts. I don't want to let the negative drag me down. Hopefully I can find a way to let go of the negative and focus on the positive. emoticon
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    It's definitely hard when we hear the negative opinions. I've decided to treat them as a competition and prove the person wrong. As soon as it's time to weigh in for the week I let them know how much I lost when they didn't think I would.

    When I was thin my mom use to make comments to me that "you can set your watch to when Nicci eats...She grazes every 2 hours." It hurt a lot then and I was extremely down on my body image. Now she doesn't do it but if anyone says anything about what or how I eat I take it as a chance to prove them wrong and knock them down a peg like they just tried to do me.
    2548 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/24/2012 10:07:02 AM
    Thankyou for the encouragement. He has been more supportive the last day or two. I actually got him to join the gym too so he can walk and maybe to a little weight lifting while I am working out.
    2555 days ago
    It's always hard when someone really important to you can't be positive. I have a few like that in my life too. Sometimes I think the age makes a difference too, they just don't understand.

    Just try your best to let it go, and know that you are doing what you need to do. If he isn't going to be supportive, then he shouldn't be saying a thing. I know it's hard to shrug it off, but you have to!
    2557 days ago
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