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To Tell or Not To Tell?

Friday, December 20, 2013

I have lost 20 pounds since I finally started getting serious about my weight in late August. And people have noticed and asked. I don't tell unless I am asked but after 20 pounds it is finally starting to show. Last night I picked up my cell phone and glanced at my email messages and there were 19 so I was casually looking through them and they were all comments to a facebook post and they said things like "good job" and "congratulations". Couldn't figure out what that was all about since I had only put a picture of my car after I washed it and said I'd take bets on how long it would stay clean. So, I got on my laptop and opened up facebook. My daughter wrote a very nice post saying that I wouldn't brag about it so she was going to basically telling people I had lost the weight and had amped up my Jazzercise. Now, it was a very nice post and I had lots of compliments and lots of likes but I'm just not sure how I feel about it. In the back of my mind I'm thinking--now everyone is going to be watching me like a hawk. My daughter thought I was mad because I didn't say anything but I'm just confused. How has everyone else handled telling people about their weightloss?
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  • ELLIE381
    You have done a wonderful job. Be very proud of it. Sometimes I think we don't want too many people to know so if we back slide we won't feel guilty. We need something to keep us on the straight and narrow.

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    2538 days ago
    Good job LJ it feels good when your children brag about you. I couldn't help but notice Wikki beach in your picture. I spent a month there 14 years ago. It was beautiful there. Hope to go back again in 2 years with my granddaughter. That's where she was born. Well just wanted to congratulate you. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    2539 days ago
  • LJK091354
    Thank you for the kind words everyone! Since it's already shared--I guess I will continue to.
    2539 days ago
    I would have a hard time telling people about my weight loss myself so they wouldn't hear it from me.

    But, I think your daughter is very proud of what you are doing to take care of yourself and that is what prompted her to tell people about your accomplishments of losing weight and exercising. She's bragging on you in a good way. She's proud of her mom!

    2539 days ago
    I only shared with husband and kids to start with. I wanted to keep it to myself at first and then enjoy it when people started noticing. My husband did choose to start bragging on me after a while so the secret was out. Enjoy the positive comments and use them to help your motivation. emoticon
    2539 days ago
    I think I would be mortified if my daughters did that!! BUT.... I doubt that I would let them know. Your daughter is proud of you and wants to shout it to the world!! That's awesome. What's done is done.... accept the compliments and keep doing what you are doing!!
    2539 days ago
    At first, it was quite uncomfortable for me to discuss it, and I felt a lot like you indicated. With time, I got better. It was always interesting that everyone wanted to know what my "secret" was. emoticon
    2539 days ago
    Share and be proud of your accomplishments. Be happy to share, and let others be happy for you too.
    2539 days ago
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