So What About Those Haters?
Friday, June 08, 2007
Okay, so you have started the process to lose weight and you are happy that you have finally been able to get control over something in your life. You share your joy with you friends. Most are happy for you, but then you have some who can't wait to see you fail. These are the Haters. You know the ones; they try to sabotage you every time you see them. They know you are on a diet, but they want you to go out and have drinks or have dinner at the restaurant that serves your favorite BBQ ribs and macaroni and cheese. They call you to go shopping when they know you are about to go workout. They tell you that they want to workout too, but when you call them they have an excuse why you both should just sleep in. They don't want to see you succeed, because they think that your success will make them a failure.
As I said in my previous blog, everyone is not at the same stage in changing their behavior, but that doesn't mean you have to put up with their nonsense. So, I would first suggest sharing with them how you feel. If you consider them a true friend, let them know that you have made a commitment to yourself to become a better and healthier person. Also, let them know that this change is important and that you will not let them get in the way of this process. Perhaps, they didn't realize they had the "Hating Tendencies", and this just might be all that you need to say to them.
But then you have the Haters, who still don't want you to succeed. Regarding them, I say, sometimes the easiest way to lose weight is to cut off your relationship with those Sabotaging Hating Friends. That should be a good 170 pounds per person. :)
Stay positive and be blessed!