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What they don't tell you...

Friday, August 05, 2016

I have worked very hard to lose weight. I am finally getting to a point where I am starting be happy with what I look like (with clothes on). I can see my goal weight within touching range! However, there are the down sides of losing weight...
1. All of the excess skin. If you are lucky enough to lose lots of weight and fit into a sting bikini and look absolutely fabulous, good for you. I, however, have lots of loose skin. It flaps in the wind ( or so it feels). It makes me uncomfortable. I am almost more self-conscious if it than I was when I was almost 300 lbs!
2. People are downright jealous. "You need to eat! You obviously are starving yourself!" "You need to quit losing weight! Don't you think you've lost enough?" I am definitely not starving. No I still have a little to lose. They don't realize how hard it is to lose! I have worked too hard to eat everything they think I should.
3. You will always be compared to someone else and they are just waiting on you to fail. "When so-and-so lost all that weight, she ended up putting it all back on!" "OMG! Can you believe she just ate that?"

I tell you is hard to lose weight! I have kept my chin up for so long. No I don't starve myself. Yes, I will eat anything I want to eat! If I want to eat 4 slices of loaded pizza, by golly I will! I know that I can't do that all the time. I know that tomorrow I will have to eat better. I am in this for the long haul. I am in this because under all of this loose skin is a very healthy person who is really happy. I am in this because my children deserve a good role model. I am in this to be a role model for someone else!

Don't give up! Don't let negativity bring you down! I have worked hard for this loose skin so if you don't like it, don't look at it! If you don't like what I eat or don't eat, I don't care! Let it be my problem and not yours!

I am an amazing person who has grown so much in the last year. So let me tell you the positives!
1. I have energy!
2. I can run! (My kids have a hard time keeping up!)
3. I LIKE to run!! LOL
4. I love who I am!

If I can do this, you can do this! It won't be easy, but it will be worth it!!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I am so very glad for you. Congrats on your weight loss doll. You deserve every bit of happiness there is.
    1306 days ago
    Despite the loose skin and the unhelpful comments, it sounds like you are doing great and enjoying renewed energy and life with your family!!
    I'm glad for you!
    1634 days ago
    So very true - yes - I will be "looking forward ' to all that diet advice and comments - oh and the 'elephant knees' that I get. not to mention the fact that I go to the pool everyday - I can only imagine with the upper back of my legs will look like - OH MY and Oh Well
    1634 days ago
    You are awesome. Dont let them drag you down!
    1635 days ago
    Congratulations! I want to run too! I will never look good in a bikini either and who cares because I don't really want the whole world to see that much of me. Don't let them bring you down. Sparks had a good article on food pushers. Good read!
    1635 days ago
  • MATHENA1130
    Congratulations on the weight loss. You have a great attitude! Don't let the haters get to you. Do for you what makes you happy.
    1635 days ago
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