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The Surprising Factor That Could Lead to Weight Loss Sabotage


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I can def understand how continued compliments can have an effect. I believe I experienced such an experience of many compliments and started to feel a little to confident early in my SP healthy journey and it did sabotage my efforts. I fell into a 2 year plateau and in that period gained 12 pounds back. I think I became to comfortable at that point and with all the compliments and did not continue on the journey as I needed too. I needed to have a talk with myself and get back to reading many helpful article to get me back on track.

It's been soon to be 9 years on SP and more than 120 lbs lost and now I will just continue to live healthier each day. Sure I lean every now and then but I am MINDFUL in my life now. My support team of SP is a blessing as is my desire to live longer and healthier.

I am grateful !!! Report
I didn't mind the compliments at all and knew I was too fat so no surprise people would comment. What was odd to me was that so many felt free to tell me I was getting too skinny. AT 5'8" and 160 lbs I wasn't too skinny. Ended up around 142 which is right in the middle of my BMI range and folks have stopped saying I'm too skinny. Report
Just say Thanks and change the subject. Report
It's not others compliments that derail me, it's what I tell myself. It's all about our own personal narrative. Report
Great information Report
Good to know Report
I agree with JIACOLO,I am my worse enemy! Report
I am definitely my own worse enemy. Thanks for this info. Report
Exactly what happened to me. Live & learn. Report
Call me nutzy, I like compliments.:) Report
I welcome all positive compliments about my weight loss. I have worked very long and hard to improve my quality of life and appreciate the compliments. Report
There are people, especially gym members who will always comment on your ( mine) weight, and ask questions, like how much did you lose ? I do feel uneasy when attention is called to my appearance, but if someone says, wow, you are strong! It’s very welcome. But I have a 20 pound weight range and am sensitive to scrutiny. Sorry, but I feel it’s rude. Report
Great advice Report
Good article. I really appreciate any examples of healthy conversations since I have a broken verbal filter. I am learning slowly how to appreciate the compliment as it is hopefully intended, just a way to make you & the giver feel good. Positive and healthy are still my goals more than weight loss. as long as my clothes fit and I feel good, I consider that a win. Report
Well~~I really do NOT understand sabotaging one's self because they were given a nice compliment! And the statement that said~~IF I look great did I look before??? WELL...before my weight loss I looked FAT~~I KNOW THAT~~ and I was grateful that people did not come up to me and say it!!

I will take a compliment any day~~AND it makes me determined to keep on going to my goal....The ONLY compliments I hate are when people say~~WOW you have lost a lot of weight...Good for you~~NOW don't lose anymore because you will start to look sick!! These do not sabotage me....they just make me want to slap that person!! LOL Report

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