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Getting back to that healthy living

I have known for some time that I needed to lose some weight. I could feel the pounds returning even though I refused to verify it by stepping on the scale. There are a few pairs of pants that are very difficult to get up over my butt and hips. I am starting to feel yuck. So today I got on the scale to see what the damage was … 9 pounds. I am 9 pounds over my goal weight. That’s sort of a lot.

I decided that something must be done about it and it must happen now. If I continue to let it go eventually 9 pounds will be 15, then 20 and eventually I will be back at where I started about four years ago when I first started losing weight.

OK, here are my little rants …

When I was losing weight people told me I had lost enough weight and didn’t need to lose anymore. Between my doctor and my Weight Watchers leader we had decided what was a safe weight for me to achieve and I did. Why do people think it is OK to comment on your weight when you are thin, skinny, losing weight, etc.? But I can’t tell someone they are a fat pig and should stop stuffing their face? Because that is rude, right? …

People tell me it is OK to eat or drink whatever I want because I am on vacation, out of town, visiting Grandma, been so good lately, etc. No offense. But I don’t need anyone else helping me out in that department. I do just fine on my own.

People making comments about what I am eating, what I am not eating, what I am ordering, etc. Let’s make a deal … I won’t comment about what you put in your mouth if you don’t comment on what I put in mine.

Food pushers …

If you want to support me in my healthy lifestyle (and quest to get back to my goal weight) I welcome it. If you don’t, then don’t, but keep that to yourself. Thanks …

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  1. Jennifer Says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with you Ann! People should take ownership for their own health and not worry about other people so much! After all, if someone is not motivated themselves to lose weight or diet, telling them that perhaps they shouldn’t have that cookie will do nothing for them but create a negative self image. It will not propel them to think, “Yeah, perhaps I shouldn’t and maybe I should go run a few miles…” People need their own time and space to make up their own minds and be ready for weight loss or dieting or whatever the life decision is. Most people have GREAT intentions but they don’t realize that sometimes they end up unintentionally hurting others…

    I myself am a fitness instructor and I work out a lot! I have been desperately trying to gain weight for weeks… no, perhaps MONTHS…. and all I hear is “You should eat more!” “You look SO skinny!” over and over and over again…. And really, at this point, it’s becoming very frustrating to me because if you saw what I am eating in a grand attempt to gain weight, you would know that I am trying to gain weight… and the commentary I get from members at the clubs I work at…. from family… from friends… it can be too much!

    So, please, next time you think about making a comment to someone, maybe don’t make it! Worry about your own health instead.

  2. Ann Says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jennifer.
    Everything you said was great. But I think this was the best part: So, please, next time you think about making a comment to someone, maybe don’t make it!