Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Weigh in and how do you handle negative comments
Weigh in for today is.....down a pound!!! Woohooo! I'm not disappointed that it is going slow as I haven't been overly stringent with my diet. My digital scale that I am using only measures in 1/2 pound increments which is fine but I feel my scale varies sometimes hour to hour. So, not sure what I will do about that. The gym does have a doctor's scale so I will think about that. So, the hard stuff. The real wt numbers when I re-started this wt loss a few weeks ago.
It's hard to put the real numbers up but I think but important to keep me accountable. Ok, and I will change my side bar to reflect that. I had a goal to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks so I will put that on the side too. The end of the 10 weeks will by July 4 so that will be a celebration day in more ways than one. It is going down but slowly so I need to concentrate on that. And I am increasing my exercise lately so I think the wt loss will continue and I hope accelerate.
Ok, what I wanted to talk about it how do you handle any negative or what you take as negative, comments about your wt loss journey. I've had some such as 'lose some more' or just 'move more eat less' or people in blogland saying 'I wonder if she can keep it off''. I mean, I know most people are very nice and want the best for me but once in a while a comments will get under your skin. Like, if they think I can't maintain, I start thinking 'if they don't think I can keep it off, why do I?' And I then had a major backslide in my journey. I mean it was just one component in why I did the backslide. It doesn't make friggen sense. I have tried to develop a thick skin about wt comments but it is hard. I think most of us that are a good deal overweight are very sensitive about it. And it is on my mind constantly as I see thin people around. For instance, when I was in the running store I'm thinking, on one hand I want to be fit and wear the cute running clothes and on the other hand I'm thinking 'who am I fooling, I'm a big ole bull in the china shop' around all these fit people. The sales lady was talking to my husband and saying 'you look like a triathalete' to him and was laying the compliments on thick. I was just thinking 'just shut up, and show me some shoes'. I looked at some clothes, bras, and shoes. I know I prob. can't fit into their clothes so I was thinking, well I can buy bras or shoes. I was there for the shoes anyway. I felt like I didn't belong there. I just push that thinking aside as I am on my way to a fitter body. How do you handle any comments about your weight? Or any feelings that come up in different situations? I try to be positive and turn my thinking around and sometimes it works.
What was good at the running store was that I did a foot/running test where they see what kind of arch you have in your foot and watch you run on a treadmill. They then use this data to fit you in the best shoe possible so that was cool.
Hope everyone is having a good week!