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Friday, April 13, 2012

Flashback Fridays: I can't stand it when...

Flashback Fridays are a re-posting of my previous blog entries.  Sometimes I need a good kick in the butt and these old posts remind me of how to get it done.

Why I flash-backed to this post:  Over the past couple of weeks, I've had several comments (good and bad) thrown my way about weight-loss, exercise, and my "secret to losing weight" (as quoted from a co-worker).  It was a good reminder that people can be both mean and motivating on this journey.
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Original post date: 10/16/09
Original post found here.

I can't stand it when...

... people didn't think I could lose the weight when I first started.
... people don't think I can keep it off now that I lost it.
... someone finds out I go to the gym and they think that is all I've done to lose weight.
... someone makes a comment about my food looking 'healthy' (ie. bland and junk).
... the same person who made the comment about my 'healthy' food makes a comment when I eat non-healthy food. (Wth? Make up your mind!)
... people think I've stepped over to the 'dark side' because I switched from white rice to brown rice.
... people ask me how I'm losing weight and once I say 'ex...' they lose interest because they know I'm gonna say exercise.
... people remind me to not go too far and become anorexic... if I even had the ability to take it that far, do you think I would be overweight to begin with?

But, I absolutely love it when...
... I step on the scale and know all my hard work is paying off.
... I have to throw out clothes because they're getting too big rather than getting too small.
... I can do things I couldn't before or in a really long time: running a 13k, playing basketball, going up stairs w/o getting winded
... people ask me for help and really WANT it.
... out of the blue someone tells me they started working out because I inspired them... lil' ol' me!
... I walk out the door every morning, more confident in myself than the day before.
... I accomplish something I never thought I could.
... I look at my arms or legs and can see muscles... it pushes me even harder the next time.
... people notice how much happier I am.

7 comments:

Jenn said...

I can totally identify with both of your lists.

What I noticed is that most of the "I can't stand it when..." list has to do with OTHER people and their dumbass comments.

Your "I love it when..." list has more to do with you and your personal accomplishments, which is so much more important than passive agressive comments from people who are just jealous of all the awesome things you are doing for yourself!!

Rock on!

affectionforfitness said...

Oh, people just laugh at my food--brown rice, steamed cabbage and carrots, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, zucchini noodles. I've never eaten better in my whole life--nor enjoyed food more either.

I just adore showing women how to bench press. They are so happy with themselves afterward. :D

:-) Marion

Mandy said...

I loved this flashback, especially since the post is before I was a follower!

I can so relate. Today at a meeting, someone commented that I was "shrinking away" and then talked about how they could never run. I do more than run! :)

PlumPetals said...

Terrific list to keep in mind to realize how much work you have put into getting to where you are. I'm surprised at how many people are actually not very supportive or encouraging when it comes to others losing weight - you'd think everyone would be happier when someone wants to lead a healthier life!

Your before & after pictures are an inspiration for sure!

PlumPetals said...

Terrific list to keep in mind to realize how much work you have put into getting to where you are. I'm surprised at how many people are actually not very supportive or encouraging when it comes to others losing weight - you'd think everyone would be happier when someone wants to lead a healthier life!

Your before & after pictures are an inspiration for sure!

Maren said...

I love this post. So very much. I haven't gotten too far into my journey, and people are saying the same stupid things to me.

getting better every day said...

This post is EXCELLENT!!! You touched on so many things that have helped and hurt me on my journey to be healthy as possible.

I read a good quote today.... Never put the key to your success in some else's pocket. I couldn't agree more!

You are doing awesome and have inspired me for years! Keep up the amazing work and keep posting recipes. ;)