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.
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.