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Relost the regain

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Triumph. It's gone. I'm back where I used to be, before I ditched my exercise schedule and enrolled in school full time to finish my degree. I haven't been this thin in years.
And I get to experience all the wonderful things about weight loss... along with the unpleasant. Like, people offering unsolicited opinions.
Never mind that I have been working hard to drop this weight ALL YEAR (and it's almost SEPTEMBER, yo). People don't know that. They just now noticed that I'm smaller (finally got rid of the baggy clothes). And they begin issuing ridiculous warnings: "Slow down." "Don't lose any more." This makes me want to SCREAM.
Why the H3LL shouldn't I lose anymore? Because YOU prefer me obese? You have a problem with me getting to the OVERWEIGHT range of BMI?
This coming from a woman who probably weighs a hundred thirty.
Another gem: "you're just losing weight SO FAST." Uh, WRONG. You're just slow on the uptake. It averages out to less than one-and-a-half pounds a week, genius.
I am definitely NOT one of those people who yearns for others to notice and comment on my weight loss. It is MY body and MY business. Worry about your own, and keep your opinions to yourself. I don't want, or need, your validation.
And I promise not to ask you if you've gained anything since last I saw you.
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  • NETSUE64
    LOL! I love this!
    3156 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1631054
    Gurl... you are healthy, you look good, haters don't get it, probably never will....
    3172 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12783562
    I agree. And I'll be prepared for any comments when I get thin enough to be noticed. Glad to know it happens - ahead of time. Otherwise I don't know what I'd do. Probably internalize it.

    Congratulations on the results of your dedication! Enjoy it and know that you've helped others who are on the same path you are and understand where you've come from. Now you can forget what the others had to say. I'm glad to know what may be coming down the pipe! A great blog.

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    3172 days ago
    Awesome news!! And I agree, other people need to just keep their opinions to themselves. FWIW, I get it all the time, too. People always seem to have a comment about what I'm eating or not eating. Seriously, GET A LIFE!!

    Anyway, nice job on the weight loss!
    3172 days ago
    YAY on the re-lost! And yes, moving to smaller clothes suddenly SHOWS the loss - and yes, it elicits unwanted comments from people who don't know how to give a compliment. (No idea what to say to shut them up!)
    3172 days ago
    You know how you're doing, and that's ALL that matters!

    3173 days ago
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