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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Why is it some people just can't resist saying something negative when you post a blog and you are proud of yourself for keeping your portions of "unhealthy" foods in control?

If you don't know a person's usual eating patterns, why say "get off the fried foods and teach your kid good eating habits"???

We had fast food one day!?! How does that person know what our normal eating habits are??? We have things that are fried maybe once or twice a month (occasionally more, but usually less). And when people say snarky things that more or less boil down to "you aren't trying hard enough" it just really irks the living heck out of me.

If you are that dang perfect, why are you needing spark?? Its supposed to be supportive and encouraging, not "you aren't doing it right".

That kind of attack on my efforts is WHY I got so out of control telling me that my small effort is not good enough is NOT encouraging me to try harder, go farther, keep up. It is telling me there is no point in even beginning to make the effort, because it has to be all or nothing. If I'm not capable of "all" then it must be nothing.

Not this time. Snarky comments are NOT going to derail me. I am dang well going to STAY proud of the fact that I went to burger king (as opposed to a place that fries burgers) and had a JUNIOR SIZED burger and 3 french fries instead of a large order (or 3) and 4 onion rings instead of an entire large container!

And I am dang well not going to tell ANYONE that their efforts need work or make them feel under attack.

A year and a half ago, something like that would have sent me into a tailspin of binging. I would have given up for weeks (if not months). Today? It just ticked me off.

ANY STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IS GOOD ENOUGH. Don't ever let anyone make you feel like your efforts aren't good enough.
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  • no profile photo CD12785407
    DO NOT let the snarky comment derail you!!! You are doing great! You've made some very positive changes, ones that are doable... ones you can stick with. Remember, it's a journey, just like recovering from our TKR's..... it's not an easy fix, but a long process, with good results. You have to start with baby steps to make it really stick. I'm proud of you! Just keep doing what you're doing. You have been sounding so much better than you had quite a while back, Celebrate your successes!!! I think you're entitled to a little treat now and then. I have to do it, or I'd just completely give up. And, rant whenever you want. That's what we're here for.....

    P.S. - I LOVE Whopper Jr's. I have to have one every couple of months, myself. What's the point of going through life if you can't enjoy a guilty pleasure now and then....... Carry on!
    2674 days ago
    Don't let those on the down elevator bring you down too! You are doing a great job and know that others are struggling with you. Just for today do your very best and that is all you can expect of yourself.
    2675 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8634484
    Some people take to healthy eating and treat it like a religion! You see it sometimes with ex-smokers too. Every time the subject of obesity comes up on UK TV, they show the same shot of a fat man in a red shirt eating a burger! Poor man, it might be the only burger he'd eaten in his life! But it's easier to judge him.

    I'm glad you're past being upset by it. You know the truth of the situation. They don't. Take pride in all your efforts. There's nothing wrong in any food, fried or not, unless you're eating it all the time.
    2675 days ago
    Don't let a negative person get you down! You are doing great and you should be proud of every choice you make that is better than what you were doing before.
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    2676 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Some people have a hard time being flexible, so they can't see beyond what they think is right. I admit I have my moments. But, hey, I like junior whoppers and fries. No, I don't have them all the time, but once in a blue moon I will. I love eating healthy, but I refuse to eliminate foods completely. I'll just end up feeling deprived and that's not a good thing, because then I rebel. People, including Sparkers, eat the weirdest things. I figure if it works for them, great. I want to eat food that tastes good and make healthy choices as much as possible. I swear Susipam sounds just like my sister-in-law. Always special to have someone tell you how you should live your life, isn't it? Don't let is derail you. You're doing just fine.
    2676 days ago
    Snarky comments come from snarky people... Don't give them any "power" to rain on your parade!--- Now repeat!!
    Happy Sparking!
    2676 days ago
  • DIGIT00
    You are doing great and know how to control portions. Keep up the good work. Sometimes, all we need is a taste and craving is satisfied. You are doing good! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2676 days ago
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