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.