rossbaker2_sc wrote: »
Lol someone recently approached me at work and was like "you must've lost 50 lbs by now, that's awesome"
I laughed and they started apologizing and said they just thought of a big number and sorry if they offended me.
I had to explain that I was within a couple of pounds of hitting 150 lbs of total loss
Wendyanneroberts wrote: »
Over time, I have had positive and negative comments on my weight & weight loss. I've learnt to acknowledge positive comments and "ignore" the more hurtful. Knowing that this is my "journey" on a healthier lifestyle, to benefit my life & my health. I no longer let these derail me.
Tracking & logging on MFP for 1,200 days. With a loss of 52lb and successfully maintaining (a healthy weight), for the first time in my life. But it's taken persistence and perseverance. A simple strategy (CI less than CO; weight loss OR CI = CO; maintenance) that works, but only because I've put in the work.
But the one comment I've heard the most, that really bugs me still is "Your so lucky" to have lost weight. They then proceed to tell me how "impossible it is for them to lose".
Blaming a long lists of reasons why. But don't want to hear "how" I've managed to lose. Preferring to believe its no more than "luck" on my behalf, rather than how I've put in the work.
yu_2 wrote: »
I remember I had several people tell me I looked, “disgusting” & “anorexic” when I reached my goal weight of 120. It was very painful for me to hear & made me super depressed. 😔 I started out around 300 lbs and worked really hard to get to where I was. It really screwed with my head because at 5’7” & 120 lbs, I was in the healthy range of the BMI.
I think some people carry their weight differently. While I was losing weight, I had a therapist tell me there was no way I was 200 lbs, that I looked closer to 160. She even went so far as to weigh me & she still couldn’t believe it. I think she thought the scale was broken 😂 I did some bulking of muscle & cutting of fat over a couple years & now look and feel a lot healthier at 150 than I did at 120. 💪😍 my endurance & overall fitness is so much better too!
Looking back, I can understand to a tiny degree why all those people said I looked sickly but I feel they could have expressed it in a more tactful way. Losing weight, gaining muscle, maintaining, & recomp is definitely a journey, not a destination, I’ve learned! 😁
MrsBradyBunch wrote: »
I get called an "inspiration" sometimes. I'm glad for that.
Some people act envious. One remark was a grumbled, "I think I'm finding the weight you're losing."
And then there is the teasing. "Your clothes are getting loose on you. Did they stretch out, or something?" I suppose it's similar to the joke about somebody getting their "ears lowered" rather than their hair cut, but it kind of ticks me off.
cbstewart88 wrote: »
I am reminded of my yoga teacher, who was from France - but nonetheless stunned me one day when he said: Some people have really fat thighs, some people have fat stomachs. Others are fat in the butt or have fat arms. But you are lucky. You are fat all over. LMAO. Thanks Francois...
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