I hope it's okay for me to rant here. Since I started my weight loss journey I've been getting flack from people. First of all, I'm 5'4 and weigh 165 pounds on a good day. My goal is to get to 140. I'm not trying to be skinny. Also obesity runs in my family. At my heaviest weight I was 195.
Also, I don't have any major problems with self esteem. I see myself as a good person and an attractive person. I just want to lose weight! I'm taking care of myself, and reaching for my goals. That's a good thing!
You would think people would encourage me to lose weight, but instead I get hate from some people. Most of the haters are either people who are overweight and don't care or pretend not to care, OR people who can eat whatever they want and be naturally thin.
Here are some things I'm sick and tired of hearing:
"Stop hating on yourself."
"You look fine the way you are."
"Oh no don't lose weight! I like em thick."
"Have a doughnut."
"You're counting calories? Haha, that's so silly!"
"Does your little phone app say you can eat now? Hahaha. "
"Live a little! "
"Don't be so superficial."
"You have an eating disorder."
"Being fat is not unhealthy."
"Diets are bad for you."
"Don't overwork yourself!"
"A man will love you for who you ARE!!!"
That last one really kills me. Hello, there's a reason why Brad Pitt is with Angelina Jolie and not a woman who weighs 300 pounds. But God forbid I want to look attractive and date attractive people because that's "So shallow!" But everyone who says that is a hypocrite and they know it.
Seriously, this all just makes me want to lose weight EVEN MORE, so I can shove it in their faces once I've achieved my success!
So thanks for the motivation butt heads! :glasses: