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What nobody tells you about losing weight

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  • JessiBelleWJessiBelleW Member Posts: 650 Member Member Posts: 650 Member
    That I would become somewhat (a lot) judgemental about others food choices. I'm so sorry!!! I just want to help (i don't say anything out loud) But when the lady at work is cramming a 1000+ calorie meal in her piehole (yes I looked it up on mfp) and complaining about HOW SHE CAN'T SEEM TO LOSE WEIGHT it's so hard to not say then put that down.
    I want to lead everyone to MFP but it's the horse to water thing right?!

    Maybe you could gently point out to her that the meal she is eating is probably half of her daily calories? That way you aren't saying "put that down" but you are giving a wake up call
  • sashayoung72sashayoung72 Member Posts: 441 Member Member Posts: 441 Member
    That I would become somewhat (a lot) judgemental about others food choices. I'm so sorry!!! I just want to help (i don't say anything out loud) But when the lady at work is cramming a 1000+ calorie meal in her piehole (yes I looked it up on mfp) and complaining about HOW SHE CAN'T SEEM TO LOSE WEIGHT it's so hard to not say then put that down.
    I want to lead everyone to MFP but it's the horse to water thing right?!

    Maybe you could gently point out to her that the meal she is eating is probably half of her daily calories? That way you aren't saying "put that down" but you are giving a wake up call

    I've said some "gentle" suggestions, like setting myself as the example, "i can't believe I could eat 2 cupcakes from this store they were 750 EACH" but the specific lady that can't seem to lose weight also tells me how chia seeds have ALL THESE HEALTH BENEFITS.....and then, she poured them in her milkshake......
  • silverarcheresssilverarcheress Member Posts: 125 Member Member Posts: 125 Member
    I find it really hard to compliment people back when they proudly say 'you've done so well, I've been dieting for the last few weeks and lost 4lb' etc. Sometimes you just can't see it yet but I don't want to mess with their confidence, but equally I don't want to lie! I didn't have to deal with people confiding in me before!
  • Karen_can_do_thisKaren_can_do_this Member Posts: 1,150 Member Member Posts: 1,150 Member
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    I've said some "gentle" suggestions, like setting myself as the example, "i can't believe I could eat 2 cupcakes from this store they were 750 EACH" but the specific lady that can't seem to lose weight also tells me how chia seeds have ALL THESE HEALTH BENEFITS.....and then, she poured them in her milkshake......
    I had lunch with my BFF and her sister. Sister bragged about how healthy she had been eating for the last 6 months, she had completely given up French Fries. Then she ordered fried onion rings...

    But but onion rings are full of onion! Less carbs than chips (French fries )
    Bahahaahahaha total sarcasm there in case you missed that :)
    edited September 2015
  • silverarcheresssilverarcheress Member Posts: 125 Member Member Posts: 125 Member
    I find it really hard to compliment people back when they proudly say 'you've done so well, I've been dieting for the last few weeks and lost 4lb' etc. Sometimes you just can't see it yet but I don't want to mess with their confidence, but equally I don't want to lie! I didn't have to deal with people confiding in me before!

    How about "Good for you! Are you feeling more energetic too?"

    That's brilliant! I'll definitely try that, thank you :)
  • camblincamblin Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    How when you come home from working out, and part of you just wants to sit down and have a drink, but part of you wants to hurry up and get in the shower so you don't have to smell your sweaty self any longer.
  • tiffunnyxtiffunnyx Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    How you no longer snore

    How easily / comfortably you can cross your legs and sit in other positions

    How the same mundane things now seem so different when you start the day off feeling better about yourself
  • rachelbl72rachelbl72 Member Posts: 64 Member Member Posts: 64 Member
    4mricandy wrote: »
    Stay off the scale!!! The belt is the ultimate motivator!!!
    Definately this, looking at myself I can't see much difference but with the belt I was using the last hole4 weeks ago now I'm on the 3rd nearly 4th hole.
  • LeslieB042812LeslieB042812 Member Posts: 1,800 Member Member Posts: 1,800 Member
    That even when you let yourself get the unhealthy side of potato chips over fruit, you realize 3 chips in that you just don't want anymore.

    Not for me; potato chips are my kryptonite. Lol!

    Yes! I love chips and ice cream!!!! I think I will always love them. Now, there are other "junk" foods that I take one bite and don't want it anymore, like cookies and pastries. I'm happy to leave those be, even though in the past I would have still eaten the whole thing.
  • silverarcheresssilverarcheress Member Posts: 125 Member Member Posts: 125 Member
    I find it really hard to compliment people back when they proudly say 'you've done so well, I've been dieting for the last few weeks and lost 4lb' etc. Sometimes you just can't see it yet but I don't want to mess with their confidence, but equally I don't want to lie! I didn't have to deal with people confiding in me before!

    How about: "that's awesome! starting can often be the hardest part--keep it up and you'll get to your goal." :smile:

    I like that suggestion. Thank you guys all for being awesome on this thread!
  • sashayoung72sashayoung72 Member Posts: 441 Member Member Posts: 441 Member
    tomnev1 wrote: »
    One thing I have found is that I am less argumentative. I often felt the need to call someone up online if i saw that they posted something stupid or racist or just plain crazy. Now when I see something I disagree with I think "that guy/girl is dumb...but pointing it out won't make me happy."
    Yes to this, I just don't have time for that in my life anymore! I was horrid about posting on all the fakey fake things people share on facebook, now i usually let it all go. I think the exercising has those endorphins flowing and happier feelings going on!
  • sashayoung72sashayoung72 Member Posts: 441 Member Member Posts: 441 Member
    That even when you let yourself get the unhealthy side of potato chips over fruit, you realize 3 chips in that you just don't want anymore.

    Not for me; potato chips are my kryptonite. Lol!

    Yes! I love chips and ice cream!!!! I think I will always love them. Now, there are other "junk" foods that I take one bite and don't want it anymore, like cookies and pastries. I'm happy to leave those be, even though in the past I would have still eaten the whole thing.
    Yes! but now if I do eat them it's not oh lord the whole world ended and i'll have to start all over, I just shrug and try not to buy them anymore
  • AshuhleeMarieAshuhleeMarie Member Posts: 86 Member Member Posts: 86 Member
    That even when you let yourself get the unhealthy side of potato chips over fruit, you realize 3 chips in that you just don't want anymore.
    That even when you let yourself get the unhealthy side of potato chips over fruit, you realize 3 chips in that you just don't want anymore.
    That even when you let yourself get the unhealthy side of potato chips over fruit, you realize 3 chips in that you just don't want anymore.

    I did that this past weekend. I was so proud of myself; I just simply didn't like the taste and I didn't want to finish them, and threw them away. Usually I'd not want to "waste" anything!
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