Friday, September 25, 2009

Follow Up

So I got to thinking about a major pet peeve of mine after my previous post today.  I talk about trying to lose weight and the ongoing to struggle to work out.  I talk about these things regularly for a few reasons 1) it's a big part of my life because I am almost constantly counting or thinking about calories and attempting to fit in working out into my life, 2) I think it's a relatable subject.  Most people at some point in their life have struggled with weight, fitness, and/or health, and 3) to hold myself accountable.  To get to my point, I absolutely can not stand when people tell me "you don't need to lose weight."  Ok, I accept that maybe others who feel they have more weight to lose than me may feel bad if someone smaller than themselves mentions losing weight.  I can understand.  I certainly do not intentionally want to make anyone feel bad about themselves by mentioning weight and weight loss.  Others feelings aside, we all have our own reasons for wanting to lose weight.  I may be smaller but that doesn't mean that I am happy with the way I look.  It also doesn't mean that I can't make strides to be healthier.  Losing weight is about being at a healthy weight (which trust me I am on the higher end for my height) and being happy with yourself.  If losing weight helps me feel better and more confident about myself, there is nothing wrong with it.  If talking about my battle to lose weight makes you feel uncomfortable or bad about yourself, simply change the subject.  But stop telling me that I don't need to lose weight.  If you're saying this in an effort to make me feel better about myself, I appreciate it but instead just encourage me with my efforts.  And compliments always boost self-esteem :)

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