Friday, February 12, 2010

Argg. People!

Hey guys! Just thought I'd reconnect. I'm starting my 3rd and final stint with the hcg diet. I feel very mellow starting this time. It feels like old hat. I know what I'm doing and how to do it. I like knowing that weight loss is pretty much guaranteed. I like feeling successful and seeing results. That is the only thing that makes what ever diet you're doing worth while. You have to see results or it all feels like you're doing it for nothing.

So, my goal is 140. I think I'll feel pretty good there. When I got married I was 125 so I don't feel like 140 is unrealistic. The thing that irritates me is when people say, "You look fine. You don't need to lose anymore," Sometimes I get the feeling that that comment comes from a selfish place. I don't know. Maybe not. But the reason why . . . is because I want to.

When you are way over weight, losing even a little is monumental. Once you get to that lower weight and maintain it, you realize, why not a little more? And why not? Why not get to a healthy weight where you know you'll feel good? What is wrong with wanting to weigh 140? Sorry, but you can see I'm a little sensitive about it. People who are heavier than me at the moment always seem to want to discourage me from losing more. I hate it. People who are lean, healthy and athletic are always the ones to say, "Way to go! You can do it!" I love that. It's all about building people up and not being jealous of someone else's success. It's not like I'm anorexic for Pete's sake. (I like food too much)

Anyway, I'm now getting off my soap box! LOL. Good luck on your goals! I'll be in touch!


Marta O. Smith said...

Here's one person heavier than you who says, "Way to go! You can do it."
Maybe when people say you look just fine the way you are, what's really going on in their subconscious is that they would be happy to only weigh what you do, so why shouldn't you be? Does that make sense?

Anyway, as long as you know your own body and what a healthy weight is for you, and since this diet is being supervised by your doctor, go for it. 140 is only too skinny if you are tall enough for the WNBA.

Shanna Blythe said...

The only thing that I would say is to make sure that the doctor agrees with where you want to weigh. And if the doc says you can go lower and you decide to--GO FOR IT!

I actually have a lot of friends who want to lose three to four pounds. That's it. That's what they want to lose. And I DO want to say, "Are you kidding? You're whining about four pounds when I have forty to lose?"

But no matter what--their weight loss is just as important to them as mine is to me. And their weight loss, even though they look great to me, means that their is something about their bodies that is making them feel like they weigh too much. And that is what it comes down to--how you FEEL about yourself.

So go for what you need to go for! And good luck with your last round of HCG! I'm so impressed!