100 lb. Club - Back from my trip - brothers did comment on my weight

05-05-2008, 10:11 AM
Hi -

So I had posted previously about my upcoming trip and I was in total despair about seeing my brothers and what their comments might be regarding my weight. I was so desperate to lose something before they see me.

I had a great vacation, but both my brothers did comment on my weight. I told them I have lost 10 pounds since they last saw me, and one of them said but you have 90 to go. The other one just said I need to take care of myself for my kids' sake. True enough.

It hurt to hear, but it is true. So I am back!- ready to begin anew.

05-05-2008, 10:17 AM
I'm really glad you have such a positive outlook on it! I don't think anybody should have to suffer from the words of their loved ones, but if it helps motivate you further then so be it.

Well done on those 10 lbs :hug:

05-05-2008, 10:48 AM
Use their words as FUEL for your rocket of desire for a new body!!

05-05-2008, 10:53 AM
Glad one brother has something positive to say. Perhaps, the other comment can help too. We never know where motivation comes from. You are doing great!

05-05-2008, 11:10 AM
Guys are so clueless about the emotional implications of their words. So many of them think you should 'just do it' (like we're living in a Nike ad!) and that it's as simple as that. I'm glad you didn't let their reactions get you down; that proves you are strong enough to keep going.

05-05-2008, 03:59 PM
I'm kinda the same when seeing my extended family because we only see them once a year and their right gossips so you know their talking about you once you've left. Choosing the outfit is a right nightmare and their all trendy londeners. I'm just waiting till next christmas at our next visit for me to be a lot lighter, give them something good to say about me behind my back.:D
And yeh guys only ever notice bad things, nice new hair, gorgeous new cloths they won't have a clue.
Let the comments make you want to loose the weight and get the compliments it deserves.
Good luck :D

05-06-2008, 10:31 AM
Thank you all so much - your support, as always, keeps me going. They really are good brothers, and I take their words as well-meaning (mostly).;)
Thanks again, and good luck to us all on our journey.