Sort of...(I am a female by the way). My whole reason for losing weight was to get into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and I lost 100 pounds to do it. Well, I got so far into the recruitment process...the third of eight stages and got deferred for a year because I didn't give specific answers for some of the questions. The interviewer told me to try again because he said he could see me succeeding and becoming a Mountie some day.
During the year that I was deferred I gained back quite a bit of my weight...almost half. I went on with my life and am now a social work student at university, and because my physical shape doesn't matter in that field, I am fighting becoming complacent as well and letting the weight come back on because I don't need to be thin for my job. It is hard, but I am still struggling...I have recently lost 15 of those pounds I've regained and have a renewed enthusiasm for weight loss. Everything I'm doing is what I did to lose the 100 pounds, and I've been very consistent in tracking calories, exercising, etc. Plus, although I love what I'm studying, my dream is to still become a Mountie and I want to keep that option open someday.
I know what you mean about the men though. I used to be with a guy who'd tell me what he wanted to do with other women because he found me too fat. I'd never put up with such behavior now, but it's still hard to convince myself that a man would like me. I had a flirtation going with a musician passing through town recently, he was on stage, me close in the audience. I just kept looking at all the other females in the audience thinking, "why would he be interested in me, there are a lot better-looking women than me here." Needless to say, that is something I need to work on in myself.
You've got to lose to know how to win - Aerosmith
Last edited by Ookpik; 11-30-2010 at 12:07 AM.