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Old 02-21-2006, 04:52 PM   #1  
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Talking 'Jever have someone ask you why you want to lose weight?

I have actually had people look me up and down and say "Why are you on a diet?" People can be quite judgmental, as evidenced by the post about the woman who was confronted in the parking lot by two others who thought she didn't belong at WW. People watch their weight for all sorts of reasons. Could be weight control; diabetes; cancer; or any number of other reasons. I feel it's between me, my doctor, and WW. The only thing anyone else should have to say about it is "You go, girl!"
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It happens to me, too. I'm a Lifetime WW member and I go to my monthly weigh-ins (which keep me accountable). I've been asked what I'm doing there and I respond: I'm a Lifetime member and how do you think I got this way?
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Domina, BRAVO! That is the way to be.

Thin4Five, You got that so right!
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That happens to me, too! I'm too chicken to say it, but what I'd like to say is, "I'm on a diet so I won't look like you!" LOL! Seriously, I know people would be happy to be my weight. But I worked hard to get to where I am. And I only need to lose 9 more pounds to reach my goal! The last ten pounds are the hardest!!
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My coworkers have questioned me for eating "rabbit food" (which really just means I include a vegetable with lunch - lol!) because I'm at a normal weight. Then they continue to order out for every meal and bemoan their expanding waistlines...

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Default I think people are more comfy with the status quo

so if you lose weight, you upset the apple cart and threaten their world. Also, if they are not ready to lose weight themselves, seeing you do it might put pressure on them (their internal thought process anyhow) to go on an eating program too, so they have to be negative just on general principal.
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Why do people do that, anyway? I've noticed that resistance to change in many aspects of people's lives... Take my best friend from high school, for example. In highschool, I was not comfortable with myself and always wore baggy jeans and band t-shirts. This Christmas when I visited her (four years after graduation), she looked at me (wearing clothes which actually fit and flattered me, plus the color pink) and asked since when I wore girl clothes, that I've changed so much since high school, etc... When in reality it's her who hasn't changed! (She later recognized this when I asked her about it, so that's a step in the right direction.)

It's called growing, no matter what changes you make in your life -- picking up a new skill set, losing weight for whatever reason, changing your image -- and those people who are intimidated by growth and progress will do what it takes to stop you! It strikes me as so weird, since those people are usually the ones who need the growth the most!!
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