I cannot believe I lost another 2 pounds since friday! I am almost in disbelief of my body right now. People always say when you get close to your goal, its harder and harder to reach it. However, I almost feel like I am flying to mine. 15 pounds left and I will be there! I hope this doesnt slow down!
My supervisor at work today (who is a guy) made a comment that bothered me. While he recognized that I had lose weight, he said "so are you trying to do this for a wedding or something?". The reason it bothered me is that I dont want to be classified as one of those people who diets for a special occaison, and then when that occaison is over, gains it all back. Or that Im just doing this for a silly reason such as that. now dont get me wrong, I think goals are great, such as, I want to lose X amount of pounds by my wedding. but to only want to lose weight for that reason and not health reasons as well, I dont agree with that nor do I want to be lumped into that category. I am losing weight to be healthy, to feel good about myself, etc. Not for a silly reason such as a wedding. And then gaining it all back. I am doing this for life. I hate that people automatically assume that someone who loses a lot of weight will gain it back. Yes, the people who have worked with me only know the "fat" Heather, not the skinny Heather that I was. I hate that being "fat" was my identity and now that I am losing that, people dont know what to think.
I know I shouldnt think too much about it or take it offensively. Perhaps he was just being inquiring. However, I think its important that people realize that I am doing this just by eating healthy and cutting out junk food. By eating in moderation and eating often. That is just how I am choosing to live my life. And is it wonderful I am losing weight as well and getting healthier as a side effect of how I am eating? Sure is. But I am not going to stop eating this way once I get to my goal weight or if I am having a bad day. I am going to eat this way forever.