I’m lucky to have a great support system cheering me on in my efforts to be healthier. Online and in person, so many people are offering compliments, recipes and overall support, and it’s wonderful.
That being said, I’m also dealing with a couple of people who – whether they mean to or not – are less than encouraging and sometimes downright frustrating.
I’m hearing things like “You not going to be much fun anymore” and “But can you really eat like this forever?” These people are near and dear to my heart, but their comments – no matter how well-intentioned – don’t help.
Will I go the rest of my life without a french fry? Probably not. But I did today, and I can tomorrow. And it’s paying off!
Am I really not as much fun? Granted, I don’t go out to eat much anymore, and when I do, it’s not for fast food or rich desserts, but is that really what makes me fun?
I am getting healthy the right way: eating healthy foods and exercising. I’m trying new foods,learning how to cook and cutting out processed foods. I’m learning about healthy portions. When I have a strong craving for something, I have a small taste and move on.
I’m not getting HGC shots and cutting back drastically on calories. I’m not going under the knife or skipping meals. I’m not constantly harping on others about their food choices; I’m just making better ones myself.
So what’s with the criticism and questioning? And why am I let it bothering me?
Anyone ever dealt with this, either with diet/exercise or another lifestyle change? How did you deal with it?