Friday, May 4, 2012

Weight Loss Problems

I stumbled across this tongue in cheek tumblr page that lists "problems" that come with losing weight...I experienced all of these things working to get healthier, but I take them any day to feel like I feel now and look how I look now! Here are few of my favorites....Real situations I went through...


Grocery shopping doesn't take as long anymore, but I definately take the time to read them for anything new that I buy.



Plateauing sucks! Shaking up my routine to lose the weight. Closely watching everything I was eating. Working out even harder. It can almost drive you batty. 


My floor is known for the sweets and parties and celebrations we have. In fact, when one my co-workers moved to our floor - he gained 5 pounds before getting his sweet tooth in check! Our administrative assistant organizes a food day at least once a quarter - a potluck with enough food for three tables. People bring in donuts and cakes for any reason - birthday, anniversary, a sale...It's hard to resist temptation when it's always in your face. But, now, most folks know I'm skipping the fattening treats. 



As exciting as it is to get new, better fitting clothes...It can also be expensive and time consuming!



This wasn't actually all that challenging...I would just sneak in the healthy snacks. Getting busted was. I actually got in trouble once for bringing in a healthy snack to a bowling alley.




 


I actually skipped one party when I just couldn't figure out what to eat healthily at the restaurant before hand (no menu was posted) and it was an unique cuisine (Jamaican) I could find healthy options online for. But, later I learned to eat very well the week and day of - eat a healthy snack before and eat as healthily as I could there - starting with a soup or salad before the main dish.




They feel you are being anti-social or a health nut...



 This is a BIG deal to me...Even though I know that no machine is "my" machine. I go to the gym at less busy times on purpose so I don't have this problem....





This one was a bummer - but was unavoidable...I had to give away so many favorite, fabulous things...But, replacing them has been fun!



It's embarrassing where and how you can sweat sometimes at the gym. I developed this crazy rash in between my breasts thanks to the boob sweat. More embarrassing was having to talk to my male dermatologist about it to get the problem taken care of. 


 




I found this hard to deal with at first - what do I say? what do I explain? should I elaborate? are they going to make light or belittle my decisions or reasons? could you not draw so much attention to my meals? Then one day my trainer pointed out that people were just trying to figure out how a real person makes healthier eating choices...


okay...this hasn't happened to me...yet :)

5 comments:

Tiff said...

Hi!

Thanks for stopping by my blog- you seem to be one fiercly determined lady and I love it! Looking forward to reading about your success!

Ebbs said...

Oh man, LOL, I have to agree with numbers 240, 168, 171, and 109. That is me almost each week.

Papi's Girl said...

Super cute. I love this post. I can relate to so many of them. I have a hard time because many of my friends are not into the same healthy lifestyle as me. So I don't have anyone to relate to other than people on blogs. :)

MS. Bad Mama Jama said...

Thank you! I look forward to following you too!

MS. Bad Mama Jama said...

;)