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You're fat, you obviously don't know how to eat right?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

This week I had a work colleage, bring up my recent weight loss. During the classes we had a break before the last class (this is 6-7pm) and she gave me a mini kit-kat. I can streach 66 cals for one of those as a treat. I was like, oh I brought a banana oh well.

And she's like "Are you sure it's ok to be eating a banana, between meals?"

I was like, uh yes I think a banana is ok.

Then she starts going on about how to lose weight is to not eat carbs for dinner and no snacks *sigh*

I said carbs aren't bad as part of a balanced diet, which I am eating....

Then I try to change the subject, and she asks if I got a bf and I have since I last saw her so she's asking about him, and I've said I'll marry him in 3 years once he's graduated nursing school.

So she obviously thinks that's why I'm loosing weight and says "Do you think you can loose the weight in 3 years?"

Oh ho wow. I was like, uh I've lost 12kilos already hopefully it won't take that long...but I'm planning on over a year. And she says "Don't you think that's too quick? They say the slower you loose it the longer it stays off..."

I inform her that 1kg a week which I have lost is fine. I've had enough talking to her. Once again a case of unhelpful and just plain wrong advice.

But after work I had finished and it was late, and I looked at my (small) banana, and I felt guilt for eating this 'snack'.

Then I was like f- her and her advice, and ate my banana. No one should make me feel guilty for what I eat, be it a banana or a huge bar of chocolate.
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    Hey if you have been doing 1kg a week, you have done extremely well! Keep it going and yes you deserved that Mini Kitkat. You were aware of what you are eating, you have a goal and I know you will not make it a habit!
    2953 days ago
    hmmm it seems so wrong-headed for her to criticize you like that! But I try to just let people's 'intelligent' advice roll off my back. Stick to your plan. Obviously you are losing weight on it so it's successful!!

    Also snacks can help you lose weight by keeping your metabolism in gear, and when you eat carbs has little to no effect on anything really (except they are good energy so good to eat before athletic competitions, ie carbo loading.)

    If anything, since she noticed your weight loss, she should be asking YOU how YOU lost the weight!
    3836 days ago
    The best advice someone has given me is to stand by my opinions but be open minded to others. That doesn't mean accept that advice, just hear it (hey maybe you will end up enlightening them). I'm glad you saw past her wrong advice, and kept to your own! Here's to a good week! :)
    3837 days ago
    There's always gonna be that one person...or several persons...who are gonna question what you eat, how fast you lose weight, and your motivation. My DH tends to ask me, still, "Are you sure you should be eating that?" And, then there are the others who are always watching what's on my plate. I've learned to finally let it go, and just realize that they have no "life", which is why they must mind mine. They can be jerks, but it's none of their business, and when needed, I tell them so.
    3839 days ago
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    Wow!!! I'm sorry!! People can be such freakin' jerks!!! Don't ya just want to smack em'? I'm glad you were eating your banana and YOU deserve the mini kit-kat if you want it. Don't let stupid people like that get to you!!! You hand in there and have a great day! emoticon
    3839 days ago
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