The People You Expect To Be Supportive Can Be So Hurtful
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
So last night got together with some of my family for dinner, what I thought would be a great night quickly turned into a bad one. Some of my family took me aside and told me they feel I need to stop loosing weight that I'm starting to look like I'm sick. I was so crushed that my own family would say that to me. Yes I have lost a total of 62 pounds, but I have ton it by eating healthy and exercise. I explained to them that I already talked to my doctor about my weight loss and my doctor said for my age and height my healthily weight is around 120-125 pounds. They then say well maybe you should get another doctor..serious my doctor knows what she is talking about she has been doing this for years. Apart of me was hurt but another was angry they would say this to me. On both side of my family their are health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, and heart attacks. By taking care of myself I'm cutting out the high risk for these problems, and that's what I told them but they still didn't listen. So I turned to walk away and that's when I saw Lindsey my 5 yr. old standing behind me. Hoping she didn't hear the hurtful things that were said to be but she did. She gave me a big hug and a kiss and said Mommy I love the way you look and think your beautiful:) That brought a smile to my face, she always makes me feel better.
Before I would take there hurtful words to heart and grab any junk food that I could and just start eating and not caring. This time when I got home I decided to do some yoga and let the stress go away. An that made me more proud of myself and just forget all the hurtful words and move on.