I am 4 lbs away from my original goal, about 8 lbs from what I would really feel happy with. ( I can't believe I can say that!)
People keep telling me not to lose anymore, that I'm fine. blah blah
I just want to lose a few more.
Do people say that to you guys too? And what do you say?
Yup, I get that from time to time.
Sometimes it is from folks who are just plain jealous that I have accomplished something they haven't been able to. Sometimes it is a sincere (if misguided) concern for my health and wellbeing. And sometimes it is a playful way of complimenting my success.
In most cases I can just say "Ah, thanks for noticing. I feel so much better at this weight than I ever did before." And let it go with that. Since I am extremely happy with my weight and fitness, I almost never let it undermine what I know to be the best thing for me.
When people get used to it, they generally stop making comments.
Even my mom, who was famous for the comments, has stopped, and she's even defended me to other family members who called me too skinny. I never thought I'd see that day come...she just tells them I'm all muscle and very strong!
This from a woman who, when I was 15-20 pounds higher, thought I was too thin then, let alone now. So I think it's basically what people get used to, and change throws a lot of people off, even if subconsiously.
I think Pam has a good reply to that situation.
Patience, grasshopper, and congrats on your hard work!!
"If you drop an egg, you don't say, 'Oh, shoot' and drop the other 11, do you?"
-Source unknown, but obviously brilliant
Reached goal 4/16/2010...but kind of afraid to look these days