Friday, March 25, 2011

If I Hear That One More Time!!!

In this delightful weight loss journey, there are many ways to get to the end goal.  Of course everyone thinks their way is THE way to lose weight and like to dole out advice to those who are stuck or not having much success despite their best efforts.  We all hear the unsolicited advice from well-intentioned (most of the time) people. 

So what is the advice that irritates you the most?  The line or lines that you're told that grate on your last nerve and make you want to scream...DUH!

Mine are many but I'd say my biggest one is "you didn't put it on overnight, you're not going to lose it overnight" or its equivalent..."it's not a race."

What is yours?

Happy Friday all!

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  1. "Tomorrow's another day"

    The sad thing is I've probably used the phrase myself but I hate it so much more now because it's basically code for "You screwed the pooch but it's okay, just sweep it all under the rug and try again tomorrow".

    If you keep screwing up and keep coddling yourself, or keep getting coddled by others, then tomorrow will just be another crap day. Make it happen today!!

  2. "Fall down eight times, get up nine"

    I think that's pretty close to the Chinese proverb. While I definitely agree that perserverance is completely necessary to lifetime success, I think the proverb can serve as "permission to fall down" all the time, for some. "Ok, well I am still ok as long as I state tomorrow that I've "stood up" to my promises to myself long enough for it to count today."

  3. ... which is pretty much equivalent to "Tommorrow is another day" without the Mr. Miyagi accent.

    [Miyagi karate-chops the tops off three beer bottles]
    Daniel: How did you do that? How did you do that?
    Miyagi: Don't know. First time.

    :) DO IT TODAY!!

  4. "It's just one day", "It's just water weight", and everyone's favorite "start over tomorrow." That last one is how I ended up this size in the first place.

  5. "I've fallen off the wagon" or "I'm back on the wagon again". I thought we were more advanced then wagon trains any more!

  6. Geez that is a good one. After reading some of the comments I can see where some of the advice is just coddling along and I can see where I've used some of those as my own coddling (so thanks for the eye opener :)).

    My own are when people try to pimp their diets on you that you know aren't healthy and they shouldn't be doing either. But anytime I open my mouth I tend to regret it because they don't like to know they might be wrong. I'll stick to my healthy plan and keep working out and running, thanks. I get a lot about how bad running is for you which really irritates me now that I think about it.

    Hope you have a great day!

  7. The one that irks me the most is, "muscle weighs more than fat."

  8. I've gotten really tired of hearing others say "I've fallen off the wagon" or "I'm getting back on the wagon". For myself it's the "you can go back to your plan tomorrow" or "it's only one (insert bad food choice of the hour), it won't ruin your diet!" The last one is generally accompanied by a at least a handful or sometimes a plateful of food/candy that I wouldn't choose to eat. The sabotage is sometimes successful, aided and abetted by the guilt monster. I'm doing better saying "no, thanks" to the candy than the food so this is one of my works in progress.

  9. I second the "muscle weighs more than fat" one. Every time I hear it I want to point out that a pound of lead and a pound of feathers weighs a pound. DUH!

  10. if one more person tells me that 3500 calories make up one pound, or eating less than 1200 calories puts your body into starvation mode, i will scream! i don't care if it's true - i don't need to hear it 3034923 times a day. :P

  11. Same as yours...that It took so many years for me to put it on I shouldn't expcet to take it off quickly.

  12. "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" is a burr in my saddle. A weight loss group leader used that one on me. Don't really care for it!!!

  13. "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" - ooo yeah, I HATE that sentiment!

    Tell ya what, let me trade metabolisms w/you for a month & THEN we'll talk... I have finally packed away my guilt over having any appetite whatsoever (whether you're fat or not, ya still gotta EAT!)


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