I've really been thinking about what the DR said the other day and while he is right about a few things I also think that because he doesn't know me, had never met me before, has never seen my previous medical records that some of what he was saying were assumptions on his part and that is what pisses me off. I'm overweight, yes. Anyone who looks at me can see that. However I have said it before and I will say it again that just because you are thin doesn't make you healthy just the same, being overweight doesn't make you unhealthy (totally).
I workout almost everyday for more than 2 hours. I am very active. I count calories and watch what I am eating to make sure that I am making healthy choices vs just what's quick and easy. I do not have any weight related health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure or things that are typically associated with overweight people. I am healthier than a lot of people half my size or less. But because you can see my size it is assumed that I sit around all day long eating cookies and ice cream and just being lazy.
That makes me want to scream!! Am I making progress on my weight loss, yes slowly but surely I am. But I feel like it's not happening fast enough for anyone else to see the outside progress I am making. I know that I see changes in my body and people who are close to me can see the changes, but I feel like for everyone else they just look at me and see my size and make all of their judgments about me right there without digging any further and that bothers me, a lot.
So I'm trying to figure out what I can do differently to make my workouts more effective, what I can change in my diet to fuel my body better. I have a really good friend who is going to school to be a nutrionist and she is already a yoga instructor and personal trainer. She has agreed to help me come up with a meal plan and workout to get things heading in the right direction faster. I am so grateful for my friends and family who are so supportive and encouraging to me. I know it would be so much harder if I didn't have a great support system, so to all my friends and family THANK YOU!!! If any of my readers find yourself in a similar position but don't have the support system, send me an email or leave me a comment and I will be happy to support you and encourage you! ♥