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emmalito wrote:Hi, just wondering about something. Does anyone else out there feel a bit embarrassed to be trying to lose weight?
Sounds a bit strange i know, especially as I'm also emabarrassed to be overweight ... but i don't like telling people (in person).
Example: Yesterday, my brother, who i get on with really well with and love, came over in the afternoon. When he arrived, my first thought was "oh, now i can't do any exercsie". I would feel - well, silly i guess - huffing and puffing about with him here.
And this is one of my closet relatives!
I did go for a walk anyway, to the shops to get a couple of things for dinner, which was about 45 mintues of brisk walking away, but i realised i needed the 'cover' of going to the shops to go get some exercise.
Maybe it's because of failed attempts in the past, maybe it's because of a societal things where it's supposed to 'effortless'.
Or maybe it's a self-esteem issue where i feel feeble for trying. There's a nasty little voice in the back of my head (that i'm getting better at ignoring) that whispers 'why are you even trying? who do you think you are? As if losing the weight will make YOU better...'
So, my question, long winded as usual, is: Does anyone else get this? If so, what do you do about it?
Because I don't want this seen as just another attempt, I bypass the phrase entirely in most conversations. I just tell people "I've decided to get healthy
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