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Luck has nothing to do with it!

Postby Fiona25 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:54 am

The last week i've had 3 different people that I haven't seen for a few months or more tell me i've lost 'heaps' of weight, so that is great BUT:

One of them said 'wow, you've lost weight, you're so lucky'! I was like 'ummm, luck has nothing to do with it, i've been working my a$$ off and sacrificing so many things!

I'm sure they didn't mean it like that, but it was almost like I got 0 recognition for all my hard work, it was like they just thought I clicked my fingers and off came the weight, when in acutal fact this has been SO hard - disciplining myself, pushing myself to my limits, waking up feeling like my body has been hit by a truck etc and i'm "lucky"????

Do you guys feel the same if/when you get the "lucky" comment?
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Re: Luck has nothing to do with it!

Postby molligrub » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:40 am

I really hate it when people whinge at me and tell me that "you're so skinny you're lucky what are you worried about eating healthy for you make me sick" etc, when they really don't realize that I'm this weight BECAUSE I WORK CONSTANTLY AT MAINTAINING IT!!!!! It is hard work to maintain a healthy, relatively lean body, I'm not lucky because I'm this size, I'm this size because of sheer hard work and determination, and saying no to treats when I don't need them. Comments like that make me REALLY cranky. :evil:

I am gonna exercise my butt off!! Literally!!
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Re: Luck has nothing to do with it!

Postby GoddessInside » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:15 am

Its sad that alot of people think LUCK has anything to do with weight loss. It's a hard road to go down and an even harder road to maintain it. We need to educate them !!
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Re: Luck has nothing to do with it!

Postby shelbel » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:50 am

I think it has to with peoples perception of losing weight, like some people seem to think they is some magic soluation or it happens like you win lotto, your weightloss number has come up!! :lol: And its probably part jealousy as well. No one wants to think its hard work! Plus i guess when people see a slim person they dont realise what it might have taken to get there and maybe too that the problems of life dont happen to slim people! Ive been guilty of thinking that, 'oh her life must be so easy because she's slim'
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Re: Luck has nothing to do with it!

Postby HappyBella55 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:33 pm

I have to agree and disagree :D ...Disagree because luck plays a part in genetics. The lottery of birth has a lot to answer for :lol: Some people are lucky to inherit good genetics and other's aren't so lucky :cry: ... Agree because it is not to say not everyone needs to work at it, they do :!: Everyone needs to be eating good nutritious healthy food and exercising regularly.

Yes the majority of people have to work damn hard to attain and maintain a good body weight. I have since been observing the way "skinny" people interact around food and exercise. My friends are all skinny and they watch what they eat and the exercise regularly. Why? Simple really - they want to maintain a healthy size and don't want to put on weight.

Last night I was at my brothers for dinner. He needed to go to the 7Elleven. I asked him if he wanted me to drive him there (as me being the lazy one would have drove) and his response was "no, I'll walk. I need the exercise". This coming from a slim masculine man who'd spent the day trashing me in tennis - wtf :?: :?: :lol: I need to take a leaf out of his book.

At the gym I go to, everywhere you look you see slim people. When I do aerobics classes I'm usually the biggest in the class and sometimes this thought does cross my mind "why do they need to be here they are slim already". But then I realise the jealousy coming out. I don't know these women; at one point in time they could have been over weight and worked hard to lose the weight and are now maintaining.

So yes Fiona - Luck has nothing to do with it. Its about hard work, commitment and determination to attain a healthy lifestyle.
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Re: Luck has nothing to do with it!

Postby JL77 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:08 pm

Its so easy for smaller people to make comments about us, they my think it makes us feel good, but adding certain comments like this just makes us feel like crap. I understand how you feel, keep up the good work. You deserve it :D

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