When Jim changed his diet and started logging his food I jumped on board. I find that when both people in a couple do something together both people are more successful. About a month ago I started logging my food.
Writing down everything I eat made me very aware both the good and bad things I eat. It was pretty eye opening.
One of the side affects of logging your food is losing weight. Over the past month I’ve dropped 2 pounds.
This is something that I should celebrate. There are television shows dedicated to people celebrating their weight loss. But instead of celebrating I’ve been rather quiet about it.
I am a pretty fit person. I surf and do yoga. I have run marathons and half marathons (something I can’t wait to do again.) Sharing these things is safe; people are okay with hearing about it.
But people are less receptive (and sometimes critical) when they hear about a thin person losing weight. My goal wasn’t to lose weight, it just happened. Shedding some extra pounds is good for my knees, back, and ankles. It also is a sign that I am making better choices with my food.
Unfortunately sharing this may come across as bragging, vanity, or showing off. So this is something that I’ve quietly done. (Yes I know the irony of sharing this now.) But it makes you wonder why some people are offended by seeing someone become healthier.
Shame on people involved in skinny shaming, what’s next healthy hating, thin threatening, fitness frowning?
Let’s celebrate each other’s accomplishments and encourage one another.
Stop tearing other’s down, instead let’s build each other up. Then we’ll all be better.