Okay I do not usually complain about people's shallowness or rudeness, but this time is an exception.
I have worked really hard, as I know everyone who happens to read this blog does as well.
I choose to log my calories.
I choose to drink my water.
I choose to get up at an insanely early hour to fit in my daily 59 minutes of exercise before I get ready to go to work.
I choose to log in my exercise and time each morning.
I choose to do my exercise, even if I think I do not want to do it, because I have already committed to do it.
I choose to weigh, measure, prepare ahead of time and preplan my work-week breakfast, lunch and after work snack.
I choose to make an aware choice and think before I eat aimlessly and mindlessly, after a rough day a work and make sure I have a lot of healthy options such as fresh or frozen veggies which I can indulge in when I would rather indulge in salsa and salty tortia chips.
I have made many choices in the past eight months.
But one I did not make is for the allowance for rude, "small, mean comments from rude, 'small', angry work peers who have nothing positive to say.
I am about half the size I was last year, and instead of commenting on my new self, one said "Oh, you know you'll probably gain it all back within a year".
I choose not to. I make my own choices...thank you.
Another lovely co-worker said,"Are you still losing weight? You should not lose anymore, and actually had the audacity to point at my neck!' I have news for her, the wrinkles on my neck were there underneath the 2 double chins-thank you very much for noticing then!
But you know,
I choose not to-
I choose not to lower my standards to accept their rude, inaccurate comments.
I choose not to allow anyone to make me feel less than.
I choose not to allow some else's narrow bitter outlook on life affect my own individual one.
I choose not to let someone's negative comments get inside my head when I would not even allow there normal comments in.
I choose not to become belittled.
I choose to BE.
I choose to continue this path I've created.
I choose to be me.