On the weight loss site that I'm on, someome recently posted a topic that she wondered if revenge was a "valid" reason for lising weight. Basically she was dumped by a guy and wanted to show him by becoming thin and hot and show him what he was missing out on.
There were a lot of interesting responses to that query. Some people were very disgusted by her and commented that she should be losing weight for herself and no one else.
I don't know how I feel about this - I mean who is to say anyone's reason for losing weight is right or wrong as long as it gets the job done. Most of my clients are only clean and sober because they will go to PRISON if they use drugs and alcohol. Is avoiding prison any less of a valid reason then say doing it for your kids? I would say the same about losing weight.
When I was losing weight, I truly never gave much thought to what other people thought. I was just focused on what I needed to do. But I was just talking the other day to Marc and remarked that I bet that people talked behind my back - making remarks about whether or not I would keep at this - especially the exercising, since it's pretty noticable when I go out to run during my lunch hour.
Because I know human nature, there is no doubt in my mind that people did talk about me and certainly said things about how I would not continue this commitment to a lifestyle change and probably were a little snotty about it.
So there's a part of me that would like to know who said what so I could be like "That's right, bitch, I did it!" Does that make me petty? Probably. But it doesn't make the weight loss any less real.
What is your main motivation for losing weight? Yeah, yeah, getting healthy, blah blah blah. But what about some of your less admirable reasons?