There are many positives that come with weight loss. Smaller clothing sizes, healthier stats (blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.), being taken off of medications, and an enriched attitude. As long as you keep yourself in a positive frame of mind, you’ll be unstoppable. But, unfortunately, with any success there are individuals who will try to derail your success. That is intentionally or unintentionally.
On my own personal journey, I’ve found a lot of individuals really embrace my journey and aid in coaching me along. Those people and the support are awesome and really help in boosting my confidence and keeping me focused.
You just have to be aware that not everyone is going to be your personal cheerleader. It’s important to know that there will be individuals who will try to derail your success. This isn’t always intentional, while sometimes it is, but it’s best to keep your eye on the prize and not let those words and actions belittle your confidence. Don’t let that instance be the reason you throw in the towel. Put your chin up and understand that as long as you are healthy and happy, that is all that matters and everything else is moot.
Unfortunately, this sometimes means distancing yourself from the person(s) that belittle your confidence and road to success. You don’t have to cut a person out of your life completely (while, some may have to), but you can choose to not be around them for extended periods of time especially if it really starts to grate your nerves. Be aware of the situation and if you’re able to, calmly explain to the person your feelings. There’s a 50/50 chance they aren’t even aware they are doing it (such as in the case of food pushers).
Just remember … don’t let another person take hold of your dream and squash it. The world is your oyster and there’s a whole lot of living to do out there. So keep your head up, your mind right and keep chugging along because you are worth it.