Opinions Are Like…

Do you want to know why I don’t look to others for advice on my weight loss journey? Because it’s none of their damn business. I have dealt with so many people’s unwarned advice that I am at a point where I don’t even care. From childhood to adulthood, I have had people comment on my weight. So, when you hear this over and over, you tend to tune people out. 

I have had so many people in my life comment on my weight or stare at my body for a long time because they were uncomfortable with my size. Isn’t that wild? Oh, I’m sorry. Let me shrink for you! My intentions were not to change for them. So why, oh why, would I sit down and listen to them about my own fitness goals. 

This is my journey, and this is my walk. I am just running my own race and trying to live a healthier life. Lately, I have heard people nagging me about my new size. OH, Rachel, you’re getting too small! You shouldn’t lose any more weight. You can go somewhere with all that. I also hear Oh Rachel: don’t stop working out. You actually need to lose about 50 more pounds! I’m sorry, I didn’t know you were my nutritionist or my Bariatric surgeon. If I want these people’s opinions, I would either ask for them or pay for them with my health insurance. No shade but shade! Don’t continue to keep tabs on me and tell me what my goals SHOULD be.

Let’s be clear, I loved my old body, I was beautiful then, and I am beautiful now. I am learning my new body, but it is still under construction. If I feel like I need to start maintaining, it will be my choice if I want to keep losing weight, again, my CHOICE. 

This is an open letter for anyone who has people always passing judgments about you. Never let other’s expectations consume you! Don’t listen to what people have to say. Think about what you want. Come up with your own goals and work towards them. Who cares what people think. Do what’s best for YOU!

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