My weight loss and health journey continues. And I’m glad that I’ve found some great online resources (like the Single Dad Laughing Health Club on Facebook – join it if you’re on your own healthy journey). But…
The biggest problem is that it’s hard to decide who to talk to about what you’re doing when you’re eating right and exercising.
Who can you talk to?
I hate to talk to people who aren’t doing the same thing because it feels like bragging. It feels like when I say I’m drinking more water and I’m exercising more and I’m eating healthier, that I’m saying other people aren’t.
I worry that it sounds like I’m judging.
Here’s the thing – I’m not.
Honestly, I think everyone should do their own thing. I don’t think that everyone wants to go on this journey. That’s fine. I like to talk about what I’m doing because, well, it’s what I’m doing. And if someone likes my ideas, then they can take them and do them, too.
Sometimes I kind of do want to brag. I want to let people know when I’ve gotten into a smaller size. I want to let people know when I’ve lost more weight. I want to let people know how good I feel.
I don’t want to be obnoxious about it, but I’m happy about it.
People feel okay about putting up Facebook posts about when they get jobs, when they get new pets, when they get a bf/gf, anything that they’re excited about. But if someone posts about weight loss or exercise, people think it’s an unnecessary brag. Why? What makes that a brag, but all the other things acceptable?
I don’t want to complain too much, but I do wish that I felt that I could talk about my journey on my FB page without thinking that people will think I’m obnoxious about it. (Yes, I know I’m obnoxious…but I’m trying not to be obnoxious about this!)
Anyway, consider this my public shout out. I’d love to talk to all my friends about what I’m doing, but I assume they don’t want me to. So, friends, if you are okay with me talking about the weight loss and exercise stuff, say so. If not, I’ll go ahead and shut up.