Anonymous asked, "My sister does the same. She's a bit smaller but my parents have been praising me for my commitment to weight loss so she makes fun of me when I skip not eating bad food. She'll literally eat cookies in my face to mock me. It's all jealousy. It's annoying and condescending but at least I know it's not really me shes mad at.. just jealous"
Wow! That is mean! Glad my sister doesn’t do that or I’d probably smack the cookie out of her hand XP
asked, "Wear the shorts! Ignore your sister! They look great! Maybe she was having a bad day and took it out on you!"
She must be having a lot of bad days at the moment then XD
asked, "Sweetheart, I wish I had half the will power you had. Some people, like your sister (as it would seem, not trying to be rude), just aren't supportive. I'll actually be honest, I was about to ask for some tips on how to be so dedicated to losing weight when I read your post. So, help me out? PS. I love your blog!"
Aw well thank you! I’m always happy to help out where I can :) To be fair, apart from my sister, I do have an amazing group of people who are really supportive of me losing weight and getting healthy. My best friend Ellen is one of those amazing people, she’s my fitspiration and she runs a vegetarian food blog (I’m not vegetarian but her food is amazing and most of the recipes on there are very healthy!) that I would recommend you checking out: http://jazzystudentveg.tumblr.com/
Also, check out my tips and advice page and you can read my weight loss plan page too. But everything I do is what works for me so you might have to find what works for YOU to get into your own weight loss groove if you know what I mean :P
I will say, weight loss can be really hard. It’s been really challenging for me the last few months because I’ve hit a weight loss plateau and been stuck hovering around the same weight for about 2 months now. There have been times when I’ve thought about giving up, or when I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never be any smaller than I am now (whenever I’ve lost weight in the past I always get stuck around this weight and end up putting it all back on again). But then I remember why I am doing this. I am doing it for ME. So that I can be healthy and give my body what it needs to live a long and happy life, and that really steels my determination to continue. And because I’m doing it for MYSELF, not for summer, not for a bikini body or some other trivial reason, it doesn’t matter how long it takes me to get there. I originally wanted to give myself a year to lose the weight, and although I’m on track to achieve that, I’ve realised I don’t really care that much anymore! That’s what this weight loss journey has taught me.
If you’re doing it for YOU then you’re more likely to succeed. You CAN do it and you WILL do it, you just have to remind yourself that you are STRONG.
I hope that helps x
Anonymous asked, "You look awesome! And maybe your sister is feeling insecure about herself and feels like putting you down to make herself feel better!?"
Thank you :))) and yeah, maybe, I guess we all have our own insecurities. But I don’t think that justifies it :s
Anonymous asked, "Your sister might be a tad jealous because you look incredible."
Haha I doubt it, she has a pretty rockin’ bod. But I do wonder if sometimes she’s jealous about the support I get from my parents about my weight loss. She’s always been slim, active and healthy and I think it frustrates her that I’m getting praise from my parents for making a positive change in my life when she’s been doing it for years. I kind of get it, you know? But at the same time it totally doesn’t warrant how she makes me feel bad about myself.
asked, "You look stunning in those shorts! Your sister is delusional! Have a beautiful day!"
asked, "Yeah, your sister is wrong. You look great in those shorts."
Anonymous asked, "Okay, you're totally owning those shorts. I mean, you should be really proud of how your body looks. And who cares what your sister says? You have to know that you're doing your best and that you're worth it. I know you are only going to get happier from here, and becoming discouraged would bring you down to your sister's level. Next time anyone says anything negative, tell yourself little words of encouragement like "I am much stronger now" & "I am beautiful and amazing". mantra-y but oh well:)"
Thank you! Such good advice! I really feel so blessed and overwhelmed by all the kind support from people about this :’) I’m so lucky to have such lovely followers
asked, "hey you look amazing in those shorts! They fit you perfectly and you should be so proud of yourself :)"
Thank you so much! This made me so happy! :’)