Friday, February 19, 2010
I'm not Oprah
"You may not feel like you've changed, because like you said, You only just recently gained weight, you don't know what it feels like to get picked on in elementary school, low confidence though high school. You have NO idea. So before you go and shatter your viewers dreams that they will still be STILL insecure and STILL be shy and lonely, REMEMBER that for some people the only thing stopping them from releasing is their WEIGHT. I have personally felt the difference when I lost 50 lbs. I was more confidence, less shy, and felt like I was able to get out there because I finally for ONCE in my life I felt comfortable with myself and my body and Because of that -- I didn't care what people thought anymore because I knew I was where I wanted to be and that made me come out of my shell . Losing weight CAN change you as a person, and change your outlook on life, so please don't tell people they will still be miserable and sad and what ever. I know you said you don't reply... and honestly I almost never comment. UNLESS...its something I feel very strongly about. I honestly don' t know for myself, but unless I was stuck in my shell my whole life, and the person I am now was hiding in there-- I dont know but losing weight really did make me come out and totally change as a person for the better."
I won't say who this was because I honestly think she thought she was being sincere. This is one person's perspective.
Would it help you all if I said...
IVE BEEN SO HAPPY SINCE IVE LOST WEIGHT. MY WHOLE LIFE HAS CHANGED.
YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO DO _______ ONCE YOU LOSE WEIGHT.
YOUR CONFIDENCE WILL GO THROUGH THE ROOF ONCE YOU LOSE WEIGHT.
Sorry- I don't remember telling people they will be miserable and sad if they lose weight. I remember saying, any deep seeded issues you have won't magically disappear.
If you have confidence issues, you need to work on it NOW.
Let's chill out a little.