So, here's a situation I keep ending up in...
I see someone I haven't seen in a long time...well, or someone I see often. They ask how I'm doing, how everything is going, how much weight I've lost, etc, etc. I respond, "Oh I've lost blah blah blah pounds over the past year and a half..."
Then I get this, in some various form,
"Wow, that's great. I think I've gained what you've lost."
"Wow, I think I've found all the weight you've lost."
"I wish I could lose weight."
"Good for you, I keep gaining weight though."
"I wish I had time to do what you are doing."
"How do you find time to lose weight?"
Anyway, you get the idea.
I love my friends, I love my family, I love when people notice that I've been busting my butt to lose weight. I don't love how the conversations become awkward like that. What am I supposed to say? I'm not going to be like, "Well, now that you've mentioned it....you have been gaining weight. Put down the beer and cheeseburger."
I'll explain to people what I'm doing and how I'm doing it. I give out Zach's email address. I tell people to contact him if they are serious. However, I don't like that you compliment me and then make me feel bad for you. I don't know what to tell you other than this;
It took me a long time to get the motivation to stick to a plan (eating and exercise). Sure, I trip up from time to time, but I always pick myself up and get back on track. The longer I do it, the more addicted to the lifestyle I become. You will make changes when you are ready. No amount of you standing here talking to me is going to motivate you. You have to do it on your own. I promise you, when you are ready it will happen. If you want to go on a walk, or swimming, or to the gym, let me know; I'll gladly go with you. Until then, give me the compliments I deserve and we'll deal with you later. (I'm pretty self-centered; it's ok, I know and so does everyone who knows me.)