February 26, 2013

Biggest Loser Linkup February 26


This week's post is a day late; unfortunately we had a death in the family and I was attending services so I'm sure you'll understand.

I didn't have a huge loss this week but I'm going to tell myself that a loss is a loss and TRY to think that all of the little losses add up - right??

Weekly weigh-in:  -.4
Total on the challenge: -4.8 lost
Total on my journey:  50.7 lbs lost

I've been reading a lot of blogs lately, and they truly inspire me every day.  Some of my blog friends have posted about negativity and I got to thinking that it really is terrible when other people are not happy for you and your positive changes.  Then, I experienced it...and now I, TOO know what it feels like...and it doesn't feel good - AT ALL.

I've always been one of those people that get along with pretty much everyone, but as I grow older and learn more about myself, I realized that a lot of times it was because I was trying to please everyone.  Now, don't get me wrong, I think that trying to get along with others is a GOOD quality, but one that should only be used for good...not evil.  Negative people are going to come and go, and as I grow, I am much more cautious about who I let into my life.  And I've tried to remove negative people along the way.  I always say "Pluck those weeds right out of your friendship garden!"  Okay, so that's a little schmoopy, but you get the picture.

But, opening yourself up to the blogosphere really also opens you up to a whole lotta peeps that you don't know, who don't know you, and who are jealous and petty and pretty much downright annoying.  There are so many more opportunities for negativity to creep right in.  Creep being the operative word here.

What I want to remind myself, and my fellow blog friends is this:  WE are the reasons we are taking this trip.  WE are the ones who want to be healthy and live long lives for our families and friends and loved ones.  WE are the ones who put in the hard work EVERY single day.  WE will NOT let those creeps take any of that away.



  1. Please know that I will butcher the spelling... But your post reminds me of one of the tidbits of wisdom my mom has bestowed upon me. It's a Latin phrase... "Illigitimus non carborundum", which roughly translates to "Don't let the bastards bring you down". In other words, let the haters hate and keep your chin up sunshine!

    1. Ahahaha - that is perfect! Thank you!