Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My big mouth?

I'm starting to realize I talk about my weight loss a lot during everyday conversation. I'm not referring to this blog, because weight loss, health and fitness are the central themes. People expect me to talk about it here. However, when I'm just talking to people, I think they're getting sick of it.

I try not to bring it up, but if someone asks me a question about it, it's hard to shut me up because I get so excited. I'm like Tom Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah's couch, only the topic is weight loss and not Katie Holmes.

Talking to a friend at work about it this morning, I got a weird vibe after saying I still want to lose 10-15 more pounds. I think that's a perfectly reasonable goal and it's not too low for my height and build. It was so strange the way she reacted. I guess if I lose 10 more pounds, I'll weigh less than she does, so she interpreted my goal as though I was calling her fat. This couldn't be farther from the truth.

Thankfully, there are a couple people here who are very much into fitness, so it's been nice having "buddies" to chat with about calories, running, weights, etc.

I think I'll stick to my strategy of keeping it to myself, and if someone brings it up, I'll keep my answers succinct rather than going on and on. I certainly don't want to annoy anyone.

1 comment:

kilax said...

Hi Morgan! I've been reading all of your archive posts. I found your blog this week and feel like I can relate so much... I love reading things like this. It inspires me.

Anyway, I hope you don't mind if I leave a few comments on older posts!

This story reminds me of how my younger, skinny, sister reacted a few years ago when I lost a lot of weight and actually neared her weight. She said "I don't want you to weigh less than me." SHE SAID THAT!

I do think people like having someone bigger than them in their life. And I do agree that not everyone wants to talk about being healthy! I think you plan is good - to keep it to yourself, until you know you are in the safe zone!