Ditto what Alexandra said. It's very common for all of us to get that bandwagon feeling...like we've finally figured it out & we want to share the good news with everyone we know who needs to lose weight!
The fact is that people venture out into their own weight loss when they're good & ready to, & sharing unsolicited advice could actually keep them from making a move. An analogy that comes to mind is quitting smoking. I always knew I should quit, yet I smoked for 17 years. At times I was considering giving it another go, if some self-righteous person decided to "inspire" me to quit smoking & tell me how to do it, there's no way I'd do it then. Then that person would think I quit because of them; I can't have someone else taking credit for my stuff. When I finally did quit over 2 yrs ago, it was because I was ready to. Period.
Same goes for my weight loss. I did it for REAL when I did because I was ready to. It had nothing to do with anything anyone else said or did.
I know it's exciting to be making progress & you should definitely be proud of what you've accomplished so far. Don't push it on others & don't get cocky. It's not about everyone else, it's about you & your efforts to create a healthier you. I'm like Alexandra, if I'm talking to others I don't bring it up unless they ask about something. And even then, I only say as much as the other person wants to know. You may find that people you know who are struggling with their own weight issues & readiness to do something about it may be uncomfortable around you & that's not your fault. I don't want my friends & family to feel bad about themselves if they're not ready to do what I'm doing, & if I make our conversations about that they will feel judged.
OK, I know that was rambly but it's what came to mind.
| NO EXCUSES, JUST RESULTS
| Next milestone - 256: 60 lbs lost2013:
still up from 1/1, but coming back down...2010:
50.4 lbs lost | 2011:
17 lbs lost | 2012:
1 lb gained
How I did it: http://stubbysticks.wordpress.com/weight-loss-summary-by-month/