Tricia I get where you are coming from, I work as a manager at my learning center and I am there eight hours a day running after eight little ones. People who never had a weight problem do not have a clue and sadly us who are obese have been stereo typed as lazy when I am moving all day long. At least you make it to the gym though thats great!
My mother always told me keep moving... well it is hard when you are stuck at a desk for over 8 hours a day and go home to 3 kids, their homework, and a house that is a disaster area because my - soon to be Ex-husband- can't bother to tell them to clean up after themselves and is more messy than they are. I would LOVE to have 1 hour to myself to just walk but I barely get 6 hours a day of sleep as is ... all else is stress and work... and I try to spend as much as possible with my kids but I need time for me - which I have never had.... and Stress is my killer
Or my sister and mother in law who say oh... just get on the treadmill for 1 hour... right... when? I am not a stay at home mom like they are... I don't have 1 hour to spare...
I do know that I have to take time for me to be a better mom but easier said than done
I understand what you mean about advice coming from "thin" people. But, if they were very overweight to begin with and are now thin, I would listen to their advice of what worked for them, but I agree, I have people I know who have never been overweight and they just don't get or understand the struggle.
There are so many people say and do that drive me crazy about my weight. My boss lost all the weight and eats candy and potato chips all the time then give me advise about loosing weight. I work out( bikram yoga) I eat health, and I watch people eat bad and give me advise about loosing weight.
When I was getting married to my husband I had a woman tell me I should get a personal trainer so I can look good in my wedding dress.
I told her I wasn't marring her and my husband loves me just the way I am.
So for me it is the assumptions. Assume we are lazy, assume we eat too much or not the right things, assume being this way was a choice 1 day... We are not all the same, everyone is different.
People just dont think before they speak.