Dealing with these nuisances is rarely a laughing matter, but armed with these tactics (and deep breathing), you can minimize frustration and anger from these well-intended (okay, maybe not always) folks.
My physical strength has given me spiritual depth. My belief that all things are possible spurs me on and when I feel weakened by loss I remind myself that I have already achieved great strides in nine months which required more than physical strength.
I wasn't just overweight, but downright sickly due to poor nutrition and stress. I felt trapped in my sad state, recognizing that there was not enough food on the entire island of Manhattan to soothe me.
I'm still losing weight (at this point, 140 pounds). However, far greater in importance to me is this: I'm learning an incredible amount about nutrition, cooking, and exercise, and I finally feel I'm developing a healthy relationship with food.
Much as I wanted to lose the 25 pounds, believing that I shouldn't have to was more powerful. And so the weight piled on. And stayed. Finally aware of this underlying belief, I had a decision to make: pride or humility.
She decided to try counting calories, but wasn't successful. After a month she had lost three pounds and gained them back. Each time she started to work on her program, something happened which threw her off track.