Not overweight but on slimming world- advise?
So, I'm not overweight by any stretch of the imagination. I have a BMI of 22, which I know is well within the healthy region. BUT I'm definitely not at a weight I feel comfortable at. Since this time last year I've put on 12 pounds; I used to be a keen runner before a knee injury stopped me so as well as the weight gain, I've also lost muscle tone. I just don't feel myself at my current weight, so I'm trying to get back down to 9 stone (which would mean a still healthy BMI of 20.3) in order to feel more confident in my skin.
I've been trying to get back down to my old weight for about 4 months now, and nothing seemed to be working for me. In the past 2 weeks though I've discovered Slimming World, and honestly I think I'm in love! I lost 3lb in my first week and I love that I can eat so much food! :D
The problem that I've been having, and that I hope people might be able to give me some advise on, is the reaction I've been getting from those around me. It seems that whenever I turn down high syn foods, someone makes a comment along the lines of "why do you need to lose weight" or "you're being ridiculous" :sigh: The women in my office like to bring in cakes and sweets, but to be honest, I would rather save my syns for when I'm monging out on the sofa late at night and fancy a chocolate bar!
I'm really struggling with the reaction I'm getting from people. I kind of feel like it would be easier if I was overweight, and then that way when I turned things down people wouldn't judge me. I'm finding myself either saying that I'm full or feel sick because I don't want people to judge me when I say that I'm following SW. Either that or I'm eating the cake at work and regretting it in the evening when I really want a KitKat!
What do other people in this situation do? I could really do with some advise because right now I'm feeling very judged for doing Slimming World!