I'm actually quite lucky in this respect. Most people I meet are really encouraging to me. They're always saying things like, you look really good or you should compete. And these are both regular gym people and people that don't work out. Whenever I go out and order something "healthy" I rarely get snide comments. In fact, last night I had my work mate defend me :love:... one of my friends said, "Why aren't you eating the fries" and she said to him "She's on a diet... well, trying to be healthy" :bitch: My hero!! I don't know if it's cos they're afraid I'll beat them up or... :lol: The only person that doesn't really encourage me is my mother because she doesn't like the BBer look, but I just laugh at her comments because they are quite hilarious.