As promised, I wanted to recap a little about yesterday’s events. It was like the sun came out and all of a sudden people could see clearly! I had four different people tell me that I look like I have lost a lot of weight!
It is actually kind of strange that all of this has just started to happen since I slipped over the fifty pound mark. I have been told by a couple of different bloggers that it is the number that their own friends and family started noticing and commenting at – so I was sort of prepared – but I guess I just didn’t think it would be such a complete switch like it has been.
I already wrote about how the first and second people to note my loss only recently voiced their recognition as I passed the fifty pound mark. With yesterday’s additions, I am kind of taken aback by how different it suddenly is from the utter silence on the topic that I was beginning to think would never change.
I am very happy to finally be getting a little validation. Not everyone in my social circle has said something, but at least I am no longer feeling like the weight I have dropped is indiscernible. Two of the individuals that I saw yesterday haven’t seen me since before the start of this blog so the difference to them was apparently obvious as soon as I walked into the room. The other two people who commented though saw me last week. Weird!
One of the women who noted my shrinking waistline said that she was, “surprised by how good I look now.” I laughed out loud at that! I knew that her statement was well-intended and that she was simply pointing out that the losses have taken place in a short amount of time, but I teased her about it being a backhanded compliment anyhow. Another girl whose remark was actually passed onto me – since she didn’t feel comfortable saying it to me directly – was that she could not believe how much smaller I was. It was so nice to hear! I have got to say that it is so great to know that people are finally paying attention to the hard work I have been putting forth into changing my lifestyle.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 10 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 banana
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with 1 wedge light Laughing Cow, tomato, and pepper
- 1 white dinner roll with butter
- 1 slice of eye of round roast
- 1/2 cup roasted potatoes with butter
- 1/4 cup corn
- 2 sweet pickles
- 1/3 cup orange sherbet
- 1 bite of a vanilla latte cookie
- 1 chocolate peppermint Girl Guide cookie
- 1 large mug of chai pumpkin spice steamed soy milk
- 8 pieces of a dynamite sushi roll with soy sauce
- 50 stomach crunches