I saw a few family members the other day for the first time in a long while and they didn't recognize me. I was chatting with my neighbour about when I showed up on his doorstep a few months back and he just admitted to the same. He hadn't known who I was. Even showing people the video I created has elicited a similar response: an only half-joking, "who is that?"
It's very odd to look at photographs and essentially see a stranger. And I mean that in both ways. I see pictures from a year ago and I can't believe I ever looked like that. And I see shots from much more recent weeks and it's surreal to think that the girl smiling in those images is me.
It's not a bad thing obviously. Not at all. But such big physical changes sure can take a lot of getting used to. It takes the brain a long time to catch up...
As a side note, for anyone interested, I am running another little contest for the publishing company where I write my column.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 10 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, cheese, dried cranberries, garden lettuce, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 2 cups mint chocolate bar ice cream blend
- 3/4 cup fat free strawberry vanilla yogurt with 1 cup honey nut granola cereal
- 2 hazelnut chocolates
- 9 whole wheat crackers with 1 herb and garlic Laughing Cow cheese wedge and homemade red pepper jelly
- 3 slices French toast with margarine and maple syrup
- 1/2 cup fat free peach vanilla yogurt with 1/2 cup honey nut granola cereal
- 1 cup heavenly hash ice cream with butterscotch chips
- 15 minute walk