Sunday, April 15, 2007
It happens three times a day some days. Someone who hasn't seen me much lately will stop me and say, "Wow! You really look good! How much weight have you lost?" or "What are you doing to lose the weight?" I love it, don't get me wrong, but its a little embarrassing. How awful must I have appeared when I weighed 50+ pounds more?
And why now? Because its spring and the heavy winter coats have been shed? Because I'm wearing clothes 3 sizes smaller? Because I've lost 20% of my starting weight? All three?
It's also strange that depending on the situation in which I am asked and how well I know the person asking I seem to answer the question differently. I'm doing a lot of things differently and its taken a long time to get this far and it will continue to be a while before I get to what I might consider a "goal." I mention that exercise is a key component for me. I also mention that while it might be considered a "diet," I don't think of it that way. I'm eating the way I am now for the rest of my life. I'm striving for less fat and junk, and more fruits and veggies. I try to drink more water and cut down on coffee and diet pop.
So that's what on my mind. Progress has been slow lately, but that's OK. I know some of the positive remarks I am hearing from my friends and neighbors is only strengthening my resolve to continue on the journey.