Thursday, July 21, 2011
It has been almost two years since my surgery and about a year that I have been maintaining within 5 lbs. of my lowest weight. I started slipping up the scale recently so decided I needed to pay attention again, record my intake, get back to the "rules" and get back to that low weight number. I have been feeling a little down that all of a sudden I have been thinking so much about food, hungry more often and indulging more. Like everyone who was morbidly obese and manages to escape I do not want to go back and to see that slippery slide is scary.
So, anyway, after two years I don't often have non-scale victories any more. People are used to the new me, I am fairly used to the new me. But... yesterday I saw someone I had not seen in a long time. She is a "snowbird" and back for the summer. She was standing with someone talking and suddenly she turned and came up to me to tell me that she had not recognized me until she was told who I was. She told me how wonderful I looked and said, get this.... I looked like a kid. She said it twice in fact with astonishment in her voice. Now, mind you, I am 61 years old, being told I look like a kid is enough to put a big smile on my face!
Today, I got on the scale and two of the excess pounds are off, now only 4 to go to get back to my weight before I started to slide. It is funny how a few words can remotivate you and give you the uplift you need to keep moving forward. Maybe I should send her a thank you note!