Wednesday, September 28, 2011
So this is coming from the grousing dept, after another old friend declines to say anything about my weight loss this past weekend (and 'forgets' I quit drinking and urges Jell-O shots on me - GAH!).
I've been majorly stewing in my own juice - HEY! maybe that's why my skin is several sizes too big now. Nothing like a dressing room and a critical attitude.
OK, I feel the need to post some REAL pictures of the REAL me - before I started with Sparkpeople in 2008 and now, at goal. I am only three months into maintenance mode, guess my self-esteem is still pretty wobbly if I let these things get to me.
August 2007 - Four months before joining Sparkpeople, followed by last Saturday: "Flowers"
August 2007 followed by late last month: "Body Shot"
Yes, it's taken me a while to figure this out. I guess I need to be patient with myself and stay the course, no matter what, as my brain catches up. I will continue to work with my friends here. This will be my source for giving and getting encouragement, as it always has been. THIS will be the place where (hopefully) it's ok to talk about these feelings. I will share with those who have a common goal and will work along side you. I promise not to intentionally let you down and I will ALWAYS listen, notice and acknowledge successes and heartaches. I will NOT go silent in the face of your success - ever.
Thanks for listening...