Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Got on the scale today, and I am officially 51.5 lbs down since May 2011! Praise God!! I remember yesterday, I was so upset, because I saw a cousin of mine that I haven't seen in so long....we got to talking about exercise and health and I shared with him that I've lost 49 lbs since May....and he was like," You mean you were 49 lbs heavier than you are now?! You're still big....I can't imagine you being 49 lbs heavier! I was talking to my brother the other day, and he was telling me how big you are now. I can't imagine you even bigger." Then my dad piped in," Yeah, when she came to my church, I saw the looks on peoples faces. They didn't say anything, but I knew exactly what they were thinking....They were thinking 'She's too fat to be becoming a doctor!' "
Needless to say, I was really hurt. I try not to worry about what others say or think about me...but it still stings...especially coming from family! Aren't they supposed the be the ones to be the most supportive?! Anyway, I was so teed-off that I went for a 2-mile walk in the freezing cold rain and bitter wind! People probably thought I was crazy! I am soooo proud of myself, though, b/c in the past, I always turned to food for comfort. But this time, I actually chose a healthy alternative to burn off some steam :) Anyway, I've come so far that I can't get detoured now. and this morning made it all worth it. I jumped to 51.5 lbs down?! Oh, I had a grin from ear-to-ear! (I still do! :) My goal is to lose 150 lbs total, and now I am officially 1/3 of the way there! God is good! and today is a wonderful day! :D