Monday, September 17, 2012
Iíve only lost 14 pounds since July, and suddenly Iím being congratulated for my ďtremendousĒ loss by friends, colleagues and church brethren. Itís funny to have some of them seriously study my body as they question me about the absence of the rest of my hips and generous derriere. The funniest thing was when one of them asked me if I was wearing skinny jeans. I had to laugh to myself because if there were jeans that could put an end to my fat problem, I wouldíve chosen a pair years ago!
All these compliments make me blush and even feel a little self-conscious but then I remember all the work Iím doing to achieve this and I gleefully reply ďThank you!Ē. I also constantly thank God for the gift of mobility and avoiding injuries as I continually challenge my body in different ways. However, I had to draw the line, when people started saying I was now skinny.
No matter how proud I am of my progress, I am in no way delusional (well, at least not in this way)!! Unless theyíve redefined the word Ďskinnyí to include my voluptuous shape, I AM NOT SKINNY! Truth is, I donít want to be skinny. I love being curvaceous!! I truly embrace my God-given curves and the fullness of my breasts and behind. Iím proud of them and equate my physical fullness with my zest for life, which is why I call myself Ms. Voluptuostiy! My aim is to stay healthy and keep my body parts in proportion.
A healthy size for me would be a size 10 or even 8 is good enough (then I could wear ALL of my old clothes). Right now, my size 12 pants are loose and I have to keep pulling them up. I recently bought myself a size 10 pair jeans and theyíre snug but in a comfortable way. I would like for these size 10 jeans to feel more comfortable in the next couple of weeks.
Letís see what happens!