Monday, September 24, 2012
I just sent a good friend of mine this letter on FB, thanking her for talking with me about her weight loss journey. She worked 35 lbs off her small frame, but it took her a while.
I just wanted to reiterate how pleased I am that we chatted about your weight loss. It's helping me a TON to know that you lost 35 lbs in 18 months - which is actually just 2 lbs a month or a half pound a week. Persepctive is awesome.
I saw a link today to a female photographer's site where she took pictures of herself in dressing rooms over a year of weight loss. She lost 160 lbs in a year! First I thought "wow! Why can't I get rid of my weight in 3 months then!?" But then, in another NSFW section, there were all these pictures she'd taken of herself in the nude. Personally, I find them in no way pornographic, 1. because of the way she photographed herself and 2. because she has SO MUCH SKIN hanging off her frame. She of course looks much better in her clothes, and feels better about herself, but her pounds and pounds of excess skin could have been lessened if she'd lost the weight over a couple of years. I commend her for her hard work, however.
Personally, I know that for my body and my health (and my skin) it's much better to train and be strong and take a bit longer, than dumping the weight drastically.
18 months is going to come and go whether I'm careful and determined or I give up. But how I feel at the end of it is something else, right?