Monday, October 08, 2012
Since today is my 4-year anniversary since starting on a healthy lifestyle change (NOT SP anniversary, that happened in January, so 3.5 years on SP), I have been pondering all of the things I didn't like while being overweight.
It was the first time in my life that I was fat (calling it like it was), and there were many negatives that accompanied that state of being. Bigger clothes, aches and pains not normally there, not looking like myself, etc.
But of all the things I disliked about that period of time, I think the worst was the way people treated me. Having always been an outgoing, friendly person, I was used to positive interaction with people. But once I became overweight, I WAS INVISIBLE. And it was most obvious in the realms of project meetings, job interviews and interactions with men. It took me awhile to understand what was going on.
Happy anniversary to me. And I smile at my periodic rebellion here on SP. The times when I say that I'm "taking a break." And then back the next day. This support is invaluable.
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends and a happy day to all.