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Contd from Yesterday's Blog

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I've been fat and I've been thin and thin sure beats fat. LOL.

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JILLYBEAN25 10/9/2012 3:05AM

    Sometimes I still feel invisible (or that I'm being judged for being overweight). That's one thing I'm looking forward to changing when I'm at goal. I'm glad its not a problem you have to deal with any more! Congrats the the 4 years!

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/8/2012 8:10PM

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TEA_NUT 10/8/2012 4:05PM

    emoticon and Happy Columbus Day emoticon

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JLITT62 10/8/2012 2:42PM

    I never really noticed it so much whi,e it happened - but I sure noticed the attention as I got slimmer!

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/8/2012 2:39PM

    No, Kay, I no longer feel invisible. Those days are over, even though I do have some lbs to still lose.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/8/2012 2:35PM

    I hope you don't feel invisible any more....

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MARY1313 10/8/2012 1:56PM

    Happy Anniversary my friend!


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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/8/2012 1:04PM

    Happy Anniversary! You've done a lot of great work to get and stay this far.

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NATPLUMMER 10/8/2012 12:00PM

    Happy Anniversary :-)

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RYDERB 10/8/2012 9:57AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Anniversary! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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