Do you feel left out?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The majority of social situations involve and revolve around food. Nothing wrong with that . But it is hard not to feel left out when you are trying to shed some pounds and you seem to be the only one who chooses not to indulge. At least it is for me. I know all of the tricks (alternate wine with sparking water, bring a healthy appetizer, eat something before you go so that you don't arrive in starvation mode, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da). BUT I don't like feeling left out and that is how I feel. So I have decided that I will take things more slowly. Instead of shooting for 2- 3+ pounds per week, I will think more along the lines of 4-5 pounds/month. I already eat well and I have always exercised but I get pissy when I am told no (even if it is my own voice admonishing me). So when I go to book club, I am going to have a glass of wine...when I get invited over to friends for dinner, I may pass on dessert but not if it is creme brulee.. I realize that I don't want to shed pounds on the X-factor plan. Too extreme. So a little it at a time. The one sweeping change I am making is to get rid of a lot of clothes in my closet. The ones that are too small. The ones that are too ugly. And so I bought a pair of jeans in my current size. That was a huge deal for me. I had not bought a pair of jeans in years but if I ignore the number on the label, I put them on and feel pretty good in them. And I bought a new swimsuit. I swim laps and my suit was threadbare. And I am thinking about a new pair of cowboy boots because I like the way I feel in cowboy boots. So nothing too crazy or extreme but isn't this journey about ME? What I want. What I need. Who I am. What makes me happy. This is how it is working for me.