My next door neighbors, whom I've known only by name (and that only recently), invited me last minute to a "musicians" theme party they were throwing for and with a friend for his 50th birthday last night.
I went because this is the second time they've invited me over and the first time I begged off.
Generally speaking, I am very uncomfortable at parties when there is a not a single person present whom I know well (and not a huge fan of parties in general).
That being the case, I planned to stay for only a half our or so then leave. Little did I know that this would end up being the BEST party I ever attended. The people were fascinating, and even more amazing, they seemed to likewise find me fascinating!
During the night, one of the men who lives there told me that he and his partner have been watching my weight loss transformation with fascination for the last few months, commenting that I do not even look like the same person from six months ago.
"But it's much more than just the weight loss," he said, "It's like you've developed this amazing sense of aliveness that just makes us want to know you better."
And I know what he's talking about! Because since I began following the nutrient-dense lifestyle outlined by Dr Joel Fuhrman (Eat to Live) it is like the falling away of weight and depression has been balanced by a growing sense of vitality and well-being within.
Better yet, when I mentioned my upcoming 48th birthday people reacted with shock, saying they thought I was in my early 30s!!!
People are responding to me so differently than in the recent past. At first I thought it was the weight loss itself. But I'm coming to realize that there has been a shift.
I don't just *look* like a different person: I have become a different person!
My spark is back.
My own perceptions are changing as a result, and the way others perceive and react to me has shifted as well. I've barely dipped below the 200 pound mark--in other words, still very overweight in most people's books--but this aliveness that is growing and shining through is blinding people to my physical "flaws" and has them seeing ME for the first time in a very, very long time.
All I can say is, it's good to be back (and better than ever)!
Thank you again, Dr Fuhrman, for developing this lifesaving and life-giving nutritional plan, and sharing it with the world for less than $10/copy.