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Eat a Sandwich

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

On Sunday I sent my horrible Quinoa creation to work with my boyfriend to give to my human garbage disposal co-workers (who liked it by the way?)

*note - boyfriend and i work for the same company *

My former boss and still co-worker and friend was there working. He was talking to my boyfriend and said "Tell Cortney to eat a f------ sandwich - that must be like dating Skelator"

When my boyfriend gave me his message, I burst out laughing. I sent him an email today that said

"I am eating a sandwich"
He came back with
"Good, eat 2 or 3 you need it"

It made me laugh

The thing is though, I don't see myself as someone who needs to "eat a sandwich" I don't think I will ever see myself there. I still see myself as someone who eats too many sandwiches! I don't view myself as others do. My co-workers are always telling me to eat a sandwich or a cheeseburger... but I don't see myself as they see me. My one co-worker told me I was too skinny... which, I am a little bony in the shoulders and back, but that is just the way my body naturally is.. or at least that is what I am thinking.

On a different note, I wonder how much I would weigh if I got my excess skin removed?

Anyway, I am going to go back to my sandwich emoticon
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  • HINK2013
    I think it is interesting how people who knew us "before" react to seeing us "after".... I had someone recently say that I was "wasting away" and I thought, wow, that's a bit of an exaggeration, I am far from being skin and bones.... but I guess they see me as being so much smaller than my before surgery self. Anyway - I think it is very hard for us to see ourselves as this new "thin" person that others see us as.... takes a while to make that transition in thinking!
    1510 days ago
    Great response! Telling people they are not eating enough even though they are seems to be a trend these days as I've seen a few other blogs on the topic. I blogged about this myself a while back. The hardest part is the in-laws.
    1510 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    People we knew 'way back when' seem to have the biggest jolts when seeing us in our 'new' form. The comment I always laugh at is 'You are MELTING!' Makes me think "Was I SUCH a wicked witch of the west when I was FAT???"

    I MUCH prefer myself wearing the ruby slippers today!!
    1510 days ago
    I am glad that you are able to have such a good sense of humor about it! I would have been severely annoyed, but it would have been pointless, which would have annoyed me even more. You've struggled so hard and done so much work to improve your health, and all this propellerhead can say is "eat a sandwich?!"
    1510 days ago
    Why don't you try what my shrink told me to do. Change some drastic thing about yourself and shock your brain into really seeing what you look like? Like a different hair colour.
    Looked at your tracker, you are eating well actually. All that PC fit is going to give you plenty of muscle tone, that will be visible without layers covering them.
    The scale is just a number that messes with our heads.
    1510 days ago
    You're doing great!
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