Sunday, September 15, 2013
I guess I must have been off in my math when I thought I'd lost 4.7 lbs yesterday. Turns out the official loss is 3.8 lbs for this last week. I am fine with that! Yay!!!!
I can really tell it in my clothes, too. I have one of those body shapes that tends to hold a lot of extra weight in the belly, making me look pregnant. I get that horrible, "So, when are you due?" and references to being pregnant all the time. :( For instance, we were considering a product for one of our pets. I was discussing the pros and cons of different types of the product when she warned me not to get it on me, especially in my "condition" as she nodded at my stomach. She quickly moved on without realizing her mistake and I didn't say a word. But it hurt. I've got a hundred of these incidents under my belt and it always does hurt. I realize strangers don't know, but I, for one, am teaching my kids NEVER to mention a woman's possible pregnancy in conversation with her unless SHE brings it up or is in active labor right in front of you! So many of my days have started out fine only to have a dark cloud thrust over my head by an innocent comment such as this.
Speaking of clothes, I can't wait to buy cool weather clothing! I hate summer. I feel entirely too exposed in thin tops and shorts. Not to mention, I despise being hot. Give me below-freezing temps, sweaters, and jeans any day! I'm not normally excited about clothes shopping, but I am for some unknown reason right now. Maybe it has something to do with being interested in how I look again. I got a cute new haircut and have been wearing makeup again. It makes me feel pretty and like I'm a little more willing to face the world each day. Even my kids have noticed how I've got a little more zip in my step when I take a little time to pretty up each morning. Of course, I look like something the cat dragged in by the time the day is at an end, but at least it starts off good! LOL
So, I think what I'm totally looking forward to about losing weight is feeling like I look better and not have references made about my non-pregnancy. Bring on the weight loss!