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she didn't recognise me!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bumped into someone today who I haven't seen for a few years. She didn't recognise me because I am now at least 40 pounds lighter. She was never overweight and told me that she had been keeping a fitness regime going despite the heavy work toll of our jobs. I used my job and family responsibilities as an excuse back then. She was quite thrown by my transformation and I felt myself reacting quite differently to her than I had in the past (much better!). Interesting meeting that was. I have had little day dreams about bumping into someone and have them not recognise me and today it happened. Not really such a big deal but still good. (Postscript: see below)
Yes it is a big deal but feel that I should I am try not to just focus on surface things (appearance) BUT feel I need to , to get to goal weight.
Feel I need to keep my inside (spirit) healthy too and a gut feeling tells me that concentrating too much on what I look like is less important than how I impact positively on others around me. Does anyone know what I mean?
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  • BABSZEE
    Wonderful. and I just want to say, It is ok to be proud of the outside. You did the hard work on the inside. My husband enjoys old cars. Who has taken a classic car to a car show with the insides all restored without sprucing up the outside as well. The outside draws others closer to see the inside as well.

    Not that you are an old fixer up junker. Heavens no, and thousand times no. But the pride feeling of how we look is absolutely ok.

    Keep up the good work.

    Barbara
    3745 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    I've had that experience when I went from 230 to 150 in 2001 -- and it was terrific! Not the least bit vain/superficial of you to enjoy it thoroughly. And it's always interesting to see how people respond to us differently when our external appearance says loud and clear: I respect myself, I have self-discipline, I am healthy and confident in myself.
    3749 days ago
  • CEDAR51

    some of my pals knew I going for fitness and weight loss.....but when I said "hello xyx" one day the person looked at me and said..."I know that voice but I don't know that body"

    some thought differently....esp when I cut my hair from waist length to quite short and some said "oh have you got new glasses" emoticon
    3752 days ago
  • SHEILAHOPE
    emoticon That is awesome and a good feeling when you have made that much change! emoticon
    3752 days ago
  • NZGIRL4
    I definitely know what you mean. Whenever I hit a plateau or have a 'naughty' day thats what I tell myself. That yes, ultimately I want to look sexy and fabulous on the outside but the only way I will EVER achieve that is feeling fabulous on the inside! I think she not only didn't recognise you because of all the weight you've lost but probably because you now hold yourself differently, more confident and more beautiful! Keep it up! And keep writing your great blogs! :)
    3753 days ago
  • SURENDERISNOTME
    I think it is great she didn't recognize you at first. You probably stunned her. Keep up the good work.

    Debbie
    3753 days ago
  • MSTELZER
    emoticon emoticon It is a big deal!!!!! That just shows how wonderful you are doing - keep it up!!!!

    Michelle
    3753 days ago
  • CHARLIESANGEL10
    That is a huge deal---I'm sooo happy for you---I would be floating on the clouds with joy! emoticon
    3753 days ago
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