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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ok, here we are again, just know that your girl is on the move...again! I have so much to be grateful for that I'm not sure where to begin. The last time I posted I believe that I had just graduated with my Masters degree - therefore, this is an opportunity for me to update you on the latest. I have been working like a MAD woman but that's to be expected but I did continue with my routine of eating correctly and exercising. I have loss another 20lbs. since the last time I was on the site and for this I am grateful. I am looking good, and definitely feeling good, however, something a little strange is going on with me and for those of you who are reading this post ...maybe you can help me and let me know if this is normal or not -because I'm not sure. Ok, here is the deal...since I have loss so much weight and I'm looking good and feeling good -those people who were closer to me have drifted away from me as if I have either done something wrong or as if something is wrong with me. The second thing is I seem to be more confident and happier but I also seem to be more reserved and quiet.... not as flamboyant about being seen or recognized. I seem to just want to be me and enjoy the skin that I'm in by just "being" in the room and not being "seen or heard" while in the room. Is this normal or not? Let me know.
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    Ive gotten like this only because Ive matured and gotten older, not so much the weight loss for me. In general, I am someone who commands attention when I am in a room and sometimes you just want to fall back and observe.
    2661 days ago
    Congrats! Yes, it is normal. Unfortunately as we change, some of the others don't necessarily like our change. I agree with Shannon, some may not realize they are pulling back. Also, the fact is, some like us better in the bad way, not the healthy way, so they pull back. Meaning our change for the positive, they don't like or are jealous,. The important thing is to love you and your life and keep positive. The positive change is awesome!
    3209 days ago
    First of all congratulations on completing your Master's. That's hard work I know and a major accomplishment. I think that sometimes as we lose weight we notice that some parts of what we thought were our personality fall away or change. Some of the things we used to do like being the life of the party were not so much us, I'm convinced, but our way of showing everyone else that we were comfortable in our skin and happy. Once we start to actually become comfortable in our skin, we don't always feel the need to convince other people of our comfort, but just relax into it and enjoy it. It can come across as us being more quiet I think.
    3209 days ago
    I think it IS normal. Maybe some do not even realize they are pulling back and may not know why... We all change and become more comfortable with ourselves, etc...
    3210 days ago
    Sadly to say, but sometimes our buddies get a little jealous. I have dealt with the same thing. For some reason, some like for us to be fat and a little less confident. Keep yourself positive and don't worry about those buddies. If they are for you and supportive, it would not intimidate them. emoticon emoticon
    3210 days ago
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