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That was quite nice

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Went shopping today and bought 3 tops (size s). Ordered a coffee at a cafe and noted someone next to me ordering a huge piece of chocolate cake drenched with an overflow of whipped cream and hot chocolate sauce. A Mother had ordered it for her child. Without causing offence I commented to bar staff and the Mother that the calorie count would be at least the equivalent of a main course dinner meal. The adults agreed the child would have no trouble burning it off. After the Mother and child left I said that my salad and chicken wrap "may be a little more healthy."
The bar staff said "What do you have to worry for? You look okay". I told them I have to work at it, it wasn't natural.
To get feedback that others are seeing me within a normal size range or not looking overweight is just so satisfying right now. Funny how people presume that you don't have to work at it. Am still working through a plateau and my attitude about it is improving. Today at the gym I thought "How nice it is to feel strong ,vigourous, toned, fit, healthy etc. The list goes on. The point I am trying to make is that I am exercising NOT just to lose weight as I have in the past. I exercise for so MUCH MORE!
I am so glad that I have been encouraged by the people on SP to not give up and believe in the power of correct eating and execise.
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  • CEDAR51
    yep, I expect the child will 'burn it off' today but wonder if they are having just one treat a week or......

    i love compliments even when I'm not actually achieving all that much in either fitness or weight loss.

    i was at the retailer purchasing the bed today and young man said "I didn't hear a car pull in" and I said "no, I walked I don't have a car"......he then said "I can see that the walking keeps you trim. I should do more I only live a couple of kms away but everyday I need to go out and do things and that mean having to go home, get the car......"

    He actually looked quite slim, a youngish man from Vietnam. Stylish dresser as well for an off-the-main drag place!

    Congratulations on speaking up on the calorific contain of anothers' choice :-)
    3740 days ago
  • POLYANASUNSHINE
    I know it must make you so happy for people to assume you know nothing at all about weight problems. emoticon
    3740 days ago
  • SURENDERISNOTME
    It is nice to know that people look at you an assume you haven't a weight problem. These are normally the people who don't have a probelm themselves or don't care. I am not sure that I would have approached a mother about the dessert her child was eating. Parents normally don't take criticism of their parenting skills very well. Even when the person doing it means well.

    Debbie
    3740 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    It is so wonderful after weight loss when people signal they see you as "normal weight" -- and also as time goes by to have acquaintances/colleagues/friends who have never known you when overweight and are incredulous that you ever could have been fat!

    But as we know: takes constant vigilance to maintain. Like you I generally have "just a coffee" (black, or skim milk latte with Splenda) at a cafe AND I'm usually the only person there doing that . . . those "mocha frappucino" type extravaganzas with whipped cream and syrup etc. etc. which are "drinks" also pack an amazing calorie/fat load!
    3740 days ago
  • ZOOMPHY
    That mother is teaching her child terrible habits that they will have to unlearn later in life so that they can be healthy. There is so much out there about the increase in childhood obesity, there's no way she can be that unaware.

    I think it's great that you've reached a place where strangers don't think of you as overweight. That's really impressive. I do wish that people would change their thought processes that only people with pounds to lose need to give up the junk food. Maybe in time.
    3740 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    Isn't it funny (odd, that is) when people think it is perfectly OK for a "normal-sized" person to consume a million greasy calories in one sitting? And sneer at or nod as if to say, "what else would you expect?" when a heavy person eats a cheeseburger?

    Good for you for trying to educate the public, and kudos for living a heathier lifestyle!
    3740 days ago
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