Me in the Rear View Mirror?
Thursday, September 03, 2009
I was setting at a stop light Tuesday and I saw “myself” in the rear view mirror. No, it wasn’t me looking back but the person in the car behind me that could have easily been me over 3 years ago.
I glanced in the mirror and there was a very large lady in a blue Bonneville right behind me. I used to own a blue Bonneville. She easily filled over ½ of the front seat. She had blonde hair that was short and permed with large sunglasses covering her round face. She didn’t look like a very happy person.
I did a double take then actually kind of stared because that had to be me a few years ago. She looked so similar to the old me it was downright spooky; not just the size but the entire picture.
It’s something that has stuck with me and as many things do made me reflect on the many changes in my life. I constantly struggle now to keep the weight off. A few pounds here and there bothers me but I still wear the same clothes and always make sure to try and eat healthy and walk those extra steps.
I guess the thing that puzzles me the most is where I found that “spark” to make the change. I rarely think about how different my life would have been if I’d make that change sooner but that thought crept in to my mind as well.
I hope I never forget where I came from but I hope when I see myself in the mirror it’s never the old me looking back.
Strange thing is typing up this blog made me realize I missed one of the biggest days of my life on Tuesday – the day I saw that lady. That was my third year anniversary of starting my diet. On that day I only hoped I would lose enough weight to take the burden off my heart and help reduce my high blood pressure. I never, ever believe I would get to where I am now.
Life continues to be good.