August Day 27

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wow this month has flown by. An apology to my fellow August challengers for being MIA. I have been experiencing a very nasty bit of vertigo and it laid me low. It seems to be improving a bit and at least I can stand without holding on to something. emoticon
I am shopping today for an outfit to wear to an evening wedding tomorrow. I absolutely dislike shopping so I have put it off to the last moment. In retrospect that was a poor decision because it has only increased my apprehension about going. It is basically a gathering of Wellfleet surfers and their families who are, without a question, in excellent shape. To many of them being fat is the ultimate sin. This particular time it is not a surf type wedding - at the beach with flip flops and sand blowing but a real posh affair. My wardrobe consists of jeans and tea shirts so I am really out of my element. To be honest I am really going to be out of my comfort zone. As my weight increased I found different reasons for no longer going to the beach so I have not seen many of these folks for quite a while. I don't want to be negative here but I am at my worst in large affairs with tons of people. I feel bombarded by all these vibes and not all of them are pleasant. Not that you all think I am certifiable (talk about bearing your soul) I guess it is time to dig deep, gather my confidence, and put on a smile. Growth is in the air!
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    The hardest part is the first step, just getting there. I don't like big affairs either, especially if they are so noisy one can't hear what others are saying, like when the music is too loud. These things tend to take care of themselves once we're there. Try not to put yourself through all the nasty apprehension because it really doesn't change anything except make you feel bad.
    2853 days ago
    Good for you going! Be proud of what you're accomplishing. Always remind yourself of that.
    2857 days ago
    I totally understand that feeling, and what has helped me in the past is the tried and true "fake it til you make it." Your mindset can totally affect your enjoyment of this wedding, and the more comfortable you allow yourself to be, the more it will radiate. Focus on how AMAZING you are, how much you have accomplished, and how well you have been sticking to your goals. You spend your days helping people at the bleakest moments in their lives, and that is a tremendous gift that you give, every day. You have so much to offer anyone who is lucky enough to be seated at your table at a wedding...please focus on everything good and positive. The second you feel uncomfortable or bummed out, feel free to imagine me cheering you on...outfit, pom poms and everything! Let that silly picture put a smile on your face, and go boogie off some calories on the dance floor! Have fun and report back...Ali
    2857 days ago
  • MARLENE2995
    Go and have a good time. Your enjoyment depends on you. Don't put yourself down. Regardless of where you are in your journey to weight loss, you are on a journey and you will get there. We always seem to be harder on ourselves than others would be. Have fun! emoticon
    2857 days ago
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