T-49 "NO LONGER A HERMIT!" I love seeing old friends NOW!
Friday, November 12, 2010
T-49 Days til New Years. Not the HERMIT I once was. I now LIKE bumping into old friends…
I am a very social and friendly person. I love people. My weight gains changed all that.
When I would go places I avoided eye contact for the most part and that is SO unlike me.
I just hoped and prayed I would not see anyone I knew because of how I felt about my weight.
Can any of you relate?
Back in 87-2000 I worked in the Personnel Office of a large company here in our town.
We employed 500 people. I helped many many people on a daily basis over those 13 yrs. Since I was the go-to girl for all their problems from paychecks to insurance the employees mostly men (along with their spouses) grew to rely on me for lots of issues.
I was 110 (too low) when I started that job and had 2 babies while I was there…and my weight stayed around 140. Obviously I was up and down but 170 was high for me unless I was pregnant.
Everywhere I go now I see people that remember me from those years. I see lots of employees, ex employees (we had a turnover over 400 people a month).. so TONS of people know me.
NO I am not that great but believe me .. “people remember you when you did their benefits, fixed their check problems, gave them a Christmas ham (from the company), or just dealt with them on a daily basis”
SO a trip to Wal Mart the last 10 yrs has been dreaded by me! A trip ANYWHERE has been dreaded!
Family get togethers like holidays were so dreaded over ONE stinkin’ thing.. my weight!
I put on a smiling face and usually ended up enjoying myself but the
thought of my weight NEVER left my mind…..
CAN ANY OF YOU RELATE?
NOW I don’t dread the holidays at all because I like my weight…. I want to be slimmer but I am comfortable in my own skin now. I don’t feel ‘skinny’ but I do feel “normal” does that make sense??
Now I go to town gladly to get groceries to run errands. I love seeing people I know and talking to them... Some comment about how good I look.
Some I don't think notice the weightloss so much or if they do they don't say anything.
THat is ok... I like the compliments but I like feeling comfortable in my own skin more!
THEN somethimes I get comments that put you on a cloud for the rest of the day like
WOW you have really lost allot of weight.. OR
Sherlyn.. you are looking so good.. so HEALTHY!... (now that one I really like because I wanna look healthy)
I don't mind the questions like "how much have you lost or what are you doing to lose weight" I know some sparkers have blogged that they don't like those kind of questions!
I love answering them! I always mention Sparkpeople! (wink)
I will get to my goal pants one day…. SHOOTING FOR NEW YEARS DAY!
HUGS TO EACH and everyone of you that stop by … I am THANKFUL for your support!
MY eating is right on..
I am guzzling water,
I am ST and
I AM SO SORE! LOL
HOw bout you.. are you on top of your game?