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How a blind man sees my weight loss

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I have a legally blind client whose macular degeneration has completely clouded one eye and left him only a slit in the other. His dog goes more nuts when she hears my car come in the driveway than when anyone else's car arrives, so he knows who I am before I even get in the house. If I meet him at the VA hospital, he recognizes my shape from a distance. It's been a long time since I've met him at the VA. This time, he did not recognize me until I spoke. Then he was flabbergasted.

I've only lost 15 pounds since I met him! (20 since I moved to Oregon, 10 since I joined Spark). My mid-section is nearly unchanged and I've been obsessing over that fact. However, I've given little thought to how my OUTLINE has changed to a blind man. My saddlebags are gone and apparently that's how he identified me, although he was too polite to say so.

Forget for a moment how much your actual weight loss may have fallen short of your goals. How would a blind man see the change in YOUR shape? He would probably see greater change than you do. I hope the thought brightens your day!
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