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Home after the 11th, and last, wedding of the summer

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Today, a good friend of my family married a girl I graduated high school with. I was really nervous about the wedding because I knew there would be some HS classmates and I was nervous about seeing them. I have always been big and after HS, I only got bigger. But even though I've lost 100lbs, today was still going to be a battle for me. Today's battle, however, was one against myself. The battle was knowing that, no matter what, whether my classmates recognize me or not and whether they notice a smaller me or gonot, was I still going to be happy with me at the end of the day. Well, I got ready for the wedding and I felt great. I got to the wedding and began seeing some familiar faces and began to feel the nerves again. I sort of held eye contact with some of them, but I broke it off nit wanting o be recognized...even though I really did. (I know, girls are confusing.) After the wedding, I went to the reception and was thankful to be at a table with my family, but we also ended up right next to a table full of girls I graduated with. Well, about half way through the evening, one of them came over and said hi and that I looked great. That made me feel pretty good, but I also felt shy about it too cAuse of the awkward "yes I used to be fat but not so much anymore" feeling that so many of us feel. A short while after that though, I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth when another one of the girls caught me and said pretty much the same thing. I again, felt good, but still awkward. ell, I ended up out on the dance floor after a while and talking with the bride. She then told me that many of the people we graduated with had commented to get about how familiar I looked to them. And after she told them it was me, they couldn't believe it. I think that was honestly the highlight of my night. Even though they did recognize and they didn't notice though, I can honestly say, even if they hadn't, I would still be happy with me I've worked hard to get here and even though I'm not finished yet, I am happy with who I am and where I am at right now.
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    I think it is the most wonderful thing when someone notices that we have lost weight and are looking great and you most certainly deserve all of the compliments you get. It sounds like you had a Sparkling day emoticon
    1727 days ago
    Wow! Good for you! All those feelings sound very familiar...but I'm glad you cowgirled up and did it, and that it went so well for you! Yay, you!
    1728 days ago
    Glad you ended up feeling good about the experience, even though you were nervous.
    1728 days ago
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