9.To experience that 'gasp' moment

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I set these reasons at the beginning of the month but guess what?! I kinda experienced a 'gasp' moment just this week! My really good friend from work has been on annual leave for 2 weeks. She came back on Monday and the first thing she said was 'OMG Adz you've lost so much weight!' I didn’t really know what to say! But it felt good. I have to agree with her actually (yep, this is me giving myself a compliment, woulda thunk it!): in the last few weeks I have really seen my body change quite drastically. I haven’t been weighing myself but there is no number on the scale that I am aiming for, more a size of clothing. But I wear things now that used to be quite tight but are now fitting quite loosely, I can see amazing toning in my arms, my waist is a lot slimmer and my hips don't jut out so much. So I'm definitely on the right track.

Again, don't get me wrong, I am totally doing this for myself. But I have to be honest, it is a good feeling that other people notice. This reason is quite connected to my blog a few days ago actually ('To not feel anxious about seeing someone I haven’t seen for a long time and wondering what my weight was the last time they saw me'). I guess this is the opposite. I wouldn’t even mind just knowing that I was the same weight, so no gasp but no possible negative thoughts either.

Anywho, hope everyone is enjoying their week. I'm off for the next 2 days; my whole department are going to Bristol (another part of England about 2 hours away from London) for team bonding and all that jazz. I can't wait, it's going to be a lot of fun. I'll be eating breakfast at home tomorrow, but then lunch and dinner on the Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on the Friday all in the hotel in Bristol. PLUS we're planning a big night of drinking and fun on the Thursday night so that could be…interesting. We'll see. I'm not stressing, and I definitely plan on staying on track as much as possible, at least with my food if not the alcohol.

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    It's a great feeling when people notice, and even better when you can see that their genuinely happy for you. Their is nothing wrong with enjoying the attention! You earned it!
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    Yup, I totally get that thought process of "what did I look like last time we met?"...we have an annual family-friend Passover dinner at the home of long-time family friends. It is my parents, my brother and me plus their family of mom, dad, 2 sons, 1 daughter, grandma, aunt and uncle. Well, we've all known each other since we were kids...each year I do the same thing - I look for that *gasp* as I walk through the door fatter than I was the year before. I remember when I was walking in and that *gasp* was because of how amazing I look. What's worse, is I'd always had an innocent crush on their oldest son and as we've grown up, he's gotten hotter while I get dumpier and dumpier! I'm madly in love with my husband - that crush is seriously just a silly thing from long ago...he's like a brother now. But I can't help but wish I could just walk through the door next year and knock his socks off...Silly, I know.
    2604 days ago
    Those moments are fun aren't they!! emoticon emoticon
    2604 days ago
    I am also kind of enjoying when people around me are seeing me for the first time in a couple weeks or something and comment on my weight loss. I am not someone who takes compliments easily, but I'm learning! Good for you and keep it up!
    2604 days ago
    Yay!! That's a HUGE ego boost isn't it? :) I'm glad everything went well and that you are accomplishing your goals! Not to mention, other people can see the changes! Keep up the good work! :)
    2604 days ago
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