"Wow! You look so thin!"
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I ran into a friend I haven't seen in a while, and the first words out of her mouth were..."Wow! You look so thin! Great job!". What a fantastic way to start the day! I felt so good about myself, I even decided to put some lipstick on! HA!
Of course, those little voices in my head try to sabotage my feeling of success. You know the ones...the cynical, unhappy thoughts. "Well, she probably saw you post something on Facebook about losing weight or something - so she said something to be nice", or "Well, this outfit is particularly slimming". But then my Spark Voice took over and said - "QUIT IT!"
So then I started thinking about myself lately. I do think my body is changing. This morning, I put on pants right out of the dryer and didn't have to do the usual suck in or weird yoga moves to stretch them out. I have more energy. I'm fitter than I have been in years. I run up the stairs at work and am not winded at the top. (Which can't be said for many other people in my office that are actually a lot thinner than I am!)
I've also noticed that lately, I feel more rested. Granted, part of that is due to a new pillow. I'm sleeping more soundly. My husband even said I'm less "Noisy" when he comes to bed. (Not that I snore or anything *ahem*) When the alarm clock goes off at the unGodly hour of the morning, I'm actually able to wake up. Yes, I'm still sleepy and I'd prefer to stay in bed...but it's not as hard as it was before. And I'm not driving to work feeling like a complete zombie.
I do think I am beginning to look better. I'm far from where I will be, or where I want to be...but I'm getting there. It's all about changing those negative thoughts in my head and enjoying the complements here and there!