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Thursday, May 17, 2018

I have lost and regained weight so many times over the years but the last few days my thoughts are noticing my weight loss. You know when you have a lot of weight to lose, most friends and family will not mention noticing any change. Funny how that works. I know it is reaffirming to have people notice. I guess some know my past history and figure it's just another short term weight loss, so might as well not mention it. It is a usual occurrence about this time I start panicking about the changes. I suddenly realize I get shuffled from the biggest person in the room to just in the room with others and someone else takes my place. I also realize I have to engage more because less padding means less insulation from others. People get closer and that can make me uncomfortable, very uncomfortable. Have you lost weight and tried to move between two objects and notice you have room to spare? Rather a shocking experience when you realize you really are smaller. I hope I have lots of those experiences in my future.
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    It is strange the reaction and sometimes ignoring that goes on with those around you. I guess they have mental changes they have to make too. After all if they always knew your presence gave them a free spin as being smaller than you at each gathering?? And the thing about noticing one partner when it's obvious both are working on weight loss? Can that be a little back handed jab at you? My kids are very slow to say anything but they have seen it many times so I can understand. I think the best response is when you are with people who know you socially but when they see you after you are losing weight and the shocked look comes across their face after finally realizing it is you. I haven't reached that yet, but I see it coming. I look forward to it too.
    182 days ago
    How about sitting on a step wrong and breaking your tailbone? That's what happened to me during one of my thinner periods. I miscalculated the size of my rear.

    Hope you work through any uncomfortable feelings. I can relate.

    Good things are on your horizon!
    183 days ago
    I'm excited for the changes. I sure hope you experience only positive changes!!
    183 days ago
    Ups and downs go with any challenge. Good luck and blessings to you on your journey to good health.
    183 days ago
    Lots of changes go along w/weight loss! Good luck on your continued journey!
    183 days ago
    I have had similar experiences... and I've had the opposite (thinking I can fit in space, and realizing not... not as much fun). The change was a little uncomfortable at times, but because my health gains were so dramatic and I felt so much better, everything else took a back seat.

    I'm impressed by how very self-aware you are, and how grounded. Don't let the opinions of others derail you one way, or the other. Even though when I began this journey I had never before lost any weight, my almost 100-lb. loss went unacknowledged by anyone, yet everyone would exclaim repeatedly about how wonderful my husband looked. I still don't now how I feel about this, but I do know I'm not going to let it influence how I feel about myself and my journey.
    183 days ago
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