In the last few days I have seen a lot of people that I haven’t seen in months or maybe even years. A lot of them remarked about my weight loss.
It got me to thinking about how people see me….I guess if I ran into someone that I haven’t seen in 9 years they would probably not comment. That’s because today I am 30 pounds heavier than 9 years ago. However, people that have consistently been around me for the last five years don’t hesitate to comment. To some of them it looks like I have lost a lot of weight. That number could be between 60-70 pounds which is a lot of weight…unless you were already 200 pounds overweight. Then it is a really great start.
No, I am not selling myself short here…61 pounds is a big accomplishment and I am very pleased to be living healthier every day. So the question still stands, “How Do People See You?” Or in this case “See Me?” And how important is what they think?
We all love the complements and it is nice that people notice. But this is a forever life style for me….and I need to focus on going day to day. Just like the good comments make us feel better, the non-comment can bring us done. And just like I can’t let one bad day on the scale discourage me from living my life, I can’t let what people say or don’t say slow me down.
Take the complement when you get them and just say “Thank You!” And when you feel like nobody is noticing, just give thanks for what you are doing. Remember all the clothes you gave away because they were too big. And give thanks for the people in your life that you love.
Michele, I love you more than cupcakes!
Happily Married to Michele and living in central Texas.