Monday, October 29, 2012

instagram monday

I had a couple of social engagements to attend to this weekend. Saw some people I hadn't seen in a while which was nice. Because I hadn't seen some of them in a while there were more than a few comments on how I look. As of Friday I have run, walked and sensibly eaten my way down thirty-six pounds. Here's the deal though.... I don't really see it. The more people comment the more often I find myself parked in front of the mirror looking myself over. I just don't see it. Is it really that noticeable? I ask Mike time and time again. Yes, it is. It really is, he tells me. But I can't see it. I mean I can, maybe not in the mirror per se, but I can see it or feel it. In my clothes. Things that haven't fit for a long time are now too big. Keeping my pants up at a respectable level is a never ending battle. My feet are now too small for my favourite black pumps and so on.

Please don't get me wrong, I feel amazing and I am so appreciative of all your kind words, comments and likes. I just find it so interesting and a quick tour around the internets tells me that it's not uncommon. Here's hoping my brain catches up to the rest of my body soon.



Mis(s)Mannered Mom said...

You look FANTASTIC! And yes, it's really, really noticeable. :) You and I are at about the same place-I've lost almost 35 lbs. I can obviously tell things are too big and baggy and I'm in smaller sizes. I can feel and see the difference-but it doesn't seem like a "remarkable" difference to me. Other people think it is-so I guess it's just our own way of not quite feeling we're "there" yet? I dunno. But I see it TOTALLY in maybe others see it TOTALLY in me.:) I'm sure WE will catch up to them in that thinking at some point.

a happier girl said...

36 pounds is so great! Congratulations! It's very noticeable! And thanks for all the encouragement on my running. When it's difficult, it really, really helps to know that other people have made it through to the other side where things are better and not so difficult. The other side is apparently also 36 pounds lighter, too! Way to be!

Julie said...

well until your brain catches up we will be here to let you know how fan-freakin-tastic you look!