Friday, January 22, 2010

It's All Good

My sister in law has a habit of saying this ALOT. It really can be an appropriate response for a lot... I've had a great day - It's all good! or I messed's okay, it's all good!

Today it's a little bit of both. I am still feeling good (except the monthly annoyance). Day 3 of being good with eating and drinking water. I worked out this morning at BodyFlow and then used my free weights while watching the Tale of Despereaux with the kids.

My weigh in was not super. Thankfully I don't have to erase an "ACHIEVED" I will say that I have been weighing in before eating anything on Fridays but today I had breakfast and a big glass of water. Plus I have TOM and so I didn't expect much. I was below the 260's so I'm happy. So I either lost nothing or gained a small portion. Either way, It's ALL good.

A blog I read was talking about how even after you lose the weight, your mental state doesn't immediately fix itself. You are still the person who "used to be fat". You will always be that. It's kind of depressing because somewhere in our psyche I think we believe that once we get thin it will be like having a brand new life. People who don't know us will treat us better and look at us more (also spoken about in a blog I read) but those who do...well I wonder how long it would take people to forget about the "fat" part. I'm not too worried about that now, but I know I need to make sure to train my mind not to expect people to forget how fat I was for the entirety of my life in an instant just because I lost weight.

Still loving life today...because It's ALL good.


  1. That is very true. I used to weigh 290 and was down to 130 a year and a half ago. People forgot for awhile that I had been that overweight...they didn't include me anymore in their food struggle talk. I wanted to shout from the rooftops...remember it's me...I still have a hard time with food. Now...that I'm back up on the scale...they've forgotten I was ever thin...

  2. For me that's one of the saddest aspects of this whole journey. No matter what we do, how much we accomplish, how thin and fit we get, we'll always bear the scars. Our friends and family will always have the memories. We will, too. And our bodies will always have the marks. (Although hopefully not too much - ugh - loose skin.)

    It's still worth it, though, it's better than staying fat. It just sucks, though, that getting fat is the sort of mistake one can never truly fix.

  3. You can think of the loose skin as a badge of honor.
    I won't t hink of myself as a 'former fat person'.
    I don't think that way now.
    I think of myself as a thin person with a fat shell.
    I am breaking myself out of jail.
    have a great day.

  4. I guess I honestly never gave it much thought either way. I sure don't expect people to forget I've been overweight my entire life..But after all the work I put into losing weight I guess I hope everything doesn't remain exactly how it is. I don't know. I'm far from being 'thin' so I'll cross that bridge when I get there.