OK, so first of all, how in the hell are we almost at August 1? I thought it was like June yesterday or something…yikes. Second of all, I didn’t drink that pop yesterday! Woohoo!
I LOVE this e-card! (I will be posting them every so often and commenting on how the make me feel. I think these actually say a lot about our society, not to mention that usually they’re just friggin’ hilarious.) I have really noticed that after just losing 37 lbs, I have a much higher level of confidence than I used to. Most of my clothes (even before I lost the weight) are pretty baggy, because I NEVER wanted to wear anything that hugged my body in any way, shape, or form. I felt like the biscuits busting out of a Pillsbury can when I would wear stuff like that, so I’d just opt for shirts that gathered right below the boobs and flowed out from the waist, making me look even more huge and possibly even more pregnant than I ever was. (Note: I’ve never been pregnant. I will not be pregnant in the next 1.5-2 years, unless it is by some crazy accident. My husband is going back to school this fall and we need to wait until he graduates and gets hisself a JOB!) At any rate, I can wear clothes that are a little more shape-hugging now and feel completely ok about it. Today I wore a form-fitted sweater with black pants, and our visit coordinator commented that she can really, really tell that I’m losing. I cannot stress the importance of how this makes me or anyone else who is in this process feel–for real–it is so great to have a compliment!
I feel more confident when I go out with my husband now, or when I go out by myself. Sometimes I feel like maybe I need to tone it down on the “strutting my stuff” sort of thing because I still have 90 lbs or so to lose, but then I remind myself that I WORKED to get to 236 and I will own it. Get over it, y’all fat haters of the world, cause I won’t be fat much longer!
At any rate, I loved this e-card. It reminded me to wake up in the morning and remember that, so what, I’m fat, I can still be a sexy beast. And I shall. I shall indeed.
Happy Hump Day to All, more to come tomorrow! 🙂