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Be Careful What You Wish For!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Be Careful What You Wish For . . .

Three months ago, I was dying for people to notice my weight loss. I wondered how many pounds it would take for people to finally notice. I was discouraged, but I never gave up on myself. – Well, the magic number was 50 pounds. I have now lost almost 57 pounds, and everyone at work is noticing to the point where it has become embarrassing.

Last Friday at our staff meeting, my boss was about to congratulate me and announce how much weight I have lost to everyone. Fortunately, I was sitting in front, and I told her I didn’t want to be singled out. Everyone can see I’ve lost a lot of weight; do they really have to know how heavy I was? It was funny, because she had already said, “I want to congratulate Lisa on” when I cut her off. Then she congratulated a fellow staff member on wearing such a beautiful scarf today instead. . . but of course everyone was curious after that to know what she was congratulating me for.

I just said, “Maybe I’m pregnant, and I don’t know it,” – and they in turn responded, “Really are you?”

Like I said, be careful for what you wish for!
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  • OWLWHO
    50 pounds was the magic number for me. Maybe too, it was that I had been wearing the old, baggy clothes and finally had to buy something in a smaller size. I know how you feel about being heavy, being proud of losing weight, and also being ashamed of how much you weighed. But remember that your weight is not a reflection of the kind of person you are; it is just a number. Be proud of losing 50+ pounds. That people know how much you might have weighed is inconsequential. In fact, since I have come to this site, I have seen how much people weighed and realize that I am not alone, either in my heaviness or my new body. Your significant loss can inspire another person. You just wait!
    4579 days ago
  • ZSAZSAJANNY
    I hate it when people comment on my weight loss. It embarrasses me no end. Then of course when I was sick all eyes were on me because of the extra weight I lost from that. I hate, hate, hate it. I'm still running into all kinds of people who haven't seen me for almost a year and they are of course shocked at the change. "Stop it!" I just want to scream. I just feel like I am the same as before (well, on the inside) I had to take the crummy meds so why do they have to say anything? I'm just me. I'm still just me. I hear you. I know others like to hear the compliments but I don't need them. I lost the weight for ME!

    Still will remember you tomorrow. emoticon
    4581 days ago
  • CITABRIA
    I understand! DH is incredibly proud of me, how much I've lost and all the changes I'm making. But sometimes ... yeah.
    4581 days ago
  • COLEMANSR
    I know what you mean. You're proud, glad people noticed but don't want to be the center of attention.
    So proud of you.
    4581 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I guess I never get tired of people telling me how good I look. It is the fuel that keeps me going. Stand tall and be proud. You have accomplished a great thing. Use the time to Spread the Spark.

    Marty
    4581 days ago
  • PAMELA984
    I understand, but it also is nice that people are noticing and making comments! Eat it up - it will be old news soon and you will wish people were still noticing!
    4581 days ago
  • CONSTANCELG
    Smile, been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
    Hugs
    Constance
    4582 days ago
  • no profile photo FLYBABYC
    lol... I know what you mean! Great to "see" you Lisa!
    4582 days ago
  • JENIFIREHARP
    LOL Isn't it funny how much we change as we travel on this road? After awhile you get almost get tired of hearing "WOW you sure look great. What is the secret?" On the other hand, it is nice that people notice. But still, sometimes with family and coworkers it gets kind of embarrassing when they point out numbers...
    4582 days ago
  • ASMPP1
    emoticon On your weight loss! It does take time for people to notice. I have found 30 to be the number for most to notice for me at work. The neighbor girls thought I was sick, because I looked thinner! emoticon My dd told them what I was doing.

    Do be careful of what you wish for!!
    4582 days ago
  • REDANDTHREE
    That is too funny! I couldn't wait for people to start noticing me either. Actually, it was my husband I wanted to notice. When other men started commenting on how good I looked, my husband stood up and took a huge notice, LOL! He now comments to me regularly about how great I'm doing. And, he tells me I look "HOT" every day. It gets old after awhile, but how sweet is that? You're right. Be careful what your wishin for, LOL!
    4582 days ago
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