So far I have lost almost 30 lbs in just over 2 months, and everywhere I go my appearance seems to be noticed by those who haven’t seen me in while. At first I was somewhat shameful of the fact that I needed to trim down, and I would almost get annoyed when my weight-loss took center stage. After a couple of months those very same comments have actually helped to motivate me. I must say that I am really noticing a difference in my energy level and I believe that it is also helping my whole outlook on life. I now feel as if I could really tackle almost any obstacle and when my buddies make sarcastic quips I fire back with witty retorts.
This is actually a pretty big change for me. I remember (not all that long ago) feeling as if I was completely ashamed of my body and felt helpless to do anything about it. Being ashamed of your appearance really seems to infect your confidence in all areas of your life. To be quite honest, my initial motivation to start the diet was largely financial. I remember that I was pretty stressed out and became a ‘stress eater.’ After a few months my ‘fat clothes’ were starting to become tight and awkward looking, and most of my favorite clothes were not fitting me at all. So not wanting to buy a whole new wardrobe really gave me the kick-in-the-pants to get off my butt. The irony is that I am now getting to the point of losing enough weight to warrant a new wardrobe.
I notice a difference with the way I enter a room, I no longer sheepishly try to quietly sneak around. I enter, and for the fist time in a while, I don’t mind if people see me. I want them to stop what there doing and notice me. I know this may sound egotistical, but I am now proud of the way I look… for the first time in years. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am no where near reaching my goal but I am starting to feel the rewards of progress.