I started this process on September 14th 2012, so Friday October 12th 2012 was 4 weeks on this plan. So far I have lost 11 pounds. I started taking pictures of myself and taking a whole range of body measurements, maybe as this year progresses I’ll feel confident enough to post the pictures and measurements. I decided to set aside one shirt and one pair of shorts that are too small/tight for me now but will e a great little cure outfit when I am slender. I was talking to my friend at work the other day and he was talking about the woman he is dating and he called her “slender” I thought that is such a great word, I really want someone to call me slender. Hopefully a year from now I will hear that pretty regularly.
I think about how things will change over the next year. People will start treating me differently, I think I’ve started to see a little bit of that. Like people looking a little longer at me than they used too, or people being nicer or more helpful. I have been told I have always been beautiful despite my weight, and with the weight gone I will be radiant. I wonder how that will change my relationships. There are people at my work who are incredibly superficial and won’t even make eye contact with me, will they begin speaking to me? When I work out in the park I see the same group of people again and again, there is one guy who I think works for my company and when I walk past him he won’t make eye contact, but one time I ran past him and he smiled at me. I think it is important to acknowledge the innate divine spark in each person, and that means just seeing them no matter what their reaction is to me. So when I am in the park going around the 1.2 mile loop I will see the same people again and again, I always smile, or nod in their direction even if they have never looked at me.
Well, 11 pounds makes me feel slightly different, I am down to a size 18 jeans (not 18w!) and I can see a difference in my face. Some people have noticed my daily workouts and commented and others that I don’t see regularly have said that I look like I am thinner. We’ll see what they say in another 15 lbs which will be a 10% loss. They say people really notice weight loss starting at 10% of your body weight lost.