No self pity-parties here, but I am amazed how cruel some people can be. Sometimes, there must be an "open season on fat people" sign out there.
I'm not talking about loving concern for someone's health here. I'm talking about rude and critical commentary - let's call it what it is - just plain mean.
Keep in mind, I weighed 327 last fall. I weighed 303 this week on the scale ...
At issue? I overheard [shortened version: an unkind comment about my weight]
Well, as I said, no pity-parties here. I am just sad because I don't think I'll look at that person quite the same way again. She won't know that, but I will.
Still, it is sad that society in general seems okay with trashing those who weigh too much. The overweight are (now) a full third of our country. I think it says something about the people who would do this.
I made up my mind to use this overheard conversation as an additional motivator, though I admit it isn't a particularly strong one (for me). My priority remains focused on improved health.
I don't often run into the "let's trash fat people" mentality (overtly, anyway). It was an eye-opener.
On a happier note: Day 9 and I'm still doing well. I only get on the scale to record my official weight once a week, but today (for instance), I am noticing my bracelet is loose! Other things I am noticing:
I need to go bra shopping, probably within the next few weeks - mine are becoming less ... supportive, shall we say? I will soon need to get a smaller size, or break open some duct tape.
(And how cruel is that? My chest shrinks faster than my behind? NOT fair!)
My ring turns freely now - just last week I commented how it wasn't cutting off my circulation anymore, and now it is actually free-spinning. I'm forever righting the ring ... and I love that!
I'm losing a chin (an extra one).
My favorite chair has suddenly become a little more roomy ...
All signs (while not getting on the scale), showing me changes are at work.
How sweet is that?!! I read someone's blog, who called this sort of thing a "Non-Scale Victory" ... NSV ... what a wonderful idea, to give those fun things a name.
So, here is to my NSVs today!! (Raising my iced water ...)
I have officially "just" lost four pounds, but the changes since that scale visit are already telling me that I can expect more good news next week.
In the meanwhile, I'm forever improving my vegetable consumption, and have been so far successful in avoiding the less healthy things. This was in no small part because I completely emptied the refrigerator and pantry of every stitch of unhealthy food in the place! It was just a little extra insurance.