Monday, August 25, 2008

Things no one ever told me about weight loss

A few things came to mind over the week end that I hadn't ever thought about.

No one ever told me that I'd want to 'photoshop' or throw away all the old pictures of myself.

No one ever told me that I'd be permanently referred to as " the girl who lost a $hit load of weight".

No one ever told me that I'd resent the person I was and be so angry with myself for staying that way for so long.

No one ever told me that I'd almost wish no one ever knew me before so I wouldn't be "formerly known as fat".

No one ever told me that I'd now have people be comfortable with telling me how they felt about my looks before, forgetting that it's still who I am now.

No one ever told me that I'd turn into a Susan Powter wannabe and preach weight loss to those around me.

No one ever told me that I'd have such a hard time wrapping my head around this whole transformation.

No one ever told me that I'd want to show before pictures of myself to the guys that have suddenly shown interest and ask if they would have liked me then.

Now don't get me wrong, there are so many wonderful things coming out of this "transformation". I am a very happy girl and I'm delighted with my results. Sounds like a major rant I know, but these are a few little things that have me frustrated. I'm only half way there and I still have a ways to go with plenty more things to experience and discover. I love and welcome change and I'm excited just thinking about all of the new things that are going to take place in my life aside from weight loss.

Has anyone else come across something that shocked you during or after your weight loss?


Blubbery Blogger said...

I do hate the fact that everyone feels compelled to make a big deal out of how I look different. I do appreciate it, but please don't come up and pinch me in all the places you think I am looking thinner. That just isn't okay. Okay!? Hands off!!! I'm not pregnant, it's just blubber! :)

Longing to be a String Bean said...

I hear you.. I've lost close to 50 pounds and the people I work with think I,m some sort of new & improved person. They comment on my weight loss all the time and it really ticks me off sometimes because I think to myself that I really haven't changed that much at all I'm just feeling more confident & dressing better because I can. I'm sorry but it's really hard to find stylish plus size clothes & now that I'm back into normal sizes again I can wear clothing that's more my style.
Nothing on the inside has really changed but for some reason people always say that I've changed so much over the past little while. When the reality is I feel like I'm back to my old self again.

Christa said...

One of my co-workers told me today that I'm looking "sexy". Thank you, but it was odd, because I still don't feel sexy. And I think that maybe we feel like we haven't changed on the inside but it might be the more confidence that we have that makes people feel like we've changed, does that make sense?

Carolyn said...

SKIN! no one every told me that after losing 75, there would be more flab than before! THe only difference is now I can tuck it and roll it under a shirt or soemthing, but the skin is still there, lose and stretchy. Yech! I love this post... really hit home! I totally agree!

Amy S. said...

No one ever told me I would forget how it felt to be that heavy so quickly. Maybe I did it on purpose.

Thanks for this post, it makes me feel like maybe I wasn't ungrateful when I experienced these feelings, just lost.

butterfly said...

You guys are great. I'm glad to see your comments. It adds even more to my list!

There's a price to pay for everything I guess....