Monday, March 18, 2013

Things People Don't Tell

When you set out to lose weight, there are plenty of things no one bothers telling you. Some are great and some not so much.

  • No one ever tells you that you can literally plateau for a month or more. 
  • No one ever tells you that you looked really bad when you were bigger....until you've lost a significant amount of weight!
  • No one ever tells you that along the way your friendships will change. You'll find new friends that support the healthier you, and you will have to let some friendships go. 
  • No one ever tells you that some people will get jealous of your success.
  • No one ever tells you that people you didn't really know before would be pulling for you to reach your goals.
  • No one ever tells you about the random emails from ex-whatevers you will get saying, "You are so beautiful now. I should have never let you go. Blah, blah, blah. Please x,y or z with me." Nothing prepares you for that unwanted attention. Puh-lease! My husband loved me no matter what size I was (and he's seen them all). 
  • No one ever tells you that sometimes you will just really miss your comfort foods. 
  • No one ever tells you that it takes a long time for your self-esteem to catch up with your weight loss. 
  • No one ever tells you sometimes you will just sit and cry over clothes. Whether it's fitting into a new pair of smaller jeans or throwing away your "fat" pair, sometimes you've just gotta cry over the pure joy. 
  • No one ever tells you that your hormones may possibly go nuts after losing a lot of weight. Turns out the extra fat stored in your body contains a lot of estrogen. When you lose that fat, the hormones can fluctuate. Fabulous, right? 
  • No one ever tells you how amazing it feels to be able to sit in a swing, ride a rollercoaster, and be comfortable in a theater seat. 
  • No one ever tells you how awesome it is when your husband points out that he can feel your shoulder/hip bones and ribs for the first time. 
  • No one ever tells you how sweet it is when your kid tells you that you're little. 
  • No one ever tells you that eventually you'll stop hiding behind someone when there's a camera. 
That's pretty much what I've discovered so far... 

Holy cow! I was bigger than my husband and my daddy!

Here are those same pants, by the way:

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  1. So very very true!! You look amazing btw!! Well done!

  2. It's reassuring to know someone else "gets it"! Thank you!

  3. You have done an amazing job on this journey! :)

  4. Thank you! You've seen it from the very beginning, friend!

  5. Great job! You look great!

  6. Oh girl, I related to every single one!! Great post!!

  7. Thank you! I read your post today and just knew you "got it"!

  8. LOVE this! I can relate to sooo many of these!

  9. So true! All of them! Especially your self esteem catching up to your weight loss. I've lost 60 pounds and every time I shop for clothes, my brain can't seem to grasp on the first try what my correct size is now. My first instinct is still to grab for bigger sizes.

  10. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does that still!



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