I don't know about all of you but this is one of areas I have that I so want to see change. I am just trying so hard not to focus on just one area but this is the one that until I see a significant difference I will not be happy. I bought a new shirt yesterday to wear to the gym and one of my pet peeves is I don't like clingy clothes and this shirt kind of hugs my middle and I was feeling a little self conscious so I asked my Mom how does it look? She said well you can tell that you are getting smaller in that area and it looks good. I so appreciate her complimenting me but I don't feel the same way. I am sure all the exercising I am doing is making a difference but as I told her until I see it - I cannot see it the way she does. Yes, I admit I should not be so negative (I am still working on it guys) my journey has taught me something new each day and it is teaching me to be more patient with myself and I am just not there yet. Don't get me wrong I love hearing the compliments I receive but again until I see it I am never going to be able to see myself any other way than that 322 lbs person I have been for so long.....I am sure I hurt peoples feelings when I say thanks but I don't agree - But again a lot people don't get how it is to be overweight and how we struggle each day as I have said in some of my past post you have to live it to understand the struggle. One of my good friends told me unless they have been overweight they don't get what is in our heads. And she is right I never really thought of it that way until she pointed it out to me.
So thanks you guys for giving me those wonderful compliments please keep them coming and know I do appreciate them but understand that until I see the results I will never see what you see.
Another one of my favorite quotes (and it rings true for me each day):
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"