Oh, I know I borrowed the title from a Lilly Tomlin movie. But that's what I was called this Sunday. Here's how it came about.
For weeks I have been talking about changing my gray hair. Even tried to one day and nothing happened. I i thought it was a sign to leave it alone. But my daughter kept saying how she wished I would do something with my hair color. It just makes you look old, Mom, she would say. So I decided to change it. I had been red before, my grandsons have red hair. It runs in the family. So I am now a flaming, redhead. Not as bright as Lucy was, but nice and red. It looks great. I got so many complements so far I'm sure my head is a little bit bigger. Smile!
Now to the shrinking.: The other day my grandson came over. I was wearing some of my larger, baggy clothes. I kept some to knock around the house in.
He mentioned how i was shrinking away, my clothes were just hanging on me.
So yesterday when I got ready to go to the South of the Boarder fiesta my daughter was having for friends and family, I decided to dress in a looser outfit. I have this 2X linen cropped pants and top, only now it is full length pants, due to the weight loss. I dressed it up with pretty jewellery, with my new hair color and hair style, oh yes I got my hair cut. I looked really nice.. The loose clothing just emphasised the weight I had loss. Much more so than if I had wore a fitted pants and top.. Don't forget I am still 245. That's heavy to most people. So would people notice that I had lost weight? Probably some. But they sure did in what I wore. You could not help but see the weight loss. I could pull the fabric out and say," Oh yes I have lost some weight."
One couple I had not seen since earlier this year, maybe Xmas 2009, looked at me and he said, "The incredible shrinking women". Wow ! look at you.
My grandson popped up ", I told her she's shrinking away. But that's good because she was as big as Kiko." (that's a whale that used to be at the aquarium.)
I said I wasn't that big. My son in law chimed in ," But you were working on it".
Well we can joke about my weight now, I don't mind., I knew I was enormous and I hated it. But now I am shrinking, its noticeable to one and all.
So when ever I want to experience the weight I have lost, all I have to do is put on some of those big clothes and pull out the excess material and feel so happy it is no long tight and stretched around my body.
We had a lovely fiesta . The food was varied and filling. Everyone had been assigned an item to bring. That way not everyone would show up with chips and 7 layer dip.
I was in charge of salad. I liked that because I knew I would have something that I could eat a lot of. There was beef and chicken strips for taco's or fajitas. Corn and flour tortillas. All the fixings. A lovely rice casserole. An enchilada dish.
A fish stew, that tasted like it came right from Mexico. Margarita's , sangria, tea, soft drinks. Oh the usual chips, salsa, and dips. Fresh fruit. and a flan that was ever so tasty..
How I managed was lots of salad. 1 beef taco. 5 chips and dip on a plate, away from the table of chips. 1 small margarita. And lots of fruit. As for the other dishes, I took one small spoon, a bite, just to taste. That way I didn't over eat, but could enjoy the foods and comment if asked about some food. I had no problem doing that. Usually a bite or two in most cases fulfills the craving for a certain food.
Plus there's no way any food is going to get in my way to reach my weight goal.
I was also feeling sort of high from all the complements, and food was just secondary to me. The good friends, being with my family, happy conversations that was what the day was all about.
I've came a long way. Food used to play such different roll in my life. I always wanted to go where you got the most and the biggest portions. I loved buffet's.
Now I can hardly see myself at one. Yes, I have changed. Change for the better.
Change I can believe in. Change I want to continue for always.
My Quote of the day." In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on" Robert Frost.
Peace and Love, Tisha