Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I forgot to write about part of the motivation I received on my trip a week ago. I got on the plane and ended up with the middle seat. My seat belt was almost all the way extended and I fully took up the seat. The skinny people on either side of me drew themselves in away from me. They never spoke to me the entire trip. I tried to make myself as small as possible but it just would not happen.
When I saw one of my old high school friends I was shocked at how tiny she was. I remembered that I was once about the same size as she was and we often traded clothes. I realize that things are different now. I am on several meds that cause weight gain. Diabetes makes it harder to lose weight and so do my mobility issues. It is just hard to manage life in a larger body.
On a much happier note, I have done well with avoiding dairy and sugar. I think that it has helped my inflammation levels a lot.
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    As you lose weight, get those healthy habits in place, you will feel better and better. Keep pushing ! It was a great NSV, just to see your feelings for what they currently are. emoticon
    2441 days ago
    Oh hunnies, I feel for you. But like Nora said, a lot of times we assume people are thinking the worst... and likely they weren't. You are beautiful & you are special and focus on that and remember that.

    And congrats on cutting out the dairy and sugar. Sure hope that helps with the inflammation & the weight loss.

    2442 days ago
    I am sorry about your travel experience. Then, running into an old friend and recognizing you are no longer the same size, reflecting on what used to be and what is today is emotionally draining. I AM PROUD OF YOU are taking action and focusing on making small changes here there and everywhere. Eventually you will see a whole new you, the you that you strived to be physically. I wish you well and congratulate you on your determination.
    One more thing, often we think people are thinking things that they are not thinking at all. We are imposing our thoughts onto them because we aren't happy with our own situation. It is a natural behaviour. Who knows....the person on one side of you might have people contact issues or anxieties about talking to their neighbour, the other might be menopausal and over heated and can't stand the thought of the body heat exuding from just don't really know why certain behaviours occur. Unless we point blank ask.....we are drawing our own conclusions. Something to think about..right! Have a funtabulous day!!!! emoticon
    2443 days ago
    You are working hard to get healthy. Don't let the actions of other people get to you at all!
    I believe in you. emoticon
    2443 days ago
    Good work on avoiding foods that give you inflammation. emoticon You know that people on planes are usually stressed out and when the majority of humanity is stressed, they tend to act in self-interest....sigh. Thanks for reminding everyone how stupid that looks.
    2443 days ago
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