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A Long Time Since Skinny

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yesterday, I had a doctor's appointment. As I got dressed my mind was on the scale which I knew I would be asked to step on once the doctor saw me. I wanted to wear clothes that were not too "heavy" so that I could get a more accurate idea of what I weigh, because I know that our scale is up to 8 pounds llight when it weighs me.... I wanted to, needed to see what the actual number really was...so yesterday I put on leggings and a long tunic-type of top. I had a few moments' hesitation because this outfit is something I would have easilty worn when I was 20, but now, at 47, I wondered if maybe iit was too funky and young for me. I asked my 18 year old daugher's opinion of that. She looked at me and said, "no mom, you look great...YOu should wear it." As I walked into the kitchen a few steps ahead of my husband a few minutes later, he (my totally unobservant and "i could care less how you look" husband,) said to me, "You know, that outfit makes you look really skinny."

I stopped dead in my tracks and thought two things, (#1, mental note to self, "NEVER take this outfit off again") and 2: I can't REMEMBER the last time i had the word "skinny" applied to me. I used to be called that regulalrly...it was a title of honor which I wore proudly...and now, after several years of being very overweight...(OKAY, if you MUST use the O-word, ) i was OBESE....as inconguous as that term sounded when applied to me, the one who'd been "skinny mini" for my whole life....And yet, over the three or so years of obesity....I got used to thinking of myself as "fat" and had given up all hope of ever hearing that svelt term next to my name, ever again. So when I heard it yesterday...I could've jumped for joy and hugged my husband. (but I restrained myself-I don't think that would've been a welcome gesture.)

My second moment of great triumph came when my doctor of 20+ years walked into the examining room after not seeing me since April...His jaw dropped to the floor anad his eyes popped and he said, "CYNTHIA, you 've lost and INORDINATE amount of weight!:" Last time I'd heard him use that word was when he had been remarking on my "inordinate " wieght GAIN....He then asked me those magic words. "HOW?" And I told him about Spark People. He listened with interest and pulled a memo pad from his pocket and jotted down the web address....I hope he looks into it and begins to refer other patients here as well.

Then he said, "You need to be weighed" and out came their brand spanking new scale. (it was so nice to be rid of that BEAST of an old scale that persisted in telling me I'd gotten fatter every time I'd stepped on it before.) Now, with this lovely digital piece of technology...the wonderful numbers popped up: fully dressed...midday...after two meals and lots of water: 164!! I was so happy....I know that that means that my morning naked readings of 157 are very close to correct and NOT 8 pounds light as I'd feared.

So overall, I had myself a very....SKIINNY day, yesterday. And it felt really GOOD.
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    This is fabulous on so many levels, spark friend!!!
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    3598 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/13/2010 10:52:42 PM
    Great day is right! And, my friend, if you're overweight, I must be obese since I weigh more than you do. And I don't consider myself obese.

    Weigh to go!!
    3598 days ago
    "Inordinate" - huh? Great word - when used in the right context. So is skinny.

    You rock, Ms. Skinny :)

    So so so happy for you. You deserve all of the compliments you get.

    Expect more.

    3600 days ago
    emoticon How wonderful for you! Keep positive and push through the "down" times. We have to have them to really appreciate the GREAT times!! Hope you are having a comfortable day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3601 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2010 9:14:53 AM
    Wow... that must have been a fantastic day... one you need to keep in your memory and be proud! I can just imagine how you felt... great work! emoticon
    3601 days ago
  • WOOBIE0902
    You must feel like your floating on air..........congratulations!!! I see people of all ages wearing the sweater /tunic with leggings and I got complimented as well the first time I wore one and I'm 52!!!!

    Canrt beat the comfort feature either!!!! emoticon
    3601 days ago
    Congrats....oh to be skinny again well done
    3601 days ago
  • ASH72461
    that is awesome
    i would seatle for overweight not obese at this point
    but i have to keep working at it
    that sounds like a really sweet day emoticon emoticon
    3601 days ago
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