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Saturday, October 26, 2013

My biggest NSV happened today! Things got off to a poor start when I set off for the gym. I couldn't find my running top (today is 5K day on the treadmill!) so I had to put on a very, very tight one. I did not look forward to sucking my gut in while jogging for 5K. Then, when I started jogging the cord to my mp3 player got snagged on a clip and that was the end of my music. Two things I need to do my best- music and mint gum. I had neither because in a rush to do errands before the gym I forgot to take my gum too! Anyway, I managed to complete the distance. First, let me explain that over 90% of the people using my gym are regulars like me. I have seen the same people for years. I joined when it opened about 40 years ago. I do not look at people or say anything because I am always self-concious of my weight. They are nice people, but they talk to everyone but me because I must telegraph my extreme self-conciousness. Today, a handsome, buff regular initiated a nice conversation with me! When he started talking I looked behind me to see who he was talking to, but there was no one there and he was looking right at me! I felt like 2 million bucks and I sang all the way home. What amazing joy, I feel light-headed! It has got to be because I look more confident and approachable lately.
Do any of you watch “Super Fun Night”? I think Rebel Wilson is very pretty and she does an excellent portrayal of the feelings overweight women endure. I can identify with every one of the feelings of the character she portrays, although I certainly lack her sense of humor.
I still have a long, hard job ahead, but every positive event is a huge help to keep me going.
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    Lovely NSV for you!!!!
    Keep up the great work!!

    Happy Thanksgiving - Enjoy!
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    2496 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/28/2013 5:45:29 PM
    That must have been a nice feeling. Sometimes people may not speak to you at the gym because they think you don't want to be disturbed- which they might take from the fact you wear headphone when you work out.
    2529 days ago
    Jenna!! That is so great!! You sound happy and the confidence is papable:) Yay you!! I am sure others feel the same at your gym.

    This adds fire to your goals so keep pushing and remember this feeling. You ROCK!!! emoticon

    2529 days ago
    Jenna, Whoo Hoo. I learned long ago if you meet eyes and give a smile, most everyone smiles back. It was me that was stopping that connection not others, and I was at a good weight at the time. I even got comfortable making jokes and talking to people at bus stops, in elevators, etc. places we normally just avoid eye contact for the few minutes we are near each other.
    So now being overweight, I don't feel any difference. When I am open and welcoming, so are they.
    Big experience you had, here is to you having a lot more like that!!!!
    2529 days ago
    Yay! Jenna that's awesome! Love when we have those times... Hate that we become so invisible when we are overweight or old. I try hard to acknowledge and talk to older people because I know they get ignored a lot.

    But good on ya! You are on your way!
    2529 days ago
    So happy for you! I have definitely noticed that as I gained weight, I became invisible to most men, and as I lose weight, I get more smiles and conversation.

    I love Rebel Wilson and intended to watch Super Fun Night but just haven't had time.

    2529 days ago
    I watch it and love her!! Her voice is so AWESOME...she was in 'Pitch Perfect" too... soooo good...

    I envy her for the fact that she is comfortable in her shell...most of the time:)

    AWESOME NSV!!! I love that 2 million buck feeling...
    2529 days ago
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