You really find out who your real friends are when you have a big change in your life. Whether it's going off to college, getting married, having a baby, moving away, or even losing someone special to you in death; people react in weird ways sometimes when their friends have life changing events happen to them.
When most of my friends got married before me, yeah I was a little jealous... but I hoped that I would be a good enough friend to be happy for them and wish them all the best. Now that I am married and have kids, I hope to be a good friend still to those who struggle having kids, or can't find their "soul mate" yet, or even my friends who are popping out babies when I would really like to have another one of my own (I know I'm crazy as a loon for even entertaining the thought while struggling with my wild ones right now... but a girl would be nice...)
Anyway, oddly enough, I have found some of my friends are a little weirded out by my weight loss. I try not to talk about it too much, but I am just so blasted excited about this life changing process/ event in my life I am running around with a big smile on my face... well, everyone knows what I am happy about.
I certainly don't rub it in anyone's face, and the last thing I am is stuck up... I always hated seeing those women on TV that lost a ton of weight and got all vain and self-centered... I'm just not like that. Sure, I feel pleased with myself... it's the first big goal in my life I have actually done for myself and followed through with!
I want all my friends to know, and all of you, that no matter what weight I am, I still love you all the same as I ever have. I don't care what size anyone is and am a firm believer that who you are inside is what really matters. Integrity, love, honesty, trust, have nothing to do with weight! I mean look at all these skinny models and celebrities that may be beautiful on the outside, but many are rotten to the core... not people that I would want to call friends.
Anyway, that said, here is some good news! I reached my 60 pound loss mark this week! Woo Hoo! I feel fantastic! Here's some updated before and after pictures:This last one was taken yesterday... those pants I am wearing were pants I wore when I was DATING Ben!
Here are my stats:
Starting weight: 279
Goal Loss: 80 pounds
Last week's Total lost: 57
This week's loss: 3 pounds -- down to 219 lbs
Total lost: 60 pounds
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