Well, this week I really impressed myself. Losing 2 lbs when I’m this bloated and crampy is just shy of a miracle. I know that I can’t lose EVERY week, but I’m glad a gain didn’t happen this time. I’m already a little emotional this week, and that might have done me in. Who knows? I’m down to 288.8 lbs, and when I tracked my new weight on WW’s, I had to recalculate my daily points allowance. Before I was allowed 39 and now it’s 36. That makes me feel great! It really feels like I’m getting somewhere now. Eighteen lbs to go to meet my first weight loss goal. Go me!
Last night, my BFF and I went to see Jason Mraz in concert. What an amazing vocalist! I enjoy JM’s music and consider myself a fan, but his live performance was even better than his albums. I am floored by his musical talent. Seriously. And he’s just so…adorable. ;)
I love going to concerts. I do not love the itty-bitty chairs I have to stuff my ass into. I also do not love sitting next to strangers and having my fat rolls flop onto their side of the arm rest. Luckily, the seats at the concert were relatively roomy, and the stranger next to me was super skinny and all cuddled up with her boyfriend on the other side. But of course we had to stand up a million times to let people squeeze by to find their seats. Going to any kind of event in an arena/auditorium or even sometimes at the movies, can make a fat girl feel her fattest. I feel like a giant bowling ball rolling through thousands of pins when I’m in a big crowd like that. And when I have to slide into my seat kind of sideways (you know, you have to lower one cheek in the seat, and then squish the other one in to sit down), then I notice a Kate Moss look-a-like next to me only taking up half a seat–well, let’s just say, it doesn’t really help my self-esteem.
I always try and talk myself into forgetting my body issues and just having a good time. Who cares, right? About 50 % of the time, I manage to do that. The rest of the time, I start obsessing about my bulk and comparing myself to the thousands of strangers around me. I really need to get a handle on the negative self-talk.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! See you Monday, Lusties.