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Thinner is funner

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Some folks went out for a drink after work, like they do a couple times a month. I've never gone even though I like all the people and thought it was a nice thing to do. I just didn't feel comfortable in the crowd. When I saw the note today, I made a rash decision to join them. I was wearing a cute outfit and was feeling pretty good. I knew I wouldn't stand out as the fattest person in the restaurant anymore. I almost changed my mind as I entered the parking lot, but someone saw me as they were walking in so I told myself it would be good to have just one glass of wine and then I could go home. To cut to the chase, I had a really nice time. We told silly stories and laughed and gossiped--it was fun. It was another wake up call to the number of fun things I've missed because I was too fat to participate. No body other than myself prevented me from participating. I knew I was missing out, but somehow couldn't get myself together to do anything about it, I'll never know why. I hope when I feel like over eating that I remember thinner is funner.
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  • JULIE2BTRUE
    GOOD FOR YOU.....Sometimes, we have to push ourselves to accomplish something that we're frightened of, for whatever reasons that fear may be.....
    You just think of your "new life," and all the opportunities, joy, and satisfaction that it brings you, whenever you become frightened of trying something "unfamiliar or new"!!
    I can't think of a better "example" of something that we've "longed" to do, and that we could have done a long time ago, if we had not feared to try!!
    I'm soooo glad that you took the risk, and enjoyed yourself! I have no doubt that it has opened new doors for you!!!
    Yaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!
    BIG HUG, Julie emoticon
    4392 days ago
  • BRIGITH
    Yay for you - getting out and about!
    4402 days ago
  • IRISHGIRL74
    I am so glad you went. I always hold back too on things like that . . .don't want to deal with stares (or maybe I think they are staring) and issues like whether I can fit into a seat/booth. Yeah for you!
    4402 days ago
  • TRAVELINGARTGAL
    It is great that you went! I always say no to going out with co-workers....or anyone because i feel way too fat.....and i know i am probably missing out on some good times!! I am glad you are losing weight, and feeling good about yourself! Way to go!
    4403 days ago
  • IF-SO-GIRL
    Good for you--enjoy! You deserve it. Hope you do it more often. emoticon
    4403 days ago
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