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Day 155 of my VLCD Journey and weigh in #22

Friday, June 03, 2016

Twenty two weeks. That is just crazy. I started my new life 22 weeks ago and I can not believe how far I have come. I know that I have a long weigh to go, but I am have come a long way too.
Been dealing with emotional stuff this week. I am having a hard time seeing the changes. I know how my clothes feel and I can see the changes in my body. I see what I need to lose still instead of focusing on what I have lost. I know that is a me thing that I have to deal with, but I feel that since I have had body and self esteem issues most of my life that it isn't going to change now. Besides working on my body I need to work on my mind to see myself better. People who work in the same building as me who I see but don't know are telling me how great I look and I don't know what to say. It feels awkward for me to hear people compliment me on my weight loss. I might sound like a self absorbed person right now and please know that is not my intention, but I am experiencing something I never have before and it makes me uncomfortable. So associates have started giving me nicknames like skinny minny and slim jim. It is weird to hear. I need to focus on the positive I know that. I know that what I have lost is amazing and it isn't easy. But coming to terms with my new appearance is proving to be more difficult then I could have imagined. However I will not let it deter me because I do have a ways to go, but I am going to start acknowledging what I have done and how far I have come so far.
Weigh in day!!! I lost 4 pounds this week for a total of 94 pounds lost. That is my 12 year old niece that I have lost!!! Pretty amazing I would say!
I am excited for my first full weekend off since March! Nothing really planned besides hanging with family and friends and enjoying the time off!
Well have a great Friday everyone!
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    emoticon job!! I can't imagine what 94 lbs has done for your health!! Just amazing weight loss!!!
    1727 days ago
    First of all you are doing awesome on your journey, as for the compliments I can relate it is unsual at first but they will keep on coming ! It is all positive and you can do this. emoticon emoticon
    1728 days ago
    I totally understand what you're going through. I experienced it and I'm STILL experiencing it. It's human nature to want more without appreciating what you already have. 94 lbs is NOTHING to sneeze at. I personally am sooo happy for you and I'm excited to see how much more you'll achieve but I can still say emoticon emoticon emoticon at what you've already accomplished. Celebrate Sam! Many people would love to have done what you have!! Stay hungry for your goal but celebrate every step and pound towards it! emoticon emoticon
    1732 days ago
    Woohoo!! That's awesome! I understand where you're coming from. It's definitely more than a physical thing. I, too, struggle with the negative thoughts sometimes. We just have to keep working and take one day at a time! Congrats on your weight loss!
    1732 days ago
    Yes this change will take a long time to absorb, maybe even a few years?
    1732 days ago
    I dealt with the constant compliments and I didn't start appreciating them until I was feeling better about where I was. People get used to the new you and that starts to subside. It's funny how progress seems to be at a standstill no matter haw far you've come. I can drop 3 pounds and 3 days later be annoyed that the scale hasn't dropped more. Being human, good grief! Hahaha! Congrats so far and keep on rockin it!
    1732 days ago
    Hurray! NSVS!!!
    1732 days ago
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