You Look Like You’ve Lost Weight

lost Weight?One of the nicest things I could ever hear is, “You look like you’ve lost weight.” and when Dr. Amson said it to me Thursday morning it was glorious. He’s the bariatric surgeon who did my sleeve gastrectomy 4 years ago. I had lost weight since I saw him last but only 4 pounds. Sigh! But my BMI is lower which means I’ve lost fat! (Insert loud cheer here.) It meant even more because that morning my husband said I was looking thinner. WOW! I wonder what has changed. Four pounds can’t look that different, can it?

I have been getting exhausted and then very cranky/depressed (small “d” depressed but depressed) because of the pain I’ve been having and how am I going to get all my work done before shoulder surgery. I’m worried that my students won’t get the help they need (or maybe they’ll get better help than I could give them). But self-doubt is one of the facets of myself I am overcoming. In fact, if people keep giving me all these compliments I may actually believe I look as young as I act. I am much better at saying “thank you” than I am at denying the compliment.

But, even though my joints are making walking and swimming a “non-doable” part of my regimen, Dr Amson told me to walk in water. Damn, I can’t get any respite. I CAN walk in water and on Monday morning, on my way to work I will walk in water and believe I am walking on water.

So, on that note, thanks for listening.  ;D   Diane


~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on September 27, 2014.

One Response to “You Look Like You’ve Lost Weight”

  1. I’ve been on a long weight loss journey, so know exactly what it’s like when you hear those glorious words ‘you *look* like you’ve lost weight’. I know I’m not suppose to hinge my weight loss on the validation of others, but damn it’s good to hear.

    I’ve only just found your blog! So glad I did. I’m going through your archives now.

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