Stranger friend inspiration

There are a number of *weight-loss blogs I read on a daily basis. They are all inspirational in their own way.  As I make my way through this journey, I turn to them for support (thanks Di), ideas, recipes (thanks Betty), new exercises and their wonderful humour.

I just came across this post from One-Twenty-Five.  Her post title forty things I like about losing forty pounds, rang so true for me and how I am beginning to feel about myself.  I started to talk about it a little in this post.

  1. Heels. High, high heels.  I used to think I looked like an elephant balancing on heels, and hated wearing them. Now I embrace them.
  2. Rings. I wear normal size rings now. This used to be a HUGE fear of mine – getting engaged and my ring finger being too fat for the ring.
  3. Being able to cross and uncross my legs comfortably and easily. No hand help now, thankyouverymuch.
  4. Feeling so much healthier, stronger, happier.
  5. Waking up in the morning, lying in bed, and mentally deciding what to wear – everything I own now fits! Whereas, it used to be whatever fits me today..
  6. Hearing compliments. Losing weight is bloody hard, so it’s always nice to hear I look good.
  7. Being able to (somewhat) share clothes with friends. To share clothes with my sister is the ultimate goal…

It’s starting to get hot in Perth – this means a good 5-6 months of heat – hot, dry heat.  But this year, I am going to make summer my bitch.  Not quite sure how at the moment, but I am thinking about it.

*Let the record reflect that I have a passionate dislike for the term ‘weight-loss blog’.

Author: Carolyn Anna

I have a deathly fear of bees : I have a natural ballet 'turn-out' position : Most people think I walk like a duck : I use to hate my freckles when I was young, but now love them : I hate people calling me 'dude' : I have never been bitten by a spider or a snake or a horse or a dog : I never say 'cheers' at the end of a conversation or email : I always have to put on lip balm and get a glass of water before i go to bed :

One thought on “Stranger friend inspiration”

  1. Happy to help – and you also inspire me to keep going on my journey. So it’s a win win. 🙂

    By the way, I can completely relate to your #3 – being able to cross your legs. I remember for the longest time I wouldn’t (in fact couldn’t) do it comfortably. And now, it’s a pretty relaxing position that I can get into without even thinking about it. That’s what I call being able to celebrate the subtle changes. Ciao

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