“You are looking good!” “Have you lost weight?” “What is different?” “What did you change?” I don’t care if you are a male, female, shemale, child, moody teenager, forgetful granny or grumpy old emphysemic landlady. Hear any of those sentences in conjunction with each other and something inside you does a fist pump. Why? Because that’s how we are built, how we are made. I think from the time we are small we are made to want attention and approval. From the random squiggles, that turns out to be a chicken with a shark in its mouth, running across hot coals toward a rainbow, that we draw for our parents only to hear them say, “Wow, you drew this all by yourself. Such a clever girl.” To the little boy almost giving himself whiplash as he kicks a ball to impress his dad. We grow up to want to hear good things about ourselves, to hear that someone, somewhere notices us. Dylan Moran has a funny piece…
Only watch the first 30 seconds or so, also true to Youtube I got distracted… I found this little gem… there is a new Channing Tatum movie coming out in July 2014. He is blond, bearded and has pointy ears. Mila Kunis is the love interest. Check the trailer for Jupiter Ascending.
Anyway, getting back to it, in the last 2 months I have lost a noticeable amount of weight. Noticeable only because my pants are needing belts, my 14 year old nephew asked if I had lost weight (come on, what teenage boy would ask that, unless it was slap-in-the-face noticeable) and well lots of people have commented. People are commenting and it’s positive and I like it, cos I was made that way. Who wouldn’t like that?
It has been a roller coaster though, I came back from holiday in January 2kg’s heavier and then lost that plus 5 more in less than a month, then picked up 4 and then lost 2 again, and I can probably tell you what I have been doing differently but it couldn’t have been THAT significant to make me lose about 5 kg’s in noticeable weight (the 5kg’s are recently in the last 2 weeks). Yes there was this one week where I lost 4kgs in 3 days, but I knew what I did there. And I had only started 2014’s bootcamp last week so it couldn’t have been that either. I am even eating white bread (GASP I know). Please don’t feel the need to preach to me about healthy eating and the health hazard to losing such a lot in such little time. I know, and it’s not like I have a disorder, like I said, I don’t know what it is, and I am not fighting it.
Honestly, I couldn’t give a hoot what it was. The fact that I feel good and look different enough for people to notice is all the motivation I need to just carry on carrying on. This year doesn’t feel any better than last year yet, but I am happy in myself and I am spending more time with the giver of joy so who gives? The joy of the Lord is my strength… who knows maybe I am laughing the weight off… YES PLEASE!!!
So tell someone today that they look handsome, beautiful, good, different, happy. It might be that one positive thing in a bucket of negative things that turn it all around.