I have got the best fan club around. All the people in my daily life gush over me every single day re: the weight loss. It gives a girl a big head let me tell you. There isn't a day goes by that I don't get some kind of affirmation that what I am doing is working.
This afternoon I was thinking about just how I felt back in the pre-diet days. I never felt like I fit in. I always felt like a massive freak of nature that was stuck so far out of the mainstream there was no way I could ever get there. My self esteem was in the toilet. I never looked people in the eye. Now I am normal. The fat girl in my head is slowly coming around to the new reality. She still tries to steer my eyes downward and avoid social situations, but it is getting easier to remember that those coping mechanisms aren't really necessary anymore.
Men give me a second look. It is such a rush to be noticed after living in the shadows for so long. I'm still not ready to give one of them a shot, but I'm getting there. I am going to shoot for venturing into the dating world this summer. If I give myself enough time to get used to the idea then it will make it easier to let down my guard enough to actually do it.
This ends the inward reflection.
I tried falafel for the very first time today. They were really good and surprisingly they are a great food for the diet at around 55 calories a piece. They were paired with a Greek side salad so I had a pretty decent lunch for not a lot of calories. I'm definitely working them into the diet on a weekly basis.
The weather is supposed to take a marked swing upward on Saturday and it won't come a moment too soon. If Houston can just stay in the 60s or 70s until March or April that will suit me just fine. I am ready for Spring and all the ease that it will bring. Normal blogging will resume.
I'm off tomorrow for the planned long weekend that I will enjoy for the next 3 weeks to burn off the remaining vacation days I can't roll over past February 11th. I plan on spending a relaxing morning in bed drinking my coffee and window shopping online for a mid century or art deco style dining room table that will be bought with my tax refund. I plan on filing that on Monday. If you have never filed online, do it and choose direct deposit. The refund comes in a matter of days vs. a matter of weeks. Plus you don't need stamps.