How I'm Doing So Far

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I'm learning how to deal with all the attention my weight loss and subsequent new figure is earning me.... I think many of you can relate that this is a tough hurdle to cross over.... as someone who has been overweight pretty much all of my life, I'm used to lurking in the shadows.... so now that I'm being inundated with kind and gracious comments, I'm learning to accept them with grace and know that they are meant with kindness.

Yesterday afternoon a good friend was sworn into the Senate. His wife is my best friend so I wasn't going to miss the ceremony and reception for nothing! I borrowed another dress from my colleague with the amazing closet... this one a simple black fitted size 10 Calvin Klein sheath dress. It was a bit loose in a few areas, but looked really sharp.

I got all kinds of lovely comments... including from my friend the senator who, when he, his wife, another girlfriend of ours and I sat down finally in a restaurant said "you know,,, you're really looking hot these days!" We teased him about making such a comment in front of his wife (who could care less and agreed wholeheartedly) and he said 'you need to know this.'

It is nice to get lots of comments, but I'm finding that it's ALL anyone has to say to me these days.... it's a bit strange, but like I said, I'm learning to accept the comments and then try to steer the conversation on to something else!!!

I have no photos yet.... completely forgot to get someone to snap a pic of me with my camera buried in my handbag!!!!! Will hopefully get a few that were taken by the event photogs and his brother who was snapping candids

The other thing I got lots of comments on lapband commercial that just started running on our cable network 2 nights ago.... lots of people have seen it and sent rave reviews. If i can get my hands on a dvd i'll post it for you. Funny thing is, I've lost @20lbs since we shot the commercial at the beginning of the year :)


Ginger aka Gidget said...

I'm still wowwing over you fitting into a Size 10 Calvin Klein dress. Jealous here! You go girl!

Bonnie said...

Must be a great feeling to get those compliments.

Ronnie said...

I'm still working on accepting the comments as well. It almost makes you think, "What, and I wasn't hot before?!" Right? I dunno.

Glad you had such a good time, though. :) Can't wait to see some pics!

nikki said...

Hi Band sista! :)

You need to post updated pictures, ASAP! :) I'm so happy you're doing so well. And congrats on the CK size 10....aaaawesome!

TheCurvyCat said...

Woohoo! I agree with nikki and Ronnie, we need new pics! :)

I think the constant commentary is one reason I'm actually sort of a little bit OK with my break/plateau. It was getting to be too much and my brain was having trouble wrapping itself around things. Now, though, I feel more leveled out, those around me have adjusted too (for the most part), and I'm ready to see some more pounds go! :D