J-boy and I took a day trip yesterday to see some of his 'people'. They are nearly 4 hours away by car, so nearly 8 hours just going & coming keeps us from visiting as much as any of us would like. So I had not seen a couple of the women since I'd begun my weight loss journey a year and a half ago.
We were greeted warmly when we got there, and P1 started talking about how great I looked and how she wouldn't have recognized me had she just run in to me out someplace. She was effusive in her praise, but that is the kind of person she is.
Having just got out of the car from a nearly 4 hour trip, I had to go to the restroom. While I was in there P2 came in. I could hear them talking as I was taking care of business. P1 said something along the lines of 'wait until you see her' and 'I didn't recognize her'. I was prepared, then, for P2's response. She was very complimentary of my new look, and showed appropriate interest how I'd shed the pounds.
It was a real ego boost for me, and just what I needed to stay focused through the end of the year. I think I'd lost sight of just how far I'd come on this journey. The rest of the weight will come off when it comes off. All I have any control over is how much I eat and how much I move. The scales/clothes sizes will take care of themselves when the time is right.
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