I entered the Weight Watchers Lose For Good "Your Story" contest. Well, it's not really a contest yet but it will be after the 7 weeks is up. Right now it's on week 3. Basically, each week for 7 weeks Weight Watchers asks a question about your journey and you post a picture of your self holding a sign with the answer to that question. I am posting them on the WW facebook but just sharing them here with you also. At the end of the 7 weeks, you can turn the pictures into a video and enter to win $5,000 so I'll need your votes in a few more weeks! Stay Tuned!!
Here are my first three weeks of pictures:
|How would you like to introduce yourself?|
|How do you define weight loss success?|
|What are you enjoying about getting healthy?|
So I saw a good friend at school today that I haven't seen in a while and she was in a rush so we didn't get to chat but she commented me on Facebook a little bit later with a comment that led me to thinking how surreal this whole journey still is. She told me that seeing me in real life, as opposed to on Facebook, is breath taking. Wow.
My mind can't fully accept the changes of my body yet. I know I mentioned that in a prior post. When people tell me these things I feel like they are talking to someone else sometimes. I don't really know how to explain it but it's almost like an out of body experience. Compliments and questions come left and right and most of the time I feel like another person is responding to them, not Krystle Bailey.
The weird thing, though, is that 99% of the people I know at my college graduated so this year I am there with pretty much all people that I don't know and have never met. So to them, I'm just an average girl. Yet, sometimes I still get that self conscious feeling like I'm the fattest girl in the room (A feeling I got often prior to this journey), like people are looking at me and thinking "Damn she's big." But then I stop and realize that I'm just average like most of the other girls in the room. Today a girl that I don't know told me that it doesn't look like I had a baby recently....that's something you say to skinny chics! lol When I am sitting in my chair with my legs crossed, I feel like I'm in someone else's body. I can't even begin to tell you how I used to WISH I could cross my legs under those desks like every other girl. I always felt so boyish with my legs all open. But I would have to turn my whole body half way over to cross my legs. Now, it's 2nd nature to cross them when I sit down except my mind is like "WHOA. Who's body is this????"
Those things may seem silly to someone who has never been obese or severely over weight but to those of us who have, I'm sure you can relate.
Anyway, I'm exhausted! Shout out to the couple of new followers I got recently! My follower count is getting up there and I appreciate each and every one of you!! :)