The other day I was changing my shoes, when I realized a few things.
I was sitting in my chair, tying my shoes tighter again. I haven’t been able to do this, either thing, in a lot of years. I know this probably sounds like 1 thing to you, but to me it is 2 things:
- Bending over in my chair tying my shoes!!!!! Or I can do it standing up now too!
- Tying my shoes tighter because they don’t actually fit me anymore.
If you haven’t ever been morbidly obese, you REALLY don’t understand what I’m talking about. I can’t even remember how long I’ve had to put my foot up on a chair to tie my shoe. Well, of course I can: it was 2009, when I lost 100 lbs. And then it was a really long time before that. Around 20 years.
But even aside from those revelations, I noticed a couple of other things. The number on the scale is just one small measure of what’s happening for me right now. These other things help me realize that losing the weight has other benefits:
- I feel good. Really good.
- I can do a bunch of things I couldn’t do before.
- I have a lot more energy.
- I want to do things I haven’t done in years. I haven’t wanted to do them because they made me really tired.
Tomorrow I find out how much I’ve lost this week. I’m actually looking forward to stepping on the scales. And I don’t really care what that number is.