Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oh, how sweet it is...

So I went back to Therapie to complete my trade with Alicia earlier today, and ran into a former classmate of mine who works there, too.

She had no clue who I was, because she didn't recognize me! Once her sister (also a classmate) stopped laughing at her, she hugged me and complimented me on how great I look.

I guess I really don't understand the impact of the transformation, because I see myself every day. Having someone you haven't seen in a few years fail to recognize you really drives the point home. And it is very, very sweet.

9 comments:

Suldog said...

That's just too cool for school. Isn't it great when something like that happens? Excellent!

Christina LMT said...

It truly was amazing. I was blushing furiously for a few minutes!

Buck said...

WAY-cool! I'm happy for ya, Christina!

Anonymous said...

Good for you girl!

Dick
BDP

Christina LMT said...

Thank you, Buck! Thank you, Dick!

Anonymous said...

I hope I'll be able to recognize you when I see you...

(Of course I will! You always look great to me, but I'm sure since you're happy on the inside as well, that you're gonna be even more gorgeous than normal.)

Love ya!
Chaos the Awesome

Roismhaire said...

You need to let the world know you're secret on HOW TO KEEP TO A PLAN. I keep falling off the wagon. My arse is the size of Arkansas! Help! (You can email me the details of how you do it)

Oh...and it's great that you're transforming yourself - as I've said before - you're an inspiration.

Lin said...

You are a delight and an inspiration both, Christine. Hope you have the grin and the glow that should go with kicking butt this seriously!

Christina LMT said...

CHAOS! Of course you'll recognize me! I hope...;) Thank you for your sweet words, Honey. I love you, too!

Roismhaire, you are aware, I believe, that I had weight-loss surgery in November. That is just a tool, however. I still have to stick to my diet and exercise all the time. The main thing for me, who has always turned to food (and especially sweets and junkfood) for comfort, is to understand what my triggers are, and work around them. I also simply decided that eating certain things, usually dessert, is just not worth it, plain and simple. And that's exactly what I tell myself when offered cookies, cake, ice cream, etc. "It's not worth it." I do occasionally splurge, and I don't beat myself up about it. But I'm careful not to do so for the wrong reasons, like being upset or depressed. That's it! No big secret at all. :)

Thank you, Lin!
I know I'm much happier because I look and feel better, and if that makes me vain or shallow, so be it!
I do have a huge grin on my face.