Over these last 9 months I have learned so much. I have learned about food, weight loss, even myself. Who know that I could have such stick-to-it-tiveness (I don't think that's a word...it is now!)? Even now, everything I eat, planning my families meals, the things I do, have all become normal. Now, the very thought of getting food from a box seems abnormal!
If we stop to eat on the road, I know that I have to go into whatever restaurant we're at, why? Because I have to have my food a certain way. I expect this to take a couple of minutes, and let everyone else order first. I always start by apologizing, and thanking the server for their time, that way, they will try a bit harder to give me what I am PAYING for. But, this is normal.
Yesterday, I was feeling a bit blue, and didn't feel like doing anything. What is normal now for me "not doing anything"? Going out for a neighborhood walk! Out I went. Alone, just me and my flashlight (and cell phone, of course). I added an extra block or two, I walked at a quicker pace, and even contemplated jogging (not yet, but soon). My new normal is that I can wear shorts and not have them ride up my thighs! My new normal is my thighs not rubbing together.
There are still so many things that I have to learn being thinner. Little weird things pop up everyday. Big weird things pop up too. Weird to me is how I look and see some things that aren't normal for a fat woman. I am not that fat woman, yeah, I am overweight, but not FAT anymore. I am still trying to see this, and probably never will, but I am adjusting to my new normal.