Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Asking a Stranger!

My friend would like for me to stop calling myself fat girl. She said that girl is gone. My friend lives outside of this blog so she is coming from a different view point. She would like for me to ask 10 strangers the following question "Do I appear to be a fat girl?". I had to laugh out loud because it sounds ridiculous but it's not. She thinks it will mean more for me to hear it from a strangers because there is no love there. Although my doctor is not a stranger I will talk to him tomorrow about my weight. He has never commented on my weight or requested that I go on a diet. He would just like for me to exercise and eat healthy foods. So I will have more information after my visit.

On the flip side, I have a dear friend that is struggling with her weight in Los Angeles. She explained to me how embrassed she is to see all of her old friends because of the weight. It is out of control and she just want to hide from all of us. I told her that we love her and we want to see her but she is just putting us off. She has always been heavy but since she married and moved to LA she has gained an additional 50 to 60 pounds over two years. I don't want to be pushy but I would really love to see her. Her birthday is Saturday and I we all want to visit her but she refuse to get back with us to make plans. This is all new to me and it is hard to deal with. During my heaviest time my friends meant the most to me and I wanted to be around them. Well, I will leave it up to her and hope she understands that we love her and the weight means nothing. I'm looking for answers.

Workout this week is on track: boot camp, weights, yoga, Jumba and pier run

Food department: Doing really good in this area. no cravings for KFC hot wings, burritos or sweets. I made some homemade muesli that is really good for breakfast. It's an alternative to the ever day oatmeal kick. Still making veggie soup, turkey chili, white bean soup w/chicken and greens for the week. These are my foundation meals for the week.

Just started a new book "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier last night. It was hard put down because of the awesome one-liners by the narrator. I can not wait to visit the book tonight.

I finished "The Great Gatsby" last week after having it for less than a week. I could not put it down because of all of the drama. This reading thing is all new to me. I went to school in Texas during the 80's and I do not recall reading any of the classics. My friend from Texas agreed with me that the classics were not required reading. I feel cheated and out of touch. According to my younger friends (20 somethings) the classics were required in school and they have read mostly all of them. I decided to print the classic book list out and start from the top. "The Great Gatsby" was the first one the list. There are hundreds on this list so like the weight, I will take it one day at a time. I believe reading will help me become a better writer and speller. It's never to late to educate!

Keep it moving!


  1. I understand your friend's plight. As I was gaining all my weight I "on purpose" lost touch with anyone I knew from high school and college. I was just too embarrassed to be seen.

    You, on the other hand, are doing fabulous!!

  2. I love reading! I don't have nearly as much time for it as I used to, but I love it. I just recently bought Master Your Metabolism and Ruby's journal (or journey...whatever) and I can't wait for them to come in the mail!

  3. Like Diane and your friend, I isolated myself from my friends as I got heavier. If they don't see me, they don't know how heavy I've gotten. However, I think just about the worst thing in the world you could do is tell her that's what you think might be up. Instead, I might email her to let her know that you'll always be her friend and be there for whenever she is ready to reach back out to you, and that in the mean time you're thinking of her and wish her the best.

    Rebecca never clicked for me as much as Great Gatsby, but Gatsby's one of my favorite books, so I suppose that's a pretty high standard. Sounds like you've got all sorts of fun reading ahead of you!

  4. So cool, you're discovering the classics! I was educated in Iowa and really had an A+ education. I love to read and journal all of my books- this year I've read 67 so far! I am helping my 22 year old daughter (library science major in grad school) come up with a list so I can post later for you. Her education lacked too- Florida....Also, kudos on your weight loss! I'm working hard to lose 50 pounds before my class reunion next August.