Last night I went out to dinner with some former colleagues, all of whom I haven’t seen in a year.
They greeted me with amazement and compliments on my weight loss.
My friend Laura told me, “Jen, you look as hot as shit!” It filled my heart with gladness and I spent the rest of the evening with a silly grin on my face.
There is nothing like getting affirmation from people who love you!!
At the end of the night, as we were departing the restaurant, my other friend Cathe hugged me good-bye and said ,“At the risk of sounding superficial, you don’t even look like yourself”. As I hugged her back, I told her that the new slightly slimmer Jen looks more like me than that puffy, bloated Jen she’s known for years.
Ask Sanna or Jess or Ginger and they will probably tell you that they barely recognize their formerly slim friend under her layers of avoirdupois.
For the record, I’ve lost approximately 35lbs.