Thursday, May 07, 2009

Feeling pretty dang good

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.

8 comments:

Melody said...

Wow! Congratulations! Okay, fess up - what is the secret?

Ami said...

Good for you! That's an awesome accomplishment and I'm sure it feels great to have people recognize your hard work.

Susanna said...

our jen sported the slimmest, most lovely shaped middle in high school. i remember being so envious of the graceful line of her silouhette from her back down to her fanny.we have all changed in the years, but i always think of jen with two things, her lovely impossible figure in high school, and her delicious and unreasonable red curls in college. that is always how i see jen.

Bethany said...

That's so inspirational! I hope you'll share how you're doing it.

Anonymous said...

way to go Jennifer, I am so proud of you! 35 lbs...WOW!.... Are you atill eating Oreos? ....Bet not!

Jess said...

I have been working out 2-3 times a day for two weeks now and i gained two pounds...
Am trying very hard not to dislike you at the moment...
And yes... Jen always did have a trim waist... and the longest, thickest hair you can imagine...

Jen said...

Yay you!!! Congratulations and I think you should now give your internet friends tips on how you've done it. Gotta love friends and their wonderful compliments!

Jenster said...

Congrats, Jen! I've been busy with a new job and haven't had a chance to visit your blog, so I was thrilled to find such a happy posting. And I'm going to have to remember to use the compliment "hot as shit" on someone this week.