I'm getting irritated.
It's as if either everyone is way too polite or no one knows what "healthy" is anymore.
I've been on a diet...excuse me "life style change"
at one point a couple years ago (when I first moved to Phoenix) I was depressed, had a horrible living situation, and eating crap. I gained a ton of weight. I got a wii fit and lost ten pounds of that. Kept it off for awhile and then had to move all of my belongings up to a third floor of an apartment building when I moved out of horrible living situation. Lost another ten, kept it off for the most part. I was curvey but no one ever called me fat (technically obese/overweight according to BMI at the time).
Met Evan, current husband extraordinaire. Kept the weight off but became really sensitive of my size...especially since the man could wear MY PANTS.
We celebrated our one month together in style and I ended up gaining 8 lbs. Oy.
Adopted Evan's lifestyle of eating for allergies and working out with him. Lost 20 lbs.
Took a break, gained about 6 back. Still in overweight/obese land.
Got married lost those 6 and then some for my wedding. Yay. Gained the some back over the course of honeymoon. Boo.
Started a lifestyle of working out twice a day and only eating 1100 calories. No results...misery.
Decided to do something safe and drastic and now the weight is pouring off and someone hit my eating reset button.
I eat really healthy right now and everyone comments on it.
"Are you on a diet?"
"Well, you don't need to be"
and I want to scream because yes I do. I'm still away from a normal BMI for my height. I am closer everyday, but everyone this whole time (besides Evan who knew what everything was and knew it was unhealthy) has told me I don't need to do anything. Now especially since I am super close to my goal. But I was not healthy before and everyone wanted me to eat like them and look like them and I refuse to do it. I know people think I am weird now.
I don't care. America has a warped perspective about the whole healthy eating and weight thing and I was a perfect example of this.
I'm almost there, I'm the skinniest I've been in I don't even know how long. I'm inching into middle school territory if I really think about it..I think.
But I am finally getting happy with how I look and feeling way healthy. I may even post the pics of my journey with my face blurred (even though there are already pics of my face) but they were me and I am proud of how it's looking now.
If not I'll just dig up photos from the past few years and scan them in to show that kind of difference.
I am happier now with myself but this crazy diet is almost over and then comes the maintenance for 3 weeks and then living the rest of my life. I'm kind of terrified about this.
But I believe in me!