Friday, March 25, 2011

Focusing on the Good Stuff

OK, so I am trying to mend my ways and I am trying to think of the positive stuff again. So here's some good stuff for today...a good friend of mine wrote me a message on Facebook responding to a new profile picture I had put up, saying "good lord you are wasting away. you look great. but then i always thought you did!!!!!" Ha ha! Me...wasting away! What a wonderful compliment! She and I went to high school together and I am sure she hasn't seen me this "skinny" ever. She has also struggled with her weight in her lifetime so I am sure she knows both the success and failure of trying to change your life for the better. What an awesome thing for her to say. Great NSV even when the scale doesn't like me--a great reminder that the scale is not the only measure of my success.

I am so surprised when I share comparison pictures with friends and family, that many of them have said, "I never saw you as being that big." Isn't it funny how the ones that love you, truly do love you for who you are not what you look like. They really put on rose colored glasses to your size and love you for who you are. It's only when looking at the new version of me that they see that I am so improved. It's not that they like me any better because I am skinny, instead they are happy that I am becoming a newer, better version of who I always was. That's an awesome thought. Now if I could just get myself to trust that notion more. I still have many self doubts about people liking me. Which leads into my next topic...the hottie in a uniform update.

I know many have been waiting patiently for an update. I have been a little leery about sharing too many details, but just let me say that things are good...and crazy...and wonderful...and awful...and confusing...and hopeful. Could there be more of a roller coaster of emotions lately. OMG, I am such a hormonal teenager! We are moving very slowly and I think it is God's way of teaching me some important lessons in patience, self control, obedience, and understanding that things happen in His timing, not mine. It is so important for me to enjoy the journey and try not to over think things. Slow is good...oh so good. And if I am patient enough it will only get sweeter all the time. :)


  1. What a nice post. It's been my experience that while whirlwind romances may seem wonderful and exciting they don't usually work out in the long run. Getting to know someone slowly is much better. Sounds like it's going well and the way it should! Have fun with it!

  2. i get the 'i didn't realise you were that big' comment a lot too.... funny how people have blinders on!
    as for the hottie... thanks for the update. glad to hear things are going well. just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

  3. Patience is a hard one! Gla things are going well.

  4. I'm so happy for you. Have just seen your comparison photo's, you truly look amazing, he's a very lucky man!

  5. Great compliment from your old friend-- those are the best kind.

    Patience is hard, especially in the romance department :) But, it seems to paying off for you so far so why change a good thing?

    Thanks for your comment earlier today-- it was nice to have the support!

  6. I'm a fairly new follower, but you totally had me at "hottie in uniform update"! Woo hoo! You go, girl. :)

    I always extra appreciate compliments from people that have had similar struggles because you know that they get it. You have a good friend there!