Originally Posted by CarolPetunia
Eleven years of carefully concealing my true hideosity, shot down in a single unguarded instant!
He didn't say anything, and in fact acted as if he hadn't heard it -- but I know him very, very well, and he's much too sharp to have missed it. He's just being kind.
So now I don't know what to do! Should I acknowledge it, get it fully out into the open? I hate letting it hang like this...
You know... this is a point in which we're all sort of coming clean.. mostly to ourselves because we're acknowledging that we have one issue or the other and we're making a commitment to do something about it. I would say something like.. you know.. I know that you've been under the impression that I was much more svelte than I am for all these years, and I know that while you were truly a gentleman yesterday and pretended you didn't hear it, that you did. I want to thank you for being so supportive in all of this, but I do want to just simply make it a "clean" admission and say sorry to have fibbed a little, but I'm so glad that you're supportive and you're my friend because that will help me a lot in keeping my motivation. And I apologize for letting you believe that for all this time but I thought I needed to come clean to feel right about our friendship and it's really time for me to be honest with myself...
or, you know, something like that. You could probably cut it down a lot smaller than that. I tend to ramble (yes yes, I know, no comments from the peanut gallery, please). But, anyway, I think being honest with ourselves is part of the process.
Okay, here's my nagging on this: BTW, it is not hideous to be overweight, it is unhealthy. Try to keep your thoughts about yourself positive! Be absolutely positive about yourself. If you find yourself unattractive, focus on things you like about yourself. Okay, that was my lecture.
And on that note, congrats to Lionness for making your run this morning, and congrats to TJ, emrld, and phenoms for your losses, and to berylayn for hitting the gym!
Ibn, really, that much weight could very easily be water gain, the difference of wearing a sweater versus a t-shirt or a dress shirt and dress pants versus jeans and a sweatshirt.. in any case, you *lost* weight so.. congrats and just keep going! In five or ten more pounds that original number won't matter so much!