Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Weight loss to date and no one has noticed (or at least, no one has commented to me) (168.6)

On April 19, I hit my highest weight this year of 186.8.  I've now lost 18.2 pounds.  10% of my highest weight, which in WW land is a big milestone.

I started acupuncture and therapy in April.  I lost 7 pounds in 2 months, then I started taking lamotrigene and also started the Kay Shepperd plan in June.

Since then, I've lost another 11.2 pounds in 3 months.

I've gone from a tight size 14 to now wearing size 12s comfortably.

Slow & steady.  Working to win the race.

Interestingly, no one (other than my mom, unprompted, and my husband, prompted--because I want to know if he can tell) has commented on my weight loss this go round.

Which is fine--honestly I'd rather they not mention it.  I don't want the attention (I've got that invisibility issue I'm aware of but not sure how I'm going to handle when/if it comes up again).  Nobody commented on the weight as it was coming back on (thank goodness), and I'm fine with nobody commenting as it comes off.

But it's perplexing.  Is it because it's not noticeable yet? Is it because they don't want to mention it for the same reason I don't want them to mention it?  Is it because most people have better things to do than ponder whether I'm losing weight? 

Is it because there really isn't much difference in how I look from a size 14 to 12?  (this is, I'm guessing, most likely the reason). 
I'm not sure what it means (if anything) that I am even noticing that no one has commented.  This is a weird thought process.  I am making myself dizzy.

Guess it's better to just keep my head down, do the work, get healthy & feel better, and enjoy the smaller sizes that *I* know are on the tags in my pants.  I just needed to get those thoughts out of my head so I can move on.

6 comments:

Jill said...

I have noticed for myself, in all the times I have lost weight, the comments begin after I've lost about 15-20 pounds. No one seems to notice until then. If it's people you see every day, the changes might me less noticeable to them because it has been such a gradual loss (that's a good thing), if there was someone you haven't seen since April then I'm sure they would notice. And as you continue to lose, folks will become more vocal about it. It's kind of a loaded question - have you lost weight?- kind of like asking a woman if she's pregnant! It can be a touchy thing.
The feedback from others is satisfying and gives validation that you are doing the right thing. Too much feedback just feels invasive, to me anyway. I want people to acknowledge my hard work, but then I don't want to talk about it again after that. Does that make sense?
I hope some of this makes sense and is helpful. This headache of mine is making it hard to form coherent thoughts! :)

Jill said...

sigh. "might BE less noticeable"

Vickie said...

Congrats on saying farewell to the 170's! I am sure it was as welcome a goodbye as saying welcome back to the size 12's.

I have said this before - when the comments start - don't reinforce them (so the person gets in the habit of bring it up every time they see you).

Change the subject immediately to something you WANT them to talk to you about each time they see you.

Have those safe topics ready in your mind (like starting now) so you can do this smoothly. People are creatures of habit, the same things pop in people's minds each time they see a face.

Did anything ever come up with your mom about your moved scale?

jen said...

Maybe they have noticed your discomfort with the topic and are giving you space?

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