You probably stopped being fat a while ago, but it sure feels good when we realize it, doesn't it? It hit me last March, when I had just bought my first size medium. I was still plenty plump, but I no longer felt that people looked at me with pity or contempt. It was ground-shaking. I realized that I had felt for years like I was deformed, and that I was visible in a bad way because of it. Feeling normal just about bowled me over.
Originally Posted by Siobhan
People are so fixated on losing quickly that they think of slower weight loss as inferior. Your coworker perhaps thinks she's in too much of a hurry to consult somebody who wasn't in a hurry. Foolish, but what can you do? Or maybe she isn't impressed by somebody losing weight until she's seen that you know how to keep it off. I've seen enough yoyo dieters that I'm a little in that camp.
One of my relatives died far too young from lung cancer. She was a nurse and a smoker. Her husband and son still smoke like chimneys. I know it's a vicious addiction, but you'd think that would do it.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford