a new me

i’m sitting here after a jazzercise class, a shower, and a healthy dinner. a little over a year ago, i hit a frightening number on my scale about the same time my doctor told me my thyroid disease is under control and it was time to make some lifestyle changes…eat better and exercise were the two specifics. to weight watchers & jazzercise i went and it worked. i lost 40 lbs and tend to feel much better. it’s had some interesting effects…

…i actually feel better after i work out. when i’d exercised before, i was just exhausted mostly. now with the exercise and the healthy eating, it works. i get the endorphins…i feel better, less stressed & i sleep better.

…i like my veggies. well, not all of them, but way more than i used to. i still like junk food or just healthy food prepared in an unhealthy way–fried. but i like healthy food for itself. and just like when i eat junk food, i crave more junk food; the same is usually true of healthy food, i crave it when i’m eating right and exercising.

…i apparently look “new”. people have been telling me how good i look since losing weight. i’m finally starting to believe them, but yesterday i had an interesting compliment. i was chatting with a friend and her husband at a wedding. he finally says to me “i like your new boobs”.
“excuse me”
“i mean, didn’t you, aren’t they new–smaller? didn’t you have a reduction?”
“no..i, uh, lost 40 lbs and bought a new minimizer bra.”
“i thought you were having reduction surgery,” my friend says.
“oh,” i say, recalling a conversation she and i had about cosmetic surgery. “i’ve considered it, but haven’t actually done anything.”

after an awkward pause, we managed to find a new topic before going our separate ways. in the moment, i was more than a bit embarassed. but there’s something else about the new me…my attitude is lightening up too. i’m learning to better laugh at myself. so, within a few minutes of our conversation ending, i was able to see the humor in it. and realize it was probably more awkward for him than me…and that somewhere in there, it was meant as a compliment.


6 Responses to “a new me”

  1. 1 Matthew McNutt 10 August, 2005 at 12:36 pm

    lol … my wife would KILL me if I complimented someone else’s chest … and he did so right in front of his wife? I wish I heard the conversation between them after they were alone! lol

  2. 2 Matthew McNutt 11 August, 2005 at 12:52 pm

    lol … you got SPAMED! Which is sooo not cool. And obnoxious.

  3. 3 mindi 11 August, 2005 at 3:22 pm

    HATE SPAMMERS…i deleted him/her/them/it…that’s just so annoying!and matthew, i didn’t even think about the conversation afterwards…i bet that was interesting 🙂

  4. 4 Andy 11 August, 2005 at 4:03 pm

    I say this as a Christian brother and friend:You looked great in Nov 04 and I’m glad you’re feeling and looking even better.Hope to see you in Nashville!But…I don’t think we’ll be discussing boobs. Mama raised me right! 😉

  5. 5 Andy 22 August, 2005 at 6:16 pm

    btw,I emailed you — did you get it? I mean, it’s not like you work for a living or are even close to being busy.C’mon — get real!

  6. 6 mindi 23 August, 2005 at 6:58 am

    speaking of busy…i tried to email you thru your website and got a “hold” message…. my call was never answered :(…i don’t remember getting an email from you…when did you send it?mindi

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