Monday, July 28, 2008


I took Thirdborn to the library today for some one-on-one bonding time. The front doors to our local library are huge smoked glass sliding affairs that reflect like a fun house mirror - and they make me look really fat.

Today as I walked up to the doors I notice that something was missing.

Some of me was missing.

I'm sure I made a great visual to those on the other side of the doors. I am willing to bet that all the librarians were signaling to each other to get behind the desk and "check out that weird woman".

I stopped dead in front of the door with my load of books on my hip. Backed up. Walk forward. Walk back. Now forward. (and now we're doing the cha-cha......) Checked sideways.


I might not be losing very much poundage wise, but I can see a difference in the body image. And I like it. I'm not anywhere near ready for the cover of any magazine (nor will I ever be), but looking at my reflection, and liking it? That is such a strange concept to me. Usually I would avoid looking at all costs and speed up just to get through the darn doors and away from the visual of too much me.

I can't wait to go running tonight.


Anna said...

I'm so happy to hear your jogging is yielding such results in so many areas of your life. I would love to come up to your 5K in September...I'd probably end up walking half of it, but if its not the same day as the Provo one then I'll try. Can you send me the link for the registration?

CandyandLadybugs said...

Yeah!!!!!!!! I'm so glad that you are seeing some positive effect from the running. I'm sure you're feeling a lot better right now too. :)

Christie said...

I TOLD YOU!!!!!!!!