Monday, February 23, 2009

The Weight Loss: Goodbye Invisible Girl

My life changed completely after I lost weight. I was just a freshman in high school when the great weight loss occured. Prior to losing the weight, it was as though I was invisible, at least to anyone of the opposite sex who was outside of my circle of friends. I didn't realize it then because I had nothing to compare it to. Maybe I was slightly aware of it because my slimmer girlfriends got attention from male strangers while I got none. Thankfully, I didn't suffer too much because I had a "great personality" and had quite a few friends, both male and female, throughout elementary and junior high school. Of course, all the boys just liked me "for a friend".

I was over weight from about third grade to the middle of my freshman year. I remember deciding that I didn't want to go through high school fat. I cut out all of the junk food, giving up the Dipsey Doodles, Cheese Doodles and Kit Kats and I started putting less food on my plate at dinner before people were talking "portion control". I also got my self up everyday and started running up the steps from the 7th to the 15th floor of my parents Brooklyn Coop apartment building. The next thing I knew, the weight melted off of me and my life changed.

I was no longer invisible. Young men and some, not so young, men began noticing me in the street, on the train and everywhere. Guys, who I had known all of my life, were suddenly acting like they wanted to date me instead of just being friends. Even the boy who I had a serious crush on for forever started crushing on me too and eventually gave me my first kiss. Yes, my first kiss came incredibly late. I was 16 years old. That was much later than every one of my girlfriends. They had no idea because I lied and told them that I had kissed my crush way before this. When he finally did kiss me, I had no one to tell.

The point of this introduction to my life is to assure you all that there is a point to sacrificing and losing the weight. You will experience a change and notice a difference in your life and it most likely will be for the better. You will suddenly "appear" before the eyes of people who just didn't see you before and it will feel great.

Does this mean that most people are shallow and judge each other by their appearance?

Should you miss out on the great experience of being healthier, feeling better about yourself and getting a whole lot of new attention?
"Heck No!!!"

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