Sorry I haven't posted since Monday. Don't worry, I'm still working toward my goal, I just had a busy week.
I'm currently in Morris, Minnesota, where I went to college. This weekend is Jazz Fest and I'm playing in the Alumni Band. At last year's Jazz Fest, I weighed 51 pounds more than I weigh right now. I bought myself an XL tshirt, which is a size smaller than I'm currently stocked with at home. It's a little snug, but nothing that losing 10 pounds won't fix. I don't think many people are noticing that I've lost that much weight though. The only people who have said anything are those who follow my blog.
I'm not upset that no one is noticing anything. The people here aren't people I see on a regular basis. It kind of makes me wonder if the brain is set up in such a way that it draws a distinct line between fat and not fat people. Yes I'm a lot skinnier than I was last year at this time, but I'm not skinny yet.
I had a friend who lost somewhere around 200 pounds over a couple years in college. Nobody noticed when he first started to lose weight. At least I didn't. Then, after the next summer when classes resumed, he was nearly unrecognizable. He probably lost 75 pounds in front of my eyes, but it wasn't until he crossed that line between fat and skinny in my mind that I noticed he had lost any weight.
So to those of you who have crossed the line of people noticing that you've lost weight, when did you notice it happening? For those of you still on your way, when do you think it will happen? Have you caught yourself doing the same thing?
Well, I'm going to enjoy the weather and some fantastic music!