Angie from All Grown Up? asks: What do you miss most about eating whatever you want before you started dieting?
Answer: Well, I guess I miss eating whatever I want. But you probably mean what do I miss eating? I miss eating a lot of pizza in one sitting and I miss eating potato chips out of the bag.
But there are so many more things that I don’t miss.
I don’t miss having nothing appropriate to wear because I outgrew my clothes.
I don’t miss the tight waistbands on my jeans that made me want to unzip them and put on pajamas during the day.
I don’t miss being invisible in public. It’s weird that the bigger you are, the less people look you in the eye and acknowledge your existence.
I don’t miss feeling stuffed with too much food.
I don’t miss my feet aching every morning when I first stood on them.
I don’t miss being out of breath walking up the stairs in my house.
I don’t miss hating myself.
I don’t miss being embarrassed to see old friends who knew me before.
I don’t miss ugly clothing, chosen only because it fit.
I don’t miss my double chin.
I don’t miss being the fattest woman in the room.
All in all, I don’t really miss eating whatever I wanted . . . because the cost was so high for that momentary pleasure.