Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'll Take "Or Something" for $200, Alex

I’ve now lost 40 pounds since Thanksgiving, and I admit I wonder when it will stop, although the end is in sight. It’s certainly not annoying me because I understand my body will eventually plateau once it feels I’ve reached a healthy point, but I feel like I keep buying clothes, but “nothing” ever fits.

My favorite reaction to the weight loss was when one of our students who had been pursuing medical school for a couple semesters came back to defend his thesis. I saw him in the hallways and he glanced at me blankly and then looked away. I wished him luck, and he did a double-take. He said, “Oh, I didn’t even recognize you. You changed your hair or something.”

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow! That is great that you lost that much weight. You should post some pictures for those of us who have left town and do not have the pleasure of seeing you in the biology office.

Dr. aWoW said...

I'm so proud of you!

Carly said...

Sometimes it is dangerous telling someone that they are look good because it might imply they didn't look good before. Or he might be following the rule that men should never comment about a woman's weight!

But in his defense, your hair has been looking very nice lately :) I've thought that myself.