I thought about how to pen this because when the comments first started coming they made me speechless. A foreign feeling for me I must say. Next, I got very irritated and decided I was just surrounded by ignorant people. Then, I went full circle and realized, me losing 35 pounds at the height of 5'1 in six months was drastic to someone who didn't see me every day. It reminded me of when you lose someone close and people just don't know what to say to you, causing them to open their mouths and spew accidental garbage. Realizing they need to wrap their heads around it. I will patiently smile as people continue to monitor my eating and drinking. No harm, I thank you for the great writing material.
It all started right about the 25 lb. loss mark. An acquaintance came up and said,"Matuschka are you okay? You look like you have cancer or something." WOW REALLY? That's the first thing that came to your head when you saw me? Are you kidding? These comments came from friends, to random people I see in church, to people I see a few times a year.
"You better not lose any more weight you will start looking unhealthy."
"You are too old to weigh 100 lb. you need to put some weight back on."
"Does your doctor know what he's doing? What weight chart is he looking at?"
"You look like a 7th grader now."
"You are shrinking to an awkward size I hope you are done with that diet."
"You know, if you get any thinner you are going to have a lot of wrinkles."
"Will you be able to eat at this restaurant with your diet?"
"I never realized you were that fat?" (All time FAVORITE)
Those were some of my feel good favorites. Just for the record I am no where close to 100 lb. I am 15 lb. away from the lowest weight I should be for my height and age so my doctor is right on. I have gotten all my levels back on track so I am no longer on the verge of high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes which was unhealthy. I am not in the 7th grade even though I may act like it some times. And guess what, I am back into some old clothes I wore 10 years ago meaning... this is not a revolution it's the weight I used to be! Not to mention I was an additional 15 lb. lighter when I got married. So I'm not wasting away. I am back on track to where I want to be, but thank you for all the good thoughts, I think? Also you can eat vegetables, salad, and protein at ANY restaurant for the record. Geez! I will say... my family and close friends who have known me forever have been so supportive and there are many more who just say my favorite words. "Wow Matuschka you look great!" That's really all you need to say to someone who loses a lot of weight. All in all I think everyone means well even the spewers. Truth be told, I have been a spewer before I must confess.
Real quick! How I did it... No mystery, no pill, no quick fix. Sorry
I started with my regular Lenten fast of no alcohol and no carbs. Then when I plateaued I went to a nurse named Winnora in my gyno's office who does a program called Ideal Protein. It basically was what I did with my Lenten fast but now I also had to take away the nuts and fruits and do their program. Over all very affordable and easy because you see results EVERY week. But you really can't cheat on this diet or it won't work. It's about keeping your pancreas at rest and retraining. This Lifestyle Diet gives you options for attainable goals and helped me to see what foods my body tolerates and metabolizes best. I told them I was letting my secret out and they told me in return I could offer a discount. So Cool! The discount is good for a week until my next blog. Call Winnora and tell her you read my Blog or heard it on Three's Company 1380 The Woman. You will get a Free Body Scan and a 10% discount off your first week of products! Don't let anyone stop you from your goals. Mid life doesn't mean you have to accept the weight gain!
Give them a call tell them Matuschka sent you...314-692-8013.
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Matuschka's Midlife... Telling it like it is...