It’s superbowl day, the day in which more potato chips and beer are consumed than any other day of the year! Too bad the Broncos aren’t playing. Oh well, I will support the Cards today, for the newbies! In honor of the festivities, I went out for a 35 minute run today. The temps are a bit above freezing, so you have to take what you can get, right? It was actually a really nice run, because I wasn’t dripping sweat LOL! My feet were really hot, though. I have mesh in my shoes, but I swear my feet were almost sizzling through the snow pack as I ran!
I had a very strange moment yesterday. We were out at a craft show milling around, and I had taken off my coat. This show was in some sort of ballroom or reception room, and there were mirrors on one of the walls. I glanced at myself and noticed that I was at the very least the same size or smaller than the majority of the people there. I was normal. Normal looking. I don’t know if someone who has not been significantly overweight can really understand where I’m coming from. It was one of those “Is that really me??” moments.
I mentioned it to my husband last night, and his response was “You are normal, actually smaller than the average size woman.” (Can you believe he knows this fact? – guess he does listen to me after all!)
And he’s right. The average woman is 12-14, and I wear an 8. Which, ironically, is the same size as Jessica Simpson, who is getting crucified in the media for gaining weight!
I really wonder how long it will take to get used to be normal? When normal will *feel* normal….