(which I assume was at least partually meant for me because I told you that last night). I am sorry. I hate hurting your feelings. I feel bad that it came across as negative. I just find it so trippy how different we look - I didn't mean "bad". Wes always says "Way to snatch an insult out of the jaws of a compliment!" to me. But I of all people should know it's hard not to be on the defensive when it comes to ANY comment about our bodies. We're conditioned for that.
I am sorry I left room for misinterpretation. I should have been more sensitive because I know you've been talking a lot about weight stuff lately. I figured you would understand where I was coming from because this whole surgery and the changes have just been so, well, surreal! Doesn't it ever just surprise you all over again to see me looking so completely different? I mean, I still have moments of surprise when I look in the mirror. I'll catch myself at a certain angle and think "wow, I have a jaw!" or what have you. Or I'll walk by a mirror at a store and not recognize myself because I look "normal".
IF you recognize it in the moment, which isn't always the case, but if you DO... please tell me directly how you feel if I ever hurt your feelings, because I would want to make it right immediately rather than have you carry it around for a night. :( That makes me sad. *hug*
On that note, let me say it. You look great!!!!! I guess I see you getting validated left and right so I (apparently wrongfully and I'm sorry) just tend to assume you know it! You're frickin adorable - and very beautiful - Lanette. You shine, and always have. I hope you know that's how I see you, no matter what weight you've been at. Last night's attention just backs that up (even if it wasn't from anyone you'd be even remotely attracted to. At least they were all polite.).
I know you've been talking a lot here about being below goal, but I don't think you look unhealthy at this point. I have worried about the fact that you haven't been able to eat without feeling nauseous. I haven't been worried about how you look. I just want you to be in good health and not feel sick.
Incidentally, if you're wanting to not lose any more and gain muscle to develop that Flo-Jo butt, I wonder if those power shakes (with protein AND carbs) would help? And isn't it kind of cool to be at the point where you're "sculpting" yourself with muscle building, rather than just having to keep running toward losing weight? I am so proud of you.