Monday, January 19, 2009

My New Obsession

My weight loss has created a new obsession in me. Wait for it.....

Crossing my legs!

I know this may sound ludicrous to other people (especially smaller people) but it has been so long since I was comfortable doing it that I want to do it all the time! And I do. I do it when I read the kids a story at school (about 5-6 times a day), when I sit absolutely anywhere in public, even at home when I am alone. I am aware that I am not as graceful at it as others. I think it will get better and easier the more I lose.

When I was bigger I would look at people in waiting rooms and think, "man look at that show-off, crossing her legs." I know this was the little green monster in me and that other people do not think crossing their own legs for their own comfort would offend anyone, but in my head, it did.

But that is a thing of the past now. I am now the offensive person in the waiting room. I have to admit.....I kind of like it!

May the leg crossing continue! Has anyone else discovered new obsessions with weight loss?


Linda said...

Yay for NSV!

Big Girl said...

I remember when I crossed my legs again for the first time. It felt great. Glad you're enjoying it!

Kimberly said...

I can't wait until I can do that without looking funny.

Congratulations on this huge NSV.

Karyn said...

crossing your legs is one of the most awesome NSVs!

Congrats! And keep it up!

Lynn said...

Heh! I've gotten big on pushups. I love doing the Push Up Challenge. I feel STRONG being able to do 40+ pushups inside 10 minutes.

I was never much into crossing my legs (I was always taught "proper" young women did it, and thus, I tend not to want to!) but I remember clearly the first day I could do a quad stretch and actually REACH my bloody shoelaces when I stretched ;-)