Mick and Me....we had been making pasties
I'm a 52 year old mother of 4 and grandmother to Mick. I'm here because of a prayer....a anguished, bottom of the heart plea to God to help me with this war I'm losing. I have done just about everything...all the quick fixes, extreme starving, shakes, no carbs, WW, the pills....and I've lost at least 4 normal size people weights total. They've all come back! I don't want them living in my house anymore. I don't want to be embarrassed anymore, I don't want to cry about this anymore, I don't want to be the fattest sister, daughter, mother or friend anymore. I am relying on my God, my family and my friends to be here for me, to kick my butt when I need it, to hug me when I need it, and if you are reading this, that means you! We are all the same...no matter what we look like, where we come from, what we've done, we are here to get healthy. There will be no more excuses, because I am done- done with being miserable!
A friend of mine said:
'There is a God that eventually finds the threads that weave the story together.'
I feel that Spark People are the threads.
My Last Summer Being Fat Challenge
There's nothing fun about being fat at any time during the year, but summer time is definitely the worst!
How many of us after a long hot 95 degrees plus day spent sweating, chafing, being cranky, feeling crazy because of having to wear long pants and shirts and feeling about ready to pass out, have SWORN that it would be the VERY LAST SUMMER EVER you spent it being fat?
How many pool, beach and BBQ parties did you turn down last year? Do you have a summer excuse book?
How many lonely summer days or nights have you spent by yourself while everybody (or so it seems) is out having fun and making plans?
Make this summer the very LAST!
Team 300+ Team leader Dusty
New goals: walk up my stairs without having to step up with both feet on each step..Dance without thinking about what other people are thinking...Stand for 10 minutes without feeling like my knees are gonna break in two.....and of course being able to really play with my grandson Mick, not just sit and watch.
My initial program was just to move. Done! Now I swim at the local Super 8, (costs 20 bucks a month, unlimited swimming/hottub), just about every day. I water jog and swim laps.
Born in the UP, and raised in Illinois. I've been married 32 years and have 3 daughters and 1 son. My daughter has given me the love of my life...my grandson, who was born on my 29th wedding anniversary
I'm a Christian, and believe in the power of prayer.
Remember that the sun will still rise tomorrow even if I had one too many slices of pizza or an extra scoop of ice cream tonight.
Never blame my body for the bad day I'm having.
Stop joining in when my friends compare and trash their own bodies.
Never allow a dirty look from someone else to influence how I feel about my appearance.
Quit judging a person solely by how his or her body looks — even if it seems harmless — because I'd never want anyone to do that to me.
Notice all the amazing things my body is doing for me every moment I walk, talk, think, breathe...
Quiet that negative little voice in my head when it starts to say mean things about my body that I'd never tolerate anyone else saying about me.
Remind myself that what you see isn't always what you get on TV and in ads — it takes a lot of airbrushing, dieting, money, and work to look like that.
Seventeen Body Pledge abrdged
| current weight: 321.6