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Friday, January 24, 2014

I'm just so ready to lose the weight, which is helping me stay motivated. Although I want to be thinner right now, I keep telling myself that I didn't gain all this weight in a week so I just have to be patient and take it off slowly and safely and before I know it, I'll see a difference in my clothes, which will be a real motivation for me.

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CARRIE310 1/24/2014 3:51PM

    Thanks for your words of encouragement for me. I also want the weight to go quickly and I know that is the reason I do not have success. So I am grateful for this post to remind me to go slow and easy. Again thank you. emoticon

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Woo Hoo

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Second weigh-in and I've lost 11 lbs and it really hasn't been that bad. I just pray that I can keep it up.

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TATTER3 1/21/2014 12:13PM

    You can!! Just do it!!

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YMWONG22 1/21/2014 12:17AM

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Keep it going!

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NANCYPAT1 1/21/2014 12:16AM

    Great success

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I'm back!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

It's been a few years but I really am so sick of being overweight and this time I have to get the weight off.

I was watching "Life in the ER" or something like that and a woman in her 60's came in with stroke symptoms. That's when it dawned on me that I have to get healthier or I could be in the same position. I don't want my kids to have to end up taking care of me but I'm 61 and if I don't get healthier now, that's what's going to happen.

I told this to my overweight younger daughter and she said she's sick of it also, so we are in this together and so far, it hasn't been that hard so hopefully I can stick to it.

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TATTER3 1/19/2014 1:04AM

    It's a step by step process. Hang in there and go for the small successes first. Just keep Sparkin'!!

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STUDLEEJOE 1/18/2014 5:46PM

    one day at a time. Everyday take one more step then you did the day before.

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JANEYGRIFF 1/18/2014 5:00PM

I have just posted a very similar blog. I am sick of being fat too - maybe we can help inspire each other?? I am feeling older than I should because of the extra weight I am carrying and I can not get away with it like I used to do when I was younger - it calls for drastic action. Are you with me??

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My daughter told me I wasn't a fat child

Saturday, September 25, 2010

All my life my overweight father told me I was fat and overweight and had me on some kind of diet or other - but, I had to eat everything on my plate!
The most humilating thing that I had to do was to weigh in front of him every week. I remember myself being huge.
Funny thing is, I'm working on my family tree and my daughter was looking at old pictures of me when I was growing up. She asked me where the pictures of me being fat were. I told her they were in the album and she said the only pictures of me that were in there I might have been 10 or 15 lbs overweight but not more. I looked and she was right. After thinking about it, the biggest size I ever wore when growing up was a size 15.
I was stunned and angry. I didn't even look bad in my clothes and all this time I had this horrible image of me being this huge gross overweight child that has carried me into adulthood and I still have trouble leaving food on my plate - so much guilt from growing up.
This same daughter is overweight. She had a rough marriage, which she is finally free of, but it left a lot of emotional scars and she ate for various reasons. A doctor friend of hers told her that it's time to lose the weight, that the weight she has put on is from her marriage and it's over and it's time to move on.
My dad is always telling me I need to do something about her weight. Please, she's 32-years-old! It's my "responsibility" as her mother to make her lose weight. I told him I refuse to do to her what he did to me. I blame alot of my weight issues on him and am working hard to overcome them but she knows she needs to lose weight and doesn't need me to remind her.
I just wish parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, whoever, would realize the damage they can do by saying something negative.

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GMHILLYER1 9/25/2010 8:50PM

    My suggestion goes along with what you already said. Don't tell your daughter she is fat... Love her the way she is. YOU cannot change her, or force feed her, or make her desire to do what you want her to do.

When your daughter is ready she will find what she needs to lose the weight. If it's your help, she will ask. It might be as simple as books from the library or book store, but if it's not HER way, it's not going to last.

I couldn't lose weight for my mother, father, grandparents, husband... but I've lost weight finally for me... and I love the new me, even though I'm not done yet!

The "new" me is now the size I was in High School, when Mother began telling me I was fat, then offered dessert!

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CATLADY52 9/25/2010 12:25PM

    It's not always saying something negative. Plenty of folks do it by stressing 'thin' in conversations or photos. Or saying "finish your food" when it contains something you've grown to hate. emoticon

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

My youngest daughter, 3-yr-old grandson and I stopped by Chick-fil-a after I got off work yesterday for a quick meal and play time for him. We were trying to be healthy, sharing a pack of chicken nuggets and a med. fry when I noticed an extremely thin well dressed woman sit down with her purse and a magazine and a son who went immediately to play.
At first I thought she had come in to let her son play without buying anything and thought that was tacky, but eventually, a man set down with a tray of food. I'm thinking she's getting the salad because she would never eat anything fattening as skinny as she is.
He starts putting food out for the child and he lays his out and puts nothing in front on her, not even a drink. He goes and gets his son out of the play area and the child stands at the table shoveling food in his mouth so he can eat it and go play. The father is doing a pretty good amount of shoveling also and she has her back turned away from both of them reading her magazine.
So I begin to think, who is showing better eating habits? The overweight grandma and mom who are sharing a meal or the too thin mother with bony arms who isn't eating anything and the father who is shoveling down his food?
Of course I'm relaying all this to my daughter who has her back turned away from them. I make the comment that "hopefully she doesn't have any daughters that see her like that". Then I realize that boys get eating disorders also and that was a sexist remark.
I usually am not the type person to notice or make a comment about how people look. I was raised that "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" and I still practice that. When a co-worker asks did I see what someone ate that day or what they were wearing, I honestly tell them I don't notice things like that.
But that image of the woman bothered me. She looked to be about 5 ft. 8 in. and probably weighed around 100 lbs. I finally had to tell myself that maybe she had cancer and had lost a lot of weight or had some reason to be so thin and couldn't eat. But they could have still had a family meal together. They could have talked and discussed what they did during the day and she could have had something to drink with them instead of totally ignoring them.
I'll never know, but it kind of bothers me that it bothered me so much.

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FOSTER1001 8/22/2010 10:36AM

    Overweight people don't bother me, usually, unless I see them piling on food if I'm out eating, then I think they should make wiser choices, but I really worry about really skinny people. At least you made me feel not alone!

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LKWQUILTER 8/21/2010 4:15PM

    I have to admit I notice things like that too. I worry about sickness and then I think about eating disorders. I do know that is not healthy. Don't beat yourself up for being "human".

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