Sunday, August 01, 2010
I have been overweight for going on twenty years now and obese within this last ten years. The pounds just added up gradually without my realizing it and probably also, I was in denial of this happening to me.
The moment of truth came when celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in a hotel resort in the country we live in, we took some pictures and I realized that the person in green was actually ME!!! I did not like what I saw and decided that it was time I took control of the situation. I did!
The progress has been a slow one (25 lbs since late April 2009) but it has been well worth it.
A number of years ago, my husband traveled to Viet Nam and as he usually does, he got me some clothing. Sure he got the big sizes because I was overweight but although they were marked as XL, they did not fit me. I was so disappointed... Truthfully speaking, these clothes were wrongfully marked -- Vietnamese people are small people and their XL sizes would fit a middle-sized person. Well, I did try on an outfit and it fit me!!! My husband was so happy to see the clothes finally being worn. So I went out with a friend of mine and I felt great wearing this new 'old' outfit that I had never worn before. It feels great and I feel like a new woman. When this sort of experience happens to me, I find it so encouraging and I WILL continue doing the right things for me.
Yes, I do feel like a new woman!