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Now is the time

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ok so after a recent trip to the doctor I figured out that now was the time to loose weight if I was ever going too. It all began last week when I developed hives all over my body. This was nothing new- I am allergic to soooo many things it's really a guessing game when or if the hives are are going to appear. So as I am trying to solve the great question of what was it this time that caused the hives, I realized I had an appointment. So in my pea brain I thought I will just wait til tomorrow and let him figure it out. Bad Idea number 1.
After sitting in his waiting room looking like I had been rolling in poison ivey and the other people in the office moving across the room to get away from me I was called back. Given a gown and asked to undress didnt bother me. However, I was never as embarresed in my whole life as when he asked me to lift my tummy roll. That put me over the edge. Im not sure if i just had a good case of denial, or just never noticed that I had a little roll or what. Mind you its not a huge roll, but a roll just the same.
When I got back to my office, I began the paperwork to join the gym, began classes that night! This seemed at the time to be a good idea. Have you been to the gym lately? Lets just say there are not many overweight, over 40 year old women there. Basically was a buch of really skinny college age people that looked at me and rolled thier eyes. I was to sat the least discouraged. But then a quote from Fried Green Tomatoes came to mind: "TOWANDA!!!" If you have seen the movie you know what I am talking about. If you haven't you need to.....I'm just saying. I am determined to do 3 things in 2013:
1) loose at least 75- 100 pounds
2) run a 5k
3) get healthy

Stick around for the updates: good or bad, I am going to share them. Any encourgement will be apprciated. Now I am off to eat lunch. As bad as I want a cheese burger right now, I am going to eat the salad I brought from home here at my desk and then go walk for a few minutes. Have a great day and and until we meet again-
Getting thin- Maggies mom
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    That was a tough day at the Doctor. I have self conscious many times in my life; like I was the heaviest in the room. Until I came to sparks I never had lasting motivation. So glad you came.
    Best of luck.
    1878 days ago
    So glad you have made the decision and joined Spark! It really made all the difference for me in my journey.

    Thanks for sharing!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    SP Class of January 27- February 2, 2013
    Perfect Health Diet Team
    Country Living Team
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team
    Wheat Belly Team

    1878 days ago
  • MALA77
    Go for it!!! If you stick with a plan and stay focused you can definitely do this!! emoticon
    1878 days ago
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