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Denial--Not just a river in Egypt!

Sunday, February 17, 2013



For years, I was in denial about my weight and what it was doing to me. As the Beatles once said, living is easy with eyes closed.



www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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When I was at the doctor, I closed my eyes when I weighed in. I didn't want to see it.





And the constantly gaining weight wasn't there. I couldn't see it.



I never took my blood sugar,



What you can't see can't hurt you, right?



It continued with what I was eating, the calories I was taking in.



I'd go to the local fast food place,



order a supersized meal,



with a Diet Coke.



That canceled out the calories, right??



Please don't laugh.



I'd do the same at the buffet restaurant.



get seconds and thirds,



and make up for it by going to the salad bar.



even if it was drenched in high-fat dressing and other stuff.



It's green, so I was eating healthy, right?



Please stop laughing.



It'd be funny if it wasn't tragic.



I'm surprised my pants didn't catch fire,



with all the lies I was living in.



I'm really glad I finally opened my eyes,



And saw the truth of what I was doing to myself.



And I'm free.



I took the path to happiness



which I'm on now.



The past, it is in the past.



I've learned from it, and can now laugh at it. Back then, I was crying.







I'm living in the light, and liking it!



No longer hiding in the sand.



Have a great day!



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NASFKAB 4/14/2013 1:19AM

  emoticon blog so true thanks

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    oh you so made me smile! Thank you so much emoticon

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    emoticon blog!!! emoticon so much for sharing!!!
Blessings and hugs,
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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/19/2013 12:09AM

    Hey, I used to do the same kinds of things! I wasn't so much into fast food, but I'd do the buffet thing and get extra veggies to be "healthier" except that they were probably almost as high fat as any other food there. I buried my head in the sand for years and years. I avoided doctors as much as possible so I wouldn't see my weight or blood pressure, and one time when I absolutely HAD to go (had a month-long headache), I was pleased that my weight was "only" 238 - not as bad as I was expecting it to be. I am 5'4". 238 pounds is still very obese! Oh well, I too learned to embrace my health and eat better, exercise, all that, and now I'm a healthy weight with great blood pressure and everything. As you say, the past is in the past.

Great blog. Loved the accompanying pictures!

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JAMER123 2/18/2013 11:17PM

    LOVE IT!! Thanks for a wonderful sense of humor!!
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1MYSTERY_LADY 2/18/2013 10:34PM

    Cute blog

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DIANNEMT 2/18/2013 9:52PM

    LOL

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LISA_FRAME 2/18/2013 9:25PM

  Great post!

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FAVORITEAUNT84 2/18/2013 7:27PM

    Thanks for the smile and some important reminders! emoticon

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ONEMONSTERSMOM 2/18/2013 7:01PM

    Great blog. I really enjoyed it.

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4KWALK 2/18/2013 6:31PM

    Again an amazing job of showing some much wisdom with a few well chosen words and pictures. Thank you so much.

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PCASEY7 2/18/2013 6:30PM

    Great blog and pictures. Good for you and best of luck along the way.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/18/2013 5:52PM

    Love the blog. Very creative. I have left denial land too.

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KARRENLYNN 2/18/2013 5:35PM

    I love the graphics, thanks for sharing. And You are right about denial. It always amazes me how fast and long it happens!

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MOMFAN 2/18/2013 3:20PM

    Love the blog, but disagree about Chick-fil-A, they have great choices for fast food.

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MARYJEANSL 2/18/2013 1:01PM

  Believe me, I would never laugh - I have been there too! I really enjoyed all the pictures, cartoons, etc. Thanks!

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TERMITEMOM 2/18/2013 12:34PM

    What a GREAT blog!!! The best I have read in a long time! Right on! I also love the definition of calories, it is a keeper. emoticon

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GRIZ1GIRL 2/18/2013 11:50AM

    Loved Calvin & Hobbes....thanks for a great blog! :)

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    really really enjoyed this blog....thanks emoticon

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WALLINMW 2/18/2013 10:55AM

  Great blog!

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AUGUSTDRAGON 2/18/2013 10:50AM

    Best trip down "Denial" I've ever had. Thank you.

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JANET552 2/18/2013 10:48AM

    Love your blog! It is amazing what we tell ourselves -- and believe. The truth would be kinder.

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    I loved your blog! Thanks for sharing.

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GEORGIEGURLZ 2/18/2013 9:42AM

    You just wrote by story! Denial and refusing to do anything about what I knew was true nearly ruined my health. Thank God the body can bounce back. Once we get our head out of the sand, we have to keep it out. Old habits try to creep back.
Great Blog.
To a healthier future.
Georgie

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FROMNDTOGA 2/18/2013 9:37AM

    My "Calories" have been working overtime for many years (loved the saying - made me laugh out loud). Now I'm "sequestering" them and making as many of them as I can 'retire early'.
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KABMPH 2/18/2013 9:35AM

    Life really is better when we don't have our head in the sand! Thanks for this great blog!

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NEWCHINELO 2/18/2013 9:22AM

    beautiful blog!

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    Great blog

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    loved this blog, thank you..... emoticon

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UWPALUM 2/18/2013 8:48AM

    I couldn't be laughing at you because I've done those same things! :) Great blog!

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    Love your blog - great message!

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