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The way I were

Monday, February 18, 2013

I have been thinking about the things I can do now that I couldn't do when I first started this journey.
At the beginning of this I could not walk into a restaurant or fast food place without seeing if they had tables instead of booths because I could not fit into a booth comfortably.
I had to make sure their bathroom had a handicap stall because I was too big for the regular stalls. Embarassing!!!
When I flew to see my daughter, I had to get a seat belt extender and was squeezed into the seat.
I could not walk more than half a block without getting winded and the top of my legs burned terribly.
I could not go up a flight of stairs without stepping on one step at a time and gasping for breath by the time I got to the top.
I had to check my sugar everyday and take medication for diabetes.
I hated to go clothes shopping because the styles I really liked looked terrible on my overly large frame.
I couldn't sit on my couch because I could not get up from it without help. To get up off a chair I had to rock back and forth until I could stand.
I couldn't work in my yard and garden because I got out of breath easily.
I wore slacks to the beach because I was embarrassed about the way I looked in shorts much less a bathing suit.
When I look back at this I wonder how I could have let myself get in this condition but i can tell you this - it won't happen again!!!
Thank you Spark People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • v BOPPY_
    Your comments about what you couldn't do really brought back memories for me. In particular about booths ...

    Congratulations on your progress.


    1240 days ago
  • v TATTER3
    Thanks for the post!Lots to think about!
    1256 days ago
  • v SORGIN
    Wow, that is awesome! Congrats and continued success on your achievements! What a great idea to make a list of "The Way I Were". Thanks for sharing this!
    1256 days ago
    Glad you're doing good!
    1256 days ago
  • v JENAE954
    You are quite an inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing.
    1256 days ago
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