The New Beginning!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Part of my dream of becoming the fifty's housewife was looking the part. That would include the cute apron on the very healthy woman... However, this is not how I look... or ever have for that matter. I have been overweight since I can remember. I have not always been obese though. I used to look at really obese women and think, "How could they let themselves get that big?" I now know the answer. One bite at a time.

People have many excuses: "I had a baby", "I have been on a medicine that makes me gain weight", "I have thyroid issues", "I just have a slow metabolism". We make these excuses because we find it to hard to admit that we have failed. Its hard to admit that it is MY fault. Truth is I love food and it is comforting to eat... Food is there when I am sad, glad, mad, depressed, or even bored!

How shameful it is to admit that I have let myself get this big. I have often said to my husband, "I have been losing weight for 5 years and in the progress gained 100 pounds" Its true! My failed attempts at diets have always ended with, "Well I just want to PIG out!" How shameful.

Well here it is for the whole world to look at- I am a whopping 289 lbs. Yes, you read that correctly. I dont know why overweight women try to hide their weight (its clearly obvious to everyone that you are that heavy!) So yes, I am close to 300... how shameful.

Well here goes another weight loss journey and it WILL be successful. Losing 150 lbs, 5 lbs. at a time (That is losing 5 lbs. 30 times).
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  • LESLEE33
    I love your attitude, and all of the things you've said like the excuses, and food being comforting and always there, all ring true for me. I've always been heavy, ALWAYS. I started my spark journey at 286lbs and by making small changes over time, eating better, and getting off my butt, I have lost 65lbs.
    It's hard work, there is no "fast fix" but if you want it, you can and will do it! I am here if you ever need someone to talk to.
    I wish you all the best, and will cheer you on while you reach your goals! emoticon
    1752 days ago
    May God bless your success on this journey we all share!
    1752 days ago
    I was just watching old fifties housewife videos on YouTube today. Lol. Good luck on your journey!
    1752 days ago
    You so can do this! You've made the first step. :-)
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