JGATES69's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JGATES69 JGATES69's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Walmart Paparazzi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259119 I weigh over 400 pounds. I see the pictures that are posted on social networking sites of unsuspecting obese people and the insensitive comments that are made and it hurts. This is why I hide in my house most of the time. I didn't plan on being like this. It was never my childhood dream to be so fat and in so much pain. As a society, we claim to be intolerant of discrimination of any kind, but put a cute caption such as "Look what I saw rolling down the aisle at Walmart y'all!" and suddenly ... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:45:25 EST If You Don't Like The View...Change It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254062 My Father went on a cruise to Alaska recently. He said the cruise itself was lovely and he enjoyed the Ports but the view from his balcony was incredibly boring. He said the view on the other side of the ship was better because you could see land. I asked him why he didn't perch himself on a deck on the more interesting side of the ship. His response was "Nah, it was too much work to get there." So when he sat on his little balcony he felt bored, miserable and apathetic. If only he would... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:01:33 EST From The Inside Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250537 I have already proven that I can follow a diet or a plan. I know this because I have lost and regained the same 25 pounds over and over again, only to regain a few more pounds each time around the diet track. I start out like gang busters. "Charge!" and "Full force ahead!" I kick butt for the first few days, weeks, even months. And then... ppffftttt... I fizzle out. I know this rings true with just about everyone who has ever dieted. So this time is different. First of all, this isn't ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:51:12 EST Just Show Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231348 I have been learning a lot lately about how to love myself. This is such as foreign concept to me. I was always told I was a selfish, spoiled child and I believed it. This was a "bad" thing to be when you live in a dysfunctional home with an alcoholic that needs an excuse to stay at the bar so he doesn't have to deal with the "miserable kid". So, obviously, teaching me to love and value myself was not high on the priority list for my parents. I'm not blaming them for my weight problem, t... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:39:32 EST