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MRSMELPARKER said, "but when I finished my workout I thought "I'm obese, but I'm doing something about that".
Exactly! You've made it past the denial into seeing the reality, but more importantly, you're already working on the problem.
One of my Spark Friends had a longterm goal of going from "obese" to "overweight" on the BMI, which was great. SUCH a difference in health risks, etc. with that change. And she achieved an important goal that she felt great about, and is now working to reduce her degree of being overweight.
Good luck to you on your journey!
One day at a time...
I'm a healthy obese person. I don't have high blood pressure, diabetes or high chlorestrol. I do have arthritis but I can't say I've heard of anyone dying from that.
Even so, obesity is not good and I'm glad I have this site to help me reach my weight loss goals!
Edited by: ALPATE01 at: 11/20/2010 (14:34)
excellent response Cali
Things are not what they seem, THEY ARE WHAT THEY ARE.
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Well said CALIKIKI... kuddos to you for your positive outlook!
You can have RESULTS or EXCUSES... not both!
You can't spell CHALLENGE without CHANGE!
I may be obese but that is not all I am. I am also beautiful, smart, funny, intelligent, hard working, loyal kind, compassionate, loving, caring.
The obesity is the first thing people see but not the last thing they experience.
I can change the obesity (I can even change the other characteristics but why would I want to?) but I will not let obesity define me.
Getting healthy in mind, body and spirit.
MRSMELPARKER: Yeah for being obese and doing something about it!!!!
I was so happy the day I got down to obese!
Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
2 COR 16-18
Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse
I've known for years, that based on my BMI, I am obese. When I wasn't doing anything about it/ignoring my health I pushed this fact to the back of my thoughts. When I felt bad about myself, I felt like I wore the label on my forehead.
I was thinking about the word obese yesterday, while I was working out on my elliptical and happened to glance down on my arm. At first I thought "that is the arm of an obese woman", but when I finished my workout I thought "I'm obese, but I'm doing something about that".
In that moment, I felt like I had a name tag on that said "Hi, my name is: Obese :-)" emphasis on the happy face next to the word, because I definitely had a smile on my face.
Edited by: MRSMELPARKER at: 11/3/2010 (19:01)