I'm no longer special!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I was special. It was official. Different, not like all the rest.
I ate healthily, lots of wholegrains, fruit & vegetables, not too much alcohol, occasional treats. I exercised fairly regularly, a dog walk here & there, a game of hockey, a stroll around the city.
I am in the medical field and patients would ask me for advice. I would tell them to exercise for 30 minutes a day, eat low glycaemic index foods. Eat well and healthily, cut out refined food. Just like I felt I did.
And all this time my BMI was bordering on obese. BMI 29.89.
How could I believe that what I was doing was right? I didn't like the numbers on the scale, but somehow I didn't believe them. My mirror showed me a shape I did not want to acknowledge but somehow I did not believe that I was to blame. How did I fool myself for so long? For my whole adult life I have been overweight, a US size 12, not huge, but definitely curvaceous! I really believed that I was that way and could never be any different. I could not lose weight and keep it off. I was different.
Well I am beginning to believe that I am in fact no different to any other person on SP. I make choices every day at every meal, I choose what exercise to do. I drink my water and log my food & fitness. And I'm losing weight. I weigh the least now I have since before my first child was born, 16 years ago. I'm 9 pounds away from what I weighed at the age of 18.
Thanks for welcoming in to the SP community and allowing it to work it's magic. I am in awe of all those special people out there who support each other evry day with a kind word here & there or an amazing story to read.
Thanks everyone - know what? We're ALL special!