Thursday, February 07, 2013

We went to eat out last night. We all agreed to go to a local cafe that has amazing salads. We all got a salad and enjoyed our night out.

I couldn't help but notice an obese man sitting a few tables from us. He probably was in his late 50's, all white hair and NOT smiling with his wife; who was a mere 120-30 lbs eating a salad as well.

I just recall seeing them not talking, he seemed pretty unhappy and the one thought I kept having was, 'if I don't lose this weight", we will probably end up like them. Now, don't get me wrong he could have been the happiest soul alive, but people who are happy are obvious and animated. But this man was stone faced, silent and they were not conversing at all.

As I was eating, I happened to look his way and caught him looking at me. He had that expression of sadness and I could swear, he was thinking something like "Hey mister, you have got to lose your pounds, otherwise you're looking at your future. Sad, heavy and limited...". His face stuck with me and if my fantasy words motivate me, well then let them. The guy was probably not thinking anything and it's all a figment of my imagination. The bottom line, my take away was that I DID see my future last night; undoubtedly and I want to change for the better.

What is a figment anyway? Little figs? After digging deep in the caverns of the Internet, I found the answer here! If you can dream it, you can create it.

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    For me it's my mom. She's been very obese her entire life and she has missed so much and become so ..well..for lack of a better word..opinionated.."they don't make chairs big enough for real people" "Don't they know women have hips?" " Seat belts are always too short, stupid manufacturers!" . She can only eat in restaurants that have wide sturdy chairs, she can't visit relatives or friends who don't have super sized furniture. Her weight has really ruled her life and it has affected ours. We all try to make her happy but sometimes I think we've done to much and she's accepted her weight as normal.
    So I know what you saw tonight. I don't want to become that person.

    I love my mother.
    1960 days ago
    It helps when you can catch a glimpse of how you will look and act later in life, you gain some insight into where you are heading. Use the mental image you have of that stranger to push yourself to not end up like him!
    1961 days ago
    You perceptions are probably spot on. The fact you can see it and realize it and are willing to take action on it is a great thing!
    1961 days ago
    What a great visual to help motivate you!
    1962 days ago
  • _BABE_
    You know what they say ' pregnant women see pregnant women'. You are aware of your situation and your mind is on some sort of hyper- sensitive mode that sees everywhere how you need to change. If it takes seeing the ghost of Dave future then so be it.

    FYI ...He probably looked at you cause you were staring at him! We always think people are looking and judging but it's just us playing out our own thoughts. emoticon

    Start thinking that everyone thinks you are the most fabulous guy on earth and I swear you will get more smiles in a day than you ever imagined.

    emoticon That's me smiling!
    1962 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    Take all challengers / challenges on and show them who is the Boss. emoticon
    1962 days ago
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