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The way I were

Monday, February 18, 2013

I have been thinking about the things I can do now that I couldn't do when I first started this journey.
At the beginning of this I could not walk into a restaurant or fast food place without seeing if they had tables instead of booths because I could not fit into a booth comfortably.
I had to make sure their bathroom had a handicap stall because I was too big for the regular stalls. Embarassing!!!
When I flew to see my daughter, I had to get a seat belt extender and was squeezed into the seat.
I could not walk more than half a block without getting winded and the top of my legs burned terribly.
I could not go up a flight of stairs without stepping on one step at a time and gasping for breath by the time I got to the top.
I had to check my sugar everyday and take medication for diabetes.
I hated to go clothes shopping because the styles I really liked looked terrible on my overly large frame.
I couldn't sit on my couch because I could not get up from it without help. To get up off a chair I had to rock back and forth until I could stand.
I couldn't work in my yard and garden because I got out of breath easily.
I wore slacks to the beach because I was embarrassed about the way I looked in shorts much less a bathing suit.
When I look back at this I wonder how I could have let myself get in this condition but i can tell you this - it won't happen again!!!
Thank you Spark People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • BOPPY_
    Your comments about what you couldn't do really brought back memories for me. In particular about booths ...

    Congratulations on your progress.


    1877 days ago
    Thanks for the post!Lots to think about!
    1892 days ago
    Wow, that is awesome! Congrats and continued success on your achievements! What a great idea to make a list of "The Way I Were". Thanks for sharing this!
    1892 days ago
    Glad you're doing good!
    1892 days ago
  • JENAE954
    You are quite an inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing.
    1892 days ago
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