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I'm giving up

Friday, July 05, 2013

... being obese! I have had several situations up until now that should have been tipping points and am just fortunate that none of them landed me in a hospital. Photos are getting increasingly embarrassing (and I make sure to crop any that I post!). My size 16 jeans were snug the other day (the ones I bought for *temporary* use until I was able to wear the size 12s, still in my closet, again).

But yesterday was it was my shoes. Because I was wearing a dress (a size 16 that was also supposed to be temporary), I wore the low heels I have for concerts [I'm in a chorus]. I could hardly get my foot into the left one! And then the velcro strap kept coming undone, no matter how much I tried to stretch it, all the way to and from my class. Since I was walking downtown and take public transportation, it was embarrassing to have to keep reaching down to fasten it.

I was thinking that I'd starting getting really serious about the weight thing starting in August, once this grueling school semester is over (been going without a break since the end of May - and have put on at least 5 pounds in that time because of the need to "reward" myself for working so hard). But it has to start NOW!

I know it's not going to be an overnight thing. I'm going to be posting what actions I'll be taking. I want them to be doable and something I can commit to. I have some ideas, and I know what can work for me, so I don't really need advice, but support would be nice.

I'll be posting blog entries about my plans and successes!
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  • SHEILA1505
    Look forward to seeing more fitness/health To-Do's on our list, CA - accountability does work
    1782 days ago
  • DS9KIE
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    1782 days ago
    Thank you, MARTHROID and BEANS4PEAS. I'm really determined to make this work. I'm not looking for quick fixes. I'm going to take it slow and easy. One of the biggest ways is to blog about my journey back to a normal size, and your support means a great deal.
    1783 days ago
    emoticon CA, I hope your awareness and determination help you achieve this goal. I have faith you can do it!!!
    1783 days ago
    1783 days ago
    Good for you, TLG1567! emoticon You definitely inspire me. And, yes, we're the ones who make the choices so it's up to us!
    1783 days ago
  • TLG71567
    I had that feeling twice, once when I sat in a chair and barely fit, and the other time was this spring when I got four different health diagnosis' that all are caused or affected by my weight. I finally realized that it was up to me, nobody could do it for me. I was in charge of what went into my mouth and how much my body moved. I realized that every choice I made was either going make me fatter or slimmer. I had to choose. So I chose to get healthy. I have shed 27 pounds so far and lost 2 sizes. I have 78 pounds to go, but I will get there. emoticon emoticon
    1783 days ago
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