Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's My Life

I used to think there was nothing I could do about my weight.  I tried diet and exercise and even slim-fast.  I resigned to believing fat was something that happened to me.  It was out of my control.

Have you ever felt that way?

Time and time again I resolved to change my weight.  To become thinner.  To look better.  I would become determined and... very little would happen.

I concluded that nothing I did could really push the scale down.  I was just destined to be fat.  This mentality continued for years until I got so fat I got mad.  I was fed up (pardon the pun).  I hated how I looked, I hated how I felt, and I hated that I had to present myself to the world as a huge tubby.

Things are different now.  I look better, feel better, and feel as though I'm presenting a better me to the world. 

I'm not all the way to my goal, but I have definitely learned that I am in control of my weight and my life.


  1. You are doing fabulous at living your life the way you intended :)

    I know I can't 'officially' speak for everyone else but it sounds better when I say, "We're all sooo PROUD of you!!" ;-D

  2. Oh, I definitely felt like that. Honestly, if I'm going to be completely honest, I still sometimes feel that way. But there are more good days than there are bad and that is what is important. I'm headed in the right direction with the thoughts about my fat!

  3. Yes, been there, done that!!! I finally "figured it out" and started losing at 35 years of age. Considering I was already quite overweight by 8 years old that's a long time to wallow in the sadness of what felt like failure. Now I just feel like I'm in a different world and I feel like a different person. The mentality just changed.

  4. i think we are all in the same boat ..but at least we are doing something about it.
    Fat ..gosh i just hate the word !


  5. This type of post always fills me with optimism that you're TAKING A STAND and MAKING A CHANGE. You're going to be rewarded in SO MANY WAYS in the future for the action you're taking now!