Overcoming Obesity

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Are what got me to 330 Pounds

Are what got the inches around my abdomen to be taller than my height, for those trying to figure that one out: My height 5'3" which is 63 inches, my abdomen was 64 inches. YIKES!!!

Are what helped me to fit into a size 28 pant

Are what allowed me to wear a size 26/28 top

Helped my joints ache

Provided constant pain to my feet

Caused me to avoid all camera's and camcorders

Encouraged me to ignore mirrors at all cost

Created someone who didn't believe in herself

Brought out the very worst in me

Made it easy to ignore my needs

Festered and festered in each growing pound and inch

Allowed me to eat WHATEVER, WHENEVER

To lose control of my health

Put blinders on reality

Ignored my needs

Fogged my thoughts and feelings about myself

Robbed me of 10 years of my life

Gave me a reason to Give up

GOODBYE EXCUSES, THOSE DAYS ARE OVER, A NEW SHERIFF IS IN TOWN! Today, I wasn't feeling it, I didn't want to work out, I wasn't motivated to do a thing. I signed into Spark and there is was, Message Board: How do you get passed Excuses!

I quickly clicked on the link to take me to the thread, and I wrote:

Excuses led me to 330 pounds, its time to get up and do something different.

“Discipline is remembering what you want.”
(John Campbell)

After I wrote it, I read other member posts and was so glad that I still have the ability to get up and do something with myself. It helped me focus back on my mission of 2010 to overcome obesity and my addiction to food. So as I am here today, I am so glad that I did go to the gym, I hit the circuit for 45 minutes, I later did a 2 mile walk and I feel great.

Bye Bye Excuses, you are not good for me anymore!


  1. Really like this post!!!
    Feels good to overcome all the excuses!

  2. Oh yes it does! Thanks for all the support guys!

  3. Fantastic :) Isn't it wonderful how exercise always improves your mood? I had an absolutely horrid day at work and all I could think about was getting to the gym to run on the treadmill. A year ago all I would have been thinking about was having a cigarette, wine and some kind of high-calorie comfort food.

    That solution never really worked, come to think of it. It only made me feel worse.

    But exercise always makes me feel better :)

    Congratulations on your continued success!

  4. Not so big, I can completely relate to your solution a year ago, give me a cigarette, a few glasses of wine and something fried! WOW, that is who I was. I'm glad to be smoke free for 5 weeks now :) woo-hoo, allthough I do think about smoking occasionally. I can't wait for it not to be a thought ;)

    Good for you for taking it to the gym! I hope the rest of your week goes great and keep up your great work! I appreciate your support and your feedback!