Overcoming Obesity

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Where out thou straps?

Fanny Pack
Fanny Pack
Fanny Pack
Where out thou straps

I want to take you off
and trust me you'd be tossed

The bulge in my belly
look'n like a pouch
got even bigger
from sitting on the couch

I'm finally up and moving
exercising round town
for some strange reason
I can't put you down

I've considered cutting you off
atleast a hundred times
you've grown so attached
where are those straps?

I guess it is possible
I ate too many treats
I'd like to return you
Where is my receipt?

is that what they say?
I am here to tell you
Your CAN'T stay

Attached to my gut
lookin like a butt
You really gotta go
I'm the boss of this show

~ 330 Pound Woman

I have to admit, this poem was inspired by Teeny Bikini's blog: Dear Water Weight. I read it this morning and laughed. As I wrote a comment on her blog: "Love your honesty and perspective! What about the poem titled: Apron oh Apron, where out thou strings? LOL, I just can't get this stomach apron off... geez, I wish it came with a receipt but it seems to be non-refundable! Ugh!"

At that moment, I realized that I'd be writing my own blog and before I knew it, the apron was Fanny Pack which seems so much more appropriate!

I have lost 50 pounds, year to date, and yes, my pouch has gotten a little smaller but it is still there. A time or two, I considered doing my own tummy tuck, I thought if I did it in the hospital parking lot, I'd be close enough they could save me... Of course, it was just a small thought, I didn't actually go out and buy any medical supplies or anything. LOL!

The other day when my son and I were out walking, he said "Mom, I just realized your gonna be short and skinny" Of course, my response "Opposed to short and fat?" We both laughed, and he said, it was just gonna be different because I will be so tiny. He then says "Well, I hope you don't have all that extra skin!" Wow, that was a surprise, a 13 year old thinking about extra skin. I explained that I will probably have extra skin because I was so overweight but not to worry, I will tuck it in my pants. For the mean time son, just let me get to the extra skin and I will deal with that then.

So, I realize, even once I lose weight that fanny pack might still be hanging around (literally)... before, I couldn't deal with that, today I can. When I began this journey, it was about being healthy and well... a little extra skin never hurt anyone. Seriously, we've all heard the stories how the pocket protector saved someones life, so you never know, the extra skin may just come in handy one day! LOL!

What I have come to realize is that loving yourself includes loving your body. I accept my body, I see it changing and that pleases me. It will never be perfect but it is mine, the body that the Lord blessed me with. I am so greatful that it is healthy and capable of so many things.

With that being said, I will continue to workout and strength train to help tone my body as much as possible. I can already see a difference in my thighs, my love handles and my bum... but my arms, oh man... they need some work!

Recently, another SPARK Member told me about Kettlebell exercises. After doing a little research and taking a trip to Walmart, I am know a Kettlebell owner! Let me just say, "WOW, what a work out!" If anything can help me tone and shrink, it will be my new found ruler, King Kettlebell.

I purchased it on Monday, and have worked out with it twice, today will be the third time. I am sore in my arms, upper thighs, glutes, hamstrings, obliques... oh yea baby, that is what I am talking about! I just might find those straps after all!


  1. after losing 130 pounds, I had quite the hanging apron. My daughter saw me tucking it into my pants one day and referred to it as my 'skin shirt'. I made the plastic surgery appointment shortly afterwards - and haven't looked back. I just wasn't able to accept my body with the apron of skin - everyone's journey is different :)

  2. I really want to buy kettlebells! I've looked up info on them but just don't have the extra money to spend just yet. When I do, I hope to invest in these!

    I'm glad you're enjoying them so far!

  3. I have been hearing a lot about these kettlebells! I think I might have to try them.

  4. UGH!! I have had 5 kids along with being overweight, I have the front butt, fanny pack, apron, squishy belly, too. I hope I can accept it eventually!! Good for you!!

  5. Oh, do let us know about the kettlebell workout you are doing! I have been eyeing one myself!