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Monday, February 18, 2013


If only I knew.  I know that from birth to age 5, I was a normal/healthy weight.  Then something happened.  I guess I not only grew upwards, I grew sideways as  I won't lie, it was SO hard growing up overweight.  I was made fun of by EVERYONE! And made fun of every day.  It makes me so sad to think about it.  So many people passed on getting to know me, just based on that # on the scale.   And let me tell you, having 2 very skinny sisters, didn't help.  Yep, I was the funny one with the pretty face.  UGH!!!  I tried every single fad diet known to man.  God love my mommy, she went on all of them with me, even though her weight was fine. We did the hot dog diet, the boiled egg diet, cabbage diet, slim fast, and that is to just name a few.  My mom was so good to me, she would always try and give me incentives, to drop the weight.  I remember offers of $100 shopping sprees.  And back in the 80's, that was some good shopping money.  We would do Jane Fonda workouts together and even Richard Simmons. Sadly, none of them ever worked.  And now I know why, diets just don't work.  At least not for me, and not for long term.  To successfully lose weight and keep it off, for years, you must do a complete lifestyle change.  This doesn't mean you can't eat what you want, you can, just in moderation.  Lord knows I still eat and is one of my bff's!  Remember I have two kids and one is a girl. :o) Wine....keeps me sane! 
  It took years for me to find out just who I was, and what I had to offer.  I found out that I am a pretty cool girl!  I am now outgoing and live my life to the fullest.  Most importantly, I smile.  I have come so far.  I am at a point in my life where I really like me and love, living.  I am also at a point where working out is fun.  I do it because I like to, not because I have to.  I am also over obsessing about what I weigh and how I look. If you don't like me for me, then so be it.  I am flawed, I have stretch marks, I have loose skin that I cannot get rid of.  My boobs are pathetic, I cuss like a sailor and I have wrinkles!  BUT...all of that together makes me, me! I will be the first person to cheer you on, in your weight loss journey and never let you say, "I can't".  Believe me, if I can do it, anyone can! 




  2. PS I don't know why you would but I think you are lying about your age. The end.

  3. I am new to your blog, is there somewhere where you tell how you lost the weight?