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My Weight Loss Goal Reward? Disney World!

11 Feb

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One of the most painful memories I have from being overweight is at a fair.  I was about 75 pounds lighter than I am today and was still not able to ride one of the amusement rides.  This after trying to strap myself in and having the operator try to help.

I was so ashamed and embarrassed – people had been watching me struggle and eventually saw me walk away without riding the ride.  It was humiliating.  I wish it had been enough to kick my weight loss in to gear, but it simply wasn’t time yet.  I guess I hadn’t reached my rock bottom, no matter how degrading the experience was.

For a lot of weight loss people, they have a reward in mind.  At Weight Watchers, you get a star online for each milestone you hit in your weight loss journey.  An online star may sound simple – but it’s so exciting when it pops up on your account.  Finally – you’ve reached another goal!

Some of my friends looked forward to being able to shop at their favorite store.  To wear clothes they haven’t worn in years.  To be able to skip shopping in the plus-size sections.

Some wanted to be able to wear a swimsuit without feeling self conscious.

My reward?

I want to go to Disney World.  I want to go on every possible ride they have.  With no worry that I’ll get kicked off.  That is my goal.  And I can’t wait for the day I update this blog … from Disney!  🙂

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Let’s Start At the Very Beginning

11 Feb

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I am a gal (ok, a woman in my mid-30’s) who has a considerable amount of weight to lose.  Some may say it’s the size of a ENTIRE person.  And that’s true.  My goal is 150 pounds.  When I type that number, it overwhelms me.  But it also gives me hope for the future.  A gal who needs to lose half of herself in weight?  Scary – but doable.

I spent most of my younger years on the other end of the spectrum.  I was a regular weight all through high school.  But by the time I hit 21, I was already at the weight I would remain for the next decade plus.

I’ve exercised over the years – but always found gyms to be boring and methodical.  There’s nothing worse, to me, than walking on a treadmill for an hour and not getting anywhere.Admittedly, dieting and exercise has never been my thing.  I didn’t grow up in a home where healthy eating and physical activity were encouraged.  Like many kids of the 80’s, I grew up in a family where convenience came first. Continue reading

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