About Me

Thank you for visiting my page.

This is my journey, my story to finding a healthy weight not because I need to wear a bikini but because I need to improve my health.  I recently told my doctor:

“There is nothing about the body people see which describes how I care for it…It is not about caring about what others see as much as what I see…It is really difficult *this is about where the tears started* to do all of these wonderful things for my body and look in the mirror and not see a healthy weight looking back at me…Plus if you send me on one more referral and one more doctor tells me “nothing I can do for you but you will feel better if you lose weight” I am really going to snap because I am treating my body as if it is a healthy, normal weight and no one sees that especially me.”

I really realized how the vast difference between me and other formerly obese people in the summer of 2012.  Yahoo ran a series of articles from people who have successfully lost over 100 pounds.  Most of the losers included a typical menu before and after their weight loss.  I was really struck by one woman’s admission of a typical before breakfast was an entire box of sugary cereal.

I do not even eat sugary cereal and my normal breakfasts are a protein smoothie, eggs, or oatmeal in modest quantities.

In fact, my normal menu looks a lot like her “after” menu.

On a typical day I consume about 1800 calories.

I am 5’4″ tall, 42 years old, and weigh *gulp* 276 pounds.

You do the math with any, or all, of the calculators out there and I “should” be losing weight.

I know it.

My doctor knows it.

My body…ehh, not so much.

I also exercise daily despite fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, patellar femoralis, congenital hip dysplasia, and spinal damage in multiple locations.

I “should” be a healthy weight.

I am not.

I am going to change that.

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Wishing you good luck! I hope that you can reach your goal, both for you and, okay, honestly, so you don’t have to deal with the crap that stupid, ignorant medical professionals say to you.

    Encouragement hug for ya!

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