ata1anta wrote: »
A dump truck was the kickstart I needed. I've always been "big boned" (is that still a thing?) but eventually let excuses rule the day. The week before thanksgiving in 2016, I was in a MVA. Even though I could extricate myself from my car (I didn't move until the EMTs said I could) I felt bad for the EMTs trying to deal with my fat *kitten*. They couldn't get the neck brace around my neck, they had trouble (I knew even if they didn't say anything) moving me between gurneys for all the different tests. Turned out I had sustained a broken wrist and hip, but didn't require surgery (or was I too fat for surgery? dunno).
My BF thought it was when I FINALLY got to a room and the nurse asked if I could move myself or would she need to use the crane (I moved myself), but that wasn't it. It was the indignity of using the bathroom and not fitting on the seat with handles that was there. Nothing like pure disgust to motivate me to change myself. The following March was a cousin's wedding and pics with me looking like Jabba the Hut.
I had heard for YEARS that I needed to lose weight. But, as everyone who is successful knows, someone telling you doesn't mean nearly as much as you coming to the conclusion yourself. The week before my MVA, I had a CAT scan because I may have had a hernia. It came back showing I was a train wreck. When I finally got to see the doc about the hernia, he said he couldn't do anything about it because at my obesity level, I might not wake up.
Six months after my MVA, when I was able to walk with a cane and drive again, I joined WW and have lost 75 pounds so far. I joined MFP because I've been stalling on WW and need more data points to help me do better. I'm not quitting WW, I need the accountability the weekly meetings give.
The hernia doc is pleased with my progress - because of this, my hernia has shrunk and he's willing to wait until I'm at or close to goal to operate. My GP is THRILLED and my labs have come back better than they have in years.
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