GreenValli wrote: »
I got serious about losing weight the day my picture was on the front page of the newspaper. It shocked me to see myself and have other people see me on the front page. I weighed 250 lbs. I have lost 70 lbs, but it has taken several years.
sunshine12303 wrote: »
when my husband served me a half bag of ravioli because he told me he knew I would eat it. he does this all the time.
springlering62 wrote: »
This isn’t a “take back control” moment. I’ve already done that.
This is a “strengthen and resolve” moment.
If you haven’t had your moment yet, allow me to share this one.
I visited a morbidly obese, close elderly family member today. They are bedridden from diabetes, and receive 24/7 care at home, including diaper changes and feeding, since they lost use of hands and arms as atrophy moved up their body from their feet, due to lack of use .
To my horror, there was a large bruise on their forehead,”which the nurse anxiously explained was due to this person being so large, that the night nurse lost her grip trying to roll her over at night and the patient whacked their head on the hospital bed rail. (Which, I might add, was the first thing I guessed when I saw the bruise. I know how well this team cares for my family member.)
Ask yourself. Is this the future you want for yourself? Being trapped in a bed for years? Being fed whatever someone feels like cooking you and having to be grateful for it? Having to ask someone to answer and hold the phone for you? Being stuck in an endless, endless loop of TV crime drama and infomercials? Being attached to a tube and having someone you met an hour ago know wipe your bottom and change your diaper?
Wiping out your family finances and worrying what will happen when the savings are gone and the house has been sold? Placing this burden on your children? Being constantly angry, depressed, perpetually needy?
Wishing you had lost weight years ago? Well, as I had to tell them, it’s a little too late for that now.
I don’t mean to sound cold, but if anything would ever motivate me to stay on track, this was it.
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