@Skinnyjeanzbo@naceto@monarchriss@regojess (You'll get there! One day at a time is all we can do!)
Thanks for the support and encouragement!@karenleana gratz on the progress
And to those of use feeling discouraged today, remember the changes that we are trying to make wont happen overnight. Losing weight isnt a sprint, its a marathon....slow and steady will get us there. And if we falter, or stray its all about correcting the mistake and doing better the next day and the day after that. Change takes time, but we are building good healthy habits. So try not to be tooo hard on yourselves
At my largest I was too heavy to be weighed on a regular scale anymore...they would have too take me around back and use the wheelchair scale. Lowest day in my life was when I went to the doctor and they couldn't weigh me on that anymore. (That put me at OVER 450 iirc) Super Morbidly obese...I was so disgusted with myself....and completely ashamed.
I couldn't walk for log periods or distance, I couldn't stand for long periods, I had to use those motorized carts when I shopped for groceries. On top of that I had to lug around an o2 tank....I felt like a complete freak of nature. And avoided leaving the house at all. I ended up ordering my groceries online just to avoid the ordeal.
The turning point for me was losing my baby aunt to a heart attack. (Baby aunt because she was just 6 years older than me when she passed away.) And she was a tiny little thing, in perfect health I thought. I remember thinking that should be me, not her. I don't take care of myself at all, I don't even try anymore.
So I started watching what I ate and trying to walk. At first just a tiny sad little circuit around my home, (at that time even a trip to the bathroom was a struggle) but I was moving. Then from my front door to the stop sign and back (less than half a block). Then from one end of the block to the other. Every week I did a little more. And while Im far from being in shape now. Things have changed a great deal for me. No more o2.. Stamina enough to walk, to stand...heck I can even use my stair climber now. The last time I went to see my Doctor, she greeted me with "Hello Skinny". Made my year!
Mine happened very early Sat. as I was driving home from my Friday night out with friends. I was really hungry and saw a McD's on the horizon. I thought "maybe I'll stop and get something" then I remembered a bowl of quinoa w/ cheese sauce and asparagus sitting in the fridge at home. I decided to skip McD's and jumped on the highway to avoid further fast-food temptations. That quinoa was so good when I got home.
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