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  1. 3 points
    Boston Redhead

    There's nothing wrong with you

    @Kio wrote, “....I can't tell from your post how much extra weight you're carrying. What I'm going to say is tailored specifically toward women who are seriously obese. It's coming from the perspective of a woman who has been fat all her life, and who topped the scales at 350 lbs, and whose obesity is now in remission....” WOW!! When I read the end of the last sentence, I heard a BINGO in my head! That just made so much sense! Treat this obesity as the disease it is and work toward getting into remission. Thanks @Kio
  2. 2 points
    Aussie Bear

    Month 2 - Holiday month

    Please don't misunderstand my previous comment. I don't really see sabotage as a deliberate or nasty kind of act. My husband was always my worst saboteur, yet I know he loved me dealy....well most of the time anyway. However he was the one always bringing treats into our house and then insisting I eat them. I believe his acts were driven by the idea that it was up to him to put food on the table, and how much that showed love and, for him anyway, success as a partner. I don't believe it was about deliberately stopping me from losing weight, although there were times I did actually doubt his intentions were always good.
  3. 2 points
    Aussie Bear

    Month 2 - Holiday month

    Enjoy your holiday. I think most of us that have made goal weight can certainly relate to the "too skinny" comments......whether we believe them or not. I still don't even though I've heard them now from doctors. Where I would put my foot down though is where people try to sabotage, and sorry but I would put your son in that category, and you might find your friends try to do the same when you're away. I'd be running with the line that I'm not dieting anymore but I am still wanting to keep a healthy lifestyle which includes filling my stomach with nutritionally sound choices and not junk, and exercising for pleasure. Hope they let you enjoy your holiday....you've certainly earned it.
  4. 1 point
    Cindy Lou Who

    Month 2 - Holiday month

    I loved that you asked that question. I hadn't thought about it, but it's very easy to compare to year's past. We meet up at this ranch with the five families every year for a long weekend. I am (I mean was! :)) the only adult that is overweight in the group. The past couple years: Last year - I couldn't go at the last minute. And I was SO relieved after it was all over because everyone went on a huge hike up a mountain and I knew I couldn't have even attempted it and I would have been so embarrassed. I felt so sad that I felt "lucky" to have missed out on a family trip. Year before that - I hated packing for it because I hated all my clothes. I hung around the ranch house instead of hiking around with everyone because I felt sluggish, tired, and just wanted to rest and relax. I kept telling everyone about how stressed my life was - as an excuse for my obesity really. This year - Was excited about packing, even though most were just grubby ranch clothes. I enjoyed all the hiking and was practically the first one out the door! It was so easy eating small portions of the huge breakfast and dinners. I ate until I was content and just left the rest on my plate. No one cared. At night I dressed up in clothes that my DH gave me for Christmas! I think he was proud to see me in them! I'm already looking forward to next year!
  5. 1 point
    CheeringCJ

    Month 2 - Holiday month

    Great job!!!! Now compare that to a vacation from a year or more ago.....how would you have done?
  6. 1 point
    Cindy Lou Who

    Month 2 - Holiday month

    "So onward we march, to stand still"...... Yep, the new game! I'm still so new that this feels very strange and scary. I'm trying to get used to exchanging the thrill of losing with the calm of being satisfied in my clothes. It's hard after a lifetime of negative body image talk! Sorry you're having hip trouble! Hope it goes away soon! And yes, I love the "Treat Yo'self!" from Parks and Recreation TV show. That's what the new running shoes feels like.
  7. 1 point
    CheeringCJ

    One year (a little late) - and a little bump :)

    I just saw this @delilas! You look fabulous! I am so glad you posted it! Love your little baby girl bump! She is an adorable addition to her momma! You look happy and I am so glad you’re doing well and have such a great outlook on things during and after your pregnancy! Thanks for sharing!
  8. 1 point
    Nana Trish

    One year (a little late) - and a little bump :)

    Congratulations, Delila!! You have the most beautiful baby bump Happy surgiversary as well!! You look amazing and I'm so glad to hear that you've gotten your energy back and are feeling well! Take care of yourself and that little sweetie in there ❤️
  9. 1 point
    Jen581791

    Month 2 - Holiday month

    Cindy, it sounds like you're doing really well! I agree that it's hard mentally to stop losing - that moment when staying where you are is the challenge, the thrill of seeing the numbers flying away disappears. However, staying where you are is the name of the game... so onward we march, to stand still. Good for you for trying out running. I'm on a hiatus myself at the moment (a weird hip ache that won't go away), so I'm a bit jealous. New shoes are a great Treat Yourself!!
  10. 1 point
    CheeringCJ

    Month 2 - Holiday month

    You are doing SOOOO awesome! I want to be YOU when I grow up! I am sure you will do fine when you go away and even if you indulge a little you do have that wiggle room which is sweet! Enjoy!
  11. 1 point
    delilas

    One year (a little late) - and a little bump :)

    Thank you @Res Ipsa and @Jen581791