I woke up Phat

th (2)It’s an odd thing to think about, but I woke up one day and I was phat (yes, pun intended).  It was just like yesterday and I barely weighed 100 pounds.   I remember showing my kids some photos of me in school and they almost couldn’t recognize me because I was skinny.

Over the past few years I’ve noticed a slow incline in my personal weight.  Yes, I was tipping the scale at 30 pounds shy of a healthy weight.

There were not very many signs that screamed “Stop eating that junk food !”  My hubby is way too nice to say, “hey honey, you better watch it because you are putting on a few extra pounds.”  My hubby enjoys eating that he doesn’t really care because he is tall and he can wear his weight well.

Exactly, what is considered overweight?  It’s really about a preference. Those weight charts do not make much sense to me because they seem to make everyone look like a stick figure.  Somehow, some way –I simply gained too much weight.
Gaining weight is easy for Americans because we love eating out and most of us have not taken time to educate ourselves on eating habits.
It’s time for US to get serious about becoming and staying healthy.
As I age the weight will continue to come on even though my fitness and diet hasn’t changed.  This year I woke up fatter than normal.  Yes, I wondered  “how did I get here?”  I even got to the point of not wanting to take pictures or even professional pictures as a family.  Now the kids are growing up and I’ve missed taking some wonderful years of professional photos.  I realize that I need to have a new state of mind.  I desperately need to stop abusing my body.   The bible states Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?  You do not belong to yourself, If that’s true then why do we abuse our bodies with food that’s not good for us?1 Corinthians 6:19
I used to exercise regularly and I wasn’t a bad eater; however, we dine out regularly and that is the #1 cause of obesity today. My favorite foods are:
  • Fast Food
  • Chinese/Thai
  • Mexican
  • Italian
  • Sushi

I love the good life.  I enjoy not having to cook at home.  I enjoy eating out with my family.  I lost about 15 pounds last year and I was so pleased with myself, but my husband kept telling me that I better not get too small. He consistently brought things into the house that we shouldn’t be eating.  He wanted to go out to eat and I was always the problem because I couldn’t have most of what was on the menu.

I’m making a change.  I’m looking at the woman in the mirror and I’m making that change.  Gotta make that change for me.

I hope you continue on this journey with me.

I’d love to hear your comments, struggles, and success stories.

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