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November 4, 2013

The great Slim-Down

I’m tired of being fat.  There, I said it. 

In one month, it will be time for my husband’s department Christmas party and for a big community Holiday bash.  Over the course of the next few weeks, just like last year, I will be sorting through the plus size offerings at local department stores in search of a dress that doesn’t accentuate my curves.  I know I’ll feel self-conscious as I compare myself to the other spouses at the parties.  I will wish that I had gotten my eating and exercise under control … and my frustration will take me straight to  the table with the eggnog and cookies.

Why haven’t I gotten myself under control this year?

I have a lot of reasons.  Don’t we all?  I could come up with an entire post of my excuses and justifications for not getting serious about my weight. At the end of the day, I’ll still be fat though, and that is where I’m stuck.  I want to be kind to myself about how I got to this place.  I’m tired of beating up on myself over my weight.  At the same time, as much as I want to understand my shortcomings and accept my imperfections, I’ ready to make a change.

It’s time for me to finally get serious about taking care of my health.

It won’t be enough to change the trajectory of this year’s Holiday parties …. well, accept I’ll feel more in control and like I’m really doing something to help myself this year …. but it will put me on a course to be healthier and happier with my weight over the course of the next year.

To get serious about this, I pulled my treadmill out of our storage room last night.  It was covered in dust and dirt from sitting there for the last six years.  I spent at least thirty minutes cleaning it up before trying it out for a 10 minute walk.

I can do this.  I can make small steps towards my health.  It is within  my power.

Today is the first day of a new change for me.  I have a cabinet full of MediFast food that has been sitting there for at least six months.  I’ll start there.  I am pledging to myself to return to a healthier way of eating by limiting my food intake and cutting back on sweets.  I will also start by walking 20 minutes/day.  I won’t set the pace yet.  I want to slowly get back into exercising so that I don’t hurt myself or feel miserable.


  1. Yes you can! Good luck I need to do the same:-)
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    Comment by Jane @ From A Doctor's Wife — November 4, 2013 @ 6:08 pm
  2. Thanks Jane! This is a tough time of year to think about cutting back!

    Comment by ~me~ — November 5, 2013 @ 8:35 am

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