My Weighty Story: Brick Walls and Slaps in the Face

Well … Ahhh Hello.

Ya. It’s been awhile I know. I did give up the bags of candy as promised last month, I’ve been working on getting my arse up off the couch, and I’ve been… actually doing much better.

I went back to the doctor again on Thursday last week (WOW. It’s been a week already) and two things happened.

First the Good News. My new medications are working. My thyroid is starting to behave, he likes the balance of the other medications he has me on and he told me to start taking another one that I’ve been on before for my weight loss.

Which is where the Bad News comes in. When I stepped on the scale I weighed in at 250 pounds.

Oh Boy is right. When I saw that I let out a big long breath. I was numb. I don’t remember feeling anything. I don’t know if I was disappointed because I had gained 30 pounds back, or relieved it wasn’t higher.

Yes, it is of my own doing. When I fell into the darkness for those couple of months, I ate what I wanted (bags of candy corn included) and I didn’t get off the couch or out from in front of the computer much at all.

Now, earlier this week other changes in our family occurred, and as part of the “deal” made, family wide modifications are being implemented.

1. Everyone in the house is to spend a minimum of 10 minutes (unless you can do more) on “The Devil” at least 5 times a week,

2. Everyone in the house is to go on a minimum of three 1 mile walks during the week,

3. There will be major food changes in the house,

and

4. On Saturday or Sunday we will be going on family hikes. Wall-E included.

We have all made this pact and I can’t be happier.

I’ve lost all my “marathon” fitness and it’s really sad. These changes are just phase 1. When these distances and times are easily met, we will increase the amounts. I WILL have a healthy family.

I want my family healthy and I am terrified my daughter will end up like me. I do not want that.

Now that I’m feeling better… BRING ON THE HEALTH!

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