I've lost 185lbs, and then gained some back.
But I'm kicking ass and striving for my ultimate goal: A 200 lb loss.
Working all mental, physical and emotional aspects of being healthy, happy and fit. You'll see my ups and downs here, because I'm proud to be imperfect!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Last night I posted the following quote on Facebook. I’m sure we have all seen it or something similar:
I got a comment on it from someone I went to high school with. She had been very heavy as well, had the gastric bypass, and has lost a lot of weight. She looks great.
Her comment began innocently enough – stating that it’s really hard to keep going, etc. I responded that I totally understood but “we got this, girl”. She commented back and said she had put on some weight over the holidays and then the following:
“I wish I had time to work out like you do, but I don’t. I wish I could have the surgery like you are, but my insurance won’t cover it”
This pissed me off. Why? Because it’s a load of bull shit.
Anyone who has been hanging around here knows that time is not something I have the luxury of. I have a full time job, part time job, school, church commitments, 2 kids, a hubby and a guinea pig. And yes, ON TOP OF THAT, I MAKE time to exercise. I do it for me and I do it for my family and obligations. Working out enables me to stay healthy enough to balance all the rest of the craziness.
She wishes she had time, like I do.WTF
I’m not going to get into the surgery thing, but her comment made me feel like I was taking the easy way out of something. This isn’t liposuction, people, the doctor is removing SKIN. SKIN that is hanging down my body like a bag. Skin that causes me daily physical pain from the deterioration. If she has this same issue (and I am thinking she does) then she needs to pursue it more fully. I was denied at first too, but I found the right doctor, the right documentation and I was approved.
*Deep Breaths* Ok. I’m good.
I responded back that working out is something everyone can make time to do, and it’s an important part of taking care of oneself. Not sure what I’m going to get back from that, but I don’t care. I spoke my piece, in a nice way, and now I’m done.
Alright let’s move onto the stats from last night and today.
Can I just say I was STARVING yesterday? I was actually in physical pain by 3:00. So, I added 1 oz of almonds to the menu, and that helped get me to dinner. I also snacked on 2 cups of air popped popcorn last night. I redid the menu and I was expecting it to be bad – but really, it was fine. 7 calories over my upper limit on an exceptionally hungry day? I’ll take it.
Stats for today – WITHOUT DINNER, because beside a salad, I don’t know what we are having…
Tonight is spinning, and then home. Bliss. I’m nervous that school will be starting up again soon, because I am really getting into this getting-to-be-home-for-more-than-5-minutes-per-evening thing. But, this coming semester I am in 2 nutrition classes. Yea! It’s not going to be easy, but it will be AWESOME.
Damn… is it really only Tuesday?
Moving forward – how about you?
ETA: Check out THIS LINK of a Wisconsin woman who went from 427lbs to being a tri-athlete. Yeah. I'm sure the words "I don't have time" have never come out of her mouth.