Authentic Compassion

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Have Changed a Little Bit

Stiff whitehaired woman trying to suck in stomach - that was me about two years ago. Smiling woman with rose in her hand and wearing apricot top - that was me June of 2010.

After a few more photographs from graduations last summer - I realized - doggone - I really am fat. Being overweight had become a normal status for me, my self deceptive thinking was" after all I'm only X pounds more than last month, season, year". I began having pain in my knees and feet. Must be something wrong with my shoes right?
One more picture and one more step on the scales and the realization hit me in the face like a coconut cream pie - gotta do something about this weight. I began a restrictive (really really) diet program and was encouraged every day by my sweet husband. Weight came off - I felt a little like I was cheating somehow - it was too simple ( not easy just simple) to weigh less. Woo hoo I have days with no leg pain, my blue jeans started bagging down. In case you are now wondering what the blazes is she telling the internet about all this when she usually has cute goat pictures and scriptures? Just thought I'd reveal a little of this to y'all - not all the emotional junk which goes along with being obese (trust me - every medical indicator was obese - not just chubby!). I have a ways to go before I'm at a healthy BMI. I'm still working on living like a healthy person -balancing exercise, portion control and having fun. I like it though - I honestly like feeling I can be active. My clothes are two sizes smaller (only the jeans - had to buy more jeans because a person behind me was getting nearly a full moon when I'd bend over in baggy ones!). More to lose but I'm enjoying this - life isn't as saturated, hydrogenated, seamstraining fatipated here on Buhlaland and that is good.


Debbie said...

I'm where you were and I guess I was looking for some encouragement and you supplied it. I need to do the same thing...REALLY NEED to. So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Way to go - you look wonderful and I'm so glad you are feeling better too. I am trying to eat better and hope to get started walking when we get moved. I'll have a nice, level place to walk.

Happy Valentine's Day to you both.

NatureNut4 said...

Looking great! I can only imagine how much better you feel too! You have given me the push! LOL
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

good going! I lost 15 lbs last year and want to lose another this year if possible...its been slow going through the holidays but this week, I'm younger brother lost 60 lbs last year if he can do so can I.....started walking this week morning and night....and watching my carbs again....

Lanny said...

Yay for you!

KathyB. said...

Wow! That is a big ( no pun intended ) difference. Congratulations LindaSue. Looks and sounds like you and Skip are doing better for your health. I am a firm believer in God having an appointed time for each of us to die, but so often, we can make our appointed time here on earth so much more pleasant if we take care of the bodies God has given us, to the best of our abilities.

Keep up the good work, sounds like you're getting a new wardrobe soon !

Anonymous said...

Wow, LindaSue, I cannot imagine how much better you must feel.

I loved your story about buying new jeans becuase people behind you were seeing more than a full moon. You nut!

You look healthy, and I am sure you feel that way too.

I was thinking today about posting about the new diet (not a diet in that sense) that we are following. No white flour, white potatoes, I thought it might be b-o-r-i-n-g, but I ask, why would it be when we are only trying to take care of our God-given bodies?

God bless!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Congratulations! That's fabulous and you look wonderful; so glad you were able to take the weight off. It's encouraging to others, I've got a few pounds to take off and will think of you while I'm trying. Thanks and God bless! Thanks also for praying and keeping us in your thoughts; so greatly appreciated, welcomed and needed.

Deanna said...

May you be as healthy as you can be.
God bless,
d from homehaven