A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Make Your Choice

Was being called Shamu and Free Willy hard?

Yes.

Is staying under 1500 calories per day harder than that?

No.

Was being made fun of on the school bus for 2 years hard?

Yes.

Is replacing crappy food with healthier choices harder than that?

No.

Was sitting in and breaking lawn chairs and even a wooden rocking chair in front of family, friends and even strangers hard?

Yes.

Is telling friends and family you can't go out to eat with them like you've always done, because sticking to your eating plan that day is more important, harder than that?

No.

Was shopping for clothes sizes 3x, 4x and 26/28's hard?

Yes.

Is drinking almost entirely water and cutting out Cokes harder than that?

No.

Was hearing your doctor define you as morbidly obese and telling you that if you don't get a grip on the weight loss very soon you might not make it through your 40's hard?

Yes.

Is making yourself get on the treadmill every day even though it hurts harder than that?

No.

Was being rejected by guys you wanted to date because they think fat chics are gross hard?

Yes.

Is pushing yourself as hard as you can on the treadmill to go further and further each week harder than that?

No.

Was having to drag another chair into a classroom in front of 30 of your peers at college because you couldn't fit into any of the desks hard?

Yes.

Is dedicating to blogging about your daily wins/losses and being completely honest in front of the whole world harder than that?

No.

Was finding out that you have hypothyroidism, PCOS, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression, and had to be medicated for all of them hard?

Yes.

Is eliminating the fast food and mega buffets that you're so accustomed to harder than that?

No.

Have you decided which is harder and made your choice on how to go forward with the rest of your life?

Yes.

What choice did you make?

I CHOOSE TO LOSE.

Quote For The Day:

Being fat is hard.
Losing weight is hard.
Choose your hard.

-Anonymous

11 comments:

  1. Brilliant. Wonderful perspective. I told myself that i would wait to comment anyone until tomorrow---but I couldn't resist---just couldn't. This was way too powerful.

    Very nice, very--very nice.

    Fantastic post Tammy,
    My best always,
    Sean

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  2. Great post. It's fantastic that you have chosen to lose! Chosen to be healthy and be able to do whatever you want.

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  3. Great post!

    PS: the ferry should only take a few months to get over here, lol!

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  4. This is really good. You should print it out and put it on your refrigerator. You keep going girl!!!
    Diane

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  5. Awesome post Tammy! Except I had 6+ years of being the fat kid on the bus. Ugh. I could totally relate to all of the above. Thanks for dredging up some painful memories and re-stocking my motivational stores all in one go! A little tough love and hugging in the same package. Very efficient of you!^_^

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  6. Great post, Tammy. I can't imagine what it was like to go thru some of those things. But, I love the way you've phrased it - it almost sounds like a commercial for weight loss.

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  7. This made me sad. Kids can be so cruel. But, all of what you've written is right. One of mine would be, "Is shopping with your little sister (and best friend) hard because you're huge and she's skinny?" The answer is YES. I'm going to follow your blog and I'm proud of your honesty and weight loss.

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  8. Fantastic post - I'm going to revisit it whenever I need to kick-start my motivation!

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  9. Bravo! This is a great post and one that will have me thinking for more than a day or two.

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