How did I let it happen? How did I wake up one day to find myself at 286 pounds and completely miserable in my own body? It happened, I can't blame anyone but me. And only I can fix it. So I am. On December 23, 2009 I had Lap-Band Surgery with Dr. John Marsden. I'm down 100 pounds so far with about 25 to go.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Moving Around

I hate exercise. I admit it. However, I don't mind moving. I'll go for a walk, or take extra trips up and down the stairs when doing laundry, park further away from the store, take the stairs instead of the elevator, stuff like that. I even like riding my bike and playing games on the Wii. I just don't like organized, planned out "exercise".

We have a rec room at my work, and today I went down there with a friend and we played on the Wii (bowling) and then played some (actual, not virtual) ping pong. It was really fun!! I'm sure I didn't burn a lot of calories, but I had a good time and was up and moving around. My job is very sedentary, so any little bit helps. Yesterday I went out for my afternoon break and walked several laps around our parking garage while listening to my audiobook. I wish I loved exercise, I really do. But you can't make yourself love something if you just don't, no matter how hard you try.

Today it dawned on me that I am only 20 pounds from the high end of my "normal" weight on all the charts. That makes me pretty happy! I also went to Target during lunch and wandered around for a while. While I was there I strolled through the swimsuit section and it was the first time in my life that I remember thinking that nobody was looking at me and judging (in my mind anyway) that I was simply too big and fat to even be browsing in the regular size swimsuits! I didn't find any that grabbed my attention, but I enjoyed looking none the less.

I am pretty hungry this afternoon so I have to keep my head about me when choosing my dinner tonight. Keep your fingers crossed for me!



  1. I think movement counts. It may not be high intensity...but it counts. So keep on moving.

  2. Way to go on moving around, period! It can be very hard to keep active and so many of us don't! I enjoy exercise for what ever insane reason. But I can talk myself out of it in a second!!

  3. Love this, so glad you're feeling more and more comfortable in your own skin. :) This is what it's all about!

    PS. - I hate working out, too!

  4. You know how I feel about it. :) We all have our own paths and you have to find what is right for you. You are a constant inspiration to me, my friend.