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I have a disease called obesity!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I have a disease called obesity. I realize now I’ve had it all my life. I will never be one of those few lucky individuals who can eat anything they want, not exercise, and still lose weight or remain the same weight.

Can it be cured? NO! Rather like diabetes I can never be cured. It is something I will live with for the rest of my life. I will always need to self-check and ensure my levels of exercise and food intake are correct for my body.

Can I control it? YES I can but I have to recognize that it will always be my problem. I will always have to watch what I eat and exercise appropriately. If I exercise less then I need to adjust my portions and eat less. The hard part is recognizing that this is something I need to continually work at and when I stop working at it the pounds will pile on and it becomes that much harder to lose the weight again. If I continue to slip I will be subject to other health issues. Can I reward myself now and then with something indulgent like that piece of pie (or ice cream)? Absolutely, as long as I remain aware of what I am doing?

I have a disease called obesity but I am not alone there are others who have the same problem who can support me.

Thanks SparkPeople and my Darklings Team.
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    Am I obese? Yes. Do I have a diseased called obesity? No. I refuse to fall victim to myself and label myself with something. Labeling it means I have accepted it; I do not accept it. It is a part of me but not who I am and I will make sure that it is something separate from myself. That way I can take control of it and change it. Why? Because I choose to. Don't make any changes for any other reason than *you* want to or your inspiration will only fail. You doing it for yourself is the motivation that is unstoppable. Motivation that nobody else can take away or tamper with.

    I never want to be skinny, but I am taking control. I will not label it or make it a part of me; I don't want to sympathize with it. I will remain above it and control it instead of it controlling me. Why? Because I choose to.
    3294 days ago
  • KAREN608
    Ever since I was 13, I noticed that I ate less than my girlfriends but weighed more. I just figured I needed less food. But I did not like that thought & did not deal with the facts. Now, years later, I am working on learning to deal well with food and get out of the chair more often. Great post!
    3310 days ago
    Wow I love this!
    3315 days ago
    Mirage you are definitely an inspiration.
    3320 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Stay strong, Love! Embrace the journey! It's why I use and abuse SP daily!
    3320 days ago
    The first time I heard obesity as a disease was in an overeaters anonymous meeting. So strange to call it that, but it seems that way, doesn't it? Let's hope it isn't one of those incurable diseases.
    3320 days ago
    There are indeed many good supporters on SP. It is a disease. One that is not curable but is controllable. The problem is when we lose the weight we forget it and eat the way we did and here it comes again.

    You are correct. It is a lifetime thing.
    3320 days ago
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