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I don't want to be obese anymore

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I want to be back at my weight 20 years ago when I thought I was fat. Now, that is my goal weight. It would be within the healthy BMI (upper end). I've never been a skinny gal so it'd be silly to think I ever will be.
I do want to be healthy. But I'm not right now.
My cholesterol is dangerously high, but luckily it's efficiently managed with medication.
My bunions are being strained with the extra 50 lbs. Luckily they aren't as painful now as they were a year or so ago.
My arthritic knees are never comfortable. Sometimes they are downright painful. Wouldn't they feel so much relief if I managed to get 50 lbs off. I would think it would help postpone the inevitable knee replacement.

I want to be the person on the right. There's so much excess on the left.
This is a very serious health threat I'm putting myself through. I NEED to get rid of the extra pounds.

Tomorrow, I start the Neon Ninja challenge.
Today I make time to prepare vegetables and healthy meals so that I have a good start.

I'm going to post a blog entry, every day for the 70 days of the challenge. This will make me accountable!

I need to change what I'm currently doing. I deserve to be pain free and healthy!
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    Isn't it amazing how when we were younger we thought we were fat. We let people tell us we were and we told it too ourselves. I'm so careful with my kids to use terms like fit and healthy instead of thin or skinny. I don't want them falling in the same teap. When you believe you are fat, you're half way to becoming ing a self fulfilling prophecy. I'm going to believe I'm fit and healthy!
    2259 days ago
  • DTHOR6
    Brenda, you are so going to be able to do this! I have no doubt!!! And health is so much more important than the numbers on a scale.

    And yes, your knees will feel a ton better even after loosing 10 pounds, it's amazing!
    2259 days ago

    Brenda ~ so glad you know that you "deserve" good health! And accountability is a super good thing too.

    Let's rock this Spring BLC!

    Neon Ninja Marie

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    2259 days ago
    great attitude brenda! good luck in your journey!
    2259 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon as a teasm we can and will kick butt. Go Ninjas
    2259 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    We are making good plans and will also make good progress! Go Ninjas!
    2259 days ago
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    You have a good plan Brenda you can do this !

    2259 days ago
    emoticon I have a health coach now that I report to, I think it's very important for some of us to be accountable to something or someone else.

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    2259 days ago
    My daughter has bad bunions and has been searching for shoes for work for years. She finally found a lovely shoe store in the West Gate Mall that actually gave her choices for shoes and much less expensive that some of the ones we looked at that didn't fit her anyways. What is the store downtown... right behind the Beaver Tails booth... Fluvok? Very expensive but they have the big toe box that bunions need and are funky. A "fun" outing to try them on... but she loves the ones from the Westgate Mall.

    Hang in there. Keep blogging. If every day you ask yourself what one thing you could do towards your goal and do it... imagine! That is what I am doing with my 100 days. Also I read "Wild" and personally it describes so much of my weight loss journey. I'm still doing the writing diet and meditating with my neighbour. Am I seeing results? hehehe, no. But I am not gaining so that's progress and my knee is finally allowing me to walk and bike a bit. I am very hopeful!
    2259 days ago
    emoticon I have bone spurs in my feet and the weight makes it worse. It limits me. I think what you are writing about is about limitations. You have the possibility to be unlimited. Health is the more important thing than the number. You got this! emoticon
    2259 days ago
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    You have an awesome game plan, Brenda! This is going to be an amazing challenge, and I'm looking forward to doing it with you!
    2260 days ago
  • MAGIK0731
    I never saw this type of picture before. Definitely makes one say "yikes!"

    2260 days ago
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