Hi, my name is Laura. And I’m a fatty.
There is no denying that I’m round, pleasantly plump, fluffy, husky, curvy fat. I’m 5 feet 3 inches tall and over 200 pounds. You do the math. A lot of me is boobs, that I started getting in 2nd grade, but that’s still a lot of woman. Hubster loves the boobs. He doesn’t want them to go anywhere, but anything more than a handful is a waste, right? I’ve got a few handfuls.
I know I’m fat. I’ve accepted it. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN I LIKE IT.
I’m over being fat. I’m done being unhappy with the reflection in the mirror. The way I look. The way my clothes fit. Shopping in the maternity section even though I’m not, nor have I ever been, pregnant. That last one is a REAL smack in the face.
I want to be able to buy cute clothes. I want to be able to do things without getting out of breath. I want to jiggle less. I want to have more energy. Feel better physically and mentally.
But most of all, I want to be a Mommy. I have some fertility issues (and being overweight definitely doesn’t help), but I’ll be a Mommy one way or another. I want to be the best Mommy I can be. I want to able to run, jump, play, teach my future kidlet(s) proper nutrition and model a healthy life style. I want to life a long, healthy life for myself, my husband and my family. I can’t do that right now. I want to be the best daughter, sister, friend, wife and mom I can possibly be.
SO I’M DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
I’ve made lifestyle changes. I’m making conscious decisions about what/how much I’m eating. I’m *trying* to slowly cut out the bad stuff. I’m working out. I’m making an effort to get off my (flat, but at the same time jiggly-yes, it does happen) ass and DO things.
I will no longer let my weight define me.
I will no longer walk into a room and desperately search for someone my size.
I will no longer try to be anything and everything for everyone else to compensate for my size and to ‘help’ people like me.
I will not let my weight hold me back from doing things I want to do and becoming the person I am.
I’m going to do this the healthy way.
I will not revert back to the thin, but incredibly unhealthy ways of my younger days.
I will not let the scale define me.
I define me.
I know this isn’t going to be easy. Or happen overnight. But the things that are worth it rarely are.
Let’s get this journey started!
I wrote this blog post while participating in the Bookieboo and Hayneedle Treadmill blogging program, making me eligible to win a treadmill. For more information on how you can participate, click here.