The Shame (and Regret) That Comes With Being So Obese

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  1. Alana Jo @ Not.So.Big.Jo April 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Girl, I know exactly what you mean. I’ve had myself in a prison too. I honestly didn’t even want to be out in public at all for the past year or so. My thinking was that someone would see me and say “God, look how big she has allowed herself to get.” or that they would see me with Michael and say “What on Earth is he doing with her?”. I really had a hard time even within myself wondering why he was still with me. What did he see in me? I was fat, well I still am fat, but I was fatter. Then here he was, this gorgeous, fit, well muscled man. How did I deserve for him to even love me anymore. But then I had finally had enough. I said I will do something about this. I will lose this weight. I will reward myself with new clothes, a hair cut, going out in public, etc. As I’ve progressed, each thing that I do for myself to make myself healthier, happier or even vainly prettier.. I feel less and less like I am in prison. So, reward yourself. You have lost 18 lbs! Eighteen lbs!! Try picking up 18 cans of food and packing that around for a few minutes. You will see how far you have come. You deserve to go get your hair cut. Who cares if those skinny girls look at you funny. You have every right to be in there. Strut yourself in, hold your head up high, get hair cut, and walk out feeling better about yourself. You can do it. Even if you are scared, you can do anything you set your mind to. So, do it. I bet you will be thankful you did. Then having a new cut and looking lovely will give you the motivation to try something else.

    Oh, and don’t you dare skip the concert over that stupid turning wheel thing. I’ve been there too. Go through the handicap lane if you have to. I’ve so done it on multiple occasions. Don’t feel bad about it either. You are making progress and before you know it, you will be able to fit right through that wheel.

    Now, hold your head up high. You’ve made a lot of progress. Be proud of it!

    Have a great day!

    • Wendy April 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

      I just love you so much, Alana Jo. This exactly why, when I come to your blog I read about how you approach things and aspire to have the same mindset. I really, really, REALLY appreciate you sharing more of your experiences within this comment. It makes me feel a million times better knowing you have been through it and that, as my role model, you found a way to rise above and create a better life…and FEEL better. You are awesome beyond words.

  2. Heather April 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    Hi Wendy! I just want to say your podcast is great and It is such a great thing you are doing with your story. I wish I had found someone like you when I lost my weight. Keep it up! Thank you!

  3. Cindy June 18, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    Wow, your story is similar to mine. My best friend is a fit, gorgeous guy who is 13 years younger than me. He dates women who look like Megan Fox and I put off meeting him for 2 years! Thank you for sharing! It’s so helpful to know someone else has ” been there”.

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