Wednesday, January 26, 2011

You said what?

Today as I entered the gym, before I swiped my card, the nice young lady greeted me by name.  That’s right I am officially regular at the gym.  I know that is relatively a small victory but I am in to celebrating small victories.  I have to acknowledge Amanda who is a regular reader of my blog and recognized me at the gym.  I felt pretty darn special when she told me she had been reading from day one. 
I recently received an e-mail asking me how much I weigh.  I have avoided this question like a plague my entire life. I used to give an estimate at the DMV when they asked my weight. So I think it is quite funny that I talk about it weekly in blog posts.  So for those of you who have sent me e-mails inquiring? I am 14 pounds away from my next goal of 180.  Yeah I know, I can’t just come out and say it but I am excited to be where I am today.
Breaking the 200 pound mark was a huge accomplishment for me. I mean what woman wants to weigh over 200 lbs. Honestly, I had no idea that I even weighed that much because I used to shy away from the scale.   Not to mention people lie to you and tell you that you don’t look like you weigh that much.  Leaving that weight behind for me was a testament to hard work and dedication.  I will say it out loud because I am not ashamed of where I used to be and I will never see 200 on the scale again!
I know that I was not alone in the 200 club because 6 out of every 10 Americans are obese or over weight.  Some of them don’t know which category they fall in because they have not been on a scale in 6 months or longer.  So if you fall into the category get your butt to the doctors and have a physical done.  You will not only learn your weight but find out some important information about your health.

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