The above is somewhat true for me too. I’ve been aware of my weight over the years, but that hadn’t been enough to open my eyes. If you’d ask me why I decided to make this change now, this year, I’m not sure I could answer that.
So many people come to MyObesityConnection and ask about how they can lose weight (lots of weight) without money, without surgery, without support. Some want to find free surgery, some just want guidance. Perhaps just a little hope that there is a chance at succeeding in this enormous challenge.
But none of us can do it alone. If you are reading this and want to join me on this journey, please just leave a word in the comments section. Send a message. Create a sharepost. Reach out.
Perhaps that it the reason I started such a public journal. I don’t want to do this alone and I need the support of others. Know that it takes courage to take that first step. It’s hard to let go of the shame and anger which may be attached to the excess weight.
It is with the help of others and the forgiveness of ourselves that we can begin to heal. So that is the focus of my week. Forgive myself of whatever failings I may have. Being obese is not a character flaw. This we must all remember.
My Weight Loss Chart (Jan 2010 - Oct 2010)
October 17, 2010
Weight: 230.2 lbs
Blood Pressure: 118/74
October 24, 2010
Weight: 225.5 lbs
Blood Pressure: 116/78