Hello there, if you’ve followed me at all in the past few years. You know that I have often started my weight loss plan and then quickly fall off the wagon you might say. I’ve created and deleted many posts in this blog over the years as I have failed in my attempts at weight loss.
I’m not really sure why I overeat other than I really enjoy the flavor of foods and like to eat as much as possible to savor the flavors. I know that boredom is a big trigger for me. If I have nothing to do for hours at a time, then food is an easy time killer. I don’t think that I eat for emotional reasons. Maybe if I found a hobby to keep myself active I might find it easier to abstain from snacking.
There are so many things I would love to be able to do with my life. But many of them revolve around a healthier lifestyle. There are weight restrictions for almost anything anymore. Such as helicopters charging more for overweight riders. To airplanes making their seats smaller every year. Almost everyone hates to see a fat person walk onto a plane. Hoping to high heaven that we don’t sit next to them.
Being overweight has many stereotypes. People think that because you are overweight that you are a slob and that you smell really badly. They act like it’s a disease that they can catch by having our fat rolls touch them during a flight. You can just see the look in their eyes as you walk down the aisle.
Just a few of the activities that have a weight restriction or size limit ; scooters, airplane seats, helicopter rides, canoeing, rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, bungee jumping, sky diving, scuba diving, trampolines, segways, horse back riding, camel riding, elephant riding, mule riding, wind tunnels, parasailing, and many others. Every time I want to do an activity such as a cruise ship excursion. I have to check to make sure that I’m not too heavy for the activity. Either I take up too much space on the bus to and from the activity. Or the equipment that I will be using is not suited for a person of my size.
It really sucks to have to scrutinize everything I do. For once I would just like to go to Frontier City and not have to worry about whether I’m going to fit in on the roller coaster I want to ride. Speaking of which. I haven’t been to a theme park in over 5 years because the last time I went to one was Dollly World. I went on a roller coaster and the guy had to literally put all of his weight onto the harness to make it click into the mechanism. It was so tight that I could hardly breath. Add to it the fact that it was humiliating that he had to work so hard to make me fit. I just decided not to ride anymore rides that day. I haven’t tried to go to any others since then.
Even when I go to the state fair. All I can do is walk around and look in the buildings. While sampling some of the delicious carnie food.
So today is the day!!! I’m tired of making excuses and then binge eating when no one is looking. I’m going to do this for me, not anyone else. My life as an overweight individual is over. I may not get down to what they might consider to be my perfect weight. But I will get down to at least 200 lbs. That is a promise to myself!
To show that I mean business I am going to post my current pictures on the net.