Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Is such a nasty 4-letter word. It is forbidden now because one is supposed to make a change of lifestyle not just take on another diet.

My poor body has been through a lot in the last 5 years. I had gallbladder surgery in 2001, had a baby in 2002 and a second baby by emergency c-section in 2004. When I look back at the last 5 years and really think about it I realize my body has been through quite a lot of stress. No wonder I am holding onto those extra 50 pounds I don't really need.

I have stick thin friends that can pop babies out and be back to size 2 in weeks but they have always been thin. They know how to get back to being that way because they have always been that way. I am sure they have some insecurities about how their body has changed but no one can tell when they are dressed.

Those of us who have always been "the fat girl" in the group or have "known" they are fat from 4 th grade on have no idea how to get to thin. We know it takes a lot of work, we join every weight loss plan known to man, we work out and we continue to eat the way we always have frustrating ourselves even more. God gave me this body and loves me no matter what right?

If some of you skinny people are reading this any suggestions would be helpful. How do I get to thin without giving up things that I like? Or do I need to eat only vegetables and water for the rest of my life?

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