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Why Negative people will Destroy you and your weight loss goal.

I don’t care who you are. How nice you are. How you will bend over backwards for someone. Somewhere in your friendship circle there is those one or two people who has, and who always will make you feel like crap.

So what do you need to do? You need to take a good, hard look at your friendship circle. Examin it from the inside out. Look at how people react to you and your new life style. Look at how they act when you have reached a certain goal, when you have overcome a weight loss wall. Look at how they all react.

Your real friends will say things like “That’s great!” or “You look Great!” and they will actually mean it. Those people want to see your best shine through your fatness. They are also the people who instead of encouraging a fast food meal, or a drunken binge  will suggest something that is in-line with your weight loss goals. Although they may not understand your current struggle they will support you, because leading a healthier lifestyle is what makes you happy. They WANT to see you happy.

Now, the Negative friends. They are easy to spot once you know what to look for. They are those friends who encourage Negative life-style behaviour. They are people who basically make you feel a litttle less Awesome everytime you are around them. They are the people who will say “You look great Piggy” and then turn around and say “Yeah but she has got a thousand pounds to go” to someone else.

They are TOXIC.

They are POSION.

If you encounter one of these negative people in your friendship circle, I can only give you one peice of advice, and believe me you will thank me later…

RUN.

Run as far and as fast away from them as your puggy little body will carry you.

For me it was hard to find the people who were negative in my friendship circle. I am one of those people who hates it when people do not like me. I crave acceptance. For whatever reason, most likely my low self-esteem issues caused by the fatness, I wanted people to like me even though deep down I Knew they were Posion.

Then I woke up.

That is when I realized that these people, these “Friends” were nothing more than figments of my imagination. I had built  these people up to be something that they were not. I told myself that they were supportive even though  deep down I knew the truth, that they didn’t and never would care.

Now I am not saying Completly disregard these people, just keep your distance. But let me warn you, these Negative people, that part of society which feeds on other peoples struggles will always be in your life. You will always encounter them even long after your weight loss battle is complete.

Even now., this piggy still finds herself battling with these negative people. I would for example, write notes on face book these notes were blunt, and to the point. Most fat people who read them were like “That’s awesome Piggy, thank you for that honesty” while others would say “Some people can’t help it if they are fat, blah blah blah blah” These negative people would completly miss the point. They would miss the message behind my rants, they would miss the meaning behind the bluntness and all because THEY were one of these Negative people,  THEY couldn’t see the Positiveness in the message. These were apparently my “friends,” and I will admit I went on the defensive at first, I would defend my notes, my writings, my rants…..I went right back into that old defensive mode. Then I realized, why. I know what these notes mean, fat people know the meaning behind them, so why I am listening to them? Why was I letting this lesser part of society get to me? So I  then went through my facebook friends list and deleted all of those negative people, I blocked them from my life. Let me tell you something, it was great…it was a great feeling not to care anymore what these people thought.

I am a very positive person, and very blunt. I am in short, AWESOME. I tell myself that every minuite of every day, because it is true and if you let yourself belive it, believe that you are awesome, those negative people will have no affect on you.

If you embrace this. Embrace your inner Awesomeness, and get rid of all of that Negativeness that surrounds you, that clouds you, that makes you shy away from obtaining your goal. If you do this, weed out the toxic, the poison from your life, you will feel better and losing weight will come that much easier for you; because instead of having people pulling you away from your weight loss goal, you will now only have that great part of your friend circle pushing you towards it, helping you obtain it.

Don’t let anyone else make you think otherwise.

This piggy is awesome.

You my friend, are AWESOME.

Oink, Oink my friends…..

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February 26, 2009 Posted by | The begining of Your Weight loss Jorney | Leave a comment

How to start, crawl before you walk.

Many, Many, Many, Many people ask me “Hey Janet (no my friends don’t call me piggy), so how did you loose the weight?” Then they stare at me waiting for some profound answer, waiting for me to give them some golden diet that would shape them into the super-skinny- bikinni wearing bombshell that they have always wanted to become. I just usually stand there, looking at them with a dumb look on my face.

It’s simple I Don’t have an answer.

Then I thought about it more, sat up nights (not really but lets pretend) wondering, thinking what responce I should have when another fellow fattie asked me this “how did you”  question. Then it occured to me. I finally got it. Losing weight is not hard, actually the basics of it is quite simple.

The answer my fellow fatties is simple. Just that plain and simple.

Move your computer screens closer my friends.

Turn the TV off because what I am about to tell you is profound.

MOVE YOUR FAT BODY MORE,  EAT BETTER FOODS AND EAT LESS OF IT!!!

There you have it. Yoda has spoken. You can all applause now.

Now look, I am not going to pretend that weight loss is something that is easy, but look at it. Look at any diet that you have undertaken, tried at and failed. Just look at the basics. Strip that diet down to it’s raw facts, it will tell you to eat less, better food and move your chubby little body more.

So how did I do it.

I did just that.

I exersized about an hour a day, ate better foods. But let me give you a hint. When I craved foods, when I wanted Candy, French fries (by far this piggy’s weakness) I would give my body what it wanted, but just a smaller portion of it. If I went out with my friends, I would have A DRINK  not Ten, not falling down drunk just  ONE DRINK. It’s all moderation people, and it’s purley about self control.

After you have faced your number on the scale, and after your switch went off this will all seem simple to you. Loosing weight is just the same as Grade one basic Math (yeah didn’t think  math would ever bite you in the ass eh?) burn more than you take in. Move your body, move it any way you can. Walk to work. Bike, whatever, join a stupid gym do something. Go to a local running room and join up for a learn to run clinic. Do anything that makes your body move more.

You however must learn to crawl before you walk. Don’t do what most people do and have the first two weeks of “This is great, I am getting healthy” the first two weeks are going to send your body through major withdraw, like dealing with any other addiction. Get into an exersize routine slowly, you can’t go from zero exersize to 7 days a week it’s not realistic.  Try setting realistic goals for yourself, don’t set yourself up to fail. We are our hardest critics.

So how I did it? How did I loose weight?

It’s simple…..Just move your body.

Oink, Oink my friends…..

February 25, 2009 Posted by | The begining of Your Weight loss Jorney | Leave a comment

Stop being an Idiot, and face the number on the Scale.

145lbs, 189lbs, 240lbs…whatever your number is…it is just that, it is YOUR number and if you intend on losing your fat ass, then face that horrible, discusting, frightning number.

It’s simple.

Stop being a god damn Idiot and get your fat ass on to that little metal scale, tilt your head downward and look at that number, face that number, ACCEPT that number.

If you think that you are going to “lose” weight without knowing where it is that you are coming from, then let me tell you something that no one else will, you will continue to be fat. You will lose absolutly nothing, so you might as well go up to the nearest McDonalds cashier and face them instead.

So face that number on the scale. Just look at it.

I know that at first you go to yourself “Holy god damn crap, I can’t believe that I let myself get this fat” As you have noticed I don’t use the nice phrases “Chubby” or “overweight” I don’t sugar coat it….just let yourself have that moment that, “F*%&! I AM A FAT ASS….” moment. Losing weight is like dealing with any other addiction….if you don’t admit you are addicted, you will never over come your weight. Look at people who are addicted to alchocol…what is the first “step” it is admiting that you have a problem but your problem is not found at the end of a Jack Daniels bottle it is found at the bottom of a Doritos bag.

I am not perfect. It took me 26 years to fully accept that number on the scale and believe me it was a scary moment for me. I felt horrible, and at first I just said to myself “I am already this fat, what is the point” I had about a week of feeling horrible and constantly saying to myself “Holy shit I am 193lbs, I am huge” but the thing is, all that looking at that number did was make me face my fatness head on.I couldn’t hide behind a coat, a large sweat shirt or a baggy pair of jeans. I was simply discusted with myself and my weight long before I looked at that number on the scale, I hated reflections, shopping everything that would expose me for the fat person that I had let myself become.

I was scared to admit that I was fat. Perhaps it was that is where my problem with battling my weight always was, it was with the self denyal that I let myself believe for so many years. I would see a fatter person than myself and say “adleast I am not that fat” but in reality I was fat, and I didn’t want to face it.

So ladies, Gentleman….If you want to change your life then do it. But first change the way that you think about yourself. Change the way that you look at that scale. It is true that the scale can be your worst enemy but now I realize that it can also be something to hold onto, something to work for, something to be proud of.

Most people don’t tell you this….

They say that the best part of losing weight is getting into that great dress, or tight pair of jeans but they are wrong.

The best part of losing weight comes when you tilt your head down and see your new number on the scale, that pride and sense of accomplishment is what people don’t tell you, that is your prize, your reward…..it is knowing that where you came from, is not where you have to be anymore.

Oink, Oink my friends….

February 25, 2009 Posted by | The begining of Your Weight loss Jorney | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Switch

The switch.

At some point in your weight loss journey you will have to have something that triggers you into and onto that weight loss path. Everyone has their own switch, that moment in time where you have had enough of being fat, and want to change your life for the better. You all will have to figure out the switch on your own, no one can help you with this…no book will help you find it, and this blog will not  help you turn it on. It is something that you must do for yourself, it is a switch that you must turn on and never let it go off again.

The piggys switch;

My switch came in September 2008. I was sitting in the doctors office nervously awaiting some results that I had done in early August. I was sitting in this room feeling as if I was going to be sick, when my doctor knocked on the door and waddled his 5 foot nothing, round body into the small green painted room. He looked at me sat down on that little round stool and said “Janet you have the body of a 40 year old, and If you don’t get healthier you will probably have a heart attack by the time you are 40.”

I felt stunned, as if someone hit me with a sledge hammer. Heart attack? But I am 26, jesus christ.

It all made sense though. Now some of it wasn’t my fault, I had a pre-existing genetic condition in which one of the valves leading to my heart is smaller than all the others so it makes pumping blood to my heart harder. Now this is not a serious condition for someone who is of normal weight, in fact people with this condition go through the majority of their life not knowing they even have it.

There was a difference though. Because of all the extra weight I had packed on to my body and where I carried my weight (my stomach area) it was putting extra stress on this valve and my heart. My blood pressure was high, my cholostreal was high, and  that poor little vaulve was working overtime every minutie of every day because of the condition that I had let my body be in. So I was again placed on Cholosteral medication, blood pressure medication and heart medicine.

My doctor told me to lose weight, and I laughed at him saying “Don’t you think I have already tried that, like a thousand times. How the hell am I suposto loose weight? I have tried EVERYTHING!?!?!?!” and it was true I had tried every diet known to man, Atkins, south beach, the soup diet (which by the way was the most painful), nothing seemed to work for me. I had baught exersize tapes, videos, books and nothing worked. My chubby little doctor looked back at me, smiled and said “You just need to move your body more Janet, and eat less…it’s not brain surgery”

At that moment is when the Switch went off.

He had told me, what I needed to hear. By buying into all of these fad diets I had allowed myself to think of weight loss as a temporary thing, something that I would do for a while and then discard. He had given me the simple answer, the only answer that mattered…weight loss is about moving your body more and reducing the amount of food you shovel into your face. It was true.

This is when I decided that I would approach my weight loss as a long term goal and no longer would I use the word “Diet” because diets my puggy friends are temporary and that is when my key phrase…”Positive lifestyle changes” was born. Postitve lifestyle changes are for good, it is flipping your life, changing the way that you look at and treat food and exersize.

My reward for flipping that switch came in November when I went back to the doctors and my fat little puggy doctor told me that I no longer had to be on the Blood pressure mediciene, the Choloestrol mediciene, and that I no longer had to take the Heart medicene. He looked at me and smiled. I had changed the way that my body functioned all by loosing weight.

Flipping the switch my friends is just the begining, but it has to be done. You have to be willing to change the way you think about yourself before you actually change yourself..

Oink, Oink my friends…..

February 24, 2009 Posted by | The begining of Your Weight loss Jorney | Leave a comment