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Mirror, Mirror On the wall…..

Mirrors.

Love them.

Hate them.

In any case they are everywhere. They are in the store window, when the sun hits it just right. They are in a calm lake that your eyes fall upon. Or they are simply just a thing that hangs in your bedroom, or bathroom. And no, Mirrors do not lie.

In any case they are everywhere. Everywhere you look, you are forced to look back at yourself. For some people they love it. These people, lets call them “the Lookers” come in all shapes and sizes. They are not just your tall, blond-haired nightmare- these people love what looks back at them.You know who they are, they are the people that want to make sure that every strand of hair is in it’s perfect place, make sure every eye lash is perfectly seperated. They want to see themselves because they are happy with the image that the mirror produces. They are happy with their own reflection.

Most of us however, hate mirrors. Most of us are envious of The lookers, and wish for that level of self-confidence.

For whatever reason, thin people, chubby people, most people just hate their refection. And when I say hate, I truly mean HATE-lets call these people, “The wishers”. These people look in the mirror or a reflection of themselves and wish that certain things were different. They wish their noses were smaller, ass a little less wide, whatever they wish, they wish it – and then look away from the reflection in discust.

I myself for most of my life was a wisher. I was part of the majority of society that hated what looked back at them, the wishers were my brothers and sisters. I wished that someone would just replace my body with a thinner more fit body. Wishing about something however I have now realized is only part of the battle. “Fait” has alot to do, you must give her a hand now and then. So my wishing friends, go on, wish. But wish for something that is attainable for yourself. Don’t wish to be something you know you could never be. Make the wish realistic.

Mirrors are not the enemy. Although many of us think that they are. Mirrors give us a glimpse of what we are, but more importantly they give us the motivation to become something that we want to be.

 

Oink, Oink my friends………..

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March 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Building your own support system.

Losing weight is going to be one of the toughest things you will have to do in your life time.

It is a struggle of the mind, and body, and although you need to do it for yourself, and by yourself, you also need some type of support system to help you over come the various hurtles that you will face during this new time in your life.

Your Friends.

                             – We have already talked about how to, and what to do with Negative friends so I wont go in depth here about them. Just realize that your friends in every capacity are part of your support system. Most good  friends can read your face and tell if you are just a  little bit down. They are the people at the finish line of a race you have decided to run they essentially support you and your weight loss goals. Make sure that you have good friends. Make sure that they truley support you and your new lifestyle. They are the biggest part of any support system, and unlike your family you get to choose who you are friends with so choose wisley my friends, choose wisley.

 

Your Family.

                             -Families come like us they come in all shapes and sizes. Some are quite large, while others are very small. Either way your family is a very large part of your support system. This piggy has a great family, a mom who understands my weight loss struggle because she has had to go through it, A step-dad that does not put “junk” food into the house anymore because he knows it will tempt me too much, and a Sister who has always supported me in everything that I have done. I am basically lucky, and I realize  for whatever reason some people are not as lucky as I am, they lack that closeness with their family. You will need them though, so it’s time to get over whatever issues are keeping them at a distance from you and accept them back into you lives. Some of you may have children of various ages. They need to realize that just as they have leaned on you for the duration of their lives, you will find times in which you will now have to lean on them. If they live with you just remember that not only are you changing your own life, you are essentially changeing theirs. They must realize that no longer will there be late night runs to the local fast food joint, no longer will there be  a high amount of junk food in the house, they will have to realize that the old you is gone. The new you is here to stay, and that they, just like you, must embrace these postivie lifestyle changes for good, because they, like you  are not going away.

Your “Siggnificant Other”

                              -Your Husband, Wife, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, and Fiannces will all play A MAJOR ROLE in your weight loss success. I have heard so many excuses from wives, they say that their husbands are “allready thin so he can eat whatever he wants, when he wants it, so  I still buy him ‘his’ foods.” Let me knock some sense into that fat head of yours, being thin does not equal healthy. Some of these wives will do most of the grocery shopping (yes, I am being stero-typical right now), and will buy great foods for themselves, but will also buy junk food for their husbands. Ummmmm ?????????????????????? Are you kidding me? If you do this, you will fail. YOU WILL FAIL. The problem here is not that your husband dosen’t care, the problem here is that you don’t communicate with each other.  You have probably not told your husband or wife what it is that you are doing, what this means to you, they married you so therefore they love you, hell they even love the fat you. Communication is the key people. If you are not married and have a boyfriend or girlfriend make sure that they are aware of your struggles and how they can help you. In the end your siggnificant other should understand, respect, but most of all support you through your weight loss journey.

 

In the end you are changing yourself, so therefore your friends, family, and siggnificant others must change with you or at the very least respect the changes you want to make.

 

Oink, Oink my friends……….

March 5, 2009 Posted by | Success | , , , | Leave a comment

When your train starts sliding off it’s track.

No matter how dedicated you are, no matter how good you are at working out, you will at some point fall off your weight loss train track.

IT WILL HAPPEN.

Here are the most common ways that your train will find it self De-Railed

The novility  wears off.

             – Your first few weeks of your weight loss journey are great! You will feel charged up and energized, you basically feel invisible! You nail all of your work outs, in the  first few weeks you are eating fabulous and are saying no to any and every temptation that comes your way. Then the novelty wears off. You body starts to get sore. Moving is now harder because you have essentially sent your body into a state of shock.  Cravings come back, and it gets harder and harder to say no to those tasty temptations. Then you start slowly giving in. You start only working out half the time you use to, and you start eating more and more of the crap you shouldn’t. You have essentially lost the motivation, and your switch has turned off.  This is the number one reason why diets don’t work and will never work. If you find yourself sliding down this slippery slope, start over, start marking or graphing  your weight loss, inches lost, work out time. Give yourself some type of motivation to keep going. This little piggy made a weight loss graph which I posted on my wall and it gave me the motivation that my mind needed to go forward. You need to find it, your motivation. Find something that will work for you,  but most of all remember that you are doing this for yourself, and no one else can do it for you.

You Loose your fat ass and then become “Comfortable”

                    – You are fat. Therefore you WILL ALWAYS BE FAT. That fat, chubby, former you is hiding underneath the new you, just waiting to come back out. You have to keep reminding yourself that being fat is an addiction, and like all addictions it never truly goes away. This is happening to this little piggy now. I am almost done losing the weight, I have about 15lbs to go until I reach my goal, I however have become “Comfortable”. Meaning, I know I have lost enough weight that I know I look better, I know that I have gotten myself healthier, I feel great  but my work out routines have been slacking lately. I have just realized this is recent weeks, I have neglected to make time for my workouts, I have not shown them any “love.” When you find yourself here, try getting out an old picture of yourself, look at it, stare at it, and remember that if you do not re-jump start your weight loss (or weight maintenance) rountiene, you will find yourself right back to being a fatty. You will become fat again. You will fail. So don’t. Just don’t, I have started training for a half marathon, which is forcing me to run a given number of KM every week, so now I can’t fall off track. Find yourself a goal, they usually work wonders.

Sad times.

                        – Some people are emotional eaters. They eat more when they are either really happy or very sad. I am one of those rare people who eat more when I am happy, and eat less when my life gets stressful. Most people however emotinally eat, they eat when things in their life goes a little bit sour because food, just like drugs, and ciggerates offer an instant pleasure. I know this girl, lets call her “Katie” she and her boyfriend are having troubles, and by troubles I mean that HE is a complete douche bag and should be strung up by his non-existant balls, because he has cheated on her. She started her weight loss journey about the same time as I did and she lost about the same amount of weight. But now, she has lost all motivation, even though she was  not fat anymore, due of this betrayl she feels fat, ulgy and not worthy of anyone or anything, including her workouts. Now she is coming around and realizing her boyfriends douche baggy behaviour, but she still feels horrible about herself and has began to eat more, and exersize less. She has gained in two mouths almost 75% of the weight she lost. She feels like a failure. I was talking to her via MSN, when I finally said …”Get over it, jesus christ, get over it.” I don’t know why but those words propelled her into a new weight loss journey. She is back on track. Now I am not saying to just get over it, but put your frustration  into something efficent. For example, if you have lost a loved one and find yourself emotionally eating, why not sign yourself up for a 5km or 10km run to honor them. If your boyfriend or spouse leaves you, then make yourself feel great by looking better. The more you focus on the positive the more you will forget about the negative.

 

Your train will slide off it’s track. It will happen, and when it does you have a choice. A simple choice. You and only YOU can make it.

You have to choose; if  you are going to lay down and die or if you are going to stand up and fight.

Choose wisely my fellow fatties.

 

Oink, Oink my friends…….

March 4, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nutrition, and why it’s like a credit card.

Nutrition is probably the number one hurtle that we all have to overcome when trying to lose weight. Mainly because we don’t realize just how much calories we should be eating, and we don’t understand (or in most cases just don’t care) just how many calories we are shovling in our fat faces.

Start reading, Nutrition Lables

If you live in Canada or the US you can turn over any food that you buy and see just how much fat, and calories are in a  given food. You will have a set amount of calories that you are suposto take in on a given day. To find this out it is best to either talk to your doctor or consult the internet, this number usually goes by your height, your current weight, and the amount of weight you want to lose. Let me make one thing perfectly clear. Don’t let “Counting calories” consume your every day to day life. Just be aware of what it is that you are putting into your body.  Basically what I am saying here is don’t be an ignorant fatty. Don’t be that person who says they are changing their life but does not want to put in the actual effort.

Food Scales, a.k.a. The devil

Most people when they embark on a weight loss journey will buy a food scale. These little devices were and still are the worst thing that has ever happened to the modern day fatty. Don’t measure your food, feed your body what it needs when it needs it. If you start measuring your food, weighing your food, you will get sick of it  and you will eventually eat more, and more often. You will develop that “Fuck it” attitude towards food and you will find yourself in the exact same place that you are now.

Hidden Calories

So instead of measuring your foods, just be aware of how many hidden calories are in certain foods. Salads are the worst for hidden calories, if you like me, love those creamy salad dressings then you will be shocked at how many calories are in just one tablespoon, for most of them it’s almost 100 with 5 or 6 grams of fat. Basically any sauce that you find yourself putting on your foods, take a look at how much calories and how little actual nutrition is in it.

Cut the Salt

Now salt has no calories, it is however the number one condiment that we use on a daily basis. Salt does not actually make you “gain” weight but it makes your body retain water. Also, when you are consuming too much salt you are esentially “burning” off your taste buds, so you need more and more and then more salt. If you are like this piggy and lovvvvvve salt then try buying half salt, it’s a little bit more expensive but will cut your daily sodium intake by almost half without actually giving up the salt. And no you can’t taste the difference.

Water, Water, Water….

We all know that the 8 glasses a day rule is bullshit. I hate it. Never liked it. Just drink more water. Water flushes out your system, helps in the reduction of temporary water weight gain, helps with better skin etc. etc….the list goes on of the benifits of water. Water though has one more important role in your weight loss journey. It should replace those high calorie juices, pops etc….. Don’t drink your calories, Eat them.

Why 100 Calorie Snacks can be dangerous.

When you make that first stop to the grocery store you will be on the look out for low fat foods, but especially low fat snack foods and these things are great. Low fat popcorn is a great way to curb your carb cravings. However, there has been a new fad in weight loss that has taken hold and which is now gaining ground especially in these past few years. The 100 calorie snack. You buy a box of 5 or 6 packages of 100 calorie something,  chips, candy, cookies etc…. Now don’t get me wrong these things are great, it’s a good way to get control over your portion sizes and to satisify a craving. They however can be very, very, very, very dangerous. Because they are “only 100 calorie” some people (including this piggy) would have 5 or 6 a day. So that’s 5oo or 600 wasted calories, so just be careful in how many of these snacks you during your day

Shop the Permiter.

When you are in a grocery store, all of the good foods tend to be along the permiter of the store. Veggies, Dairy etc…. So start there. Don’t go right into the middle, fill up your shopping cart with the good stuff first. Take this rule with you; that top part of the shopping cart, the place where parents place their bratty children, let that be your guide to how many “bad” things that you will alow in your house. Once it is full, that is it. No more “junk”.

Your Nutrition Budget

You can view Nutrition the same way you view and use your credit card. On a credit card you are given a limit, go over that limit or not pay your bill on time and you are charged intrest. Now with your calories you are given a certain amount daily, just the same as your limit on your credit card, if you go over that limit by a substational amount then that “Debt” or “Intrest” turns into pounds on the scale. It’s simple. Eat more, Gain more.

You are not dumb,  so stop pretending to be.

Work within your limits. You know what is good for you, and what isn’t. You know that a fast food meal isn’t probably the best one for your new weight loss goals. You know that chips, dips, and all that great stuff is bad for you, and is most likely going to set you back couple of pounds. You already know all of this. You already know everything you need to know about nutrition, you always have, you have just chosen to ignore it, and that is why you are now fat.

Coffee, and coffee houses.

Coffee has become more of a social activity than anything else these days. We meet up with friends for coffee, but temptations will find us there. Those nice little coffee cakes, and the high calorie drinks also will find you there. If you go to Starbucks try having your coffee with non-fat milk, sugar free surup…a.k.a….the skinny latte. These have about 100 calories in each grande cup. Make sure that when you are drinking regular coffee that you put little or no coffee cream in it, and try replacing a sugar with a sugar subsititue (splenda etc…). Coffee has no calories in it, it is only what you put in it that makes it high calorie.

Nutrition is the biggest part of your weight loss battle. You can exersise until you are blue in the face, but if you feed your body loads of calories your physical activity will mean nothing.

 

Oink, Oink, My friends…….

March 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Stop the excuses, and find time to move your fat body.

There is something that you need to know.

Something that is simple, yet so very true.

If you make time for excuses, that is the various reasons why you have become fat, then you should have no problem finding time to make  new excuses to move your fat body.

I have seen it all too often, here are some excuses that I have heard;…………..

“I have kids, they take too much of my time.”

            – Really kids? Wow, your special. It’s not like most of the human population has kids, and yet obesity only affects 30% of the worlds population. This excuse is the one that rely pisses me off. It’s the excuse that, I can not understand as I do not have children. What is more suprising to me, is most of these parents that are fat tend to have fat kids (My mom was fat, so those bad habits passed to me etc…). So, mabye instead  of shoving your children in front of an X-Box, or a TV why not get off your ass and take them to a park, get involoved in organized sports. Why not MAKE THEM PART OF your workout routine (bike riding, snow boarding, even snow shoveling or yard work moves your puggy body) This is me being blunt (Iam sure to piss off a couple of people with this one), get off your ass and stop thinking that the world owes you something because you have children. You are the parent so start taking responsibilty for yours (and perhaps your childrens) fatness; that’s unless you do not want to be around to see your grandchildren.

“I work too much”

              -This excuse makes me equally as mad as the first. You work to much? Really? Wow, aren’t you special! Wait give that fatty an award! Get off your high horse, if you can sit on your coach, watch the latest installment of whatever reality tv show is hot these days, then you can work out. Too tired?? TOUGH! Get off your fat ass and move it, everyone works hard and you my fat friend are not different from the rest of us blue collar workers. Get over it, but most of all get over yourself and your thinking that you are the only one with “tough days at the office”.

“I have bad Knees, bad this, bad that…blah blah blah”

                       -Oh my goodness! You have bad knees and your fat!!! WAIT….WAIT….there could be some realtion there. Perhaps it is all extra weight you are putting on your knees that has made them bad, or a pre-existing condition worse. This excuse is a joke. I hate it so much. People who use it piss me off. I HEAR THIS ONE ALL THE TIME! and it frustrates the hell out of me because there is ALOT of low impact things that you can do that will help you lose your fat ass. Many different work outs such as walking, biking, swimming etc etc…. that you and your puggy body can do with putting minimal strain on your affected joints. Besides….no pain, no game right? Yup…it’s true.

“I don’t like working out infront of people,  I am too self-consious”

                     -This excuse I have some sympothy for, as it is what being fat affects our minds. The extra fat makes us feel that we are not worthy working out next to fit people. Think about it though my fellow fatties. Those people that you are afraid of working out next too in the gym, those fit people, do you think they just woke up that day? Probably not. So just work out beside them, because I guarentee that they are more focused in their own work out routine and are probably not giving you and yours a second thought. Most fat people feel that if they go on a walk or a run outside that people in passing cars and on sidewalks will make fun of them. I use to think this. Then I got over it. You have to, and the best way to get over it is to say to yourself  “Iam awesome, everyone else is sub-standard, let those assholes stare at my awesomeness” Besides once you get into a regular work out routine you will never give this excuse another thought.

There are many other excuses that I could point out right now, but I wont..we would be here forever. Just remeber that being fat, the way that you are right now, is because of all the excuses you let your mind believe,and now your body is suffering for it.

It is time to take control.

It is time to shut down those excuses that prevent you from obtaining your goal.

Today, this moment in your life is  YOUR time…….

 

Oink, Oink my friends……

March 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Success and why it’s all up to you.

After you face the scale.

After you face your own fattness.

After you weed out all of the negative people from your life.

Even after that switch goes off that propels you into weight loss, your success depends entirey on you.

YOU WILL DETERMINE YOUR OWN SUCCESS.

I know I soundlike an Oprah Show but it’s true. Like weight loss the logic behind this rule  is simple. The cards are all in your hand. YOU have to get up everyday and put in the time on the treadmill. YOU are the only one that makes the choice between a high calorie dinner and a low calorie dinner. YOU are the person that will make all of your chips fall into place.

It is simple but true.

You however, can not understand success until you face, and overcome failure. You need to feel what failure, and what pain feels like before you can understand and apprechate success….

You will fail along the way.  Accept this, and then move on.

You will  for instance have zero weight loss weeks, and you will have temptations that you just cant pass by, that peice (or whole) cheese cake that you just have to eat. You will look at these as failures, but they are all just part of the greater story. They are just part of your overall success.

No one can do it for you.  Your path to success is something that you can only do for youself, no one else will be walking with you. You must walk the path alone.

You are the only one that can kick your own ass, give your mind the motavation that your body needs, get out of bed earlier than your friends each morning because you, unlike them, need to put in the workout time.

Success is great my fat friends. What is grander though, what is better than anything else, is to  look back and laugh at your own failures. That is where they are now, behind you. Most of all though sucess offers you an opportunity to laugh at the people who thought that you would fail and who are now forced to look at your success, they are now forced to look at the new successful you.

Laughing my friends, laughing at failure is the greatest success that you can offer your puggy little body….

Oink, Oink my friends…..

March 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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…..

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