Today’s the Day

This is what I feel like most days. No, I’m not quite this overweight, but am getting there. Today I started my day with a personal trainer at the local gym. I have two more appointments next week with her, too, and after that I’m counting on the support of my daughter and my daughter-in-law-2b to help get my fat ass out of bed and into the gym at least three times a week. That’s my goal.

I want to lose weight. I want to tone. I want to be healthier so the next time I see the doctor they aren’t telling me the only alternative they see is going on insulin. This is my last chance. Keep your fingers crossed, ‘kay?

Oh… and as a reward? If I reach my goals, then I’m going to take those piano lessons.

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9 thoughts on “Today’s the Day”

  1. You obviously haven’t been following the Fat-Ass Blogger Fit Club rules. lol
    It’s pretty simple. Take care of yourself and there’s a good chance at no shots or needles. Don’t take care of yourself, needles, pain, blindness, future amputations & death.
    That’s how it was explained to my dad and he chose to “sort of” take care of himself. That “sort of” didn’t work.
    It boils down to how important are you to yourself? It’s a given you’re important to others, but if you don’t feel important to you, then you’re not going to do what’s necessary.
    You know we all love ya. So if you need a boost, just give us a call.

  2. Good for you!! Just take it one day at a time and don’t beat yourself up about it…just try to stay in the game. This is important stuff and we’re all dealing with it to some degree. I have high blood pressure and am roughly 25 pounds overweight…I have to take meds, I hate taking them. SO…I too am trying to start up something fresh and new with some exercise and some better food choices. I know for a fact that if I just got a regular exercise routine in place I could discuss getting off the meds with my doctor…but not until I make a damn effort. It isn’t easy but everything of value takes some work.
    Hang in there!

  3. You go girl. Just take it one day at a time and remember that it is slow going, but you’ll have a lifetime of reward at the end!
    Maybe I should join your support group – I’m not overweight but the exercise would help the blood pressure. (You may see “The Morning Line” make a reappearance soon …)

  4. Sounds like a great motivator:) I tried Weight Watchers a while back and one of the things they tried to teach you was not to “treat” yourself with food. I hadn’t realized how much I’d done it — and unfortunately, still do.

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