Losing weight means adding a life

At 111.4kgs I didn’t realise just how much I was starting to cut myself off from. I didn’t want to go out anymore, I refused to fly anywhere, I wouldn’t take part in activities, the swimming pool became a white elephant and I stopped wanting to meet people.

Last week I went to Johannesburg and how wonderful to fit into the airline seats again. I didn’t have to sit all scrunched up trying to make myself take up less space, I didn’t have to feel all embarrassed because my fat butt was spilling over into the personal space of the person next to me and I could carry my bags around without huffing and puffing like Thomas the tank engine.

hw-2 hw-3In Joeys I actually made plans to meet some friends that I’ve been speaking to on Facebook and the blogs for more than 10 years. It was awesome! They were exactly as I pictured them and I loved every single minute I spent with them.

Losing weight means gaining a certain type of freedom. As much as what we  would like to tell ourselves that people must take us as we are, we still have that little worm sitting on our shoulders whispering in our ear that people will always judge us for our size. I wish it wasn’t true, but the sad and undeniable truth is that most people WILL judge people based on their looks and appearance. Even the Marketing industry knows that they have 1.4 seconds to grab the interest of the public and they do that by putting beautiful and cute humans in their add campaigns.

So sorry 111.4kg Lynda, not only did people judge you for your inability to maintain a healthy life-style, you were also guilty of the same thing… why else did you start cutting yourself off from the world – obviously you judged yourself unworthy… not so?

Well 91kg Lynda is starting to live again and I’m living proof that it is NEVER too late to make changes. I’m also a walking billboard that you CAN pick yourself up, dust yourself off and skip into the sunset with a happy smile on your face. Take babysteps in the beginning and soon you will see that your slow little shuffle into the right direction has picked up speed and you are starting to gallop with great abandonment.

Well that is enough pep talk for myself on this hot and humid day!

hwRight now Cape Town is in the middle of a heatwave and I’m combatting it with some fresh mango, strawberries, ice water and my weekly break-away treat… a sugar-free nougat! YUM! Who says a healthy eating plan is boring and tasteless?

Go well fair people and remember… you DESERVE to lose weight because YOU ARE WORTH IT… 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Losing weight means adding a life

  1. I do relate to the not wanting to go out part. I hated going out when I was in my worst shape, even though I´ve only lost 8 kg since then I´m feeling much better about myself and I´m not “feeling sick/tired” anymore when I´m invited to party!

  2. You’re 100% right. It’s never too late to get back in the game. Anything is possible if you’re willing to work for it. BTW, having a refreshing glass of water with strawberries and mangos seems alien to me. They won’t grow in the ice and snow that is all over my yard. 🙂

    • Oh lol
      I am so sorry… I feel for you guys… Truly!
      What a wonderful thought though that no matter who we are or where we are – our commong goals and problems unite us never the less?
      I send you guys warm wishes from South Africa and wish winter to be kinder on you from now on….

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