A kick in the Gut and a Huge Eye Opener


Yesterday while enjoying a great day with my daughter Kayla, grand daughter Josie and best friend Melinda, something happened at Dollywood that I had prayed would never happen again. Something that happened to me 5 years ago that for me motivated me to move forward in losing weight and becoming in shape and healthy. Yesterday as Kayla and I were boarding the Wild Eagle Roller Coaster, a coaster I’ve ridden several several times since it was built, I was unable to buckle my seat with ease on my own. A task that was always so easy was something I couldn’t do any longer.

I’ve gained 40lbs back of the 93lb that I lost and I’ve lost who I am and what I am worthy of along the way.

Yes my thyroid level being screwed up for 15 months helped with the weight gain but my lack of being motivated to exercise is the other reason. I’ve gotten lazy with exercise and yesterday with tears in my eyes and embarrassment on my face I rode the Wild Eagle for the last time as a person who is obese.

Today a new journey begins. Inhale the present, Exhale the past. Its all about me and thats just the way it’s going to be. I’ve got to do this. I’ve got to find myself, love myself and enjoy the journey. I’m so worth the fight it’s going to take but I’m willing to take on this battle and come out victorious!


3 thoughts on “A kick in the Gut and a Huge Eye Opener

  1. Laquita says:

    Oh I am right there with you.I had that happend to me about 3 years ago @ Dollywood. I went to school with Melinda. You have a great friend in her.I have been trying to lose weight since last November. I have lost 52 pounds .I have many more to go.I also have thyroid issues.People do not understand how underactive thyroid works.It alone can make you feel sluggish and not want to exercise. I know mine would come off easier I I went to a gym.I am back to being a stay home mother so that is something we do not afford. So the reason I wrote this is.People really need to think before judging.We do not always know a person’s situation.

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