Bold Bathing Beauties

Yesterday on Dr. Oz’s show the audience was wearing their swimsuits for the full hour. They moved around freely as if they were fully dressed. I don’t recall seeing a slim, perfect body. Every person had a problem with their breast, stomach, and thighs. Most of the thighs had cellulite problems. In spite of their issues they seemed somewhat comfortable with their issues. I’m not sure I could have participated that day wearing the required outfit–a swim suit and no cover-up.

Almost two years ago I decided I wanted to see less of me on my birthday in 2011. I accomplished that before my birthday and maintained the loss. I was well pleased with myself. I was a woman on a mission. Although I saw less of me on my birthday I still needed to lose a bit more weight. Along the trail I fell off the wagon. I haven’t been able to climb back on since. Even though I haven’t gained the weight back I’m feeling like I’m thick and fat. I can’t explain what that means–I just know what it feels like. I’ve also noticed that a few of those bad eating habits sneak in every once in a while. Those bad eating habits make me feel bad physically and emotionally.

I was going to wait until I get back home from vacation to climb back up in the wagon of good health but I can’t wait. I must start now. There are plenty of healthy choices I can make and make them I will. I don’t want to undo what I’ve already done.

Exercise is a big part of the weight loss process. I get most of my exercise from bowling in two leagues and tournaments. An issue with an old injury that continually haunts me prevents me from exercising to my fullest.

In spite of the issues that try to abort my reaching the goal that is set before me I will continue to move forward and celebrate the victory. When I reach my goal and celebrate the victory then maybe I’ll prance all over Dr. Oz’s stage in my swim suit.

Have you ever fallen off the wagon on your way to a goal you had? Did you get back on the wagon? Did you throw your hands up in defeat and walk away?

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4 thoughts on “Bold Bathing Beauties

  1. Many time I have “fallen off the wagon”, actually that’s where I am at present. I was…. and will be again… a “walker” but every time I make up my mind, get myself out for a good walk (5-7km) I so enjoy it and vow to do it more…….then life happens and I fall back on any excuse to “start again tomorrow”…. Know what?? We will succeed b/c we have drive..just not “overdrive” great post!

  2. Sometimes I have fallen off the wagon. Sometimes “It” has quietly overshadowed me and overtaken me. Sometimes there’s rebellion. BUT sometimes there is victory. I have been told it’s all about what you really want. That normally made me very angry. I hated my self because of the problem – whatever it was. I didn’t think I hated myself but the evidence was clear to everyone but me.

    The time came when I realized if I didn’t commit and take charge, Happenstance would become my way of life. When that happens when a person is are out of control. When one is of out of control–it doesn’t just affect one area of life, it seeps into just about every area. Happenstance is in charge.

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