While losing weight I've encountered a lot of requirements that I've had to break though to do what I've always wanted to do. At 356 pounds no one told me that I was too big to lose weight. At 290 no one told me that I was too big to run. At 250 no one mentioned that I was still so obese that I would never be just plain overweight. There were no weight requirement signs along my journey, but I sure did have all of these thoughts. Too big, too out of shape, too clumsy... I thought them all and had to conquer those feelings. They still have not gone away, but I have learned (on most days) to push through.
Today was amazing!!!
Hubby and I took our kids to an amusement park. I went on rides! I hate rides, but I went on rides. Why? Because I could! I fit! I met the self imposed weight requirement! I didn't throw up. :) I also rocked my new Old Navy Tankini in the wave pool. I went down water slides. I pulled up my new tankini bottom as I landed. ;) *Note to self- pick up a pair of board shorts for the days that I will be going down water slides.* The best part had to be when my daughter told me she was "proud of me for being so brave on the rides". She has no idea!