Monday, June 20, 2011

A Wild Ride

My weight loss experience has been a lot like the rides that I went on at Wild Waves today. At Wild Waves there are height requirements for nearly every ride. Today my son (on his tippy toes) met the height requirement for the rides that really interested him and my daughter was FINALLY tall enough to go on all of the rides she wanted to all by herself.

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!

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On June 19, 2009 I started my weight loss journey. It has become quite the journey! As of today (2-1-11) I have lost 162 pounds and have gained a whole new life. This blog is a continuation of my journey. I hope to inspire and encourage others through my process.