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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Full body photo: What 267 lbs looks like on me.

I'm trying to have a better progress log in my own records. So, while most of my life I avoided taking pics if I could (even when I was slim and young)--cause I was convinced I was the ugliest thing my family ever birthed  and was and am self-conscious about my tetracycline-damaged teeth (and won't spend oodles of thousands for Lumineers unless someone wants to donate them, hah)--I'm braving more pics nowadays, at least of my bust upwards.

Sunday, we went shopping for organic produce (expensive, ouch, but tasty) and I had hubby take a couple of full body shots. Sigh.

All bodies are different in HOW they carry weight, but there is a point after which you cannot disguise that you're obese. At my weight of 267, there's no hiding it. It's there, it's out, it's unavoidable. And I carry it in apple fashion (round and in the gut bigtime). I noticed that the bit of weight I lost lately I lost in a different way than I used to before menopause hit me last year. It's going from my hips, not my waist. My waist was where I'd lose it first (and boobs). Now, it's hips. That sucks. Makes me apple-ier. Urk.

Anyway, here goes:

It's not just my food that's gone more natural and chemical-free. I've been moving to more natural hair care--hence my curls. I haven't blown-dried/straightened my hair since Nov of 2009. I try to use products that skew heavily on naturals (although with my allergy issues, some of those naturals are allergenic for me). Now, if only I could get FATTER HAIR and THINNER BODY from my quest for more natural ways. :)

Well, as always, it's up to me. Always has been. No matter the obstacles--menopause, middle age, hypothyroidism, autoimmune conditions, allergies, budget, plain old procrastinating lazy ass ways--it's up to me.

And your fat fight is up to you.

Happy fatfighting on this warm Wednesday....


Mom to the Fourth Power said...

You are beautiful! Good job. I am glad to have found your blog. My husband and I are also on a weight loss journey. You can check out our blog at:


Keep it up woman!!

The Better Idiot said...

I think June 1st might be a bit soon as we want to give people time to join/spread the word. I was thinking of a play on 6s. As of August 6th I'll no longer be employed here (I'm flying home Aug 11th), so I was thinking a challenge running from June 6th-Aug 6th. 2 months isn't too big of a time investment, but is long enough that people can get a good start. I have a few ideas, drop me an email if you like and we can develope something maybe? You can get me on zanitta(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I like the 6/6 to 8/6 time frame. And yes, we could play on sixes. Summer Six-Fix? How's that a for a title? I'll email ya when I get back from Pilates. Thanks, Z.

The Better Idiot said...

awesome, I don't have your email so I can't contact you!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

LOVE your blog! Love the title of it too!
We can lose this weight!!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Hello! I just came across your blog and I am absolutely loving it! You are fabulous!

xo you have a new follower!

Lyn said...

Oh wow, so glad I scrolled back even more to read THIS! You are so beautiful! It is awesome to see you looking so healthy and happy while ON your journey, not just waiting til the end to 'find' it. You glow :)

Once Upon A Dieter said...

Thanks, guys. I'm glad I could offer something and you can have a bit of fun here. Let's win the fat fight!