Friday, April 3, 2009

Weekend Reading

I have a busy weekend planned with the kids, so I wanted to leave something for you weekend blog readers to enjoy. I was looking back through my blog archives this afternoon, and began reading the beginning: August 2007, 278 pounds. I was really floored by my pain as I read. I had forgotten how deeply I wanted to escape that place I was physically at that time. Especially touching to me was this entry, The Humiliation of Being Obese. Oh gosh. I just wanted to cry for myself... my old self stuck in a morbidly obese body with no clue how to get out. It hurts me still, that I lived that way for so long. So much pain. Oh but I am deeply grateful that I am not there anymore.

So, if you feel like a little weekend reading, here is a link to the August 2007 archives, from when I first began this journey:

August 2007 archives

You can also read other months of older posts by looking on the left side of the blog for "Archives" and clicking the drop down menu to choose a month from August 2007 to present.

And if you get bored, check out some other great blogs!
Journeying to Lose 200 Pounds
Scale Junkie
Annette's Awakening
A Failure's Journey to Success
Baby Steps V

Have a great weekend!


--cara said...

Oh, Lynn, thanks so much for sharing those old, but so inspirational, posts. I remember reading them before when you first posted them, but I'd forgotten some of it. I so felt your pain in The Humiliation of Being Obese. I'm 5'6" & started WW in May 2007 at 265 pounds. So our journey is so similar. So I can really identify and feel your pain and trials in this weight loss journey. You're a tremendous writer. I really feel like I'm going through everything with you, word by word. Thank you for being such an inspiration and showing me that I'm not alone and that I can do this.

new*me said...

Thanks for your link love ;) Your old posts are part of what inspired me to start blogging and losing. I use to comment before I had a profile. I could see myself through you. I remember looking at your before pics and was so inspired that some day I may have that kind of progress. I need to go back an re-read these.

Have a great weekend, Lyn!

Ceres said...

That's so funny, I was looking at my own old posts last night :-) In my case, it was good to remember that the pounds were not coming off easily at all, but I kept on trying, and in the end the scale would finally move. I'm trying to get back there now.
Thanks for sharing, Lyn. And have a great weekend!

Shy Girl said...

Just wanted to say that I just found your site and you have inspired me to start my own wight loss blog. Way to keep it real.

Ria said...

I read some of your older posts many times, especially when I was first getting started this time around. You know I still think they belong in book form someday :)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I bought Agave Nectar to have in my tea and I loved it! I have been drinking a lot of tea for weight loss and have been using too much sugar. It makes me crash so I wanted to give agave a try. I love love my tea super sweet and I would need to use too much honey to get the same affect. Agave was perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

athenaintraining said...

congrats on deciding to cut down on artificial sugars also - I think you will notice a BIG difference, and if you can make it for 2 weeks, you are going to be totally wowed. I've done a month now without sugar, and my taste buds have totally changed. Now fruit TASTES so sweet, it's delicious. I've also lost 12 pounds during that month.

So what do I do when I want a snack? Typically a piece of fruit. Sometimes with a couple of nuts (like, 12 walnut pieces). And if I really want something to hit the spot, I make mashed sweet potatoes with cinnamon, and yes, with real butter. It is so filling and delicious. But that's about as "bad" as I get these days.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I just discovered your blog this past weekend and absolutely love it! Your blog is so encouraging and uplifting, I think because it's real. You post about your struggles, your failures and your wins. I've been struggling with my weight for the last 10 years. I just started the Southbeach diet last Monday. I weighed this morning and have lost 8 lbs. I know this website will help me with my weight loss journey. Thanks for taking time out of your busy life to keep me motivated!