Archive for September, 2014

Weight: My Self Defense Mechanism and the Real Issues Surrounding Being Obese

Why I Was Overweight for Forty Years

1.  I was born with congenital respiratory issues as a result of being born 2 months premature.  I spent the first few months of my life in an incubator and went home to live a life plagued by the inability to breathe, allergic to everything, nose bleeds, and a host of other issues.  The doctors prescribed steroids to me for 30 years of my life and little did I know that I would be on a journey that would alter the course of my life.

2.  As a young girl, I witnesses many woman being physically abused by men and I vowed that this would never happen to me. I learned that if you were too attractive as a woman that some men would become attracted to you, pursue you, and if they succeeded in getting you, some men would do all that they could to tear you down, even if that meant beating you to keep you in “your place.” I decided that I would not know the fate of an abused woman so I needed to keep myself from being too attractive, which for me meant, not being too thin.

3. Every since I was a girl, I noticed that when women got into relationships, it seemed as if they tossed and turned their backs on their own dreams.  I have always had visions and goals of my accomplishments.  There have always been dreams and goals that burned inside of me, so again I decided that I would not choose a man over my dreams at that time in my life, because I wanted to fulfill many of my dreams and goals first, and then allow time later for a romantic relationship.  It worked like a charm until I became a prisoner in my own body.  Being heavy=Being free from being pursued by male attention.  I know it sounds crazy, but it is MY truth.

In order for me to lose weight, I had to acknowledge my CHOICES and STAND in my TRUTH.  When I decided to lose weight, I needed to identify my triggers and all of the things that caused me to gain weight.  The next step was to decide that a change was needed in my life.

My journey is continuing as far as weight is concerned, but I am determined to never hurt myself in order to keep others away from me.  I am excited about my new life!

If you want more information about how I lost the weight and have not read my previous postings, please log onto

Before weight loss.

Before weight loss.



The New Me

The New Me


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