First of all I was a skinny kid, slim all the way till my late 40's. I really started to pile on the weight. I really hated going into larger size stores. So what did I do instead of facing the problem, I ignored the problem. Stopped buying clothes. Instead my shop-aholic days, consisted of buying shoes, purses and jewellery.
My sister took a picture of me, when I was over weight. We were out with our kids to an amusement park. I was sitting on a bench, when she snapped the picture, I thought she was taking a picture of the kids.
Long story shorten, she showed me the picture a couple months later.
I said to her "Who is that big fat person sitting on the bench? "
She replied "It's you idiot!"
To tell you the truth I really never reconized myself, as being so overwight.
The mirror image in our mind does play tricks. I was really shocked to see myself for the first time as I was in all my excess poundage.
I went to weight watchers, I lasted maybe two weeks, joined a few other diet programs.
I failed miserably. A friend asked me to join TOPS [Take Off Pounds Sensibly] with her. So I agreed to do so.
TOPS Club, Inc. is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, we've helped millions of people live healthier lives. If you are interested to find out more, below I have added a link to T.O.P.S.
It is alot cheaper than going to Weight Watchers if you need weekly human contact. It is $29.50 per year [Canadian Funds it maybe Cheaper in U.S. funds] to join.
I learned so much in the first year and was slowly loosing weight. I was voted to be team leader. Well that made it even harder to cheat, embarrassed to face everyone with failure. As they say in TOPS:
"For All the World To See, What a Fool, YOU Have Been." That saying has never left my mind.
I joined Spark People before it went free for all to use. I would have chosen TOPS online but they were not on line at that time. Today they are online.