You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers.
I get bombarded with questions all of the time.
Some of them are just plain rude! But, me being me, I had to take the time to answer some of them too. *batting eyelashes*
But, here are some things people have asked me.
If you have a question that’s not answered here, hit me up and I’ll answer it as fast as I can.
Ok, let’s think about it. When was the last time YOU stepped on a scale and it was all lollipops and unicorns? Did you want to just hug and love all up on it? No? Me either. So now you know. Every time I stepped off of that thing, I wanted to pick that damn thing up and chuck it in front of a speeding truck. I’m talking scale murder, people! I was willing to have a mugshot and everything!
Well now, let me tell you. This here is a magical place where calories don’t count. Where you can eat an entire caramel pecan turtle cheesecake and not gain an ounce. It’s a beautiful thang. Ok, ok, ok….a girl can dream can’t she? This is my hideout where I come to vent, kick, scream, celebrate, laugh, learn and share all of the ups and downs of losing 400 pounds and helping women discover their dopeness!
Well, when I first started to losing weight, I was too much of a punk to get on the scale. So, I don’t truly know. When I finally did, that thing said 575.8 pounds. Can you believe that?!! How RUDE!
Well duh Captain Obvious! I ate too much.
The scale was my enemy for a long time. I only remember certain times I even had the balls to step on it. At 16, I weighed 270. My VFT (virgin fat territory) is 417. Don’t know what VFT is? When you start to deliberately lose weight, it’s the lowest you’ve ever get to? That’s what it is. I’ve never been below 417 since I started trying to lose weight.
When I got down to 417, I was doing Weight Watchers. It took a little over a year to lose about 150 pounds. That’s the thing, I know how to lose weight, but my brain used to never cooperate with my body. Now, I’m changing that. Now, I’m working on getting my outside to match my inside.
No, I was going to. And, if I choose to later, I will. But, I went for a consultation and my insurance wouldn’t pay for it. I didn’t have the money to pay for it out of pocket, so I didn’t get it. Then, I was desperate. I was even going to be on the TV show My 600 LB Life. I was being filmed and everything. Just before I was supposed to go to Houston to get it, I backed out. Now I know why, it’s wasn’t for me. This was for me. This was the path I was supposed to take. I had to get my mind right before anything could happen. Now, I have.
Why don’t you stop breathing Sherlock?! If it were that easy, would ANY body be big? *epic eyeroll*
I’m not doing a diet at all. Diets don’t work for me. A lot of people don’t believe this, but all I’m doing is eating intentionally and moving more. That’s it. I honestly do the mental work and my taste for food is constantly changing. The big thing I’m working on is taking away the desires to overeat. It’s working like crazy and I’m LOVING it!
I’m not on a diet. I eat what I want. That’s where I knew I had to start. I was losing weight the wrong way. I was white knuckling overeating. I was miserable. I don’t want to white knuckle it. I want to not want to overeat. I still eat what I want. The difference is, now I know how and why I eat it.
Whatever I want. Most days I want to eat clean, whole foods. But, they’re days that I want some good old fashioned Krispy Kreme donuts with pizza. I truly eat whatever I want. the thing is, now, I try my best to eat food instead of chemicals (processed foods).
Nope! Not in the least little bit. Why? Because I know I’m willing to do what it takes to not regain it. Period. That’s it. That’s all.
Who? *looking around* Me? Honey child, please! I don’t like deliberate exercise. Let me quit lying. I despise deliberate exercise! I mean, seriously, how is being on the treadmill any different from a hamster on a wheel?
I don’t. Not the traditional exercise. That being said, I do move more. My favorite thing to do is to turn on some music and just start dancing. I love my Wii too. Put on a dance game, and I’m all in! Maybe one day I’ll work on my attitude about exercising, until then, I’ll just dance my happy ass around my house and let the weight come off.
I don’t believe in motivation. I used to. But, now I know that it’s all a set of decisions. You’re not going to have motivation all the time. I just have to decide to do it….and do it. That’s it. That way, motivation is not needed. It seems to make it easier.
MY. GOD!! My self-esteem has skyrocketed. I can’t even put this into words. I’ve gone from literally loathing myself to loving every piece of me. It’s not just about what I see when I look in the mirror. It’s what I see when I close my eyes and connect with me. Dude! It’s freakin’ amazeballs!!! I never thought I would ever feel this way, and now…. I want every woman to feel this way!!
Oh that’s easy. I’m determined to win. That may sound cliché, but it’s true. I know I can do it. I’ve never felt this way before. I’ve never thought I could actually do it. Now I know it. It all goes back to your attitude. If you know you will do it, you will. That’s the hardest and most rewarding part…to get to that point. But, once you do? Baaaby! You’re golden!
They are constantly changing, but I have a lot. My weight goal is 175. That would mean I lost 400+ pounds. How crazy is that?
You know, I stopped cursing for a while. It wasn’t hard either. But, then it just came back…when my daughter was a teenager. If you’ve ever been a mother to a teenager, you know why. *giggle*
Now I embrace it. It’s just a part of me. If I ever get the urge to stop it again…I will. Until then, fuck will be one of my favorite words. lol
Ummmmmm stalk me? *looks around for quickest exit* Me no likey that word. Let’s say “find me”, mmmkay? Deal? Now that that’s outta the way. You can find me at any of social media pages….just search for ThatDamnScale or look at the bottom of this page.
Like where? To eat? To the movies? On a date? Down the street? Be more specific grasshopper.