Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 2 - Do You Remember the First Time You Became Weight Conscious?

Fit as a fiddle - Super track star! ;-)

So, a successful day 2, in that I am still on task and totally committed to this new venture of getting my body back! I have been doing some reflecting and thought it might be good to lay some ground work with a wild, but true story from my past about the first time I ever even thought of my weight. It was the first day that I officially became, "weight conscious"....

I was going into the 9th grade and wanted to be on the track team. I had run track as a young kid in elementary school and was pretty darn fast. I even ran the hurdles in summer track and went to state (digressing here with some glory days - sorry about that!) ;-) Anyway, in my high school they required a physical to be on the track team. So, off to the doctor I went.

You are totally NOT going to believe this next part, but it is the honest truth! The doc checks me out and has me weigh on a scale. He actually says to me, "No one will ever believe that you weigh this much." He actually said that to me! I was like 14 or 15 years old. Geez Louise! The next part will really blow you away. He takes his pen and writes down that I weigh 10 pounds lighter than I actually do. All on his own. No kidding!

I remember wondering WHY did that doctor do that? Is there something wrong with how much I weigh? It was then that the subtle seed was planted - I must weigh too much. Boom! It happened. I had officially become "weight conscious"!

Anyway, I look back now and realize that I had taken the bait of believing a total lie about myself and my body. I didn't have an ounce of fat on me, and was truly a bean pole. But you know, there are power in our words and that doctor used his words VERY unwisely that day. I am sure he meant no harm. But nonetheless, the damage was done. You know, if more of us just thought about what we say before we say it and how it can effect someone's life, I think we might all choose our words a lot differently.

The pic here above is of me that same year. It is my "goal and motivation" picture now. Yep! I am going to look at it everyday now and am going to believe the truth, that I am one day closer to getting my body back, one pound at a time!

Until tomorrow ~ sweet and slender dreams!


  1. Oh, I can so relate! I love how the pictures reflect your thoughts. Pics have a way of doing that ;) This is going to help so many people. Just knowing that there are others out there who go through similar things. Even people you would have never dreamed struggled just as you have struggled.

    But NO MORE! We are taking it all back!

    I love your new blog!

  2. Thanks so much! I know what you mean about others having similar challenges. Probably more do than don't.

    Glad you like the blog! And yes! We ARE taking our bodies back!


  3. I love it! I became weight conscious about the time I came out of the womb! Honestly, my brother called me Ton Ton and my own father called me Shetland Butt (small horse). I look back now and I had a 28 waist when I graduated. No weight issue whatsoever, but like you said, be careful what you say to someone because you never know what will stick!

    I began my weight loss journey on 12/27 and have lost 7 #'s so far. I am starting with a 10% weight loss goal, then will take steps towards the next 10%. Like you say, one day at a time... we will make it!!!

  4. Congrats Tonya! You are doing great!

  5. Tonya - I am so sorry you had to hear words like that! They hurt and really can effect the way we see ourselves. You are beautiful and I love your realistic goals. I really do think that making very small and simple goals that we can attain and then build off of those to the next goal is going to help us successfully get our bodies back!

    Thanks again hun for the sharing with us!