Monday, January 18, 2010

Doing It!

I'm sitting here reading everyone's entries and love the inspiration. The You Can Do It! post on Sally's Journey today is so uplifting that I know that I am going to Do It!

This past weekend was such fun. We visited with a good friend of mine at their country home. Since she and my DH share a January birthday, her husband and I cooked a lovely dinner for the two of them made even better with the multiple bottles of wine we consumed. I could only tell her that I was having surgery to repair a hiatus hernia (which is partly true) but couldn't fess up to the lapband. She is a tiny little person, about 5' tall and about 100 pounds. She is a runner and it is hard sometimes when we stand side by side and I feel like I am towering over her at twice her size. I added a picture of the two of us last fall but blanked out her face. Mine is real!

We went for a long snowshoe trek through the forest with her 80 year old father. He put me to shame as I lagged behind, but at least I kept going and felt great afterwards. I have had plantar's fasciitis for the last year but have been pain free for about 2 weeks so hope I am finally over it and can get back on the treadmill.

My friend has watched as I have struggled with losing weight but she really doesn't understand completely. She frequently comments that it is what you eat and getting in enough exercise. Surprise-I didn't know that. NOT! She has her own worries right now and she has always been there for me, so eventually I may tell her the truth but I wonder if others ever tell all. I think I will still be very selective as to who I confide in because many just won't understand. Except my fellow bloggers. Thanks for your support


Lonicera said...

That's the brilliant thing about writing in your blog I think - whatever you're feeling, there's someone out there who knows exactly what you're talking about.
I know what you mean - I'm sooo fed up with the "all you have to do is eat less and exercise more" routine. What if we said that to smokers - "hey, no problem, all you have to do (after 20 years on 80 cigarettes a day) is not light up". Doh.

Jess said...

Oh, all we had to do was eat less and exercise more? Wish someone had told us that before!

Debi said...

I agree with Lonicera!! I never thought of that comeback, to possibly give to someone who thinks that is all we need to do, yet they smoke or drink!!! What a great comeback!

Yes! It is all that it takes, but as we all know, it is much easier said than done!!!

Hopefully, your friend will understand & just be happy for you, once you lose your desired weight. And not be so concerned about how it was accomplished!! That is...if you decide to let her know about it later.

As for me, I'm not hiding it from anyone. But then, even if I had been so inclined to hide it from SOME people, my DH is spreading it like wildfire for me!! So I am dealing with the consequences of people knowing. But so far, no one has ever said anything negative about it, at least not to my face!!

Girl Bandit said...

So true...AS IF WE DIDN'T KNOW??? I have had planter F ( both feet) for over a year and tore one and have just gotten off crutches after 4.5 months and am still in a boot. I feel your pain

JustLynda said...

That's one thing that I really like about my bariatric specialist and my nutritionist. On my first visit, they said "we know that you know what to do, so we won't insult you by going over that again. We're here to help you find ways to deal with your challenges so that it will be easier for your stomach to follow your brain."

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