Next, we went to Kohl's where after helping the rest of my family find what they were looking for, they toured the store and let me do some shopping for myself. I went to the dressing room to try on some clothes and was horrified. One dress would have required a size I have never bought before...not even immediately after having my children. Another dress would not lay down straight in back. When I investigated I found that the protrusion came from my backside, not the dress. Revelation....I am not overweight, I am obese. (I calculated my BMI when we go home and that is not an exaggeration.) I had to literally compose myself before I was able to leave that dressing room.
So I have decided an extreme situation calls for an extreme solution. I have known I needed to loose weight all year, but I have made excuses instead. Instead of loosing, I gained weight. So I am posting pictures of myself on this blog, and I am telling you all that my weight right now is 185 lbs.
I plan to post updated pictures and weights once a month. Hopefully, knowing this picture post is coming will give me the extra willpower to do the things I need to in order to be healthy. Please pray for me in this regard. I don't see how my life can be more than just surviving if my weight continues to hold me back. And I want to do more than just survive. I want to thrive.