I'm kinda new here - in my 2nd week and trying to find somewhere to fit..lol...I am 40something- so maybe this is it??
My name is Kristina - I'm 43, married with 3 amazing children. I have a son who is 24, daughter 21 and a son 18. I've been married to my husband for 3 years - and he has a son who is 16. We married quickly - and sometimes pay the price for that - but I wouldn't trade him for anything. Oh - and did I mention grandbabies?? I have two of the most adorable grandkids ever - 4 and 2.
I have been overweight my entire life. That's an easy statement to make - because that's what everyone has told me. But when I look back at high school pictures - I think - what?? That's overweight??? My brother was (and still is) the most disgusting, mean and hateful person I have ever known. He is now 45 and just last week called me a fat pig. I have listened to him my entire life call me tuba, tell me no one would ever want me - he used to take me to the aisle in the supermarked that had the crisco and tell me that was my aisle because I was a tub of lard. Hmm..you'd think that growing up would eliminate all that - but no, since marrying and having children he continues to do the same thing. Oh - and can I just point out that my brother, being 45, lives with my Mom - has 3 kids from 3 marraiges that he refuses to support, has no job - and is basically a loser. So that brings the ultimate question...why would HIS words bother me??
Now - I'm not a person who blames current issues on childhood events. I believe that we each make our own decisions that get us to where we are. But - I also believe that whoever made up the old "Sticks and stones" rhyme was dilusional. Even the Bible says that "the power of life and death are in the tongue". So - why, in my 40's, am I just now starting to sort through all of that? Who knows - lol..
Ok - that will probably be one of most serious posts you'll see from me. I'm fun - encouraging - and will offer (and need) lots of support. I joined WW flex last Thursday and it has been enlightening - no restrictions - and I must say that I feel like I'm finally ready. I've tried so many quick loss diets, and I just don't want that anymore.
Ok - enough for now - funny how posting to people online can bring tears to your eyes...lol...
If you made it this far - thanks for sticking with the post!