100 lb. Club - Were my eyes ever opened!

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09-23-2010, 06:13 PM
I had an experience that "finally" made me open my eyes and come to the realization that I have to lose this weight and........ NOW

My son (12 yrs.) and I left my DS at his office and we drove over to our rental house to do some work. My DH was to follow us over in a few.
We got to the house, I parked on the lawn because there was a big dumpster in the driveway. I was starting to unload my car of all the necessary cleaning supplies and what have you and then I went to the back seat door and was starting to get stuff out when my foot dropped down into a hole and wouldn't you know it, I fell backwards right onto a bush!

Ya it sounds comical, but I was absolutely MORTIFIED AND HUMILIATED. And, I couldn't get up. To think at age 52 I can't take care of myself because I'm too fat. Oh My Gosh. Hello???

Between my weight/obesity and my arthritic/bone spurred right knee, I couldn't get onto the knee to get myself up. And, believe you me, I thought and thought about what my son could bring from the house to help me, but to no avail.
So, there I lay.
Then it started to rain. Ya' ya, the story gets more amusing as it goes on!!!

I got the cell phone, called my DH and said, "Could you hurry over. I have fallen and I can't get up."
He thought that I was joking.

That was just a couple of days ago, and I have lost 12 pounds so far.:carrot:

As God as my witness, I WILL GET THIS WEIGHT OFF........NOW!

09-23-2010, 06:55 PM
Oh bless your heart. I imagine that wasn't just embarrassing, but scary!! Seems like it was a good catalyst, though, to get things moving in the right direction.

Best wishes to you--I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!!

09-23-2010, 07:26 PM
You go girl!! This is obviously the wake up call you needed to start putting yourself and your health first. :hug:

09-23-2010, 07:33 PM
I truly believe the worst moments of my life have brought the best gifts. This could be one of those moments for you :)

So sorry you suffered through that horrible situation. But congrats on the wake up call and on the 12lb loss!

09-23-2010, 08:12 PM
Good for you for taking that horrible experience and turning it into something positive!

09-23-2010, 11:45 PM
Thank you everybody for the positive comments. :carrot:

09-23-2010, 11:55 PM
As God as my witness, I WILL GET THIS WEIGHT OFF........NOW!

I truly, truly believe that you will!

I think this whole incident was G-d's way of helping you to make that decision. Look at it as a blessing.

I'm excited for you! You're about to transform your life.

I look forward to hearing of your progress. :)

09-24-2010, 03:58 AM
Good for you for taking the steps you need to improve your health! Good Luck!

09-24-2010, 06:38 AM
Good for you!! Taking something VERY good from an awful situation... :)

09-24-2010, 08:44 AM
How scary for you and your son! Sometimes we have to experience these types of consequences to really open our eyes to reality. I know I did. Best of luck on your journey and stick around. 12 lbs! Go you!