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  • There's something to be said about being big

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    12 posts, 11 voices, 1342 views, started Aug 30, 2010

    Posted on Monday, August 30, 2010 by Roschelle Nelson

    • Amethyst

      Hi all. I'm new to this group but feel so pumped and eager to take this journey with you I'm almost beside myself. There is something to say about being big. Having a big  support system is awesome!!!

      I’m the mother of two boys. I love to blog, interact through social media and in real life.

      I’m 5‘7” and weigh 170lbs. I’ve ballooned to that size over the past year while working nights in the emergency room. So far I’ve lost 7lbs with 20 more to go.  

      Exercise for me isn’t about looking good (which is never a bad thing). It’s about being the healthiest me I can be. I turned 40 last December and as a gift to myself and a true testament to 40 being fabulous, I plan on ushering in 41...20lbs lighter, smoke free, practicing great eating habits and not going back on any of it once I reach my goal.

      You’ll find lots of women attempting to take the sting out of words like fat, obese, pudgy...and the one I hate the most “thick“ proclaiming that they are okay with being overweight - citing everything from “everyone isn’t meant to be skinny” to “I’m just big boned” as excuses.

      I’m not knocking anyone about feeling good about matter how much you weigh. But from the perspective of a health care professional I must say that obesity opens the door to a life time of problems...hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, diabetes and early onset arthritis.

      Just those buggers are enough to make you wanna get up and get moving. I’m motivated and I hope everyone is here too.

      Grab a friend and make it a girl’s thing!!!!

      Make sure to visit my blog

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