Some of them are just plain rude! But, me being me, I had to take the time to answer some of them too. *batting eyelashes*
But, here are some things people have asked me.
If you have a question that’s not answered here, hit me up and I’ll answer it as fast as I can.
WHY IS IT CALLED THAT DAMN SCALE?
When was the last time YOU stepped on a scale and it was all lollipops and unicorns? Did you want to just hug and love all up on it? No? Me either. So now you know. Every time I stepped off of that thing, I wanted to pick it up and chuck it in front of a speeding truck. I’m talking scale murder, people! I was willing to have a mugshot and everything!
WHAT IS THIS PLACE ALL ABOUT?
Well now, let me tell you. This is a magical place where calories don’t count. Where you can eat an entire caramel pecan turtle cheesecake and not gain an ounce. Ok, ok, ok….a girl can dream can’t she? This is my hideout where I come to vent, kick, scream, celebrate, laugh, learn and share all of the cursing that’s bound to come with losing 400 pounds.
WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHEST WEIGHT?
Well, when I first started to losing weight, I was too much of a punk to get on the scale. So, I don’t really know. When I finally did, that thing said 575.8 pounds. Can you believe that?!! How RUDE!
HOW’D YOU LET YOURSELF GET SO BIG?
Well duh Captain Obvious! I ate too much.
WHAT WAS YOUR LOWEST WEIGHT?
The scale was my enemy for a long time. I only remember certain times I even had the balls to step on it. At 16, I weighed 270. My VFT (virgin fat territory) is 417. Don’t know what VFT is? When you start to deliberately lose weight, it’s the lowest you’ve ever get to. I’ve never been below 417 since I started trying to lose weight.
DID YOU HAVE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY?
No, I was going to. I went for a consultation and my insurance wouldn’t pay for it. I didn’t have the money to pay for it out of pocket, so I didn’t get it. Then, I was desperate. I was even going to be on the TV show My 600 LB Life. I was being filmed and everything. Just before I was supposed to go to Houston to get it, I backed out. Now I know why, it’s wasn’t for me. This was for me. This was the path I was supposed to take. I had to get my mind right before anything could happen. Now, I have.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE THAT MUCH WEIGHT?
When I got down to 417, I was doing Weight Watchers. It took a little over a year to lose about 150 pounds. That’s the thing, I know how to lose weight, but my brain used to never cooperate with my body. Now, I’m changing that.
WHY DON’T YOU JUST STOP EATING SO MUCH?
Why don’t you stop breathing Sherlock?! If it were that easy, would ANY body be big? *epic eyeroll*
WHAT DIET ARE YOU DOING?
I’m not doing a diet at all. Diets don’t work for me. A lot of people don’t believe this, but all I’m doing is eating intentionally and moving more. That’s it. I honestly do the mental work and my taste for food is constantly changing.
HOW DO YOU STICK TO YOUR DIET?
I’m not on a diet. I eat what I want. That’s where I knew I had to start. I was losing weight the wrong way. I was white knuckling overeating. I was miserable. I don’t want to white knuckle it. I want to not want to overeat. I still eat what I want. The difference is, now I know how and why I eat it.
WHAT DO YOU EAT IN A TYPICAL DAY?
Whatever I want. Most days I want to eat clean, whole foods. But, they’re days that I want some good old fashioned Krispy Kreme donuts with pizza.
ARE YOU SCARED YOU WILL REGAIN THE WEIGHT?
Nope! Not in the least little bit. Why? Because I know I’m willing to do what it takes to not regain it. Period. That’s it. That’s all.
DO YOU ENJOY EXERCISE?
Who? Me? I don’t like deliberate exercise. Let me quit lying. I despise deliberate exercise! I mean, seriously, how is being on the treadmill any different from a hamster on a wheel?
OK, BUT HOW OFTEN DO YOU EXERCISE?
I don’t. Not the traditional exercise. That being said, I do move more. My favorite thing to do is to turn on some music and just start dancing. I love my Wii too. Put on a dance game, and I’m all in! Maybe one day I’ll work on my attitude about exercising, until then, I’ll just dance my happy ass around my house and let the weight come off.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
Me. I finally motivate me. This feeling of knowing I can do it is mesmerizing. It’s all new. If I hit a slump, I’ll see what I need then. But, right now, I’m going to ride the wave of me feeling like I could conquer the freggin’ world!
HOW HAS YOUR SELF-ESTEEM CHANGED?
MY. GOD!! My self-esteem has skyrocketed. I can’t even put this into words. I’ve gone from literally loathing myself to loving every piece of me. It’s not about what I see when I look in the mirror. It’s what I see when I close my eyes and connect with me. Dude! It’s freakin’ amazeballs!!! I never thought I would ever feel this way. I want everyone to feel this way!!
HOW DO YOU STAY ON TRACK?
Oh that’s easy. I’m determined to win. That may sound cliché, but it’s true. I know I can do it. I’ve never felt this way before. I’ve never thought I could actually do it. Now I know it. It all goes back to your attitude. If you know you will do it, you will. That’s the hardest and most rewarding part…to get to that point. But, once you do? Baaaby! You’re golden!
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
They are constantly changing, but I have a lot. My weight goal is 175. That would mean I lost 400+ pounds. How crazy is that? My other goals are here. (link goals)
WHY DO YOU CURSE SO MUCH?
You know, I stopped cursing for a while. It wasn’t hard either. But, then it just came back…when my daughter was a teenager. If you’ve ever been a mother to a teenager, you know why. *giggle*
Now I embrace it. It’s just a part of me. If I ever get the urge to stop it again…I will. Until then, fuck will be one of my favorite words. lol
CAN YOU HELP ME?
Well hell, I don’t know. But, I’m willing to try. Come on and see what I’m working with and let’s see if we vibe.
I WANT YOU IN MY POCKET! WHERE CAN I STALK YOU?
Ummmmmm stalk me? *looks around for quickest exit* Me no likey that word. Let’s say “find me”, mmmkay? Deal? Now that that’s outta the way. You can find me at any of these…
CAN I TAKE YOU OUT?
Like where? To eat? On a date? Down the street? Be more specific grasshopper.