The BIGGEST LOSER scared me to death. In one way, I was riveted by the courage shown, weight lost, and and the journey each contestant was on. I knew I could do it with the right help. I knew I had a great story to share.
I had this internal struggle.
Me: I should do this. I could do this.
Other Me: Yes, but...
Me: But, what?
Other Me: You have to be in a sports bra and weigh in on national TV.
Me: *crickets* *gulp* Nevermind.
Well, today, I am taking the leap. Today, I am going to face my fears and humble myself and record for everyone on the planet to know the UGLY TRUTH.
Here I am from the front and the side. I weight 254 lbs. My waist measures 39 inches. My hips measure 52 inches, and each thigh is 26 inches around.
Back in the day when my waist was 26 inches around, I thought I was fat. What the heck was I thinking? Duh? Ever had one of those moments. Yeah. I'm there.
So...Now I am here being honest with myself and with you, my friends. Now you know the truth about…
The woods were ominous and the path was barely visible before sunrise.
Thinking to myself, "I will just stay in the middle of the cart path." However, when you are in complete darkness, you cannot account for the drift of the roadway.
Darkness surrounding me, deviation from the plan and path was imperceptible until I rolled my ankle and landed in the ditch.
"Mother-shut-yer-mouth!" My favorite non-curse word curse word issued out of my mouth. Befuddled as to how my plan had failed and belly crawling out of the ditch through God-knows-what kind of leaves, briers, and slimy things, I made it back to the path.
Talking to myself, "Robin, you dummy. Amateur mistake number one. You came out here without a head lamp. Of course you fell into the ditch, you didn't have a light."
This is the story of my life. A journey from darkness and ditches to Sonrise and surety.
Points to Ponder:
Where are you in your life journey right now? Did you bring a light or are you walk…
Do you regift? Be honest! How many times have you received a gift; then recycled it into a gift for someone else? There are a few ways to look at this habit: A)Tacky, B)Eco-Friendly, or C)God Ordained.
Perhaps it would be tacky to regift that presidential chia pet. 'W' is so four years ago. It might be considered eco-friendly if it is a fruitcake. Goodness knows those take up a lot of landfill space and are not biodegradable. However, have you ever considered that a certain type of regifting might actually be God ordained?
Let me explain.
Hubby had a selection of, shall we say, antique toys. Okay, okay, they were antiques because they were his 'special friends' back in the 70's. In this secret cache of toys, lay hidden treasures for little boys from 0 - 100: a genuine mark one Erector set, first run Legos, Fisher Price adventure time jeep, pontoon boat with attachable Fantasy Island water plane, a real ee gauge train set with transistor control, a log cab…