Tuesday, March 22, 2011


You may be wondering what has all of a sudden spurred me into this lifestyle change. You may not but tough tits for you because you get to find out anyway.

A couple of weeks ago I read Confessions of a Reformed Dieter by AJ Rochester.

I could have been reading my life story. Seriously.

She hit a few nerves and got me thinking, planning, thinking some more.

Last Monday evening I had to carry a 25kg (55 lb) sack of pig food pellets in from the truck. I hauled the bag up onto my ample shoulder and staggered into the laundry where I keep the animal feeds. It was a distance of 10 metres, I was huffing and really burdened by that weight.

And then it hit me..... I am burdened by this 25kg yet I carry twice as much as this in extra weight. What the hell am I doing to myself? I literally stagger around every day with 50kg (110 lbs) of excess weight and I wonder why some days are a struggle.

Lightbulb Moment.

What was your light bulb moment, or are you yet to have one?


  1. Hmmm.. I've had heaps of 'lightbulb' moments over the years....

    worst one though was really stuggling to tend to myself at 'that time of the month'!!! Yep... could hardly 'reach' cos of the fat belly! That was the worse lighbulb moment for me.
    Pretty graphic.. out there... totally don't care anymore.... it's the truth!

    I see very large people now and just feel so sad for them... cos I know the indignaties they probably face every day due to their weight.
    No one WANTS to be morbidly obese... but it does happen for many and various reasons.

    Fat and Happy? NOT ON YOUR LIFE.

    I wish I could get another really good 'wake up, lightbulb' moment cos I am really struggling once again to get motivated and on track.

  2. I've been one to fluctuate 50lbs or so for the past 10 years. Granted, I have been pregnant twice. I did manage to lose all the baby weight, but here I sit 30 lbs heavier than I know I should be. I get stuck in a rut. Giving myself permission to fail. No more. I'm back on track (walking 2+ miles per day) and watching what I eat (not starving myself on some stupid fad diet). The book you read sounds interesting...and I'm glad to know others are on the same journey as me. Goddesshood here we come!!

  3. A photo! Pure and simple. I was looking at some photo's of an event and see one with this horrible looking women in a 'tent' outfit and turned my nose up at her........then realised it was me!! I was gobsmaked. I was so embarrassed and ashamed at myself and also thought that my husband and kids must have also been embarrassed of me.

    Plus I had had an ankle injury for the past 8 years and each kilo I gained, the less I could walk (I practically limped 24/7).
    I found out that each kilo I lost, the more I could walk - stopped the painkillers and now I don't limp at all - ever.

    P.S. I keep a 'fat' photo of myself in my wallet and bring it out and look at it every now and then when I think I need to (ie. at a coffee shop when I'm considering buying a triple chocolate muffin - works everytime).

  4. I am like Chris, I have had plenty of lightbulb moments, my problem is the lightbulb tends to go our after a short time & I have to wait for the next one by which time any good has been well & truly undone.

    Maybe I should use Rachels idea & have "fat photos" around to remind me why I don't want that "insert food/drink/excuse not to exercise".

  5. I think the key is finding the right lightbulb. I have had a million and one "lightbulbs" but there were all those little shitty ones that fuse out after a week or four. This time I think I have one of those longlife energy saving ones......


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