Friday, May 14, 2010

DAY 278 Liver n Onions...Yum!

Hi Journal & Friends,

Today is a Liver n Onions kind of day! Since I love liver n onions, that's a good thing.

For years and years, whenever MyGuy went on one of his photographic/camping trips, it meant I got to eat whatever I wanted. Since he HATES liver n onions, it was always the first thing that went on my shopping list.

But in the past, along with yummy liver n onions, there was a long list of my favorite pig-out foods that also went on that grocery list. You know, the ones to eat while doing something else to complete the escape... like watching tv or a movie. 

I couldn't go on those camping trips... I was just too big. I can't tell you now many vacations with Jim over the years I've missed out on. I would hide my hurt, and tell him I was glad he got to go, and encouraged him to have fun. When he got back, I would eagerly listen, and encourage him to tell me about it.

And while I WAS glad he enjoyed himself, all the while there was also this deep sadness... regret... guilt... disgust with myself, because I was too fat to go with him. Too big, too painful, too many special needs...

Being overweight robs us from living our best life. 
It robs us of relationships and of experiences. 
It robs us of energy and self-respect.
It robs our confidence to dream and believe we can achieve those dreams.
It robs us of not only quantity of life, but of quality of life.

I am no longer accepting this thief in my life. I am not allowing it any more. 

This is not fate... it's not genes... it's not inevitable.... it's a choice! 

And I choose to kick out the thief and get my life back!

Next year I plan on being able to GO with MyGuy on one of those camping trips.  

Well, okay, I may wimp out and ask for a motel, but at least I will be able to GO! 

I'll trade my yummy Liver n Onions for a vacation with my sweetie any day!

From Dr Phil's book: "Heal your feelings so that your eating behavior is no longer fueled by harmful emotions."

My verse for today: "Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love."

My quote for today: "Action in the face of adversity will always be the key to whether we achieve that something or not." --Dayne Gingrich, at Coach Your Mind 

Enjoy the Journey,



midlife_swimmer said...

you will have a great time on that trip too lady!!!!

kathyj333 said...

I haven't had liver and onions in years. My Mom used to make that when we were kids. I liked it, but I have never made it in my adult life.

Anonymous said...

I would trade liver and onions for just about anything!! LOL!!! My dad LOVED liver and onions would only fix it for him every so often. OH...and always, always opt for the motel!! LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE liver and onions. It is the meal I now get at the HITW on Sundays. They make it just like home--none of those even, flat uniform pieces of liver for them. chuckle.

I get it because it's one of the few items they serve.that I can tally cals & fat--but I really, really, really like it. Nice perk.

I think I'd pick vacation over L&O, tho. :D


M Pax said...

Fantastic goal. Write it big and bold and put it somewhere you can see it.

I can't wait to hear about your trip next year. :)

CinciMom11 said...

What a wonderful thing to look forward to! Your story of not being able to go on the trips really touches my heart. You are such an amazingly strong woman, Loretta. I can't wait to see camping pictures next year! I noticed we're seeing more pics of your handsome husband lately. You should take a picture together soon!!! :)

Scarlet Simple said...

I know how this feels, though maybe not to that extent...

My husband likes amusement parks and roller coasters. I will go with him, but beyond playing games and eating I cant really participate. Usually he rides with one of my friends. I'm not even sure I like roller coasters, but when I watch my husband stand in line to do something I cant do because I am too fat? I feel so lonely.

One of my biggest goals is to be able to ride the rides at amusement parks with my husband.

I also want to see camping pictures from next year! (and I would cry for a hotel too. ;))

cmoursler said...

ack! liver and onions...the bane of my childhood...followed closely by potatoes and onions...
I am starting to think it may be the for camping..I will take a nice hotel any day of the week...but will eagerly peruse pictures of your camping trip next year. Can't wait to see them.

Anonymous said...

i love liver and onions. I am not a fan of camping, haha! I do however want to try camping in a yurt which is an always-standing tent thing they have in some parks. My kids love camping in the backyard but honestly? Gimme the hotel! ha ha

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