Feb 28, 2010

Plus Size Bloggers, Week 1

About a week ago I noticed the hashmark #plussizeblogger on twitter and I had to find out what it was all about. (If you're not familiar with twitter, a hashmark is used when twitter users use twitter "party" together. Which essentially makes twitter into a chatroom.)What I found was a group of fellow bloggers who are also fellow plus sizers. Although I'm not really a fan of using that term myself. Not that it doesn't fit, but honestly, using it to describes myself makes me feel like I'm doing a disservice to other plus sized women. So in the name of full disclosure, I'm not chubby, I'm not fluffy, I'm not just plus sized. I'm morbidly obese. Actually, I'm just shy of being morbidly obese twice. Yeah, I'm pushing being 200 pounds over weight. While I have yet to have that result in any medical diagnosis from that but I also haven't been to the Dr since my two year old was 6 weeks old. At one point a few years ago I lost weight, a really decent amount of weight and was 100 pound lighter than I am now. I felt amazing. So why'd I let this happen again?? I really don't have a good answer. Part of the reason was that when I lost the weight I was home full time, able to have the foods I needed around me and plenty of time to exercise every day. I tried when I went back to work but it was simply harder. Then there's the emotional part. Food is my drug. I use to celebrate and to mourn! And there's been a LOT to mourn in the last several years.
But now it's time. It's time to do something. So I've signed up with plussizebloggers.com to try and stay on track. I have no thoughts of a major life change as the calendar flips. What I hope for is a series of small changes. First challenge...is to figure out how to track my weight when I don't even own a scale



  1. Good luck. I need to lose 30 pounds. I think anything over 5 pounds seems monumental!
    Please keep us posted.

  2. GO LISA!! Let me know if I can help at all ok? I have lost 44 lbs on Weight Watchers. :o)~

  3. hey lisa!!! i was so happy to read this post because, as you obviously know, im in the same boat as you!!! i do have to question you when you say you're just shy of being TWICE morbidly obese? I dont think that's right... I dont think you're that big at alllll to almost be 'twice morbidly obese'! Food is also my drug, I've come to realize that in the last year or so, and that makes things even harder... its not just simply that I like food and eat too much, it ISSS my drug, like you said. i'll have to check out that plussizebloggers.com site and see what its all about but i doubt its for 'outsiders' who dont blog themselves lol. let me know how things go with the weight loss cuz i gotta get my ass into gear too!!! xoxo megan

  4. I am on the same weight loss journey. I have lost over 70 pounds twice. Only to put it back on both times. It's very frustrating. Like you I think food is my drug of choice. I wish you the best on this journey. I look forward to reading about it and hope you will continue to share here on your blog.

  5. Hey Lisa!!

    That's great that you're doing that. It will make you feel amazing I promise. I was in the same boat as you a few years ago (right after I had my daughter and kept eating like I was still pregnant) I will say what worked best for me was to count calories. It really put into perspective to me how much I was putting in my mouth (specifically when I was eating fast food a lot) two sites that worked great for me were fitday.com and 411fit.com both are calorie tracking sites. I'm rooting for you!!!!


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