Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weighty Issues

Gotta make this quick:

Had a epiphany a few weeks ago: I've been avoiding a lot of things, not because I'm afraid of them, but because I'm afraid that whoever observes me is thinking, "You go Shamu."

Enough already.

You know, I don't plan to be this size the rest of my life, or even the rest of this year (stop laughing - it could happen), but when I started adding up all the opportunities I've passed on in the last 13+ years for fear of ridicule, it made me want to smack myself in the head. I also received some fantastic advice last year at Girls' Camp from the fabulous Miss McD that has given me food for thought about how my issues with my weight will affect my girls down the road. Essentially, it's time stop living around it, and live in spite of it.

Therefore, I give you:

Me on a jet ski.

(Aunt Beaner's very nice neighbor offered to let me drive, but didn't offer to let me drive alone. He's a smart very nice neighbor.)

Sweet Miss S. and me behind a boat (my first time ever, if you can believe that). Lovin' my Advil the next day.

Not my legs, but I looked just like that going in. And even worse climbing on.

(PS - Have I mentioned how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Girls' Camp? I don't think I can adequately express my affection for it and the women I get to hang out with. It's always over much too soon.)

So, to sum up, if there IS anyone standing on the shore, shaking their head at me, they can take a flying leap (which would be convenient, being at a lake and all).

Shamu having fun!


Julianna said...

you rock!

Christy said...

That is so awesome. After having lost some weight this year I too have realized how much I didn't do because of my weight. It's amazing how such a small thing as our weight stops us from living our lives. I am so happy that you realized this and are doing things despite what people may, or may not, think of you. You never know, they may be too busy worrying about what people think of them to even be looking at you!

Year of no Fear said...

That to me is what year of no fear is all about. I'm so proud of you! Now you can come swimming at my house again and it will be okay if my husband comes home or if I invite more people!