Today is the first day of my journey on changing my life.  

duststormdiva 51F
7253 posts
7/6/2005 3:05 pm

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Today is the first day of my journey on changing my life.


On June 15, 2005 talldarkavg1 posted a blog called A Question of SIZE. In that blog he shared information from a conversation with a lady who is, in today’s society, considered a BBW and her struggles with her size. I call myself a BBW and when I saw this blog I took great interest in it.

In no way shape or form, (pun intended) am I ashamed of who I am or what I look like; however, I am concerned with the future health problems I may encounter in the not to distant future if I don’t do something about it. [talldarkavg1] encouraged me to get involved in a fitness plan, and I have started just today. I am changing the way I eat, drink, and am adding more exercise into my weekly routine and I am working on increasing my metabolism. It seems I have the slowest metabolism there is. No wonder I never have energy, or is it because I average about three hours of sleep a night?

I considered not sharing this with you, but figured I might need all the support I can get. It took me 39 years to learn what is not good for me to eat, now in a matter of the next few months I am going to learn what is good for me to eat. Foods that will give me energy, foods that will work with my body type and allow my body to know it is being nourished. I have always drunk a lot of water, so hydration is not a problem, but water retention has been. I always know when I drink too much soda; I either break out, and/or my ankles swell. This never used to happen to me, god getting old sucks!

I want to get old with my children, and I want to play with my future grandchildren. I want to be running through the park chasing them. I want to ride bikes with them for family time. I want to swim all day. If I become unhealthy, I won’t be able to do any of this.

Today is the first day of my journey on changing my life.

DustStormDiva



rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/6/2005 3:33 pm

I can't begin to tell you how good it makes me feel to hear this.

If you haven't already, please join our group "Health Journey".

You'll find a lot of help and support there and we have a wonderful inspiring moderator, Berri.

I am not going to wish you luck because we make our own luck.

You sound like you have the determination to make your luck good.

You've made an excellent start by posting this blog.

You CAN do it.

Again, please join our group.


LordsBitedStood 64M
61 posts
7/6/2005 5:04 pm

Hey Dusty, glad to see you are moving forward and thinking of tomorrow again. With the stuff you had going on in your life last time we talked, this is a good change and one you will be proud of later on down the road. Good luck on the change and still around anytime you feel like emailing just to talk. Hope your dad is doing better and Hang in there baby, cause life really is good later on if you want to be.

Yesterday Is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, and Today a Gift. That's why we call it The Present.


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/6/2005 5:12 pm

jayr63, Thanks for the words of encouragement. I joined your group and have been enjoying reading the posts.

DustStormDiva


cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
7/6/2005 7:11 pm

Congratulations on starting a healthy lifestyle. Good luck.


Join the "Health Journey" group, for healthy lifestyles and weight loss support.

Go to: Groups > Topical Groups > Other Groups > Health Journey


Take care.
Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

Cajun Pet


1infront1inback 47M/45F

7/6/2005 8:14 pm

congratulations on taking the first step which understanding there is a problem. you have the drive, now go with it. keep us posted on your progress. good luck


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/6/2005 9:24 pm

Bushman, thanks again for your support. Dad is doing good and came home from the hospital on Thursday. He has lost more independance and is in a wheel chair, but his spirits are high. God I love that man!

Thank you for being there for me.

DustStormDiva


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/6/2005 9:25 pm

Cajun, thanks for the words of encouragement! I have joined the Healthy Journey group. I spent quite a bit of time there reading the posts today.

DustStormDiva


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/6/2005 9:25 pm

1infront1inback, thanks for your support. I will keep you posted on my progress.

DustStormDiva


no_strings_grrl 44F

7/7/2005 6:28 am

Excellent. And its nice to hear your dad is doing OK. You're a hell of a woman.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/7/2005 6:29 am

Diva...we all share in your joy. Good for you!

ANYTHING I can do to lend support, diet aid, workout routines, etc. is at your fingertips. It would be my extreme pleasure to stand with you in your endeavor. I'm but an email away! I'm so proud.

[blog talldarkavg1]


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/7/2005 7:36 am

no_strings_grrl, thank you!

talldark, you will be the first one I call.. or uhm email!

DustStormDiva


CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
7/7/2005 8:09 am

duststormdiva your beautiful just the way you are, yet with health issues i understand where you are coming, my question is, are your kids supportive in this and how ? Are you going to remove the sweets from your house or are you going to be strong enough to resist any temptation ?

-CuteAZguy27


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/7/2005 7:48 pm

CuteAZguy27, Thank you. My kids are very supportive. They are excited. My son tells me it will be weird because he won't use as much length in his arms to hug me after I get to where I want to be. Sweets are not a problem with me. I don't eat much of them. My problem is the type of foods I eat. I just need a better balance of healthy foods.

I will continue having the foods they like, yet I will be educating them on healthy eating habits.

DustStormDiva


PillsburyCodeBoy 60M

7/8/2005 5:06 pm

Congratulations. I know exactly where you're coming from.

Three years ago next month I faced a health crisis regarding my blood pressure and cholesterol. I was told point-blank by my doctor to change my lifestyle or risk a heart attack or stroke before age 50. I did as he said, and today I am 50 pounds lighter; have textbook-perfect blood pressure and cholesterol; have more energy than I've had in 20 years; look better and can wear normal-sized clothes (and pay less for them because I'm not buying XXL sizes!); and am about to ride in a 15K bicycle rally next weekend. I've helped other people one-on-one on this site who are facing similar problems, and I'd be glad to help you if you want to contact me.

I'm very proud of you that you are getting a handle on this before it turns into a problem. Pat yourself on the back. You deserve it.


AmberSolaire 42M

7/9/2005 2:55 pm

Go for it !!!

Good luck.


keithcancook 60M
17865 posts
7/11/2005 3:39 am

You have a worthy goal as you begin this journey. The bloggers are behind you. Good luck and health to you.


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/14/2005 12:50 am

Thanks Keith!

DustStormDiva


CaboWaboVHnut 56M
637 posts
7/14/2005 7:49 am

Miss Diva, I am new to AdultFriendFinder, happily married for 26 years, we have one child. All 3 of us battle the "unhealthy eating", not enough sleep or exercise problem. It is a struggle, and takes effort, but we are trying to make the right changes and adjustments, like you are. It will be worth it in the long run! Just wanted to say keep up the good work! We'll be thinking about you! Cabo!!!!! P.S. In reference to your dad's health, I didn't get to read all of it, hope he's doing O.K.! I lost my dad 10 years ago today [ July 14,'95 ], so I know how precious every minute we have with them is! I am blessed to still have my mom! She's in pretty good health to be 88!! Peace!! Cabo!!!!!


rm_AZlezzy4961 55F
2 posts
7/14/2005 8:29 am

I love your postings.


rm_AZlezzy4961 55F
2 posts
7/14/2005 8:30 am

If we change the way we think about food then it will change our destination on where we want to go health wise.
good luck


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/14/2005 4:53 pm

Cabo, welcome to the AdultFriendFinder blogging community Thanks for the support on the healthy lifestyle and the well wishes for my father. I'll soon be posting my before photos and progress photos through my journey.

DustStormDiva


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/14/2005 5:18 pm

PillsburyCode, thanks for your support. I appreciate your help. I hope your bike rally went well.

DustStormDiva


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/16/2005 12:44 pm

AZlezzy, thank you for supporting my blogs, and thank you for supporting my new choice in life

DustStormDiva


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