Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Walk from Obesity 2009

That time of year is here again. I am heading to the beautiful city of Lowell, Massachusetts in September.

Fooseberry Trivia=I was actually born at Lowell General Hospital. It is a lot different now and they have a whole separate building now just for the care of people with weight issues. This is were we go for the Walk from Obesity. We raise money in hopes that others can get help with their weight problems before it becomes fatal.

I never thought my weight was a problem - I never had a doctor tell me I should do anything about it. I never had high blood pressure, diabetic issues or joint problems. I just remember the fear whenever I was invited anywhere I had to dress up or anywhere I had to go that I couldn't just wear jeans and a t shirt. Pantyhose were my enemy! I remember the fear that if I got just a bit bigger I was not going to be able to shop at those last few stores that sold round girl clothes.
I remember doing less and less thinking people were saying horrile things behind my back like that round girl shouldn't be doing that. So slowly I did less.
So one day I decided and although it has made my life different it has made it better. It is worth the pain in the ass that it can be sometimes to be able to ride my bike with my girls, jump on the trampoline(which still terrifies me because I think I will break it), feel overwhelmed at the mall because there are 20 stores I can shop in not just 2 and to do whatever I can talk myself into trying now that I can. I have many years to climb out from under. I let myself do less and less as the weight came on and now I want to do more and more.
So come walk with us or donate a buck or two so that others can learn to live a healthy life.
Not everyone needs to have major surgery but you need to take a look at what you are doing to yourself both physically and mentally and make a choice for yourself.


FBF said...

I thought I could read this again without the tissues handy. Dammit...

Por2gee said...

please excuse me as I whistle inapproapriatly at you *whistles*

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08