I used to dread holidays @ 500 plus pounds

hercules411
on 6/19/11 11:49 pm
I guess the best way to describe my old attitude toward holidays and special occasions like birthdays would be "avoidance". I hated it when my wife would pressure me to celebrate.  Celebrate? Celebrate what? 

Celebrate that I had to drag myself out of  my Lazy Boy chair and feel the pain in my arthritic knees as I got the house ready for guests?

And I definitely hated "celebrating" when I would assume that friends and relatives who hadn't seen me in a while would be wondering how I had "let myself go", and were probably taking bets on how much more weight I had gained.

I suppose I could have been a better person by embracing "fat acceptance".  There were times in my life where I went to the shore knowing people would be saying.. "Look! A beached whale!"  I only did that because I wanted to grab some parts of life that I couldn't get back. Taking my kids to the beach was something I couldn't put off doing.  They grow up  too fast.

But there are many other special times that my family and I missed because of my morbid obesity.

Thanks mostly to my weight loss surgery, I'm at a weight were I can fit into just about any seat.. Including stadium seats.

So I spent father's day with my eldest son, daughter and her fiancee (my wife snapped the pic) a Progressive field watching a rain delayed, extra innings ball game.  The Tribe beat the Pirates 2 to 5 with a home run on the last play of the game.
I ate a hot dog (some of the bun) and I didn't have the urge to sneak away and get more food. I enjoyed the company of family.  What a great day!

Max wt. 500+  WLS workshop  4/6/09 440 Surgery  9/21/09  324   9/21/10  218
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Michael P.
on 6/20/11 4:39 am
Hey Herc, you continue to inspire me.  That was a fantastic post and I am eagerly anticipating fitting into the seats at my beloved Fenway Park again to see the Red Sox.   It has been way too long since I've gone to a game for the simple reason that it was uncomfortable and I felt like a sausage in those seats and really couldn't last more than an inning or so.  Great pic fo you and your family.  You look so happy and they seem so proud of you.  Amazing way to spend Father's Day.   Happy Father's Day and thanks for the post!!  Made my day!!

9/9/09: Highest Weight: 506.5 lbs              9/20/10:  Tufts Start Weight: 492.4 lbs
2/7/11:  Surgery Wt: 462.5 lbs.                  9/16/12: Current Weight: 287.8 lbs.
4/15/12:  First 5K - BAA 5K - PR 35:49
hercules411
on 6/20/11 9:53 am
Make sure you go to a Sox  Yankees game.. Root for the Sox to beat dem Yanks!
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Dave T.
on 6/20/11 10:54 am - MN
Awesome continued success Herc and oh ya Go Twins!!!
      
            
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