Welcome to my blog.

Thank you for following my journey. My name is Marjorie and I am morbidly obese. I have battled with my weight my whole life. I have had ups and downs yet I refuse to give up. Join me on my journey to claiming my body back. Is going to be a long road.

Friday, October 26, 2012

" I Think I Can, I Think I Can!"

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”
~Maya Angelou~
 It has been few months that I have not been here! ( I am sorry!) Life gets better and better as I lose the weight. I wanted to share with you all that few months ago I received a call from my Doctor informing me that 2 years ago when I began my weight loss journey my body mass was 78%. Can you believe that? That is crazy! And so sad! But he informed me that now my body mass is of 43 %!!! I was so happy to hear that and to know that each day I am getting closer to my goal and becoming healthier!. Honestly losing a lot of this weight has truly giving me my life back. Two years ago I had forgotten how it felt to be truly happy and to enjoy life. I was a slave to my own body.
At the end of July I flew to Vancouver, British Columbia and I did not need a seat belt extension (hooray for me!!) I was sooooo happy! I was able to enjoy my visit with my cousins since I have so much more energy. 

This past September my husband and I traveled to Edmonton Alberta and we visited the Edmonton mall, and amazing mall. This mall size is equivalent 48 city blocks with more than 800 stores it would take three 24 hours days to visit each one once. http://www.wem.ca/#/about-wem/facts Our first day there we walk with my husband for 8 hours only stopping for a break to have supper!!  Two years ago this was only a dream, now I made it a reality! We visited the mall for three days and we walked, and Walked and did some more walking.  I absolutely love shopping now.

I got a kiss from the Sea Lion!! Knowing that I was able to walk, for hours made me so happy!

 Last month my husband and I visited Calgary, Alberta. My body strength was tested to the limit. I learned in that trip that my body is capable of a lot, if I only believe that I can. Now in my life I feel like smiling more and I actually enjoy meeting people, something I never did enjoyed before when I was heavier. I would like to tell the whole world that hard work and determination pays off.

 This picture was taken at my favorite store. This day I had walked for about 6 hours.
My mission now is reaching out to those that have walked in my shoes, those that think there is no hope. I will like to show them that if I can lose almost 200 pounds so can they! I am looking forward to my next 100 pound loss.
I will like to invite all of you to join me in my facebook page that I started 2 months ago, to help anyone that is morbidly obese.
My page’s name is :
“FAT TALK. LOSING 300 POUNDS” all you have to do is click on “LIKE” and you will
 follow my journey closely.
I will leave you with thought. "I think I can, I think I can" Said the Engine that could!
Never give up!!! Almost 200 pound loss.