Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Humpty Dumpty

 We all remember the old nursery rhymes.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the King's horses, And all the King's men

Couldn't put Humpty together again!

Humpty Dumpty was a term used in fifteenth century England describing someone who was obese. I can’t say why I have chosen to align myself with Humpty Dumpty; he is the first to come to mind for this blog. Maybe because I know I am broken and need to be put back together again. Yes, I do know Humpty is not real, except for the humpty dance!!! As long as I can remember I have always been a big girl, always confident, cool, calm and well liked. I have never had a problem with self-esteem, until now. I finally looked in the mirror and did not like what I saw. My life has become a series of health related issues mainly diabetes which affects every inch of my body. I currently take 5 injections of insulin per day on top of the 4-5 needle sticks in my finger, which still make me cringe. My eyesight changes a couple of times a year, my cuts are slow to heal, at times I may be ready to go out but my body decides to shut down. Don’t get me wrong GOD has blessed my life beyond measure. He is doing miraculous things in my life right now and we will take this weight loss journey together. Even at the tender age of 36 (whew, wipes brow), I want to see my son grow up; see the man he will become. I want to publish a book, the one I started in high school, I want to continue to advocate for emancipated youth and victims of sexual assault. To make it shorter I want it all and this body is getting in the way. I have to remind myself that it’s not too late for me, the task will be long, the journey difficult.

You may ask, why a blog? A blog - to hold me accountable; to have the support of friends, family and strangers; to share my life, my successes and my failures! I need you; this is the beginning of a very long journey.

I feel I may need the support of a weight loss program also, what do you suggest…Weight Watchers, Fat Smash or the Biggest Loser diet, what do you think? What vitamins or supplements?

Will you support me on my journey to become fine as wine and thicka than a snicka? :)

taken from: www.rhymes.org.uk/humpty_dumpty.htm

1 comment:

  1. I did weight watchers last year and loved it. the only reason I stopped going was because my mom got sick and came to live with us and I was too stressed and busy to care for myself! I won't make that 30 pound mistake again!!! Be careful what you take for supplements-some can really effect your liver and that is not good with the diabetes. I would take a good multivitamin. I take a probiotic too.