Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.


on March 19, 2013

As slow as the scale may move some days, I have definitely noticed positive changes over all in the past several weeks. For one, back around Christmas time I was having significant pain in one hip which I suspected had something to do with the poundage I had regained leading up to and over the holidays. That has completely disappeared. My joints also are not getting as stiff and sore when I sit for longer than a few minutes. I have the energy to make it through the day without feeling the need for a nap or caffeine boost mid-afternoon. Mornings are still a struggle but I need to work on going to bed earlier for that to be corrected.

Losing weight when you are as heavy as I, is about more than just losing pounds, it is reclaiming your health. Yes, I want to lose weight so I look better to myself and to others. But I also want to feel better, physically better, than I have ever felt before.

I have started thinking of it this way; if I were diagnosed with cancer, would I just sit back and say, “oh, its just going to get me in the end anyway, there’s just no use in trying.” And then at the end of my life say, “I wish I had done something about that when I had the chance.” No. If I were diagnosed with a serious illness, I would do everything in my power to get well again. I need to treat my fat like it’s cancer. I need to do everything in my power to get well again because if I don’t, it will likely kill me as surely as untreated cancer would.

The good news is, God has given me an awesome source of power to make it possible.



Make sure your weight loss goal is not just about appearances. Your overall health is worth way more than how you look to others, or how you perceive you look to others. Treat your fat like cancer and beat the crap out of it.

One Response to “Changes”

  1. Barb Wohlford says:

    That is great attitude. Being health is key.

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