Friday, December 17, 2010

My first taste of negativity...

and it doesn't bother me really because its not someone I know. Someone posted this about me in a forum I visit:
No offence but what is not exercising doing for your health? Nothing good. I would be concerned about your bone density, cardiovascular health and well being. Just because you are "skinny" now doesn't mean you are healthy and well from those photos you even looked a little bit drained and even undernourished.

I think going the surgery is cheating and lazy and will not have any good long term health effects if you do not combine it with exercise! Makes me sad.

My reply:
When a lot of the skinner photos were taken I was drained and under nourished. The surgery hasn't been an easy fix. I am 32. What would you rather I do, stay fat for the rest of my life? I tried on my own and I failed. Hundreds of times. I didnt go into this lightly. It cost me a lot of money, time and tears. I wondered if I'd done the right thing, my family thought I'd die because I lost too much weight. This has been far from easy.

But its had the desired outcome, and now I can stay awake for a whole day, I don't need to nap on the couch after going shopping at 10am. I have energy, last night my daughter and I even ran, just to the toilets whilst out, but 2 years ago, I would have been puffingn like an idiot and knocking people over.

I am not ashamed of what I have done, I am now where I want to be and after years of failure I intend to enjoy myself.


  1. The poster is just obviously jealous. You look fabulous!

  2. You do look wonderful, and I hope I will be as sucessful with my sleeve.
    I cannot stay as fat and unhealthy as I am - for so many reasons. No matter what happens, I will not be ashamed either.
    Well done, Lib.