1.15.2013

Why I'm Glad I was Fat.

Running sprints at the gym with a friend the other day she brought up a party we went to where she thought my boobs were going to fall out of my shirt.


Funny thing is, I remember this day and how skinny I felt and how happy I was to fit into that shirt again.

It got me thinking about my journey, I was not unhappy through it all. Yes I struggled, but I was slowly making progress and THAT is made me keep going.


I never ever thought I would be the weight I am now, so I was just happy to keep slowly going down.
Anything was better than where I was, I knew I was trying.


Finding motivation is hard, but that feeling I have when I give something my all is what keeps me going.
The feeling I had when I finally broke 200 is something I will never forget.


I didn't feel fat, I wasn't sad, I was PROUD. I'm actually GLAD I was fat.
I've learned so much from going through my weight loss journey, I think it's made me a better person.
I'm more compassionate.
I'm stronger.
I'm prouder.
I'm more confident.


I'm a better mother, I have the tools to teach Miss M how to live healthy. Watching the Biggest Loser last night, it's apparent that childhood obesity stems from parents not having the knowledge to make better choices. No one WANTS their child to be pre-diabetic at 13. You can be thin and still be unhealthy, eating crap is still bad for your body even if you are not heavy.
I'm glad I forced myself to eat right and exercise and THAT I ENJOY DOING IT.
It's not a chore, its fun.


You need to fall in love with the gym. {a true statement thanks to Dolvett!}
Fake it til you make it, you get your ass sweating until that statement is true.
Don't think about the amount of weight you want to lose, or how hard it seems.
Focus on the next 10 pounds, I promise you will feel awesome when you do it.

Happy Tuesday!

57 comments:

  1. Great post today!!! =) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. I am the same way!! I finally realized that I was fat for a reason. It only took me 40 years...LOL BUT....It made me who I am today. Former fatties are SUCH strong people and we are fighters!! You look amazing, you are amazing and are ispiring so many people with your blog and FB & Instagram! You truly give people hope! :-)

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  3. Such an inspiration! Do you work out at an all female gym???

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  4. Thanks for sharing, I tend to keep focusing on the negatives of my journey instead of focusing on all that I've overcome so far and what I am learning through this all. Love your blog Megan, you rock!

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  5. Thank you!
    I always find motivation after reading one of your posts! I need to get my ass up and go running!! Training for that 13.1 sticker ;-)

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  6. Ahhh you look so amazing, and so inspirational!

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  7. You have such an inspiring attitude! Thanks for that!!

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  8. Thanks for this. I had a small gain this week even though I did what I needed to do. Do I eat as clean as you? Not yet, but healthier all the time. I seem to focus on special dates and wanting to be at a certain weight by that date and if I don't make it I think I've failed. I need to remember any progress is great and it's an endless journey. There's no finish line in being healthy. Love ya girl. I only wish I lived closer to you and Mama.

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  9. I just have to say you're awesome and such an inspiration. I love your confidence, that you always have a smile on your face, and that you tell it like it is. Thanks for letting us in your life, and keep up the good work!

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  10. I am just getting started on my weight loss journey and you are such an inspiration to me! I can't wait to be able to run...a mile and more! Thank you!

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  11. I needed to read that part about just focusing on the next 10 lbs. I've been losing little by little, and while that should motivate me, I let the dark cloud of how much MORE I have to go ruin it. Not anymore!

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  12. you are so right girl, everything about this post is true!!!

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  13. You look amazing!! I don't think you would be the person you are today if it weren't for the battle you won against being big. I also think that people who have "been there done that" can give out the best advice, and relate to people on so many levels. Especially women that are bigger and are trying to lose weight. The saying goes, you don't get tattooed by a person that doesn't have tattoos, so you don't take weight loss advice from a person who's never struggled or overcome a weight issue.

    I struggle everyday to make healthy choices for myself and my family and it definitely gets old and tedious, however I know it's what's right for everyone involved.

    Keep those posts coming, you're such an inspiration to me!

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  14. HOW did you take a picture with the treadmill on 9.5 and not get sucked off the back?! Were you standing on the rails? Anything over 5.5 and my panic meter pegs.

    Thanks for being an inspiration!

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  15. You rock, girl! I need to focus more on where I have come from instead on always focusing on the number I want to be. Thanks for the reminder! Hope you're having a great day!!!

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  16. You rock, girl! I need to focus more on where I have come from instead on always focusing on the number I want to be. Thanks for the reminder! Hope you're having a great day!!!

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  17. You rock, girl! I need to focus more on where I have come from instead on always focusing on the number I want to be. Thanks for the reminder! Hope you're having a great day!!!

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  18. Wow such a great post, thanks for that! You DO need to fall in love with the gym. For me, I had a hard time finding something I actually enjoyed even just a little. I do bootcamp 5 times a week and LOVE it! Something different everyday keeps me from getting bored.

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  19. Thank you for always being honest. Thank you for writing a blog that inspires so many women, including myself.
    Thank you, thank you!

    Nancy

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  20. Love your inspiration post!!! I look forward to them every day because I can relate to at least one thing you have went through in the past and it gives me hope, that I too can be successful in my journey as well!

    laura


    www.notyourskinnybitch.blogspot.com

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  21. You've lost a hell of a lot more weight than I have, but I completely understand where you're coming from. It is such a sense of accomplishment in knowing that I did it.

    Love the blue eyes in the family photo, beautiful!

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  22. I'm so close to breaking 200, only have 7 lbs to go! I can't even remember the last time I was under. I don't know if I'm "glad" i was (still kinda am) fat yet...I think I'm still in the middle of this part of my adventure (hate the word journey, sounds more boring ha) so it's hard to see the forest through the trees.

    You constantly are an inspiration for me - thanks for putting it all out there!

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  23. You look awesome! Gives me motivation. I know it will take time and I keep wondering what I would look like. I just got to keep plugging away.

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  24. Well said sista! It's not the end of the road it's the journey. It's why we can say way to go to someone that's busting there ass in the gym or running along the side of the road vs those that have always been thin and fit without having to work at it. Not to say those people aren't compassionate. But I feel they don't get it like those that have gone through it. Keep lov'n what you do:)

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  25. I seriously love your insight. Thanks for guesting on my blog. I know one of my friends was very inspired. She's where you were at the beginning.

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  26. Oh Megan, you are truly the best! And yes, I too love the gym.

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  27. My friend Danni is on this season of TBL! I'm about 2 episodes behind though. Oops! :-X

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  28. My friend Danni is on this season of TBL! I'm about 2 episodes behind though. Oops! :-X

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  29. Such an inspiration!! You are just gorgeous and it definitely does make you stronger.

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  30. I enjoyed reading your post! I am currently struggling with weight loss and I agree with you, fighting this battle does make me more compassionate of people going through their own struggle

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  31. Great post! Sometimes I think I'm just so tired and wonder if I can keep this all up and then I think what will happen if I don't? I'll be right back where I started. No thanks!

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  32. No truer words. I can feel the genuineness coming out of this blog. You've worked so hard, and speak the truth from experience. Thank you for the reminder and motivation!

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  33. LOVE this post girl. You know I can relate.
    We need to do a collaborative post on motivation.
    Let's talk about it. ASAP.

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  34. I'm staring down a weight loss goal of 50+ pounds and it can be overwhelming at times. I often wonder...will this one cupcake really make that much of a difference? But I feel so proud of myself when I pass it up. Even if it is "just one cupcake." Thanks for the motivation!

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  35. I LOVE reading all your posts! You motivate me to continue to lose all my baby fat. I lost weight (50lbs) before baby, then got pregnant, and now find it tough to get back down. However, reading your posts push me to lose and tone. I WANT YOUR ARMS!! JEALOUS!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  36. You look absolutely gorgeous in your family picture. No wonder you felt good about yourself. I totally agree with you about falling in love with your gym. I HATE the gym. I hate machines, weights - all of that. But I have totally fallen in love with my zumba classes. I look forward to them and don't miss them - come hell or high water. It is true that you have to click with a form of exercise in order to stay with it. Zumba burns anywhere from 700 - 1000 calories per class, and it is the most fun I have ever had. I certainly hope that my journey is as successful as yours. If only I could have the confidence to post "fat" pictures of myself. Send some of your confidence up to this Canuck, will ya?

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  37. Love this and I hope you remember your words the next time you are tempted to feed your beautiful daughter McDonald's in the car. She should benefit from your knowledge of food.

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  38. Very inspiring! Thanks for the motivation, as always :)

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  39. You are awesome, and so inspiring! You're daily proof that I can get to where I want to be. It's going to take hard work, and there will be bumps in the road, but I'll get there. Keep rockin, Megan!!

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  40. Thanks! It is so true, put some blinders on occasionally and focus on the next 10 pounds!

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  41. Thanks for this! I just got home from the gym and the entire time I just kept saying to myself "just keep going, you're already here, no point in leaving". My weight loss journey isn't something I'm grateful for -yet- but I think one day, I'll have the same mind frame as you :-)

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  42. I love this! Thank you for sharing!

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  43. Great post!

    I totally need to get on it with the healthy eating. It's a shame that my baby eats more fruits/veggies in a day than I do. This must change and now!

    and you look freakin fabulous! Your hard work is definitely something to be proud of!

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  44. Thanks for this!! It's so good to see someone who has gone through it all. I too think about how grateful that I am for my time, being fat... I think if I hadn't gained the weight, I wouldn't be the person I am today. Thanks for sharing your journey! You are so inspiring. I can't wait to break under 200lbs in the next few months!

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  45. Thank you for this post. You are an inspiration. I've been focussing so much on the daunting task of losing 100lbs that I become overwhelmed and defeated. But you're right!! It's 10lbs at a time. Baby steps. Fake it till you make it. Love that! Thank you for being so REAL!!

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  46. You're awesome!! Love your honesty and encouragement. Wish I lived in TX to get my house decorated and a BFF in the gym :)

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  47. Megan you are awesome! I love you doll! I always thought you were gorgeous then and now! I am so proud of you and your journey! I have watched you loose the weight and be so happy with every race you ran, etc.! I am so very proud of you and very proud to call you my friend. Now although I wish you didn't have to struggle with the weight you are so much more than just beautiful you are gorgeous inside and out! You look amazing and you do sparkle! From the inside out! The fact you are standing on a zebra print rug doesn't hurt ha! Where did you get it? I must have one lol! OK so this is my motivation, even with not being able to excercise much with no muscle strength and the meds are still gonna cause poofy I can still diet a little. I mean I have to ask the Dr.s to what extreme I can go but eating vegetables and fruits and not junk is bound to be good for my health and make me feel better. I just don't feel me! Thank you so much for this post it is giving me a big kick in the arse to make changes! love you girlfraaaaan
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  48. WOW! So glad I found your blog! I am totally in your beginning shoes right now. I have been working my A** off for 6 months and have not lost really anything. I am constantly going between 210, 205, 207, 208, and back to 210. It's so frustrating and yet I keep going!

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  49. Awesome post!!! So much of it hits home with me!!! I've been struggling for quite some time now & I'm done making excuses!!! I am actually starting to enjoy me "sweaty time" & can't wait to get to that point in my workout where I'm dripping with sweat!!! So weird for me to say but it's the TRUTH!!!! You are a daily inspiration for me girl!!! Keep up all that hard work!! You ROCK!!!

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  50. what a great post! I lost 25 pounds last year, and my perspective now is SO different--so grateful! I love going to the gym now b/c I WANT to keep it off!!!

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  51. I love this post! You are such a hot momma!

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  52. do you like the flip belt? is it something you recommend? i'm looking for something for my half marathon coming up. i don't know anyone that has one.

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  53. Thank you so much for the motivation. Exactly what I needed to read!!

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  54. Thank you SO much for all of your posts. Especially this one!

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