Healthy lifestyle

Time to get healthy…

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought giving a compliment to a person would make them feel better about their weight? I’m here to tell you that is not always the case when you’re talking to a big girl.  I am one of many big girls out there.  I’m 5’10” and I’m not going to tell you how much I weigh but just know that I’m overweight. Yes, I just had my second baby and I’ve already lost my pregnancy weight but I was still a little overweight when I got pregnant.

What burns me up the most is when I’m talking with other women (most of them are skinny and fit) that always want to talk about working out and how fat they think they are. OMG really? You are easily weigh 60-70lbs less than me and you’re complaining you are fat but you tell me “Marcy you look good”, “Marcy you look so thin”, “Marcy your face is so skinny…what’s your secret”?

Do me a favor… STOP! I am not thin nor am I a small girl. I see myself in the mirror. I may not be obese, but I am overweight. If you want to give a compliment…make it true. That is the most courteous thing to do.

A good example: “Marcy your skin looks great…are you still using Mary Kay”?

I appreciate compliments when they’re true. You cannot tell me at the weight I am that I look good because  “I’m tall”. It’s not ok to be overweight just because I’m tall. No!!!

I’m unhealthy for my age…and they say age comes from inactivity…so I’m here to tell you it’s time to be active again. Not to lose weight, but to get my heart healthy. To live a longer life to see my boys grow up.

I had a big scare a week and a half ago. I thought I was having a heart attack. No lie!! My chest pain was unreal and I was scared! I had put it off as indigestion all week. And this day the pain got worse and worse. Then the pain radiated to my abdomen and I had no idea what it was. Then I assumed it was my hiatal hernia acting up. I could not get comfortable. So I had my husband take me to the ER.


The ER took me in immediately because I said chest pain. I’m 42 so I was not playing around.  I just heard of a 36 year old dying from a heart attack.  Thankfully they ruled out any type of cardiac event, but still needed to figure out what was wrong. Low and behold it was my gallbladder. Apparently I have some gallbladder polyps and part of my wall is inflamed. So I’ve been referred to a General Surgeon for it to be removed ASAP. With that being said…I am going to have to make some diet changes once my gallbladder is removed. Because there are foods you shouldn’t eat without a gallbladder; high fat and fried foods (my favorite of course). Your body can’t digest them as good without a gallbladder.

So I’m off to see the surgeon tomorrow and should have a surgery date very soon.  Stay tuned for my new healthy lifestyle updates.


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