I've been wanting to blog about this topic for quite some time, but haven't really been in the right frame of mind...but now I seem to be.
As most of you know - I am a Tim Horton's fan. I love their coffee - it's like crack for me and also since my sister Kathy is a District Manager, I go there frequently. I go there faithfully on the weekends right before my workouts to get my caffeine fix on. Ever since I have been going there - and even before I'm sure - there has been this woman that frequents there. Ok...I know you're thinking...so what?? So a woman frequents Tim Hortons? Well, this woman - or her actions I should say, have made me think.
This woman is morbidly obese. She probably weighs about 550 lbs. She gets around in a scooter and in order to even stand, she has to hold onto something. She orders about five to six things off the menu and they aren't healthy items. She has to wear 100% oxygen in order to breathe.
The first time I saw her, I immediately felt sorry for her. I felt bad because she obviously hadn't hit "that point" in her life where she had had enough of her body...enough of her limitations...enough of feeling the eyes of people like me on her - ridiculing her.
But then she opened her mouth and spoke.
She snapped her fingers at the Tim Horton's staff...bellowing out to them to "hurry up" with her order. She was demanding, impatient and plain out RUDE. Every time I see her, she's got something nasty to say to someone. I now just try to avoid looking at her not because of her body, but because of the way she portrays herself.
Attitude has such a huge impact on anybody, no matter what size you are, but it also comes into play when it comes to weight loss. If you go about your journey with a piss poor attitude, you are destined to fail. Sure, there are times where I have felt frustrated with myself and I've wanted to give up. But each time, I got back up and said "OK let's get this done" "I'm gonna finish this." A bad attitude can have an impact as to if you lose or gain that week. Feeling negative causes stress, which in return causes weight gain.
So I guess what I am trying to get across is just to have a good attitude. It will help you in the long run!
Now...on to other things...
I FINALLY got my hair dyed on Saturday. I had big white stripe down the middle of my scalp from all the grey coming in. My hairdresser Helen did it for free for my birthday. She is awesome. Here is a pic of the finished product!
It's knd of funny, becaue I took a picture of myself right after I left the salon. It wasn't nearly as good as this one.
I'm also looking forward to this week. It's my birthday week! In just FIVE days I'm going to be 40! I'm feeling so excited to be turning 40. I have accomplished so much and I feel great! I have so much to be thankful for. There is a big party planned for me on Saturday and I'm so excited to see everyone. I will be sure to get lots of pictures of the event and post them here
Have a super great week everyone! And remember...attitude is key!