Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ok...I have a skeleton in my closet.

Well not really a skeleton...however I have been let's say quiet about this....it's not really a "secret" cause it can't really be hidden...just not talked about unless it comes up....I have had this all my life, it's just a matter of fact "thing" with me.... and I am going to reveal it on my blog.  Ok here it is......"hello my name is Karen, I am 51years of age.....and I am a below the knee amputee"  Ok ....that wasn't so bad.  Admitting is always the first step.   We live now in a day and age... due to the war we have been in for the past 10-11 years, that being an amputee is more socially accepted than it ever was...meaning the stares and "sorry" looks are less.   I can deal and have delt with that my whole life....but it is really different now.  I mean no one even really wears the legs I do with the "rubber skin like material on the shell of the prosthesis"  Now it's just full....metal...terminator legs.&..arms...it's cool.  I still like the legs that look somewhat like a leg...:)

I had my leg amputated when I was 2yrs old due to a birth defect.  So I have always been an amputee.  I have had and still do have a full life.  A hubby of 30 years ...3 adult children...I've worked....and now I am a real estate agent.....ect. ect.  I do everything.

I am on a quest....at 51 I've put on the lbs that come with middle-age.....peri-menopause......so lovely......not......so I have now a new prosthetic leg....and I am going for it folks....this mama wants to loose 40 lbs.....  get in shape.....feel good be healthy.....for those coming grandbabies, that my adult children are suppose to have. LOL

My neighbor and I have started walking averaging 1.5 miles a day trying at least 5 days a week.  Tomorrow....we start weight watches....I have done WW before...so doing it again......I am pumped up.....my neighbor is pumped up.....

So here I go some before pics.....you know the kind where one looks just horrible.....I did that......so the after pics will look so wicked awesome.............  so the "skeleton" is out of the closet...actually I have lot's of old legs in the closet....amputee humor....pics below.....progress to follow.....thank you Lord for walking along side of me while I do this.  Amen.
Oh my gosh...no makeup but that's what they do for "before" pics...so I did it. 

Ok chick....need some hair-color at least...lol
Just some body image pics


Middle gotta work that body.

Gluts....gotta trim down some..

The new leg.....taking this journey with.

Gotta slim down the chubbas.

This is "old faithful"  I will keep this leg around at first...to fall back on when brake-downs occur at first.  So far so good.

A friend of mine encouraged me awhile ago to blog about this....at the time....I wasn't there....but now I am there....thanks "M". 

We all have our "skeletons" ...our hangups if you will.  God helps you through what ever part of your journey you are about to go into....or already in...or seeing you through to the other side.

Be well ....nest in peace......Karen

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love you Bunches, and you are awesome I am so proud to be able to think of you as an Aunite. you have inspired me so many times in my life .. xoxoxo you can do this..

Tracy

Nancy said...

Now, don't you feel better having "come out". ;) I totally believe what we look like on the outside is our shell. Who we are is inside. You're beautiful inside and outside. :)

Karen said...

Thank you Anonymous wink wink and thank you to Nancy, my new blogger friend. Love Nancy's blog.

Vintage Chics Resale said...

Yes! Finally! I'm so glad you let the skeleton out! I'm sure there are so many others that have the same "skeleton" and need to know they are not alone. You are awesome!!! I love you and I'm so proud of you for posting this!!! As far as the weight, I'm sure that will come off too and hopefully I can get myself motivated to lose some of my own fatty pants!!!

Lisa said...

Good for you! You'll have to post your regime so we can all follow along with you. I need to loose weight for my daughter's wedding in November so I can use all the advice you can spare.
PS The leg gives you MAJOR swag.;)

Karen said...

Yes I will Lisa. Thanks for the P.S. :) Karen